Specialty Contact Lenses & Brands in Spanish Fort

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Contact lenses are a fantastic option for individuals looking for corrective lenses but don’t want to wear glasses. Standard contact lenses are either made out of soft, malleable silicone or rigid gas-permeable material that best suits your unique needs.

However, standard contact lenses may not work for everyone. At Perspective Eye Center, we understand that everyone is different, so we provide a wide selection of contact lenses to ensure you can achieve the clear vision you need.

Evaluating Your Eyes for Contact Lenses

At Perspective Eye Center, we value using top-quality technology to assess and evaluate your eyes. If you’re interested in contact lenses, we’ll use a few different diagnostic tests to measure the shape of your eye and determine your eligibility for contact lenses.

If we find a condition that may make standard contact lenses uncomfortable, we’ll use the tests’ results to make an appropriate recommendation in a lens that will work best for you.

Pentacam

The Pentacam is a revolutionary technology that combines a slit illumination system with a Scheimpflug camera that rotates around the eye. The Pentacam performs a precise measurement and analysis of the center of the cornea without coming into contact with your eye. The entire process takes less than 2 seconds and produces high-definition sectional images that are put together to create a 3D model of the anterior eye chamber.

Corneal topography, or corneal mapping, is a diagnostic tool that provides 3D images of the cornea. Similarly to how a mountain is shown on a topographic map, corneal topography maps the surface and curvature of the cornea. The technology allows us to detect any corneal diseases or irregular corneal conditions, such as astigmatism.

Optical coherence tomography, or OCT, is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses light waves to take cross-sectional images of your retina and cornea.

This test allows us to examine the layers of your retina and cornea to detect signs of disease.

External ocular photography is the official term for photographs of the eyes, eyelids, and surrounding areas. They allow us to monitor any changes to your eyes or skin over time and document conditions of the face, skin, conjunctiva, sclera, and eyelids.

If you’re interested in contact lenses, we’d be happy to evaluate your eyes to determine what type would be best. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Types of Contact Lenses

There are many different types of contact lenses unique in their shape, size, and function.

Soft Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are soft, flexible lenses made of a malleable silicone hydrogel, a material that allows oxygen to pass through to the cornea. Soft lenses are typically easier to adjust to and more comfortable than rigid lenses.

Soft contact lenses are the most common type of contacts worn by individuals with refractive errors and are likely the first type you’ll be introduced to. Most disposable lenses, or contacts worn during the day for a predetermined period, are soft contact lenses.

Rigid gas permeable lenses are durable, tear-resistant lenses made of a firm plastic material. They are more resistant to deposit buildup and generally give wearers clearer, crisper vision. Rigid lenses last longer than soft contact lenses but are not as comfortable initially. It may take you a few weeks of wear to get used to rigid lenses, rather than the few days it takes to get used to soft lenses.

Scleral contact lenses are large-diameter rigid gas permeable lenses suitable for individuals with irregular corneas, hard-to-fit-eyes, or dry eyes. They are more stable on the eye than their standard-sized counterparts, making them more comfortable and easier to get used to.

Scleral lenses vault over the cornea and rest on the sclera or whites of the eyes. The scleral lenses’ size leaves a space between the surface of the eye and back of the lens, acting as a reservoir for fluid to continually wash over the cornea.

There are 3 types of scleral lenses:

Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is the technique of using specially-designed contact lenses to reshape the cornea temporarily. Ortho-k lenses are often compared to orthodontics, as the treatment is like dental braces for your eyes.

Ortho-k lenses are worn at night to reshape the eye’s surface while you sleep and are removed during the day. Orthokeratology is done to correct myopia without surgery or full-time wear of standard contact lenses or glasses. The results of wearing ortho-k lenses can maintained with continuous wear, but are easily reversed if you stop wearing the lenses overnight.

Aspheric lenses are contact lenses that aren’t quite spherical. They’re worn to improve contrast sensitivity and depth perception for people with astigmatism or early presbyopia.

With aspheric lenses, the lens power gradually changes from the center to the edge of the lens.

Toric contact lenses are shaped differently than standard contact lenses. Traditional contact lenses have a spherical surface, like a slice of a side of a basketball. Toric lenses are designed from the torus, a geometric shape that resembles a donut.

Toric lenses are worn to correct vision issues for individuals with astigmatism. The shape of the lens creates different focusing powers on different parts of the lens, which helps correct visual errors caused by corneal irregularities.

Multifocal contact lenses are lenses with more than 1 lens power in each lens. There’s typically a prescription for near vision, intermediate vision, and distance vision. They’re generally worn by individuals with presbyopia, an age-related vision problem where the eye has difficulty focusing on objects up close.

Multifocal contact lenses come in both soft and rigid materials and 1 of 2 designs. The most common design is a set of concentric circles of alternating lens powers. There are also blended designs that mimic a natural viewing experience.

Hybrid contact lenses are a combination of soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses. The lens’s center is made of a rigid material, surrounded by a skirt of soft silicone hydrogel.

Hybrid lenses are designed to give the clarity of rigid gas permeable lenses with the comfort of a soft contact lens. They’re typically prescribed for patients with astigmatism and are available in multifocal prescriptions, if necessary.

ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ is a revolutionary contact lens that adapts to changing light to protect your eyes and reduce squinting. They are designed to balance indoor and outdoor light entering the eye and can filter blue light and block harmful UV rays.

Our Location

Where Can You Find Us?

We’re in the Eastern Shore Plaza beside Stix Restaurant and in front of Best Buy.

Where to Park?

The Eastern Shore Plaza has ample free parking throughout.

Our Address

10184 Eastern Shore Blvd
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM6 PM
Wednesday
9 AM6 PM
Thursday
9 AM6 PM
Friday
9 AM6 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Please note we are closed 12-1PM for lunch

Our Services

Did you know that your athletic performance heavily relies on your eyes? We offer specific training for athletes to help strengthen your hand-eye coordination, focus, and other visual skills.

Sports Vision Training

Your child’s vision plays a significant role in their development. Some eye exams can feel intimidating, but our children’s eye exams help your child learn a little more about their eyes in an environment where they can feel comfortable.

Children’s Eye Exams

Examinations from an eye care professional are crucial for pinpointing early signs of eye disease, which may not always show symptoms. Our highly trained staff know precisely what to look for to help preserve your eye health.

Eye Disease Diagnosis & Management

Your eyesight and ocular health will change significantly with age and increase your risk of developing certain diseases and conditions. But, having an eye exam is the first step to maintaining your eye health and vision.

Adult & Senior Eye Exams

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