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Location & Hours

6881 S. Yosemite St
Centennial, CO 80112

Clinic Hours

Monday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - Noon

Optical Hours

*Our optical department opens at 7:30am

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Contacts

contact lenses

Contact lenses, when used properly, are very convenient and with the latest advancements in technology, they are extremely comfortable. Most of the time, you will hardly know you are wearing them, though you will certainly notice how clear and accurate your vision is. Contact lenses worn on the surface of the eye (the cornea) to correct vision. In some cases, lenses are worn for cosmetic purposes only to change or enhance the color of your eyes.  Even if you are a contact lens wearer, our doctors recommend that you have glasses as well. This allows you to best meet your overall lifestyle needs while protecting the integrity of your overall eye health.

The doctors at Family Eye Colorado will discuss the option that is best for you.  Many patients choose contact lenses for their primary vision correction and glasses as a backup option.  There are also many patients who wear glasses most frequently and choose to wear contact lenses for specific activities and events where they prefer not wear glasses.  Whatever your needs are, our doctors will help to find the best option for your individual needs.

 

Contact Lens Types

Changes in technology have changed the world of contact lenses.  There are frequently new options when it comes to contact lenses, including new corrective parameters, new comfort choices, new color choices, even transitions contacts to help with glare, sun and UV.  If you have even been told that there is not a contact lens choice for you, ask our doctors what new technology is available to help you sucessfully wear contact lenses.

Hybrid contact lenses consist of a rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens surrounded by a soft lens skirt.  This offers the vision of an RGP lens with the comfort of a soft lens.  These lenses are ideal for patients with corneal astigmatism, corneal irregularity, corneal transplant and keratoconus. This gives patients the benefit of sharper vision without giving up comfort.

These are large-diameter RGP lenses that rests on the white part of the eye (sclera) creating a tear-filled vault over the cornea, or front surface of the eye.  These lenses are very specialized and are designed to treat multiple eye conditions that do not respond to other forms of treatment.  A few of these conditions are Keratoconus, Corneal ectasia, severe dry eye / sjogrens syndrome. These lenses are made out of gas permeable material, allowing oxygen through the lens for maximum eye health.

corneal refractive therapy
 
Corneal Molding or Ortho-K

Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) - also known as "Orthokeratology", is a great advancement in refractive therapy for our patients.  CRT allows you to see clearly without glasses or contacts during the day.  Specifically designed therapeutic contact lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye while you sleep.  Imagine great vision all day without the hassle of glasses or the problems with dust, allergies or dryness that can come while wearing contacts.  This makes CRT ideal for our younger patients who are active in sports and activities.  CRT has also been shown to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children and teenagers.  No more worries about broken frames or torn contact lenses.

 

Disposable soft lenses are one of the most popular choices in contact lens wear.  These lenses are worn for a period of time and then thrown away.  They may be designed to last for one day, a couple of weeks or up to a few months.  All lenses except for daily disposable are still removed and cleaned daily for the health of your eyes.  Disposables are perfect for many patients who were told they could not wear contact lenses because of allergies or mild dry eye conditions.  They are also popular for athletes and lobbyists who do not necessarily want to wear contact lenses every day but are needed or wanted for specific sports, events or activities.

soft colored contact lenses
 

Interested in a new look?  Colored contact lenses might be the right choice for you.  These soft disposable lenses can be used to change or enhance your eye color.  Even if you do not need a corrective power for your vision, you can use "plano" colored contacts to change your eye color.  Family Eye Clinic doctors can evaluate your eyes and see if colored lenses could be a fun contact lens for you to wear.  It is important to be fit by a qualified doctor, as contact lenses (even without a corrective power) are a medical device and must be fit with care.

 

Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism, which is a vision condition where the cornea is shaped irregularly.  In the past, the only options for patients with astigmatism were either glasses or hard gas permeable contact lenses.  Soft toric contact lenses are weighted to keep your contact in the correction position for clear vision in patients that have astigmatism.  These lenses come in most disposable options, which makes them not only comfortable to wear, it makes them convienient and healthy for your eyes as well.

 

Technology has greatly improved multifocal choices for contact lenses.  Many patients past their 40's who need reading glasses or have to take their glasses off to read, can no enjoy the comfort and benefits of soft disposable contact lenses.  There are even options for multifocal toric correction in soft disposable contacts.  Your doctor can help you determine if this is a good lens choice for you. 

 

As the name implies, these lenses are hard and gas permeable. If you’ve been told you cannot wear soft lenses, RGP lenses are often a great alternative. RGP lenses are available in specialized designs to correct just about any vision disorder.

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