For some people, contacts may be the best treatment option for their eye care if they’re looking for an alternative to glasses or correction surgery. At Legacy Eye Care, with two offices in South Hill and additional locations in Chester and Colonial Heights, Virginia, the dedicated team of optometrists offers a variety of comfortable lenses to correct your vision. Call the office nearest to you, or book online to schedule your appointment today.

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What are contacts?

Contacts are small lenses that fit over the iris and pupil in your eye. Well-fitting contacts give you clear vision in all directions, even from the side. Legacy Eye Care specializes in contact lenses of all types.

What types of contacts are available?

Legacy Eye Care offers a wide range of lenses from top brands like SynergEyes® and other types such as:

Soft contacts

Soft contacts come in a variety of types, including daily disposables and lenses that you can wear for a few weeks or a month before replacing. Most soft lenses contain one prescription, but special bifocal and multifocal contacts can correct your distance and near vision in one lens. This can eliminate the need for reading glasses, which most people need after about age 40.

You can also get soft contacts for astigmatism (toric lenses), made to order for your specific astigmatism. There are even soft lenses made especially for the needs of people with dry eyes.

Rigid gas-permeable lenses

Rigid gas-permeable lenses are hard contact lenses. They’re often a great solution for people who have difficulty wearing soft contact lenses because of problems like greater papillary conjunctivitis (inner eyelid inflammation) and keratoconus (cone-shaped corneas).

If you want to wear contact lenses, Legacy Eye Care can help you find a lens that works for your eyes (even if you have issues like eye allergies or a chronic eye disease).

How do exams for contacts work?

An exam for contacts is a comprehensive eye exam with some additional tests. At Legacy Eye Care, the team measures your eye’s overall size, pupil size, eye curvature to determine which lenses will fit your eye best.

In addition, the exam may include a tear film evaluation, which ensures that you have enough healthy tears to wear contacts comfortably and also checks for problems like dry eye disease. If you have dry eyes or another eye issue, you may need a particular type of contact lens.

After your eye exam, the team fits you with new contact lenses. The trial lenses allow you to evaluate comfort and fit before you order your new lenses.

If you’re looking for an alternative to glasses or correction surgery, you can find contact lenses at Legacy Eye Care by calling or booking online for the nearest office in South Hill, Chester, or Colonial Heights, Virginia.