If you’re interested in wearing contacts, you need to know all of the options at your disposal. Understanding the differences between each lens and the terminology can be confusing. We want to help you understand your eyes by providing you with a guide to contact lenses.

As some of these contacts are for hard-to-fit eyes, getting the opinion of a medical professional is always key. Schedule an exam with your ophthalmologist to see if your eyes require specific contact lenses. Conditions that may require a more in-depth contact lens exam can include but are not limited to astigmatism, dry eyes, giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), keratoconus, and presbyopia.

Having a serious eye disease can be unsettling. If your eyes have recently worsened, you may need to consider surgery. Diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic eye disease can pose a danger to your eyesight if left untreated. Your first step should always be scheduling an eye examination. During your exam, ask your ophthalmologist what they recommend for your eye care. Not every case of eye disease ends in eye surgery; it should be a last resort.

Have you ever experienced a horrible headache that caused you to lose your vision temporarily? If this is the case, you may have experienced an ocular migraine. Migraines are no fun and can be scary when you lose your vision. In most cases, these migraines can impair your ability to function. Medical Arts Eye Clinic is here to help you learn what ocular migraines are, what causes them, and how you can prevent them:

Eye color is one of the most fascinating things about the human body. No two eyes look exactly the same and there are several different classifications of the possible colors. Understanding your eye color can help you take pride in it as well as spark interest in other eye colors. It is important to note that each eye color is the result of a specific gene code made just for you and perfectly unique.

If for some reason you are dissatisfied with the color of your eyes and wish you could have another one, there is hope in the form of cosmetic colored contact lenses! At Medical Arts and Eye, we can assist you with finding your best match.