Contact Lenses

Professional Contact Lens and Optical Clinic

Optometrists located in Farmington Hills, MI

If you’re looking for contact lenses to correct your vision effectively, visit Professional Contact Lens and Optical Clinic. Optometrist Tiffany Zair-Yalda, OD, offers comprehensive vision exams to determine your vision correction prescription. You can then choose from several contact lens types to enhance your vision. Call the Farmington Hills, Michigan, office today or book an appointment online to schedule an exam and fitting for contact lenses.

Contact Lenses Q & A

Am I a candidate for contact lenses?

Contact lenses offer vision correction without the hassle of glasses and the invasiveness of LASIK surgery. Contact lenses are usually an excellent choice to correct nearsightedness (myopia).

Contact lens technology has made many strides in the past few decades, improving the materials they’re made from, lengthening the time you can wear them, and expanding the number of vision problems they can correct.

Talk to Dr. Zair-Yalda about your vision needs, comfort concerns, and lifestyle to determine which type of contact lenses would be best for you.

What types of contact lenses are available?

Many types of contact lenses are available. Dr. Zair-Yalda carries several brands and types in her office and can offer you samples to try out.

Each type of contact lens offers different features for comfort, wear time, and vision correction.

Soft lenses

Soft lenses, made of a unique, flexible plastic called hydrogel, cling to your eye’s front surface.

Silicone hydrogel lenses

Silicone hydrogel lenses are a form of soft lens that allows a more significant amount of oxygen to reach your cornea, the clear tissue that covers your pupils.

Gas permeable lenses

Gas permeable lenses are sometimes preferred because they provide you with crisper vision correction, especially if you also have astigmatism. These types of lenses are rigid but porous enough to allow oxygen to pass through.

How long can I wear contact lenses each day?

Contact lens brands and types vary in the wear time they offer. You can choose:

  • Extended wear, which you can leave in while you sleep
  • Daily wear, which you remove every night
  • One-day disposable, which requires you to use a new pair each day

Extended wear lenses usually last 2-4 weeks before you need to switch to a fresh pair. You remove daily wear lenses every evening; they last about two weeks before you change to a new pair.

What special contact lenses are available?

Although myopia (nearsightedness) is a significant vision problem that can be corrected with contact lenses, other types of contacts are available for other vision problems.

Multifocal contact lenses

People with more than one vision problem can choose multifocal contact lenses that correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Bifocal contact lenses

Bifocal contacts are a multifocal lens that corrects the age-related decline of near vision (presbyopia) and other vision issues.

Monovision contact lenses

Monovision contact lenses require you to have contacts with two different prescriptions. One side corrects near vision problems while the other takes care of your distance vision.

Dr. Zair-Yalda can help you determine which type of contact lens is best for your vision needs. Call the Professional Contact Lens and Optical Clinic office today for an appointment or use this website to schedule.