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Contact Lenses

Vision Source – Fox Optical in Lake Worth offers many options for contact lenses.

There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.

Your eye care provider can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.

Bifocal Contact Lenses

Are you tired of taking your readers on and off? Does your vision come in and out of focus when you work on the computer? Have you been told you are not a candidate for contacts because you need a bifocal?

Bifocal contacts have undergone dramatic design improvements in the past few years and now allow you to read your phone, see your computer screen and drive comfortably without strain. We have studied the lenses, understand how they work and can give you a vision correction option that doesn’t include glasses.

Soft Lenses

These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.


Astigmatism creates streaky, blurred vision and it used to be challenging to fit those with this common refractive error. Technology has evolved, and we now have better and more contact lens options than ever to correct astigmatism.

If you have an astigmatism, have tried contacts years ago but had to sacrifice comfort or clarity, try again. We study every new contact that is on the market and are confident there is an option for you.

 Color Contact Lenses

Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.

 Children’s Contact Lenses

There are now many options in contact lens technology that make them safer and healthier than ever, even for children. Contact lenses provide a great alternative to glasses, which can get in the way, fall off or be broken during a flip at gymnastics, twirl during a dance routine, header on the soccer field, dive into the pool or just running around the playground.

If available in your child’s correction, Dr. Parker will likely recommend daily disposable lenses. They are single-use lenses that eliminate the need for solution and cases that often harbor infection-causing bacteria, making them an ultra-safe option for your child.

Corneal reshaping technology is also a great option that has even been proven to slow or halt the progression of near-sightedness.

We have fit children as young as 5 years in contacts and do not have age limits. You know your child better than anyone. If you think they (and you) are ready for them, we are on- board and will take great care to make sure you and your child are 100% confident in the insertion, removal and care of your contacts before you go home.

Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses

Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.

Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment for an assessment and advice at Vision Source – Fox Optical in Lake Worth, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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