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Contact Lenses from Your Tacoma Eye Doctor at Family EyeCare Associates

Contact lenses offer an exciting, discreet, convenient alternative to eyeglasses for many individuals suffering from refractive errors such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. But all contact lenses are not created equal, and that's just as it should be. Different vision prescriptions, lifestyle preferences, and ocular health challenges call for different kinds of contact lenses. That’s why your Tacoma eye doctor at Family EyeCare Associates provides thorough contact lens exams and a wide range of lens options to ensure that you get the best possible experience.

Man placing a contact lens in his eye

The Convenience of Contact Lenses in Tacoma

If you have worn glasses all your life, you may never have considered ordering a pair of contact lenses in Tacoma -- but there are plenty of good reasons to do so. Most obviously, contact lenses provide "invisible" correction which may be desirable for actors or others who simply prefer to hide their vision issues. Contact lenses are also less likely to be damaged during high-impact activities such as sports. Athletes, drivers, and others who depend on optimal peripheral vision will appreciate the full visual field and anti-fog properties of these lenses. You can even stop worrying about your frames matching your wardrobe!

What the Contact Lens Exam Tells Us

Once a standard eye exam in University Place has found your corrective lens prescription, it's time for a contact lens exam. This procedure allows us to measure your eye structures to ensure a perfect fit for your new contacts. It also helps us determine what kind of Tacoma contact lenses will suit you best. For instance, while soft contacts offer great comfort and convenience, they can also accumulate protein deposits, possibly triggering an inflammation called giant papillary conjunctivitis in some individuals. In such a case, we might recommend single-use disposable lenses instead of bi-weekly lenses. A challenging refractive error such as severe astigmatism or presbyopia would also influence our recommendations.

A Variety of Tacoma Contact Lenses

Fortunately, contact lenses come in a wide range of forms and intended uses, from soft single-use lenses to rigid lenses that are cleaned regularly and used for a long time. We offer a variety of Tacoma contact lenses to suit every need, including:

  • Toric contact lenses, which are specially shaped and weighted to correct astigmatism as accurately as possible
  • Multifocal lenses that can correct for presbyopia just as effectively as multifocal eyeglasses
  • Scleral lenses that sit on the white of the eye, vaulting completely over corneas deformed by a condition called keratoconus
  • Rigid gas permeable lenses that resist protein deposits and provide superior vision correction for strong prescriptions

Your Source for Contact Lenses in Gig Harbor and Tacoma

If it's time to take a fresh new approach to your vision, we want to be your source for contact lenses in Gig Harbor and Tacoma. Call (253) 566-2020 for an eye exam in University Place so we can update your prescription and proceed with a contact lens exam!


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  • "I love this place! Our favorite place on the week of Thanksgiving every year to get our family of SEVEN get their eye exams!"
    Jesse M.
  • "My son continues to receive the best care imaginable at Family EyeCare Associates. I would drive hours if that's what it required to see Dr. Hartman, Dr. Garlick, and their wonderful staff. I have truly never seen such compassion. They care about the person as a whole, not just the body part they're treating. Anyone in the healthcare field would do well to adopt even a small amount of the attitude that these people have. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else."
    Robyn Danielle J.
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    Couldn't have asked for a better experience!"
    Sharon Sheldrew B.