Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Botts determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus.
After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Botts works with you to determine which type of lenses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, treatment may be necessary before starting with contact lens wear. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens is selected. Specialized contact lenses, such as multifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with age-related focus loss.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color.