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At Canton Ophthalmology, we specialize in great patient care! In our contact lens department, we fit most brands and lens types to achieve your perfect fit. Specific measurements for contact lenses will be taken during your exam. Then, after discussion of your needs, a contact lens will be selected for you. We pride ourselves with proper patient instruction and examination after the lenses have been worn to assure an optimal fit. The perfect final prescription is achieved. Also, please bring your current glasses with you when you come for your exam. It is important to have a pair of eyeglasses for the times when contact lenses cannot be worn.
We handle all major brands (Alcon, Vistakon, Bausch and Lomb, Cooper Vision) as well as custom contact lenses.
Contact Lenses may be the answer!
- Increased self-confidence
- Increased field of vision which may improve sports performance
- Options for eye color changes
The direct phone line to our Contact Lens Department is 330-456-8248. Ruth will answer or respond during regular office hours.
First time contact lens appointment…. Get a FREE Box of Contact Lenses (up to a $50.00 value)
New technology in contact lens wear and care is making contacts the easiest and most efficient option for vision correction. There are new daily wear and disposable lenses, and contacts for those of us with astigmatism and other vision problems— patients once excluded from the benefits of lens wear.
Types of Contact Lenses:
- Daily wear soft lenses
- Daily wear disposable soft lenses
- Extended wear soft lenses
- Extended wear disposable soft lenses
- Frequent & planned replacement soft lenses
- Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP)
- Bifocal contact lenses – segmented, simultaneous vision and monovision lenses. These are the lenses for presbyopia
The front surface of the eye (the cornea) may be the site of damaged corneal ulcer-with or without contact lens wear. However, there is a greater chance of
a corneal ulcer when you wear contact lenses. Soft contact lenses have an increased risk of an ulcer over rigid gas permeable lenses. Because of this possibility, it is necessary for us to evaluate your eye to determine the ability of the eye to tolerate the contact lenses.
The symptoms of a corneal ulcer are pain, redness, and/or blurred vision. If these symptoms are noted, it is important to take out your lens and
call our office number. There is always a physician on call for our office after regular office hours. PH: (330) 456-0047 or (800) 829-0547 The risk of corneal ulcers can be reduced with proper handling of the contact lenses. Always wash your hands before handling any contact lenses. Keep your lens case free from dirt and debris and replace them periodically. Contact lens solutions can become contaminated so they should never be shared between people even if is the same brand. It is important to keep your lens solution bottle closed to minimize contamination.
The Importance of Oxygen
Many of the contact lens advertisements on television and in magazines emphasize the contact lens’ ability to allow more oxygen to your eyes. What does this mean? When a patient wears soft or gas permeable contact lenses, the amount of oxygen that the cornea receives is reduced. As you blink, the lens moves on the cornea of the eye and your tear layer delivers the oxygen. However, additional oxygen is needed to come through the contact lens. Each brand of contact lens will be made up of a specific material that will have an oxygen permeability factor. As contact lens fitters, we consider this in selecting the lens type with which you will be fit. During your annual eye examination, we perform an examination of the cornea to make sure it is not showing any signs of oxygen deprivation. If we notice this, we will make changes in your lens type, wearing schedule, or both. Significant changes in the cornea may necessitate the discontinuation of contact lens wear. You can increase the amount of oxygen your eyes receive by replacing your lenses on schedule and by wearing your eyeglasses when you are at home and contact lens wear is not necessary.
Ruth Miday, our contact lens specialist, supervises the contact lens department at COA. She has written and lectured on contact lens topics nationally. In addition to her 25 years experience in ophthalmology, she has special training in fitting all types of contact lenses. She is a certified ophthalmic technician (COT) and a licensed dispensing optician (LDO).
Canton Ophthalmology provides comprehensive care for our contact lens patients, from meticulous fitting through regular examinations and treatment of any problems that might arise from contact lens wear. All major brands of contact lenses and some contact lens solutions are available for purchase from COA.