Contact lenses are a type of lens placed on the eye surface. At Lisa M. McDevitt, O.D. in Reading, we provide a wide range of contact lenses. Our eye doctor will take you through a comprehensive contact lens exam to determine the most suitable prescription for you.
Contact Lens Types
- Rigid gas-permeable contact lenses: These contact lenses are designed using a hard, plastic material. They allow oxygen to pass and get to the cornea. They are often prescribed to correct astigmatism.
- Soft contact lenses: These are made from a soft, plastic material that molds to the shape of the cornea. They are often prescribed to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness.
- Disposable contact lenses: These are soft contact lenses that are worn for a short period and then thrown away. People who have allergies or sensitive eyes are the primary users of these types of lenses.
- Extended-wear contact lenses: These are soft contact lenses that can be worn for several days without being removed, sometimes even going for up to 30 days. People who have difficulty taking care of their contact lenses or who have busy lifestyles often use these lenses.
Getting Contact Lenses
If you are interested in getting contact lenses, your first step is to schedule a comprehensive contact lens exam with an eye doctor. During the exam, the optometrist will determine if you are a good candidate for contact lenses and what type of lenses would be best for you.
If you do not currently wear glasses, the eye doctor will perform some tests to determine your prescription. These tests may include measuring the curvature of your cornea, determining the thickness of your cornea, and measuring your pupil size.
Once the doctor has determined your prescription, we will provide you with a list of contact lens options that are best suited for your needs. We will also provide you with instructions on how to care for your contact lenses and answer any questions you may have.
Contact Lisa M. McDevitt, O.D. in Reading, PA
Are you interested in getting contact lenses? If you would like to learn more about contact lenses or to schedule an appointment with Dr. McDevitt, call our team today at (610) 796-1300 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.