The Contact Lens Department at Nashua Eye consists of five certified optometrists and dedicated staff to offer patients the best technology in contact lenses. Contact lens fittings are sophisticated exams that allow the doctor to maximize a patient’s vision, safety, and comfort; as well as account for an individual’s lifestyle and specific visual tasks.
Contact lens providers have learned from laser vision surgeons how to customize vision to an individual. Wavetouch Custom Contact Lenses use advanced wavefront measurements to treat not only nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism; but also ‘higher-order aberrations’. ‘Higher-order aberrations’ are distortions unique to a patient’s eye that are responsible for blurry vision. Wavetouch Custom Contact Lenses maximize an individual's vision and contrast sensitivity while minimizing symptoms such as glare and halos.
Contact lenses can provide a solution to dependency on reading glasses in older patients. Nashua Eye doctors fit and dispense multifocal contact lenses. These lenses provide for clear distance vision, as well as a range of near vision without reading glasses. Multifocal contact lenses have tiny concentric rings on the lens’ surface allowing for a depth of focus, and less dependency on spectacles for near. Another solution for reducing the need for reading glasses is called "monovision". Monovision uses contact lenses to focus one eye for distance vision and the other eye for near vision.
Contacts can be worn for cosmetic reasons as well as medical. The optometrists at Nashua Eye specialize in fitting contact lenses in patients with complicated corneal diseases such as keratoconus, providing clearer vision than spectacles.
The technology of contact lenses has advanced dramatically over the last ten years. Contact lens wearers are more comfortable because of new lens materials and improved lens breathability. Also, more patients can benefit from their convenience as a larger range of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can be corrected.