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Contact Lenses

contacts eye close up woman - Newington contact lensesWe offer a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contact, bifocal/multifocal, toric, colored lenses and specialty contact lens fits including but not limited to Scleral lenses. Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.

We will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle needs and the shape and health of your eye. In most cases, you'll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam. You can even go home with a few samples before making a final decision.

Our Newington, Uncasville, Rocky Hill and Mystic optometrists follow up the initial fitting and then make any necessary changes in fit or materials to get you the best possible fit. We teach all our patients proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. Then we continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of the lenses and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained.

Get Relief for Eye Irritation from Contact Lenses, in Uncasville, Mystic, Rocky Hill and Newington, Connecticut

While we anticipate a completely smooth transition to becoming a contact lens wearer, inevitably there are times that contact lenses can cause pain or discomfort.  Contact lenses are typically comfortable a moment or two after insertion. Most wearers testify that they usually don’t feel their contacts at all throughout the day. However, when your lenses are bothersome – they can cause severe discomfort and painful eye irritation. What should you do when this happens? Your friendly Newington, Uncasville, Mystic and Rocky Hill contact lenses specialists offer the following helpful information and guidelines.

Uncomfortable symptoms due to contact lenses are relatively common but generally easy to deal with. Common symptoms include:

  • Redness in your eye
  • Stinging, itching, burning
  • Dry eyes
  • Decreased contact lens comfort as the day goes on
  • Constant sensation of something foreign or a scratch in your eye
  • Unusual eye secretions
  • Blurry vision
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Excessive tearing (watery eyes)

What to Do When Your Contact Lenses Hurt

If you are bothered by any of the above symptoms, the most important action to take is to remove your lenses immediately. If the problem stops, then inspect your lens closely. If you discover any type of damage, such as a tear, jagged edge, or crack, discard the lens immediately. If you find dirt, a stray eyelash or any other small object stuck to the lens, then clean, disinfect, and rinse it thoroughly before putting it back into your eye.

Does the lens still irritate your eye even after you clean it? If so, contact our local contact lenses eye care professional to book an appointment. Simply re-inserting a contact lens that is uncomfortable can put your eyes at risk for serious damage. You may have a serious condition, such as a corneal ulcer or eye infection.

  • We carry all of the top contact lens brands!
  • Looking for a wide selection of contact lens styles and brands? Then check out our extensive selection of top contact lenses in Connecticut.
  • We have secure, online ordering of your contact lenses. Find out more.
  • Disposable contact lenses are generally considered to be far superior in comfort and wearability than hard and rigid lenses.
  • A routine exam won’t provide some of the measurements and testing that are required to determine if your eyes are suitable for contact lens wear, and to generate your contact lens Rx.
  • Fortunately for those who don’t like the look, feel or inconvenience of reading glasses, there is another option. Bifocal and multifocal lenses are also available in contact lenses in both soft and rigid varieties.
  • These rigid lenses aren’t as popular or well-known as soft lenses, but they offer the advantages of durability, crisp vision and high oxygen permeability.
  • Challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus and dry eyes needn’t be a barrier to contact lens wear, but they do require more time and patience.
  • “I can’t wear soft contacts; I have astigmatism.” This once-true statement is now simply a myth.