Contact Lenses for Boston, Natick, Medford, and Dedham
If you suffer from a refractive error that interferes with vision, you have good reason to consider contact lenses instead of (or alongside) eyeglasses. These handy little appliances can't be damaged in contact sports or other rigorous activity like eyeglasses can, nor are they likely to go flying off in an impact.
But if your contacts aren't chosen and fitted to match your particular needs and circumstances, they can cause more problems than they resolve. Lickteig Family Eyecare can provide expertly-fitted contact lenses for Boston, Natick, Medford, and Dedham residents.
How Our Optometrists Fit You for Contacts
The vision test you receive is a comprehensive eye exam can help our optometrists calculate your prescription -- but it's only the first step in getting contact lenses. A contact lens exam combines measurements of your eye structures/contours with an analysis of any other factors that might influence your choice of contacts.
If you have dry eye, for instance, the wrong type of contacts may aggravate the condition. If your eyes are easily irritated by protein debris, you may have trouble with extended-wear lenses or soft contacts. If you have a strong or complicated prescription, soft contacts may not be up to the task. These and other issues can help us recommend the perfect contact lenses for you.
The Right Option for Your Unique Eyes
Lickteig Family Eyecare offers a variety of contact lens products to suit a wide range of needs, concerns, and preferences. Some products are optimized for particular usage pattern, from single-use disposable lenses (ideal for avoiding infection or irritation) to extended -wear contacts (which give you 24/7 visual clarity). We can also provide specialized contacts for issues such as:
- Keratoconus - Scleral contacts cover the entire cornea, compensating for the corneal irregularities of keratoconus.
- Astigmatism - Toric contacts are shaped to maintain their position, allowing them to correct specific aberrations.
- Dry eye - In addition to scleral contacts (which naturally retain moisture), we can provide contacts made of special hydrogel materials.
- Strong prescriptions - Rigid gas permeable contacts are ideal for correcting stronger refractive errors.
- Presbyopia - If you have presbyopia, our multifocal contacts can help you see clearly at all distances.
Schedule a Contact Lens Exam from Our Eye Doctors
Once we've determined what kind of contact lenses will do the best job for you, we will perform however many fittings are necessary to make sure you're getting an optimal combination of comfort, safety, and sharp, clear vision. But it all starts with a visit to our clinic.
Call any of our locations to schedule an eye exam and contact lens exam!