Contact Lens & Specialty Lens Specialist

Cascade Vision Center

Optometry located in Renton, WA

Over 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses to correct their vision. At Cascade Vision Center in Renton, Washington, the expert providers work closely with patients to ensure maximum comfort and fit in contact lenses. The team provides a patient-centered, comfortable environment and includes expert doctors who constantly introduce patients to the latest contact lens advancements. Call the office or make an appointment online today to get the right contact lenses for you.

Contact Lens & Specialty Lens Q & A

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are a vision correcting medical device. There are many different types of contact lenses available, from soft to gas permeable (hard). For first-time contact lens wearers, the team at Cascade Vision Center recommends disposable soft contacts, which lessen the probability of infections, promote breathability, enhance comfort, and decrease dryness.

Contact lenses are also fitted to address and treat eye conditions, including:

  • Keratoconus
  • Pellucid marginal degeneration
  • Myopia (especially for children)
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Recurrent corneal erosion

Whether you’re getting contacts for vision correction or another medical disorder, it’s important you get an annual contact lens evaluation to ensure proper fit and alignment of lenses and to avoid damage to your cornea and surrounding ocular surface.

Am I a good candidate for contact lenses?

According to the American Optometric Association, over half of optometrists approve of introducing children between the ages of 10-12 to soft contact lenses. Children can be fitted for contacts earlier or later, depending on their maturity and ability to take care of their lenses. Cascade Vision Center also offers revolutionary technology to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children through the use of orthokeratology and soft multifocal contact lenses.

Contact lenses are also a great option for people who play sports, have an active lifestyle, or just prefer not to wear glasses. If you’ve tried to wear contacts in the past but discontinued because of discomfort, the team at Cascade Vision Center may be able to custom fit you for contacts that are comfortable to wear. They’ve successfully fit patients with the following conditions for custom contacts:

  • Keratoconus
  • Dry eyes
  • Post-surgery (LASIK and radial keratometry)
  • Past eye trauma

As part of Cascade Vision Center’s patient-centered strategy, the team is dedicated to helping you find a comfortable fit for contact lenses.

What types of contact lenses are available?

Cascade Vision Center offers a variety of different contact lenses for you to choose from based on your lifestyle needs and preferences. Different types of lenses include:

  • Soft contact lenses
  • Rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGP)
  • Daily disposable contact lenses
  • Contact lenses for astigmatism or bifocals
  • Custom soft contact lenses
  • Scleral and wavefront/custom RGPs

Cascade Vision Center carries a variety of lens brands to choose from after you’ve decided on the best kind of contacts, including:

  • AcuvueⓇ OasysⓇ daily contacts
  • MyDayⓇ contacts
  • Alcon Total1Ⓡ daily contacts

The team at Cascade Vision Center are dedicated to helping custom fit you for comfortable, safe lenses, so call the office or make an appointment online today for your first consultation.

Corrective Lenses

After determining your prescription, our eye doctors work with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at 425-235-9911 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.

We fit the follow contact lens types:

  • Spherical disposable contact lenses
  • Toric (Astigmatism) disposable contact lenses
  • Multifocal disposable contact lenses
  • Monovision disposable contact lenses
  • 1-day disposable contact lenses
  • Rigid gas permeable contact lenses
  • Bifocal (Multifocal) gas permeable contact lenses
 

Cosmetic and Prosthetic Lenses

For many reasons, including eye injuries, one patient's eye color may be different than the other. Custom contact lenses can also be created of any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic colored contact lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at 425-235-9911 to speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in colored or prosthetic contact lenses.

Hard-to-Fit Contact Lenses

Are your eyes hard to fit?

If you have had trouble wearing contact lenses or have been told that you are not a good candidate for contacts, you have eyes that are "hard to fit". It doesn't mean that you can't wear contacts.
Conditions that can make contact lens fitting challenging include:

  • Keratoconus
  • Astigmatism
  • Dry eyes
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
  • Presbyopia
  • Post-refractive surgery (such as LASIK)

 

Our eye doctors will discuss options with you and obtain specialized hard to fit contacts for your vision problems.

We fit the following specialty contact lenses:

  • Keratoconus soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses
  • Hybrid soft/rigid gas permeable contact lenses
  • Scleral contact lenses
  • Wave contact lenses

 

We offer Wave contact lenses which are custom designed from your corneal "fingerprint". Many unsuccessful contact lens wearers are successful Wave lens users.

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