• 3309 Miller Ave., Crossville, TN 38555     Phone: 931 484-4861

  • Contact Lenses

  • Soft Contact Lenses

    Soft contact lenses are made of soft water-containing, flexible plastics, called “hydrogels”, that allow oxygen to pass to the cornea to maintain its health and clarity. Because they are soft, thin and flexible, soft contact lenses are easier to adapt to and more comfortable than rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses. Another newer type of soft contact lens is made of a “silicone hydrogel” material that allows an even greater amount of oxygen to reach the cornea, adding additional safety. Soft contact lenses require careful cleaning and disinfection, as they tend to attract deposits of protein from your tear film.

    Today, most soft contact lenses are prescribed with a very specific "planned replacement schedule". That is, the prescribing eye doctor will give you instructions on how frequently to replace your lenses based on your tear film, how often you may be removing the lenses and how quickly you soil the lenses, even after cleaning and disinfection. True "Disposable" Contact Lenses are worn only once and then discarded. In order to have a "daily wear disposable schedule", a brand new pair of lenses is used each day.

    New to Soft Contact Lenses:

    •New daily disposables available for patients with dry eyes

    •Introducing Ciba Total 1 Daily Contact Lenses perfect for the Dry Eye patient

    •New daily disposable toric lenses available

    •bifocal/multifocal designs available

  • Contacts For Special Needs

    Rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGPs) are more durable and resistant to deposit buildup, and generally give a clearer, crisper vision. They tend to be less expensive over the life of the lens since they last longer than soft contact lenses. They are easier to handle and do not tear, however, they can break. It can take several weeks of adaptation in order to get used to wearing RGPs as compared to only a few days for soft contacts.

    •High oxygen rigid lenses

    •Excellent bifocal/multifocal designs available

    •Ideal for patients with corneal irregularities, keratoconus, and post surgical patients.

    People who have astigmatism usually have an asymmetrical curvature of the cornea making it oval shaped, like a football. Contact lenses that correct astigmatism are called "toric" lenses. Toric lenses are readily available in both soft contacts and rigid gas permeable contact lens prescriptions. Toric contact lenses require a greater degree of fitting expertise in order to obtain the most precise vision.

    Scleral Lenses

    •High oxygen, large diameter lenses that are ideal for masking astigmatism, treatment of dryness, keratoconus, ectasia, and post surgical complications

    •Available in multifocal designs

    For more information on which type of contact is right for you please contact our office and schedule and appointment.

     

  • Contact Lens Brands

    New contact lens technology is developing and evolving every day. Let us show you how your vision issues can be solved with contacts. We can provide therapeutic lens treatment for the following conditions:

    •Keratoconus

    •Dry eye

    •Irregular cornea

    •Post-surgical patients

    •Presbyopia

    We offer the newest and most advanced contact lens technology available:

    •Soft Contact Lenses

    •Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses

    •Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

    •Scleral Lenses

    •Hybrid Lenses

    •Cosmetic Contact Lenses

  • Contact Lens Brands