Desert Eye Clinic offers many different options for contact lenses.

Ever wonder if you are a candidate for contacts?

There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contacts versus the regular eyewear: for specific outdoor activities, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, and for the convenience of not having to worry about losing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may give you enhanced vision. Did you know that you can now replace your bifocal eyeglasses with bifocal contact lenses? SUFFER FROM DRY EYES…WE CAN HELP WITH THAT!  Our optometrist can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye exam. Our eye doctors will find contacts that fit well with your lifestyle and visual needs. Most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know your choices and the advantages of each lens

Color Contact Lenses

Come in a wide variety of colors. You can enhance your current eye color or change it completely.

Soft Lenses

These lenses provide excellent comfort on your eyes. They must be changed monthly, weekly, or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are great for everyday wear and sports. Most prescriptions are available in soft lenses, especially if you have a high prescription or astigmatism. New soft lens materials are being introduced like silicone hydrogel lenses, these allow more oxygen to reach the eyes making them even more comfortable to wear.

Gas-Permeable (Gp) Lenses

Sometimes referred to as hard contact lenses. These are more durable than soft contact lenses and are easier to handle. They are made out of flexible plastics. These lenses require a longer adaptation time and consistent wear is essential to maintaining adaptation.

Multifocal Lenses

These lenses come in both soft contact lenses as well and the GP lenses. These offer patients the advantage of having near vision and distance vision, similar to a pair of progressive or bifocal glasses

Scleral Contact Lenses

Many people have an irregular shape to the surface of their eye and have been told that they are not good candidates for contact lenses due to conditions like keratoconus or severe dry eye disease. Our doctors are experts at fitting custom hard contacts like scleral lenses to help focus the vision when even eyeglasses fail to sharpen the eyesight due to the irregular shape to the eye’s surface. Scleral contact lenses essentially create a new smooth surface to the eye while they are worn and are also a special treatment for dry eye disease.