WHAT’S NEW IN CONTACT LENSES by Dr. Mark German, Optometrist in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin
Are you less than enthusiastic about your current contact lenses? If so it may be time to consider some of the newer contact lenses out there. Common contact lens problems include inconsistent distance vision, discomfort especially towards the end of the day, more problems reading small print and difficulties handling the contacts.
One new contact is the Acuvue TruEye one-day contact lens. This lens is easier to handle than other one-day contacts on the market and provides superior comfort. It works well for distance vision and mono-vision for those of you over a certain age who need help with reading. The problem with one-day contacts in the past has been that they were very thin so were a struggle to get in and dried out easily.
And Ciba has a new bifocal contact lens that has the advantage of improved comfort and comes in three reading powers. This Air Optix has a central reading portion that provides more natural reading vision and excellent distance vision as well as improved comfort. The drawback of many previous soft bifocal contacts has been that night vision was impaired due to the ring construction.
But your contact lens problem could be dry eyes, the wrong prescription or astigmatism so there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to contact lens fitting. Call us for an appointment so we can assess your needs and see if it is time to consider a change in your contacts.
From more information about contact lenses and eye care, visit our web site at www.LakeShoreVision.com or call 262-241-1919 for an appointment.
Dr. Mark German is an Optometrist practicing at Lakeshore Eye Care Professionals with offices in Mequon and Saukville, Wisconsin. His colleagues at Lakeshore Eye Care are Dr. Martha Jay and Dr. Josephine-Liezl Cueto who are Ophthalmologists or Eye Physicians and Surgeons. They offer comprehensive medical and surgical eye care for patients of all ages. Most insurance plans accepted.