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Specialty Contact Lenses

h-ContactsWe offer a wide range of contact lenses to meet your vision needs. A contact lens is a clear, thin disc that fits perfectly over the front surface of the eye. They come in hard (gas permeable) and soft lenses that can be worn different lengths of time – daily and extended wear. When compared to glasses, contact lenses are comfortable, easy to maintain, do not fog up and are more suitable for playing sports.

Our contact lens options include:

Bifocal and Multifocal Contacts

Like bifocal and multifocal eyeglass lenses, these contacts contain different strengths on the same contact lens.

  • Bifocal lenses – These have two powers, allowing the wearer to see clearly up close as well as far away.
  • Multi-focal lenses – These have multiple powers, allowing the wearer to see clearly up close, clearly far away and everything in between.

Toric Lenses

Used for people who have astigmatism, toric contacts have special-designed lenses that have different powers in different quadrants of the lens, correcting the astigmatism.

Colored Contacts

There are four kinds of colored contact lenses: visibility tints, enhancement tints, color tints and light-filtering tints.

  • Visibility Tints – Lightly tinted contacts so the contact can be seen during insertion and removal. It does not change the color of your iris.
  • Enhancement Tints – Helps enhance your eye color and is especially effective with light-colored eyes such as blue.
  • Color Tints – Changes the color/appearance of your eyes – you can change from having brown eyes to blue! Also comes in designs such as cat or alien.
  • Light-Filtering Tints – Usually made for athletes, light-filtering contact lenses make a certain color or colors stand out by dimming the other colors of the spectrum, making the object (like a tennis ball) easier to see.

Caring for Your Contacts

To help maintain the healthiness of your eyes and superior vision, it is important that you carefully follow the instructions of properly caring for your contact lenses.

  • Always wash your hands with soap before handling your contact lenses.
  • Before inserting your contact lens into your eye, use a contact cleansing solution to cleanse thoroughly.
  • Always insert contacts prior to applying any cosmetics.
  • After inserting your contacts into your eyes, empty your contact case and rinse thoroughly with warm water, and allow it to air dry.
  • Never wear your contacts overnight, as it may lead to an infection in the cornea.

Please remember to follow your doctor’s guidelines for contact lens wear and care. If you have any questions, please call our office.

Dougal, McClellan, Sullivan & Ethington Eye Associates

  • Dougal, McClellan, Sullivan & Ethington Eye Associates - 7447 W. Talcott Ave., # 300, Chicago, IL 60631 Phone: 773.775.0811

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