Soundview Eye Center in Shoreham

Soundview Eye Center
45 Route 25A
Suite F

Shoreham, NY 11786
(631) 536-5113

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Contact Lenses

Contact lenses correct your vision and are easy to wear. Choosing the contact lenses that are right for you depends on your vision and the degree of comfort sought. There are many types of contacts to suit almost anyone. Types of contact lenses include:

Soft Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are the most commonly prescribed due to the fact that they are extremely comfortable. Soft contacts are now available in multi focal, for astigmatism and even for overnight wear. Soft contact lenses include

  • Daily Wear: can be worn up to 18 hours but must be removed and cleaned at night
  • Extended Wear: can be worn overnight
  • Disposable: can be worn for just one day, then discarded
  • Color-Changing: can change the color of your eyes, even if vision correction is not needed

Hard Contact Lenses

Sometimes called rigid or gas-permeable lenses, hard contact lenses offer sharper vision and can correct severe nearsightedness or astigmatism.

We offer all types and brands of contact lenses specifically fitted for each individual's needs. It is very important that your lenses are fitted correctly based on your prescription, eye shape and specific needs.

Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus

Visual impairment caused by an irregularly shaped cornea in patients with keratoconus and other corneal irregularities can be effectively addressed with scleral contact lenses. Designed specifically to create a smoother and more properly contoured front surface of the eye, these contact lenses offer significantly improved clarity and greater comfort than other methods of vision correction.

Scleral lenses for keratoconus are larger diameter contact lenses that vault over the irregular corneal bulge to rest more comfortably on the white part of the eye, the sclera. Due to their configuration, these lenses offer improved stability during eye movements and help to keep the eyes well lubricated throughout the day.

Our eye doctors are skilled and experienced in fitting scleral lenses for patients with keratoconus as well as a variety of other ocular conditions.