Contact Lenses 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 Lenses Q & A

Cascade Vision Center

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.