Contact Lenses Services

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are thin, clear disks of plastic that float on the surface of the eye.  They correct vision like eyeglasses do for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia, and are safe when used with care.

What is a contact lens fitting?

If you decide to wear contact lenses, it is very important that the lenses fit properly and comfortably.  You need to understand lens safety and hygiene.  Your eye doctor will need to take some measurements to properly fit your contact lenses.  After deciding which pair of lenses could work best with your eyes, the eye doctor may have you try on a pair of lenses to confirm the fit and comfort before finalizing and ordering your lenses.

Contacts lens types

Contacts are made from many kinds of plastic.  The two most common types of contact lenses are hard and soft.

  • Hard Contact Lenses: they hold their shape firmly.  These lenses are specially helpful for people with astigmatism or when the cornea is unevenly curved.
     

  • Soft Contact Lenses: they are more flexible, and therefore, more comfortable.  Most people choose to wear soft contact lenses.

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OF RHODE ISLAND

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East Providence, RI 02914

Tel:  (401) 431-1119

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