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Contact Lens Fittings

contacts eye close up woman 1280x853Dr. Michael Wieber was the first optometrist to ever fit a soft contact lens in Monticello. Of course Monticello Optical has kept up with the latest improvements in Silicone Hydrogel lenses, toric contact lenses and multifocal contact lenses. We use all brands, selecting the lens that best suits each patient’s needs. We permit you to take home and wear the exact diagnostic lenses for as long as necessary to find a suitable contact lens fit. And unlike many offices, we permit you to take home more than one brand of lenses so you can be sure. Then return wearing your lenses of choice to examine if there is any additional “fine tuning” of the fit possible.

Contact lenses are fit personally by Dr. Wieber. Contrast this with some eye care offices where the fitting and training are done by non-doctor “contact lens technicians”. But the problem is the wearing of a contact lens can cause corneal issues or a corneal ulcer which technicians are not legally qualified to detect or treat. If this happens you need a doctor’s training and experience. Also there is a complexity in the fitting of many contact lenses (RGP, toric, multifocal). This is why it is wise to be fit by an optometrist who is experienced in this field.

Remember that Dr. Wieber does NOT schedule patients in a rushed 15- 30 minute exam period. This is also true in the contact lense fitting. For example if you have astigmatism (a distortion in the curvature of the eye) it would be very quick to just put on a toric lens. But a proper fit requires the time-consuming task of monitoring the orientation or axis of the toric lens. This one step alone can take 20 minutes to equilibrate on the eye and rushing it may result in the wrong axis with diminished vision. Our multiple diagnostic lenses, non-rushed, doctor-only approach is conducive to successful contact lens fitting.

The technology for contact lenses has become so advanced that almost everyone who wears glasses can correct there vision with contact lenses. There are many benefits to contact lenses besides the obvious cosmetic and visual advantages. You also get a wider field of view and a more natural comfortable vision as compared to glasses. Once prescribed you will need to have an annual evaluation to check for corneal health, and asses the prescription as it may need updating. Contact lenses are available for those with astigmatism and those who need bifocal corrections. So don’t wait contact us here at Monticello Optical to find out if contacts are right for you.

If you are tired of wearing glasses and think contact lenses may be a better option for you contact us today to set up an appointment.

Types of Lenses:

Silicone Hydrogel Lenses

Silicone Hydrogel Lenses were designed and developed to increase the oxygen permeability. This lens is made with a high oxygen permeable plastic that allows exponentially more oxygen to reach the cornea compared to conventional contact lenses. This increases the comfort for your eyes and allows for longer wear and better eye health. Silicone Hydrogel Lenses are approved between 6-30 days of continuous wear depending on the brand.

Multifocal Contact Lenses

If you’re one of the people who are sitting here reading this with reading glasses over your contact lenses we have you covered. Here at Monticello Optical we offer that latest in Multifocal contact lenses. As we know how important it is for you to be able to see for distance, near, and everything in between without having to wear glasses over your contacts. There are even daily disposable Multifocal contact lenses, so don’t wait contact us today and let us help you.

Toric Contact Lenses

Do you have an astigmatism? Then you must know how difficult it has been for you to get contact lenses. Here at Monticello Optical we have newest toric contact lenses available. As technology continuously improves these new toric lenses provide high quality vision and are available in materials that allow a greater amount of oxygen to reach the eye.