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In some respects, contact lenses are the next best thing to having normal vision. These small, discreet lenses can correct refractive errors such as astigmatism, hyperopia, myopia, and presbyopia more accurately and comfortably than ever before. Before you can enjoy these benefits, you need to make sure you're getting the right contacts for your specific needs and preferences. That's why you should turn to our Jacksonville FL optometry center, VAL-Uvision, for your next (or first) par of contacts.
The first contact lenses had issues with comfort while also depriving the eyes of necessary oxygen. But times have changed since the 19th Century, and today's contact lenses are easy to put in, comfortable to wear, and safe for the eyes. They also hold some advantages over conventional eyeglasses. Not only do contacts correct your vision issues "invisibly," but they aren't as vulnerable to damage (as likely to cause injuries) during high-impact work or sports activities.
Your first step toward obtaining contact lenses is a contact lens exam and fitting with any optometrist on our team. This essential process involves taking careful measurements of the pupils, corneas, and irises. It's also a time for evaluating what kind of contacts will best suit your eyes. We will consider your vision prescription, any underlying physical problems (such as giant papillary conjunctivitis, keratoconus, or dry eye), and how your lifestyle will affect your choice of lenses (such as your willingness to clean your lenses versus the desire for extended-wear contacts).
Whatever type of contact lenses you need, VAL-Uvision can provide them. We have contacts designed to be worn for different periods of time, from single-use disposables to extended-wear models such as monthly contacts. We also provide either super-comfortable soft contacts or rigid gas permeable contacts that can correct even very strong refractive errors.
Do you have a particular vision issues that calls for specialized lenses? We can fit you for Toric lenses (which are ideal for astigmatism correction), scleral lenses (which can compensate for keratoconus), or multifocal lenses that correct presbyopia just as well as bifocal or trifocal eyeglasses. We will then make absolutely sure that your new contacts fit well, feel comfortable, and give you the experience you were hoping for.
Contact lenses are amazing devices when they're selected and fitted with the proper care. You can experience the difference for yourself by calling VAL-Uvision at 904-701-0223 to schedule a contact lens exam and fitting. We're your family's trusted contact lens resource in Jacksonville FL!