Contact lenses are a simple, yet effective solution that can help treat a variety of eye disorders. Unfortunately, many people might not know they need contact lenses. At Pathway Eye, we provide contact lenses and can schedule an eye exam to help you start seeing clearly again! We offer help to residents of Athens, Madison, Rogersville, and Huntsville Alabama, as well as Chattanooga Downtown, Ooltewah, and Collegedale, Tennessee! Our team is dedicated to helping you find relief from vision disorders through high-quality eye care services.
Do I Need Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are an essential treatment for vision disorders caused by refractive errors. Refractive errors make it impossible for your eye to process light correctly and lead to symptoms such as:
- Blurry vision
- Trouble seeing at night
- Double vision
- Inability to focus
- Inability to see clearly without squinting
If you're having any of these symptoms or know you have a refractive error (such as astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia, or presbyopia), it's best to schedule an eye exam and get contact lenses as soon as possible.
How Do Contact Lenses Work?
Contact lenses provide a layer over the lens of the eye that corrects the shape of the lens. This allows light to be properly focused through the eye. Contact lenses can provide immediate relief for vision disorders. However, they must be prescribed by an optometrist in order to function properly. Your eye doctor needs to conduct a contact lens exam to determine your prescription strength. They can also determine if you are a good candidate for contact lenses, or if you are suffering from another serious eye disease.
Choosing the Best Contact Lenses
Your contact lenses should allow you to see clearly, not be painful, and also take into consideration any eye diseases you are suffering from. If you suffer from keratoconus, you will need specialty contact lenses known as scleral lenses. An eye doctor will help determine which contact lenses will work best for you.
Find Relief With Contact Lenses
Contact lenses can provide relief for vision disorders, are easy to wear, and can improve your overall quality of life. Contact Pathway Eye today to schedule an appointment at our clinics in Alabama and Tennessee!