Contact Lenses

We offer 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 multifocal contact lenses.

At Versailles De Toro Optical stores, a highly trained staff of associates will be able to guide you through your selection process to achieve the best fit with the proper lenses for your eyes, 

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Contact Lenses Information

Versailles De Toro Optical offers all contact lens types. Review the different types below to get helpful information on each of the different contact lenses designs. Visit us today for more information about your contact lenses and to get a customized solution to your vision and eyewear needs.

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.

Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses

GP contact lenses are also known as rigid gas permeables, or RGPs. Your eye doctor may call them GPs or RGPs.

GP contacts are made of a firm, durable plastic that transmits oxygen. They offer excellent eye health: because they don't contain water like soft lenses do, they resist deposits and are less likely than soft contacts to harbor bacteria.

GP contact lenses clean and disinfect easily, don't dehydrate, are easier to handle, and last longer than soft lenses. And since GP contacts retain their shape better, they provide crisper vision than soft contact lenses

Multifocal Lenses

Most people don't know that contact lenses can be bifocal, trifocal, or even progressive. But it's true, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses.

Multifocal contacts exist in both soft and firm materials, but many eye care professionals agree that firm lenses (GP contacts) provide better vision because they keep their shape well when you blink. This reduces annoying, eye-straining refocusing; it also makes it easier to adapt to viewing in the near and far zones without a "swimming" feeling. And GP contacts are more stable on the eye, so vision segments remain right where they should.

The right multifocal lenses for you will depend on your age, your visual needs, your budget and other factors. Visit us today for more information about bifocal, trifocal, and progressive lenses and to get a customized solution to your vision and eyewear needs.

Color Contact Lenses

There are an increasing number of options to change or enhance your eye color with contact lenses. There are two broad categories of lenses: those that have sheer or transparent tints and those that have opaque tints.

Individuals with light colored eyes can wear either type. Individuals with dark colored eyes generally see more dramatic effects with opaque lenses that actually cover their natural eye color.

The exciting thing about colored contact lenses is that you don't have to even need visual correction to wear these lenses! You can have great eyesight and still be fit with lenses. It is important to remember, though, that contact lenses are a medical device. Because of this, the fitting process for colored contact lenses is the same as non-tinted lenses. Measurements must be taken of the eye in order to determine the proper fit. Assessment of the fit of the lenses on the eye and the impact that could have on eye health must be evaluated. Once a good fit is achieved, then the fun with colors can begin! It is important to actually try on the colors in which you're interested because different colors have different appearances on each individual.

There are many colors available from a number of different lens manufacturers. Some of the colors include the more traditional blue, brown, green, and hazel. There are also colors like violet, honey, gray, and aqua. There are colored lenses available in spherical and toric (for astigmatism) lenses. Visit us today for more information about color contact lenses and to get a customized solution to your vision and eyewear needs.

Silicone Hydrogels

Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are a specially designed soft lens. Similar to standard hydrogel soft lenses, these are made of a plastic material, which goes hard when it has dried out but which actively absorbs water to become soft and pliable again.

The chief function of silicone hydrogel contact lenses is that they enable up to five times more Oxygen to permeate the cornea of the eye than standard soft lenses. This means they are ideal for those who wear their lenses for long periods of time, or who work under a range of conditions that aggravate the eye.

You can purchase silicone hydrogel contact lenses to correct both short-sightedness and long-sightedness; they are also available as multifocals and for the correction of astigmatism (toric lenses). Visit us today for more information about contact lenses and to get a customized solution to your vision and eyewear needs.

Call (305) 444.8676 or visit Versailles De Toro Optical for comprehensive information and professional advice on selecting your contact lenses.