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Contact lenses offer several advantages over eyeglasses for vision correction. Unlike glasses, they won’t fog up and are ideal for sports enthusiasts and active individuals. Many people also prefer the natural appearance that contact lenses provide compared to eyeglasses. 

The most commonly used contact lenses are soft contact lenses, available in daily or extended wear schedules. These lenses are made of soft plastics that allow oxygen to reach the cornea, ensuring optimal eye health. 

While soft contact lenses are widely used, they may not be suitable for everyone. In cases of keratoconus, dry eye, or other conditions where wearing traditional contact lenses is not recommended, specialty contact lenses can offer an alternative solution. 

Specialty contact lenses 

At Dr. Gary Tracy Optometry & Eyewear, we understand that everyone’s eyes are unique, and that’s why we offer specialty contact lenses for hard-to-fit conditions. Whether you have astigmatism, presbyopia, or other specific vision challenges, our experienced optometrists Dr. Gary Tracy and Dr. Lauren Wolitzer will work closely with you to find the perfect solution. 

Multifocal contact lenses 

Multifocal lenses combine different prescriptions into a single lens. They provide clear vision for varying distances (e.g., near, intermediate, and far distances) without needing to switch between multiple pairs of glasses. 

Toric contact lenses

Toric lenses are specifically designed to correct astigmatism. These lenses have different powers in different meridians of the lens to address the irregular shape of the cornea or lens in astigmatic eyes. 


Scleral contact lenses    

Scleral lenses are larger gas permeable lenses that rest on the white part of the eye (sclera). They are ideal for patients with irregular corneas or conditions like keratoconus, providing improved comfort and visual clarity. 

Monovision contact lenses 

Monovision is a technique where one eye is fitted with a contact lens for distance vision, while the other eye is fitted with a lens for near vision. This option is suitable for individuals experiencing presbyopia, the gradual loss of your eyes’ ability to focus on close-up objects, who also need corrective lenses to see distant objects clearly.

Rigid gas permeable contact lenses     

Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses are made from a rigid, durable material that allows oxygen to pass through. They may be recommended for individuals with specific vision needs, such as those with astigmatism, keratoconus, or other corneal abnormalities. The rigid surface ensures a consistent lens shape, resulting in clearer vision compared to soft lenses. While RGP lenses may require a brief adjustment period due to their rigid nature, many individuals find them comfortable to wear once they adjust. 



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