At Marion Eye Center we take pride in providing our patients with contact lenses from all of the major manufactures at competitive prices. We have a lowest price guarantee on all of our contact lenses and contact lens accessories. Click here to view our current specials.
Contact lenses, when used properly, are very convenient and can be extremely comfortable. Most of the time, you will hardly know you are wearing them, though you will certainly notice how clear your vision is. We are happy to discuss the options available for you. Many patients choose contact lenses for their primary vision correction and glasses for back-up or part-time wear. While others prefer to wear glasses for the majority of their day, but have activities and events where they'd rather not wear their glasses and choose contact lenses for these times.
Contact Lens Types
There are contact lenses available for almost everyone. Some patients were told in the past that they couldn't wear contacts, or unsuccessfully tried contact lenses. You owe it to yourself to see what's new. We carry many options, and will do our best in selecting contact lenses that you'll love wearing. Choose from the following list of options available.
Disposable Soft Lenses
These lenses are worn for a period of time then, thrown away. The most well-known disposables last for two weeks. There are also one-week and one-day disposables. These are perfect for many patients who were told they couldn't wear contact lenses because of allergies or mild dry eye conditions. They have a low cost per lens and are also popular for athletes and hobbyists who don't necessarily want to wear contact lenses every day.
Tinted Soft Lenses
With tinted soft lenses, you can change or enhance your eye color. Even if you don't need corrective lenses, you can use "plano" tinted lenses to change your eye color.
Bifocal Soft Lenses
Recent technology has greatly improved bifocal soft lenses. Many patients past their 40s who need bifocals can now enjoy the comfort and benefits of soft contact lenses.
Toric Soft Lenses
Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is a vision condition where an irregularly shaped cornea affects the vision. In the past, if you had astigmatism, your only options were either glasses or hard gas permeable contact lenses. But toric lenses now offer a soft lens alternative. There are several types of toric lenses to choose from.
Planned Replacement Disposable Soft Lenses
These lens materials transmit more oxygen to the cornea of the eye. Some of these lens materials can be worn up to 30 days, day and night, without removal. They can last a week, two weeks, or one month, depending upon the lens material and your doctor's recommendations.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses
As the name implies, these lenses are hard and gas permeable. If you've been told you can't wear soft lenses, RGP lenses are often a good alternative. RGP lenses are available in specialized designs to correct just about any vision disorder.
Today, many contacts incorporate an ultraviolet blocker in the lens material, to cut down on UV light that can eventually cause cataracts and other eye problems. You can't see this blocker by looking at the lens. However since contacts don't cover your entire eye, UV blockers cannot substitute for traditional sun protection like good quality sunglasses with UV protection.
At Marion Eye Centers, we guarantee the lowest price on eyeglasses, contacts, readers, and all of our accessories. Visit us at one of our convenient 36 locations throughout Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri. You do not have to travel long distances to receive excellent eye care. Feel free to complete our convenient online contact form or call to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.