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North America’s Premier Network of Private Practice Optometrists

5425 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Contact Lenses

excelvision aja 0149Primary Examination

Prior to a contact lens examination it is important to have a complete primary vision and eye health examination.

Whether it is glasses, contact lenses, lasik surgery or cataract surgery, a thorough eye examination is an important first step. All of these options plus others can be looked at during this examination.

excelvision aja 0111Contact Lens Examination

During the subsequent Contact Lens examination there are a multitude of factors to consider. Such factors as age, occupation, hobbies, eye health, physical health, dexterity, sports, just to mention a few, are all important considerations.

Lens complexity plays an important part of the decision. The need for bifocals, astigmatism or binocular eye coordination issues need to be considered.

Special Contact Lens Tests

Next, special tests that are specific to contact lens wear are provided. Measuring the shape and contour of your corneas are obvious needs, but in addition we need to look at tear production and tear quality as well.

Insertion and Removal Training

While it is not difficult, putting a contact lens into your eye for the first time can be a challenge for some people. We provide training to help you become comfortable with this process.

Trial Period

Finally, we provide a trial period to see if contact lenses are really the best solution to your visual needs. For some of our patients, contact lenses provide the best vision every day, all day. For others, contact lenses are useful for only specific activities. All of these considerations are discussed.

In the final analysis, our greatest concern is for the health of your eyes. A safe wearing schedule and lens hygiene issues are outlined.

Special Use Contacts

Once we know that basic contact lenses are working, more complex lenses can be considered. We provide a full array of contact lenses for specialized needs:
Bifocal Contact Lenses
Monovision Contact Lenses
Astigmatism Contact Lenses
Sport Contact Lenses
Keratoconus Treatment
Orthokeratology (Corneal Molding)

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Colored Contact Lenses

Colored Contact Lenses can change the iris color. The cosmetic options range from a subtle iris color change to a striking and dramatic effect.

  • We carry all of the top contact lens brands!
  • We have secure, online ordering of your contact lenses. Find out more.
  • Disposable contact lenses are generally considered to be far superior in comfort and wearability than hard and rigid lenses.
  • A routine exam won’t provide some of the measurements and testing that are required to determine if your eyes are suitable for contact lens wear, and to generate your contact lens Rx.
  • Fortunately for those who don’t like the look, feel or inconvenience of reading glasses, there is another option. Bifocal and multifocal lenses are also available in contact lenses in both soft and rigid varieties.
  • These rigid lenses aren’t as popular or well-known as soft lenses, but they offer the advantages of durability, crisp vision and high oxygen permeability.
  • Challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus and dry eyes needn’t be a barrier to contact lens wear, but they do require more time and patience.
  • Scleral lenses are gas permeable contact lenses that can improve the vision and comfort for abnormal corneal conditions.
  • “I can’t wear soft contacts; I have astigmatism.” This once-true statement is now simply a myth.