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Silver Lake – Vision Source in Everett 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.

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.  Daily or single-use disposable contact lenses are fast becoming the CL wearing method of choice!  Besides offering the ultimate in corneal health and convenience, single-use disposable lenses require NO  CL care, NO CL cleaning/disinfecting, NO CL case.  Travel is a breeze with single-use disposable lenses…just throw several pair into your luggage…no CL solutions to get through security!

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. GP CLs can be designed and fabricated to correct most prescriptions; high astigmatism, high nearsightedness and farsightedness and presbyopic correction.  Also, GPs may be the best solution for improved vision for irregular corneas and post-surgical corneas.

Paragon CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy) contact lenses are GP CLs which are worn during sleeping hours and removed upon waking for clear vision throughout the day!   These GPs are specially designed FDA-approved therapeutic CLs that reshape the cornea without permanently altering its physiology for clear vision the whole day whether it’s in the classroom or in the game.

Multifocal Lenses

In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses.

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.

Silicone Hydrogels

Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses.

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 Silver Lake – Vision Source in Everett, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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