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Contact Lenses in West Palm Beach, FL

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What Are Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses are small curved disks worn on the surface of the eye to address vision impairments, like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and age-related vision farsightedness (presbyopia). For many adults and teens, contact lenses offer are the easiest way to achieve their best vision. At Bentz Eye Care, we're pleased to offer contact lenses to West Palm Beach, FL patients for various eye needs, including daily wear, disposable, bifocal, and astigmatism. Utilizing the latest in vision care, our eye center features an onsite optical shop to help make meeting the vision needs of our patients even more convenient. We keep an excellent stock of the most common types of contact lenses so patients can often take them home on the same day as their contact lens fitting. To explore your options for contact lenses, please contact our team today to schedule a consultation.

Are Contact Lenses Right for Me?

Contact lenses may be an ideal choice for vision correction for teens and adults, people who play sports or lead active lifestyles, and those who prefer not to wear glasses. Contacts may also be appropriate for older children in some instances. This option does require extra care and attention, however. Patients who aren't committed to caring for them properly or who have certain types of eye conditions may not be good candidates for contact lenses.

What Should I Expect?

During your exam and lens consultation, our team will guide you through making the most effective decision for your personal needs and goals. At Bentz Eye Center, we will make sure you get the best contact lens fit and type. Moreover, we will help you stay close to your budget and can review an in-depth process for contact lens insertion and removal for all first-time users.

The eye doctors at our West Palm Beach, FL office recommend a follow-up visit several weeks following contact installation to make sure that the lenses are comfortable and working properly. It’s important to keep in mind that these follow-up evaluations do not act as regular full eye exams, which need to occur at least every two years. During comprehensive exams, we will monitor the overall health of your eyes, along with your lens prescription, to decide if it needs to be adjusted.

Contact Lenses FAQ

What are the benefits of contact lenses?

Many patients choose contact lenses for the ease and convenience they provide. Contact lenses offer a more natural feel for some people, and they typically cause no peripheral vision distortions, offering a greater field of vision. There is also no fogging or steaming of contact lenses, in most cases, and they can allow for eye color changes if preferred.

Does insurance cover contact lenses?

If you have vision insurance, a portion of the cost of your contact lenses may be covered under your plan. Our office staff at Bentz Eye Center can help you review your policy and benefits and let you know of any anticipated out-of-pocket cost for your contact lenses.

Can you wear contacts every day?

Unless you're experiencing a temporary eye issue preventing you from wearing your contact lenses, like redness, irritation, or an eye infection, wearing contact lenses daily is generally fine. Remember to always practice proper cleaning and care for your contacts.

How long can you wear contact lenses?

The length of time you can wear your contacts will depend on the type of contacts they are.

  • Daily Wear Contacts - need to be removed before bedtime, so the average wear time is about 16 hours.
  • Extended Wear Contacts - can be worn overnight and are typically worn up to seven days at a time.

Be sure to talk with our vision team about contact lens wear recommendations during your contact lens fitting at our West Palm Beach eye center.

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Quality Options for Clearer Vision

Addressing nearsightedness, farsightedness, and other eyesight impairments with quality care can help you enjoy the benefits of clearer vision. At Bentz Eye Center, we're thrilled to offer a wide variety of contact lens options to meet the varying goals and lifestyles of our patients. If you're in need of contact lenses in West Palm Beach, FL, we invite you to meet with our caring vision team. Contact us today to schedule an exam and contact lens fitting.

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