We have contacts for all your needs: Toric, Presbyopia, High Rx, and Color!
First time user:
Step 1: Come in and see our doctor, and they’ll fit you with the best option for your needs.
Step 2: Practice makes perfect. If you need help learning how to use your new contatcs our pro-staff will be be we there to show you the ropes.
Step 3: Wear them properly for a week
*Check out Contacts 101 (below) for helpful tips.
Finalize: Come back in a wee and tell us how it went. To provide you with the best service it is important that you keep your one week apointment.
Contacts 101: How to keep your eyes healthy while using contacts
Don’t sleep in your contacts
Sleeping in your contacts takes a MAJOR toll on your eyes. Keep them comfy by switching into your glasses as soon as you get home from a long day.
Dispose of lenses
Make sure to toss your lenses once you’ve worn them out. Different contacts have different replacement schedules. Typically the options are daily, bi-weekly, or monthly. If you’re not sure, call us and we’ll let you know.
Keep fresh solution and a clean case
Make sure to clean your case daily and put clean solution in your case. Do not merely top-off your last wear’s solution.
Only wear contacts prescribed by a doctor
Wearing contacts that have not been measured to your specific needs can cause SERIOUS damage.
Prescription Contact Lenses
We are dedicated to bringing you the most advanced contact lens materials and designs available, as well as the latest in contact lens fitting techniques. New developments in soft contact lens materials have resulted in lenses which are more comfortable, less dry, and more “breathable”, allowing more oxygen to reach the eye, and these materials are now available in a wider range of prescriptions and wearing modalities.
Advancements in lens designs for the correction of astigmatism and for bifocal wearers have also allowed more successful contact lens wear for many of our patients. The use of gas permeable rigid and soft/rigid combination lenses allows us to correct conditions where the cornea (the front part of the eye) becomes misshapen or distorted, such as keratoconus. Types of contact lenses include:
Soft Contact Lenses:
The most frequently prescribed due to their high level of comfort. Soft contacts are now available for patients with astigmatism and dry eyes and can even change the color of your eyes. Soft contact lenses include:
- Daily Wear - can be worn up to 12 hours but must be removed and cleaned at night
- Extended Wear - can be worn on a more flexible schedule than daily wear
- Disposable - meant to be worn for a short time and then discarded
- Color Changing - can change the color of your eyes even if vision correction is not needed
Hard Contact Lenses:
Also called rigid or gas-permeable lenses, gas-permeable and high lenses offer sharper vision and can correct nearsightedness or astigmatism. However, hard contact lenses take longer to adjust to than soft contact lenses.
At Harlem Vision Center, we offer all types and brands of contact lenses, specifically fitted for each individual's needs. We also offer multifocal lenses for first-time wearers. It is very important that your lenses are fitted correctly based on your prescription, eye shape and specific needs.
Some of the Contact Lenses offered:
- Bausch & Lomb
We also carry the latest toric & multifocal designs for vision. These are the next generation of materials for comfort, safety & colors.