We carry the top brands in contact lens technology.
At Optical Matters, we sell contacts lenses from all of the top contact lens companies. We are a proud partner of Coopervision and their quality brand of products, as well as Bausch and Lomb, Alcon/Cibavision, Vistikon and more.
We believe in providing optimal comfort, vision and health for our contact lens wearers. This is why we have chosen only the latest in contact lens materials that have proven to be the most successful, even for our difficult-to-fit corneas.
We carry the latest in contact lens materials and brands, those that have been repeatedly chosen by patients for comfort and vision. The most recent advances in contact lenses are the new silicone hydrogel lens material, which allows for greater oxygen permeability and less discomfort due to dryness, which means a longer wearing time for the average patient.
Types of contact lenses
Options in contacts are not all the same. They are available in different forms, designed to meet different purposes. These forms can range from their “modality,” or how often you change the contacts---say, daily, every two weeks, or monthly. They also fit different needs, such as contacts for astigmatism, contacts for nearsightedness, and more.
Contact lenses come in different strengths or “diopters.”
If you wear contacts, take a look at their box or your prescription. You’ll see either plus or minus signs, followed by numbers. Without getting too in-depth, these convey the shape of the lenses. Different shapes correct different vision problems.
Contact lenses for astigmatism
Toric lenses, which are more weighted at the bottom, help correct astigmatism.
Contact lenses for far or nearsightedness
Spherical lenses, which are the same all around, help correct nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Contact Lenses for various other vision types
There are also lenses for monovision, bifocals, and multifocals.
The history of technology—contact lenses
Contact lenses and their concept have been around for much longer than most people believe.
Along with many other modern day conveniences, Leonardo da Vinci envisioned the concept of contact lenses in 1508.
In 1636, Renee Descartes took this further by sketching a protruding contact lens.
Later, in 1801, a scientist named Thomas Young became the first to wear a contact lens, which was secured to his eye with wax!
Yes, we have come a long way in contact lens comfort.
Reach out to Optical Matters today!
To learn more about contact lenses, contact lens types, ocular health and contact lenses, cleaning and care of contacts lenses and more, feel free to call our office at 303-730-7422.
Our experts are happy to answer your questions.