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Knoxville, TN 37934
|Monday||7:30 - 4:30|
|Tuesday||7:30 - 4:30|
|Wednesday||7:30 - 4:30|
|Thursday||9:00 - 6:00|
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Contact lenses, when used properly, are very convenient and with the latest advancements in technology they are extremely comfortable. Most of the time, you will hardly know you are wearing them, though you will certainly notice how clear and accurate your vision is. Contact lenses are small lenses worn on the surface of the eye to correct vision. Lenses are sometimes worn for cosmetic purposes only. We recommend wearing contact lenses in conjunction with eye glasses. This allows you to best meet your overall lifestyle needs while protecting the integrity of your overall eye health.
Many patients choose contact lenses for their primary vision correction and glasses as a backup option, while patients who wear glasses primarily have activities and events where they would rather not wear their glasses. During these times, contact lenses would be very beneficial. We will discuss the option that is best for you.
Contact Lens Types
The types of contact lenses available have exploded in the past few years. There are contact lenses available for almost everyone. Many of our patients were told in the past that they could not wear contacts, or they tried unsuccessfully to wear contact lenses. You owe it to yourself to see what's new. We carry many options and promise to do our best in selecting contact lenses that you will love wearing. Choose from the following list for a brief look at some of the options available:
Disposable soft lenses are the most popular contact lenses prescribed in the United States. These lenses are worn for a period of time and then thrown away. Disposables may be designed to last for one day, two weeks, or one month. Monthly or Bi-weekly contact lenses need to be cleaned and stored at night. Daily disposables are perfect for many patients who were told they could not wear contact lenses because of allergies or mild dry eye conditions. They have a low cost per lens and are also popular for athletes and hobbyists who do not necessarily want to wear contact lenses every day.
Interested in a new look? Colored contact lenses might be a good fit! These soft lenses are available in disposable replacement types. With tinted soft lenses, you can change or enhance your eye color. People who may not need a prescription can use non-prescription colored contacts to change your eye color. It is important to be fitted by an eye doctor for colored contact lenses, even if a prescription is not needed since wearing the wrong style can damage your eyes.
Recent technology has greatly improved multi-focal soft lenses. Many patients in their 40's who need progressives can now enjoy the comfort and benefits of soft contact lenses. This all-in-one contact lens benefits people with presbyopia by helping to correct age-related vision problems - when their eyes can no longer focus on objects up close. Multi-focal lenses have a gradual transition between the prescription for distance to seeing things up close. Ask your doctor if this would be a good fit for you.
Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is a vision condition where an irregularly shaped cornea prevents light from focusing properly on the retina. This can cause distorted or blurred vision. In the past, the only options for those with astigmatism were either glasses or hard gas permeable contact lenses. But toric lenses, which are lenses with a special shape, now offer an alternative. There are many brands of toric lenses, including disposables, that are available in designs for monthly, bi-weekly, and daily replacement.
As the name implies, these lenses are designed for more specialty contact lens fits. There are many types of specialty contact lenses for high amounts of astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia, keratoconus, and other eye conditions. Some specialty lenses Dr. Fry fit include CRT, Scleral, Hybrid, and RGP's. In order to determine if these contact lenses are needed for a patient, a very in depth fitting process is conducted during the exam.
There are a variety of solutions available from many different manufacturers. The important thing to remember is that not every solution is right for every type of contact lens. Some contact lenses require the use of multipurpose solutions, while others require separate solutions for contact lens care: disinfecting, cleaning, and rinsing. Use only the lens solutions that are recommended by the eye doctor. If you wish to change brands, check with our office first.