Provider of Contact Lenses in Elmhurst, IL
CONTACT LENS OVERVIEW
- 40 years of experience and technology has enabled us successfully fit the most difficult cases
- All types of contacts, many priced at or below Internet prices
- Over 10,000 in stock enables same day service on most prescriptions
- Monthly / Daily disposables
- Toric lenses...for astigmatism
- Bifocal contact lenses
- Rigid gas permeable lenses
- Keratoconus custom fittings
- Synergyes...RGP center lens for clear vision and soft lens edges for comfortable wear
- Scleral lenses...new technology allowing contact lens wear for dry eyes
- Corneal transplant fittings
Soft Disposable Contact Lenses (Monthly or Daily replacement)
Due to their initial comfort, soft disposable contacts have become our first lens choice for many patients. are available for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and bifocals. Replacing the lenses on a frequent basis has reduced many of the complications from the past. Overwearing, stretching out the interval between changing, and poor hygeine, can still cause a serious infection.
PROFESSIONAL FITTING IS REQUIRED
To safely fit a contact lens, curvature, diameter, oxygen permeability, material and power need to be considered when prescribing a lens. Corneal topography which takes a survey of over a 1000 points on the eye to enable us to design the most precise fit. Cornea, eyelid health, and tear quality also need to be evaluated to ensure safe contact lens wear.
Corneal Topography gives the most accurate eye shape for the best contact lens fit. Minimizes complications. Increases first time fitting success. Detects any unwanted distortions or warpage which would indicate a lens change.
NOT ALL CONTACTS ARE THE SAME.
There are many different brands or designs of disposable soft contact lenses. Each manufacturer claims to be better than the next and does its best to ensure that the doctor uses their lens. Often, a lens must be worn several weeks to determine if proper, safe fit. We have NO allegiance to ANY manufacturer, and our choice of lens is not influenced by any financial incentives offered by the manufacturers. Through our tesing, we fit what is best for your eyes.
You'll be shown the correct way to insert and remove your contacts, and how to properly care for them to prevent infection and injury
INSTRUCTIONS ON INSERTION, REMOVAL, AND LENS CARE
In addition to the initial fitting, we will give you thorough instructions on lens insertion and removal, lens care and handling. This is something patients are frequently concerned about and is easily mastered with a little practice. We will tell you what cleaning solutions to use. Not all solutions are the same, as patients can be allergic to one and not the other. If you need additional help, we will schedule more instruction sessions at no additional charge until you feel comfortable and competent.
FOLLOW-UP CARE IS KEY TO LONG-TERM SUCCESS
Like any medical device, contact lenses must be monitored on a regular basis. Topography is taken frequently to ensure that the corneas are healthy, and are free from distortion and warpage and that the lenses fit properly. The number of follow-up visits may vary due to the complexity of the case.
Notice the bumps (dots) on the surface of this soft contact lens. This is from a patient not replacing their lenses in a timely manner. Ultimately, they will end up with an eye infection. That is why follow-up care is so important to safe, healthy contact lens wear. Photo was taken by Skowron Eye Care (SEC)
If you have any other questions please call us at (630) 984-6850 today!