Contact Lenses

Are you having trouble with your vision but don’t want to wear glasses? To experience what it’s like wearing invisible, comfortable contact lenses, visit Dr. Jason Eugenides at Vanderbilt Optical in Naples, Florida. With a wide range of lenses to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect match — and achieve perfect vision once again.

Contact Lenses Q & A

Do I need contact lenses?

The best way to determine whether you need contact lenses is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Eugenides for a comprehensive eye exam. While each patient experiences vision problems differently, you might need contact lenses if you have some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Poor night vision
  • Fatigue or eye strain after reading or using a computer
  • Halos, spots, or flashes of light in the corners of your eyes
  • Frequent squinting or blinking
  • Recurring headaches

You may also notice that you can’t read road signs or close-up text or that you aren’t able to focus quickly.

How do I get contact lenses?

Getting contact lenses starts with an eye exam at Vanderbilt Optical. Dr. Eugenides conducts this exam, during which he tests your eyesight and also assesses the health of your eyes.

Based on your ability to identify words and letters with each eye, he can tell if you are nearsighted or farsighted. If you’re nearsighted, you can see something easily when you’re close to it, but you probably have trouble seeing objects that are far away. If you’re farsighted, the opposite is true: You have clear vision when looking at distant objects, but blurry vision when viewing something close. The clarity of each eye corresponds to a specific number, and these numbers make up your vision prescription.

What type of contact lenses are best for me?

Once Dr. Eugenides has determined your prescription, he can help you pick out the right contact lenses for your lifestyle and your preferences. Advances in the field of optometry have produced a variety of different types of contact lenses with a range of benefits. Some common varieties include:

  • Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) — Made of a durable material that still allows oxygen to permeate through and into your eyes
  • Daily-wear soft — Contacts designed to be worn only while you’re awake and may be disposable
  • Extended-wear disposable — Contacts you can wear night and day, then dispose of after a set period of time, usually up to two weeks
  • Planned replacement — Contacts that are replaced at set intervals, usually one to three months

What are the benefits of contact lenses?

In some ways, contact lenses offer you much more freedom than glasses. You don’t have to worry about taking them off or on during certain activities, and you can find a wide variety of lenses that are a fit for your lifestyle. Contact lenses don’t interfere with your appearance, and they are generally very comfortable and easy to wear.

To make an appointment with Vanderbilt Optical today, call or use the one-click online scheduling system.