About our specialized contact lens team
Each of our optometrists fit patients with contact lenses every day. Many are patients with complex cases and seek us out for our unique expertise. Our offices are equipped with the latest in diagnostic equipment and staff trained in providing state of the art care. Our goal is crisp vision and healthy eyes. If you have had troubles with contact lens wear in the past or are curious if contacts could be right for you, schedule an appointment today!
Why GRO is the best place to get contact lenses
GRO has a solid working relationship with all contact lens manufacturers. We consistently negotiate the best possible price and pass this on to our patients. Only by purchasing your contact lenses through your doctor can you be certain that you are getting what the doctor ordered. Our contact lens service agreement is second to none, providing many valuable incentives for our patients. Our doctors are available 24 hours a day for emergency situations and contact lens re-orders are easily done online or by phone.
What solution is best for me?
Your doctor will recommend a particular contact lens care procedure and solution specifically designed for your eye. It is recommended to not switch solutions without consulting your doctor. Certain products could cause problems if used incorrectly.
Can I wear contacts if I have dry eye?
In many situations the answer is yes. There are lens materials designed specifically for dry eyes. There are also many therapeutic options to consider which may alleviate the condition completely. Finally, there are in-office procedures that are quick and painless that can help improve the natural tear film on your eye almost immediately.
What type of vision problems can contact lenses correct?
Contact lenses can correct almost any vision condition. These conditions include nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (bifocals). Contact lenses can often be used in situations where the cornea has been damaged by injury or disease to provide vision superior to that of glasses.
When can my child consider contacts?
The biggest factor is the responsibility of the child. Contact lenses are medical devices and if used incorrectly can cause problems. We encourage parents to have discussed this issue with their child prior to considering contact lenses. Our doctors may begin discussing contacts routinely around age 12. Certain recreational activities or vision conditions may warrant earlier consideration.
Can I switch between contacts and glasses?
Yes, by all means. Patients can chose to wear contacts only for special events of recreational activities. Many patients choose to only wear contacts while they golf, ski, or play basketball. Lenses have become very convenient and affordable, making them more attractive than ever before.
Can contact lenses damage my eye?
Contact lenses are medical devices and if used incorrectly can cause redness, pain, and in severe cases, even vision loss. It is very important to feel confident in your eyecare provider’s ability to prescribe you the best possible contact for healthy vision.
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology has been West Michigan’s leading eye care provider since 1982, providing the most advanced technologies available, delivered by a committed, caring and dedicated team of doctors and staff. We are here for the lifetime of you and your family’s eye care needs. Schedule an appointment today to experience the Grand Rapids Ophthalmology difference.
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