Contact Lenses, Northport, AL 

Contact lenses are a great choice for people who don’t want to wear glasses all the time. They won’t fog up like glasses can, making them ideal for people who play sports and are physically active. Contacts are also placed directly on the eye, providing a wider field of view than glasses.  

Types of contact lenses we offer 

Soft lenses are the most common type of contact lenses, and they are available in both daily and extended wear schedules. Soft contact lenses are made of flexible and breathable materials that conform to the shape of your eye. This makes them comfortable to wear, even for extended periods. 

While soft contact lenses are popular, they may not be the perfect fit for everyone. Certain eye conditions like keratoconus or astigmatism can make it difficult to wear standard contact lenses, which is why we provide specialty contact lenses at our offices in Northport, Reform, and Greensboro. Here are some of the specialty contact lenses we offer: 

Rigid gas permeable contact lenses     

Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses are a type of contact lens that is made from a rigid, gas-permeable material. They are known for their durability and long-lasting wear. Unlike soft lenses, they can’t fold or conform to the shape of your eye, which can make them more comfortable for some people. These lenses are a good option for people with astigmatism, high prescriptions, or who have had previous surgery. 

Scleral contact lenses    

Scleral lenses are larger than traditional contact lenses, resting on the white part of your eye (the sclera) instead of the cornea. Scleral lenses create a smooth and even optical surface on your eye. This helps correct vision problems caused by irregularities in the shape of the cornea. Additionally, scleral lenses can help provide relief for people with dry eyes by providing a moisture chamber between the eye and the lens. 

Multifocal contact lenses 

Multifocal lenses are for people who need correction in more than one distance—near or far. These lenses have different zones that allow you to see clearly at multiple distances, including up close, far away, and in between. Multifocal lenses provide a seamless transition from distance correction to near correction without needing to change glasses. 

Toric contact lenses 

Toric lenses are contact lenses specifically made to fix astigmatism. Astigmatism occurs when the eye’s shape is irregular, causing blurry and distorted vision. These lenses have a special design that matches the shape of the cornea to provide clear and comfortable vision.  

Cosmetic contact lenses 

Cosmetic lenses are colored contact lenses that can enhance or change the color of your eyes. They come in various colors and designs, ranging from natural shades like blue and green to bold colors like purple and orange. Some of these lenses don’t correct vision, but you will still need a prescription from an eye care professional to ensure a proper fit and to prevent damage to your eyes.  

Monovision contact lenses 

Monovision is a technique where one contact lens corrects for distance vision and the other for near vision. This can be an effective option for people who are already nearsighted and then also develop presbyopia, a common age-related condition that affects near vision. 

Hybrid contact lenses 

Hybrid lenses combine the benefits of RGP and soft lenses, featuring a rigid central portion and a soft outer ring. The rigid center offers excellent vision correction, while the soft ring provides a more comfortable fit. 

Schedule a contact lens exam 

At Tuscaloosa EyeCare, Pickens County EyeCare, and Hale County EyeCare, we’re committed to helping you see clearly and comfortably. Schedule an appointment today and let our team help you find the perfect contact lenses for your unique needs.  


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