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Local El Paso Eye Doctor

Local El Paso Eye Doctor

Unlike traditional eyeglasses, which hold lenses held in place over our eyes with frames that sit on our faces, contact lenses have no frames. Instead, they rest directly on the fronts of our eyes. Because contacts rely on suction to stay in place as our eyes and bodies move around throughout the day, it’s absolutely crucial that they fit right. While you might get away with wearing those oversized frames from the 1980s, having contacts that are the wrong size just isn’t going to work at all. This is why when you come to see our local El Paso eye doctor at the practice of El Paso EyeCare about switching over to contact lenses from glasses, we’ll be doing some things during your eye exam that you might not recall from other appointments. Let us tell you a little bit about what to expect.

Vision Correction El Paso

Vision Correction El Paso

When you come to our El Paso eye doctor office at El Paso EyeCare for a contact lens exam, we’ll start things off how we usually do with glaucoma and retinal screenings, and tests of visual acuity (color, distance, etc.). Next — assuming you need some sort of vision correction — your doctor will determine more exactly the extent and type of correction you need. While this would normally be more-or-less the end of the appointment for glasses, there’s still a fair amount that needs doing if you’re opting for contacts. Your corneas need to be checked for damage and measured for size and curvature. Your eye doctor will also need to learn about your lifestyle and susceptibility to allergies to figure out what kinds of lenses to use. Finally, your eyes will be checked to make sure they have a healthy layer of tears, which is crucial to wearing contacts.

Whereas the contact lenses of yesteryear were rather limited in who could use them, the state of today’s medical technology means that a great many more people can wear contacts than could twenty years ago. Even folks suffering from astigmatism are often able to correct their vision with lenses placed directly on their eyes these days. Are you interested in giving contacts a chance? Why wait any longer to learn more? Give your local El Paso eye doctor at El Paso EyeCare a call.

Contact Lenses El Paso
8894 Gateway Boulevard North
El Paso, Texas 79904
(915) 751-7760

Eye Care El Paso

Eye Care El Paso

Are you someone that has either nearsightedness or astigmatism, or both? Do you depend on either contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses all day long in order to see clearly? Are you looking for a way to avoid invasive eye surgery but still correct your vision? If so, our El Paso eye care specialists at El Paso EyeCare have a treatment option that you should seriously consider. It is called Orthokeratology, or ortho-k for short. Orthokeratology is an amazing system that allows many patients to correct their vision at night, essentially charging up their eyes to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses during the next day. Instead, gas permeable, or hard, contact lenses are inserted and worn throughout the night, while you are asleep. These special contact lenses work by reshaping your cornea during the nighttime hours, correcting your vision and allowing you to experience 20/20 vision the following day.

Vision Correction El Paso

Vision Correction El Paso

Patients with ortho-k lenses provided by our El Paso eye care experts usually see a difference in their vision after their very first night of wearing them. We have seen vision remain stable for patients for a whole day’s time after only two weeks of using the gas permeable lenses each night. Orthokeratology is a highly effective, safe, and therapeutic means to achieving vast improvements in your vision. You will no longer feel bound to your prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses each morning, and you will not need to undergo any sort of risky, invasive surgery. The experts at El Paso EyeCare would love to discuss how this can work for you individually based on your medical history and vision needs.

If you are interested in learning more about orthokeratology or any of the other many services provided by our El Paso eye care specialists, we invite you to visit the El Paso EyeCare website, where you can find additional information about these topics and more. If you have any questions or concerns that you feel we can help you with, do not hesitate to contact us. Feel free to give us a call during our regular office hours, send us a message using the contact form on our website, or visit us in-store. We look forward to working with you at El Paso EyeCare.

Orthokeratology El Paso
8894 Gateway Boulevard North
El Paso, Texas 79904
(915) 751-7760