Contact lenses are a great alternative to traditional eyeglasses but some people have difficulty with the transition. At our Great Neck Optical Goods center, Dr. David Nathanson has had remarkable success fitting contact lenses in patients who may have a hard time wearing them. When thinking about contact lenses, Dr. Nathanson will perform the standard eye exam that will test your visual clarity using an eye chart. Once the eye doctor has finished the standard exam, he will measures your eyes to make sure that lenses sit properly over your corneas. Using “corneal topography”, a tool that maps out your cornea, we can help fit contact lenses for our patients with high astigmatism and corneal issues. You may also be asked to wear trial lenses during the visit to see how your eyes handle them. Dr. Nathanson is able to provide you with several contact lens options, choosing between multifocal, bifocal, rigid or soft lenses. You also have the choice to change the color of your eyes with colored lenses. Because of the various choices, our educated doctors will listen closely to your goals and choose the lens that best suits your needs and lifestyle
Soft contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea.. The newer soft lens materials include silicone-hydrogels to provide more oxygen to your eye while you wear your lenses. Rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGPs) are more durable and resistant to deposit buildup, and usually give a crisper, clearer vision. RGP’s tend to be less expensive over the life of the lens since they last longer than soft contact lenses. Extended wear contact lenses are available for overnight or continuous wear ranging from one to six nights or up to 30 days. These extended wear lenses are usually soft contact lenses made of flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea. The length of continuous wear depends on lens type and Dr. Nathanson’s evaluation of your tolerance for overnight wear. It’s important for the eyes to have a rest without lenses for at least one night following each scheduled removal. Disposable lenses mean “used once and discarded”. With a true daily wear disposable schedule, a brand new pair of lenses is used each day. Conventional contact lenses from our Great Neck Optical Goods Store correct vision in the same way that glasses do only they are in contact with the eye. Practicing for over 30 years, Dr. Nathanson, uses the latest computerized exams to give you accurate results and the most precise care.