At Eye Care North, Dr. Lam provides corrective lens evaluations and prescription management. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, she will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Lam determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Cave Creek optometrist, call 480-361-7040 today.
After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Lam works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at 480-361-7040 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
Have you had poor success with traditional contact lenses in the past? Scleral contact lenses are large diameter gas permeable contact lenses that provide the comfort of a soft lens with the sharp vision of a rigid gas permeable lens.
Scleral lenses are appropriate for many normal eye conditions, as well as for medical conditions. Patients with normal vision correction needs benefit from these lenses because they will not dry out, dislodge or cause fluctuating vision. They can correct most prescriptions, even high astigmatism. Medical conditions suitable for treatment with scleral lenses include, but are not limited to: keratoconus, post-surgery, and severe dry eye.
Scleral lens technology can truly make a difference in the lives of many patients, improving vision and restoring quality of life. If you are eager to begin experiencing the benefits of scleral lenses, contact us at 480-361-7040 to schedule an appointment for a scleral lens evaluation. Allow 60 to 90 minutes for your consultation. We look forward to seeing you and introducing you to this revolutionary contact lens technology.