West Hartford, CT

Contact Lenses

West Hartford, CT

Contact Lenses

Some people prefer to wear contact lenses instead of eyeglasses as their primary means of vision correction because they prefer a more natural appearance, or because they are active in sports. At SIGHT in West Hartford, we are experienced in fitting patients in the right contact lenses for their visual needs, eye health, and lifestyle.

Types of Contact Lenses

We offer many different options of contact lenses for patients with a variety of eye conditions and visual needs.

Multifocal soft lenses 

Multifocal contact lenses are designed to correct presbyopia, a common condition that occurs as people age, where they have difficulty seeing objects up close. These lenses have different powers in different zones, allowing the wearer to see clearly at different distances. They are ideal for people who want to enjoy the convenience of contact lenses without the need for reading glasses. 

Daily Disposable Soft Lenses 

Daily disposable soft lenses are a convenient and healthy lens option.  Daily use contact lenses are a great option if you have a history of allergies and eye infections as they can significantly decrease the risk of both. Daily replacement prevents the buildup of lipids and proteins on your lenses and the growth of bacteria.  

Contact lens companies are expanding the types of daily disposable lenses they offer, so more patients can benefit from the very best lenses available. Contact lenses are now available for patients with allergies or mild dry eye conditions who could not wear them comfortably in the past. Additionally, daily soft lenses have a low cost per lens. Since they do not require the purchase of solutions and cleaners, they cost the same as buying a two-week lens as well as solutions and cleaners over a year. 

Specialty contact lenses  

Regular contact lenses fit the surface of the eye. If you have a cornea that is abnormally shaped or suffer from an eye condition like dry eye or keratoconus, regular contacts will not work well.   

Specialty contact lenses are intended to treat specific vision problems or correct certain refractive errors. They can be designed to help people with unique visual needs, such as those who have keratoconus, a disease that causes the cornea (the clear window at the front of your eye) to thin and change shape.   

If you have been told in the past that you cannot wear contact lenses due to dry eye, keratoconus, or other ocular issues, consider scheduling an appointment with us to see if you are a good candidate for specialty contact lenses.  

Orthokeratology contact lenses

Orthokeratology (ortho-k) contact lenses are designed to be worn overnight to temporarily reshape the cornea and correct refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism, and low levels of farsightedness and presbyopia. By gently reshaping the cornea while you sleep, FDA-approved ortho-k lenses allow you to enjoy clear vision during the day without the need for glasses or contacts.

Toric soft lenses

Toric soft lenses are used to correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is a vision condition where an irregularly shaped cornea affects the vision. Toric lenses offer an alternative to glasses or hard gas permeable contact lenses, which were previously the only options for astigmatism. There are several types of toric lenses to choose from, and our eye doctor can help you find the best option for your needs!

Scleral lenses

Scleral contact lenses are larger than standard contact lenses and are designed to cover the entire cornea and rest on the sclera (the white part of the eye). The unique design of scleral lenses allows them to provide better vision correction and comfort for people with irregular cornea shapes or eye conditions like keratoconus. They also create a reservoir of fluid between the lens and the eye, which can be helpful for people with dry eyes.

Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses

RGP lenses are made of a firm, durable plastic that allows oxygen to pass through to the eye. This material allows for better eye health and more extended wear time. RGP lenses are known for providing crisp, clear vision, and they can correct astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. They are a good option for people with mild to moderate astigmatism and for those who require precise vision correction.


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Schedule a contact lens exam & fitting at SIGHT

At SIGHT, we can help you determine what contact lenses you need. The eye care professionals at SIGHT in West Hartford are experts at ensuring your contacts fit properly and provide you with clear, comfortable vision. Book an eye exam with us today and let us know you’re interested in a contact lens exam and fitting.