Get the Best Comprehensive Contact Lens Care in the Region
For those who think laser surgery and its risks are frightening and prohibitively expensive, contact lenses can provide a safe, comfortable and time-tested alternative.
One-Day Contact Lenses
One-day, or single use disposable contact lenses, are the safest, most comfortable and affordable contact lenses available. They provide great vision and do not require cleaning solution. You have a fresh, clean, comfortable lens everyday, and have virtually no chance of infection.
These disposable contact lenses are designed to be worn for one day or a single use before disposal. They are the most successful and have the least complications.
One-Day Contact Lenses Available at St. Charles Vision
- Bausch and Lomb Softlens Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
- Cooper Vision 1 Day Disposables and 1 Day Toric (Astigmatic)
- Disposables One Day Proclear
- Acuvue 1-Day Moist and 1-Day TruEye
- CIBA Focus Dailies: Sphere, Toric, and Progressive
Daily Wear Contact Lenses
These disposable and reusable contact lenses are designed for daily use but must be removed before bedtime. Most disposable contact lenses are to be removed and cleaned daily, and replaced every two weeks. Traditional daily wear contact lenses may be reusable and require specific care solutions that are used every night.
Daily Wear Contact Lenses Available at St. Charles Vision
- Bausch & Lomb
- Color Contact Lenses
- And many others, including custom-made contact lenses.
Extended Wear Contact Lenses
These disposable contact lenses are designed to be worn for six days without removal. While extended wear lenses work perfectly for many lens wearers, they aren’t right for some, especially customers who need higher levels of oxygen transmitted to the corneal surface due to illnesses like diabetes, certain medications or low tear. The FDA approved EW lens usage for up to 6 consecutive nights.
Extended Wear Contact Lenses Available at St. Charles Vision
- Acuvue Oasys
- Coopervision Biofinity
- Bausch & Lomb Purevision
- Ciba Air Optix Night & Day
Continuous Wear Contact Lenses
Continuous wear contact lenses are similar to extended wear lenses in terms of ease of use and comfort. But these lenses are designed for use for as many as 31 consecutive days without removal. As with extended wear lenses, they aren’t suitable for all contact lens wearers, and should only be used in consultation with one of our doctors.
Continuous Wear Contact Lenses Available at St. Charles Vision
- Bausch and Lomb PureVision
- Ciba Air Optix Night & Day
Toric Contact Lenses
Toric contact lenses are made from the same materials as regular (“spherical”) contact lenses, so they can be either soft or rigid gas permeable (RGP). The difference is in the design of the lens. Toric lenses have two powers in them, created with curvatures at different angles (one for astigmatism, the other for either myopia or hyperopia). There’s also a mechanism to keep the contact lens relatively stable on the eye when you blink or look around. To provide crisp vision, toric contact lenses cannot rotate on your eye.
Toric Contact Lenses Available at St. Charles Vision
- Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism
- Coopervision Biofinity Toric
- Coopervision Proclear Toric
- Bausch & Lomb PureVision Toric
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal contact lenses offer users both good near and distance vision. Some offer a bifocal design with two distinct lens powers, while others have a multifocal design with a gradual change in lens power. Multifocal contacts are available in both soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP or GP) and are designed for daily wear or extended (overnight) wear.
Multifocal Contact Lenses Available at St. Charles Vision
- Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia
- Coopervision Proclear Multi
- Bausch & Lomb PureVision Multi
Specialty Contact Lenses
Specialty contact lenses are sometimes required for certain patients, particularly patients recovering from certain types of eye surgeries and patients for whom other types of contact lenses are unsuitable.
Candidates for specialty contacts are patients with the following conditions:
- Refractive surgery and need additional vision correction
- Corneal trauma/Degenerative conditions
- Penetrating Keratoplasty
- Eye disfigurement
Specialty Contact Lenses Available at St. Charles Vision
- Synergeyes A
- Synergeyes PS
- Synergeyes Multifocal
- Synergeyes KC
- Synergeyes CK
- Custom Extended Range Astigmatic
- Custom Toric Options and Optix Custom
- Progressive Toric
- Special Eyes Program
- Orthokeratology (corrects nearsightedness while you sleep)