We 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.