IN DULUTH, GA (NORTH OF ATLANTA) at Georgia Eye Physicians & Surgeons
|Contact Lenses||Bandage Contact Lenses|
|Contact Lens Check||Contacts for Astigmatism|
|Multifocal Contact Lenses||Disposable Contact Lenses|
|Gas Permeable Contact Lenses||Eye Glasses|
At Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons, we know that each individual is unique and has a style of their own. Your doctor provides a prescription for glasses or contacts, but that is just the beginning. Our optical center offers a wide selection of corrective eye solutions to suit your personality and visual needs, whether you prefer to wear contact lenses or eye glasses.
For those who elect to wear contact lenses, we offer hard and soft lenses that vary in length of wear from daily disposables to extended wear options. Individuals who require specialized lenses to correct astigmatism or keratoconus can find a wide array of options at our optical center in the form of both contacts and eye glasses. We offer recommendations when considering single-vision (all-purpose lenses that correct distance vision) and multifocal (dual structured lenses that correct nearsightedness and farsightedness) lens options that come in a variety of styles.
Our optical center offers modern and traditional frame designers such as Ray Ban®, Coach®, Michael Kors®, Calvin Klein®, Kate Spade®, Fossil® and more to suite your personality. To ensure that your glasses allow you to see as crisp and clearly as possible, we also offer Varilux digitally enhanced lenses, anti-glare coatings, and Crizal Avance with Scotchguard® to protect your glasses and make them easily cleanable. As part of our mission of treating patients as we would expect to also be treated, all glasses purchased from GA Eye Physicians and Surgeons Optical Center are treated with the Crizal Avance coating and carry a two year scratch warranty. All of our optical center’s frames also carry at least a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
Even if you don’t require corrective eyewear, it is still important to protect your eyes, especially from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays. Our optical center carries sunglasses like Maui Jim, available in prescription and non-prescription lenses, which will protect eyes from harmful UV damage and degenerative eye conditions and diseases. Dr. Segal and Dr. Lay take into consideration each patient’s preferences and provide the best solutions for your vision needs when finding the fit that is most comfortable to you.
At Georgia Eye Physicians and Surgeons, we offer a wide selection of contact lenses to fit your eyes and lifestyle. Contact lenses correct vision likewise to eyeglasses: they change the power of the eye front allowing images to come into focus without glasses. Contact lenses are small, plastic discs that are placed on the eye’s surface and are safe when used with proper care. Some patients prefer contact lenses depending on their lifestyle and eye health. With a complete selection of types such as disposable, gas permeable, and bandage contacts, our patients can choose from a variety of safe and effective contact lenses. A thorough consultation with Dr. Segal or Dr. Lay can help determine the best contact lens wearing and replacement schedule for you.
Disposable contact lenses are worn for a temporary period of time then discarded and replaced on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. They are the most common type of contact lenses and are recommended for patients with allergies or eyes prone to forming deposits. Many patients enjoy the convenience of daily disposable lenses as they do not require cleaning and may carry less risk of eye infections since they are replaced daily.
Also referred to as hard contact lenses, gas permeable contact lenses consist of plastics and other materials such as silicone or fluoropolymers. Unlike soft contact lenses, gas permeable contact lenses do not contain water so they are more resistant to dry eye, deposits and bacteria. The hard lens maintains its shape so vision stays focused and unaffected when the patient blinks. They can be used for up to two to three years with proper care. Gas permeable lenses may also be useful in correcting certain ocular diseases as they can reshape the front of the eye correcting for corneal irregularities like scarring or protrusion.
For patients who have corneal damage due to injury or disease, bandage contact lenses promote healing and reduce discomfort. Bandage contact lenses fit by design so there is less movement and friction on the cornea when the patient blinks. Bandage contact lenses protect the eye’s surface or cornea, and some physicians may instill medication in them to further induce healing. These lenses are essential in healing from ablative procedures like PRK surgery or other refractive eye surgery.
After a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will provide a prescription if you require vision correction. Prescriptions for contact lenses are given during a contact lens exam. Using an instrument called a keratometer, your eye physician will measure the front surface of your eye. Dr. Segal or Dr. Lay will consider each patient’s lifestyle, visual needs, and fitting to determine a proper lens type. Follow-up examinations will be required to monitor eye health, quality of vision, and proper fitting within a few weeks after prescription.
This commonly occurring condition is when the cornea, or lens of the eye, is irregularly curved and light rays refract and create blurred vision. While astigmatism can occur in all ages, corrective contact lenses and eye glasses are equally effective solutions to correct the astigmatism.
An eye condition that occurs when the collagen that helps support the circular shape of the cornea (lens of the eye) weakens and loses its shape by bulging and developing into a thin conical shape. Changes within the cornea can result in blurred vision or flashes which contribute to focusing difficulties. Keratoconus may be easily treated with gas permeable corrective contacts, eye glasses, or eye surgery.
Bifocals – A corrective eye glass option that contains visibly divided lenses. The bottom half of the lens corrects reading vision while the upper half corrects distance visibility such as nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Progressive Lens – A corrective eye glass option that functions similarly to bifocals, progressive lenses eliminate the visible dividing lines of bifocals and offer a smoother transition between the proportion of the lens that corrects reading and the portion that corrects distance focusing.