Specialty Contact Lenses in Columbia & Eldon

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Unique Eyes, Specialty Lenses

Plenty of variety exists in the contact lens market. While some eyes might be considered hard-to-fit, advancements in lens technology mean that almost everyone can wear contacts.

Your situation is unique, and the contact lens solution that’s right for you will be unique too. Below you’ll find some basics about the different styles of lenses and the eye conditions that may benefit from them. Keep in mind that your eyes might require a combination of lens technologies.

At Family Focus Eyecare, we’ll work with you to find the lenses that give you crisp, clear vision and maximum comfort. Contact lenses require a special exam so we can fit you properly, so book yours today.

Toric Lenses

People with astigmatism may require specialty contact lenses. Astigmatism occurs when an irregularly shaped cornea or lens causes blurred vision at all distances. Think more football than basketball, and you’re picturing an eye with astigmatism. 

Toric contact lenses have a unique design feature that corrects vision on both the horizontal axis and vertical axis of the eye. They can contain different powers in different parts of the lens so they need to sit on the eye just right to help you see clearly. 

While other lenses might rotate when you blink, those with astigmatism need their contacts to stay put at all times. Toric lenses often include weighting at the bottom of the lens to ensure it remains aligned where you need it.

Toric lenses come in soft or rigid gas-permeable varieties.

Types of Lenses

Plenty of variety exists in the contact lens market. While some eyes might be considered hard-to-fit, advancements in lens technology mean that almost everyone can wear contacts.

Your situation is unique, and the contact lens solution that’s right for you will be unique too. Below you’ll find some basics about the different styles of lenses and the eye conditions that may benefit from them. Keep in mind that your eyes might require a combination of lens technologies.

At Family Focus Eyecare, we’ll work with you to find the lenses that give you crisp, clear vision and maximum comfort. Contact lenses require a special exam so we can fit you properly, so book yours today.

Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses

Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses are more sturdy than soft contacts and many people find them more comfortable than traditional hard contacts.

These lenses keep their shape when you blink, helping your vision stay crisp. They are lightweight and allow oxygen to pass through the lens to your eyes, keeping them healthy.

Multifocal contact lenses contain multiple prescription powers for those who need near and distance vision correction. They can be bifocal-style, with 2 powers per lens, or multifocal, with several powers per lens. The multifocal variety is similar to progressive eyeglass lenses.

Multifocal lenses can help people with presbyopia attain the convenience that comes with contact lens wear. Presbyopia comes with age and occurs when the eyes lose their natural ability to focus on close-up objects. If you also have myopia, bifocal or multifocal lenses can help you see clearly at all distances.

Multifocal contact lenses are available in soft and rigid gas-permeable varieties. They’re also available in daily or extended wear.

Scleral lenses make it possible for people with irregular corneas to wear contact lenses. These are rigid gas-permeable lenses that vault over the cornea and rest on the scleras (whites) of the eyes.

Those with keratoconus, or cone-shaped corneas, who have had laser eye surgery, or dry eye disease may benefit from scleral lenses because their larger-than-average surface area creates a hydrating fluid reservoir.

Some Brands We Carry

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Alcon

Alcon has one mission: to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon is uniquely poised to serve every contact lens wearer by addressing the full life cycle of their needs.

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Alcon Air Optix

The AIR OPTIX® family of breathable contact lenses lets you focus on your life, not your contact lenses. They provide clear vision and consistent comfort††. Plus, the monthly replacement schedule is easy to remember.

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Bausch + Lomb Ultra for Astigmatism

If you have astigmatism, ask your eye care professional about Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Astigmatism contact lenses to experience all-day comfort and consistently clear vision. Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Astigmatism contact lenses feature MoistureSeal Technology which maintains 95% of lens moisture for a full 16 hours.

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Bausch + Lomb Ultra for Presbyopia

Try Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Presbyopia for all-day comfort and consistently clear vision. Bausch + Lomb ULTRA for Presbyopia contact lenses feature MoistureSeal Technology, which maintains 95% of lens moisture for a full 16 hours.

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Biofinity Multifocal

As we grow older, we lose the ability to focus on up-close objects, especially at night. This condition is known as presbyopia and begins around age 40. Balanced Progressive™ technology allows users of Cooper’s multifocal lenses to focus with ease and provides long-lasting, 30-day comfort.

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Cooper – Frequency 55

Cost savings and high performance are just some of the benefits that Frequency 55 lenses provide. With a simple monthly replacement schedule the wearer can rest easy knowing they never have to carry multiple packs with them on trips or when on the go. Made with high quality materials that you would only expect from a brand like Cooper.

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Cooper Biomedics

Convenient replacement schedule, all-day wearability, these are the features people want in a weekly disposable product. Look no further because Biomedics lenses feature a thinner, patented edge design that provides excellent comfort. What the user gains is enhanced image quality regardless of how long they wear them.

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Cooper My Day

CooperVision® MyDay® lenses feature everything you need for an exceptional overall daily disposable experience: all-day comfort, easy lens insertion and removal, and a highly breathable lens that helps provides a healthier lens-wearing experience.

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Cooper Vision

We create and execute innovation that is unmatched in the contact lens industry. There's much more to our story than that, however. You'll find that what sets us apart is how we approach our business. We collaborate, we listen, and we enjoy what we do.

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CooperVision Misight

Eye Care Professionals Can Begin Fitting the World’s First One-Day Soft Contact Lens Shown to Substantially Slow the Progression of Myopia in Children. Millions of children across Canada are poised to benefit from a breakthrough therapy that addresses the fast-growing issue of myopia (nearsightedness), which is projected to negatively affect more than 50 percent of the world’s population by 20502. CooperVision MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are now available for fitting by Eye Care Professionals. It is the world’s first one-day soft contact lens clinically proven to substantially slow the progression of myopia in children.

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CooperVision Proclear

Proclear by CooperVision are a line of daily-disposable contact lenses with options available for nearly every corrective lens prescription need, including options for astigmatism. They feature Phosphorylcholine, a material that attracts water and encourages healthy eye hydration.

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Johnson & Johnson

As a primary resource to optometrists and eye care professionals, Johnson & Johnson aims to make the world a better place by providing health solutions for everyone. Explore well-known, trusted products with a brand responsible for improving daily lives.

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Johnson + Johnson Acuvue

The #1 selling daily disposable contact lens brand in the world. 1-DAY ACUVUE® integrates premium EYE-INSPIRED™ Innovations for an exceptional vision experience within reach. Simplify your success with the go-to contact lens with a high rate of retention.

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Johnson + Johnson Oasys

ACUVUE® OASYS is the first-of-its-kind contact lens to deliver superior visual performance that your patients can see and feel. This lens combines the proven comfort of ACUVUE® with seamless adaptation to light for superior visual performance, day-to-night.

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Johnson + Johnson Vita

ACUVUE® VITA with HydraMax™ Technology is a monthly lens for patients who want a full month of comfortable wear from their lenses. It has a new, non-coated silicone hydrogel formulation balanced to help maximize and maintain hydration throughout the lens – providing reliable, superior overall comfort all month long.

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Menicon

Menicon offers a large range of contact lens types to meet your specific eye care needs. This wide variety of contact lens materials and types are designed to ensure you receive superior vision correction and comfort while keeping your eyes healthy and happy.

Find Crisp, Clear Vision Today

If you already have a lens prescription, you can shop our online store for refills. For those without an up-to-date prescription, please book a contact lens exam to make sure your lenses are still providing clear, comfortable vision. If you’re new to contact lenses altogether, please book a consultation to discover freedom from glasses.

Visit Either of Our Locations

Columbia

Find our Columbia clinic in the Broadway Business park, near the Callaway Bank and the Regeneration Salon & Spa.

  • 3301 W Broadway Business Park Ct, Suite E
  • Columbia, MO 65203

Eldon

Our Eldon location is on Oak Street, two blocks north of the post office and between North and High Streets.

  • 115 N Oak St
  • Eldon, MO 65026

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