Contact Lenses

There are a variety of contact lenses on the market today to fit all kinds of vision problems.  Contact lenses can correct for near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia (the need for reading glasses/bifocals), so even if you’ve been told in the past that you can’t wear contact lenses, it doesn’t hurt to ask again!

Daily Disposable Lenses

These lenses are designed to be worn one time and then thrown away.  They are a great option for patients who like to have the option of wearing contact lenses for special occasions or sports, but don’t want to wear them all of the time.  They are also good for patients with dry eyes because you are putting in a brand new lens every time that you wear them.  Dailies are also a great option for kids because there is less care and maintenance with them.  They don’t need to be cleaned and they are thrown away every day, so there is much less of a chance of problems with them

2-Week and Monthly Disposable Lenses

These lenses are worn during the day and then removed at night for cleaning and disinfecting for up to 2 weeks or up to 1 month depending on the brand and recommended wearing schedule. They hold up well to the wear and tear of repeated use and are some of the most popular lenses available today.

Extended Wear Lenses

Sometimes patients need a lens that they can sleep in for their job or maybe they are just bad about remembering to take them out at night. Extended wear contact lenses are made to allow more oxygen through the lens to the surface of the eye. These lenses can be worn for anywhere from an overnight here and there to up to 30 continuous days/nights depending on your needs and Dr. Haferman’s recommendations.

Specialty Lenses

For some patients, the contact lenses discussed above will not work very well to correct the vision and a specialty lens is needed. There are a variety of contact lenses available for people who have certain eye diseases or vision corrections that necessitate a specialty contact lens. Dr. Haferman will work with you to get the best fit based on your situation and vision needs.

Contact Lens Solutions

It can be overwhelming to figure out what type of contact lens solution to buy at the store when there are so many options.  “They are all the same” is what we frequently hear, but that isn’t true.  All of the solutions have different ingredients to kill bacteria, clean the lenses and enhance comfort, but some solutions work better with certain types of lenses than others.   Dr. Haferman will recommend a specific contact lens solution to work best with your contact lenses to provide you with the safest wearing experience and the best overall comfort.

Eyeglass Frames

At Progressive Family Eyecare, we have a large selection of quality eyewear from many name brand companies. All of our frames come with at least a 1 year warranty against manufacturer defects and breakage. Whether you are looking for a conservative frame or a bold, new look, come in and check out the latest styles and colors that we have to offer.

Eyeglass Lenses

We offer only the best lenses and materials to allow you to see your best with your glasses.  Trivex lenses offer a lighter, thinner alternative to regular plastic lenses while also protecting your eyes by being impact resistant.  Hi-index lenses are a great option for patients with stronger prescriptions and are even lighter and thinner than Trivex.

Progressive Lenses

Also known as no-line bifocals are a great option for most patients who need help with near work.  They provide great vision at all distances, including for computer work.  There are a lot of progressive lenses available, but we offer the best digital (think HD) lenses to give you the widest reading and intermediate areas with the least amount of distortions.

Coatings and Extras

There are several different coatings and extras that can help to make your glasses more functional and help keep your eyes as healthy as possible.

Anti-Reflective (A/R) or Non-Glare Lenses

This coating helps to reduce the glare that you get from over-head lights, oncoming car headlights, wet roads, etc. . .  People who have difficulty with night driving can greatly benefit from non-glare lenses.  New technology has made A/R lenses much better than in the past.  The coating is more integrated into the lens material, which means that it doesn’t scratch off like it may have with older versions.  We only use Crizal A/R lenses as they provide full UV protection on the front and back surface of the lenses along with being the easiest to clean.  In addition, lenses with Crizal A/R come with a full 2 year warranty against scratches.

Transitions Lenses

These are the lenses that change from being completely clear inside to being as dark as sunglasses when you’re outside.  They provide full UV protection to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays.

Scratch Coating

This can be added to your lenses to provide an enhanced level of protection against scratches.  A 2-year warranty against scratches is also included when this is added to your lenses.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses play an important role in protecting the health of your eyes.  They protect your eyes from harmful UV rays as well as helping to reduce squinting from brightness.   Polarized sunglasses also help to reduce glare and are a great option for people who spend time on the water fishing or boating among other things.  Sunglasses can be made with most prescriptions and are also available without prescription for people who wear contact lenses or don’t need glasses.

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