Contact Lens Care

Optix Eye Care strives to offer the most current technology in contact lenses. Dr. Walters is able to fit a wide variety of contact lenses. We offer soft lenses that range from monthly, bi-monthly, to daily disposable lenses which can correct most visual issues. We also specialize in hard-to-fit and custom contact lenses including soft, gas-permeable, scleral, and lenses for use in corneal reshaping therapy. An annual comprehensive eye exam is critical in maintaining optimal eye health for contact lens wearers, and required for prescription and fit.

We fit a variety of specialty contact lenses which include:

Disposable

We fit a variety of disposable contact lenses, with wear times including weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly. Dr. Walters takes the time to work with each individual patient on what option is most comfortable, offers the most clarity, and is best suited for each patient’s lifestyle.

Spherical
Spherical contact lenses come in many different materials and wear length and are made to correct myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness).

Toric
Toric soft contact lenses are designed for individuals with astigmatism, correcting both the spherical and cylindrical areas of the prescription. Each eye with astigmatism is unique and Dr. Walters is passionate about finding the best fit for each individual patient.

Multifocal Soft Lenses
Once patients reach the age of needing correction for close vision, they may be told that contact lenses will not work well for them. We do not believe this to be the case, and it may be a matter of finding what will work best for the patients. Multifocal Contacts have advances and are now more efficient, allowing the patient more quality options. Some patients may also be more comfortable wearing a monovision correction, using one eye for distance and one for near. Dr. Walters is committed to finding the best option for each individual patient.

Multifocal

Once patients reach the age of needing correction for close vision, they may be told that contact lenses will not work well for them. We do not believe this to be the case, and it may be a matter of finding what will work best for the patient. Multifocal contacts have advanced and are now more efficient, allowing the patient more quality options. Some patients may also be more comfortable wearing a monovision correction, using one eye for distance and one for near. Dr. Walters is committed to finding the best option for each individual patient.

RGP Lenses

Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses are made from a firm, durable plastic which allows oxygen to flow through the material and reach your cornea. Proteins and lipids from your tears do not adhere to RGP material as easily as traditional, soft contact lenses, and with proper care, are less prone to bacterial build-up, and can provide a better option for optimal eye health.

RGPs cover a smaller portion of the eye than soft lenses, but due to their rigid structure RGPs hold their shape and can offer clearer vision. RGPs are custom made and after an adaption period, can be a more comfortable contact lens option.

Scleral

Scleral lenses are custom made, hard contact lenses that are much larger than a typical gas permeable lenses (RGP). With diameters ranging from 14.5mm to 18mm, even the smallest of scleral lenses are designed to cover the entire cornea, which has an approximate diameter of 11.8mm. The fact that these lenses do not touch the cornea usually makes them much more comfortable than a traditional RGP.

Large scleral lenses vault over the cornea to create an even surface that can be used to correct corneal issues, such as those found in keratoconus patients. These lense may help dry eye patients, and patients, including those who have had corneal surgery, who could not be corrected with other types of technologies.