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Contact Lens Exam & Fittings : McBride Vision Clinic
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Portland, OR / (503)-297-4183

Contact Lens Exam & Fittings

We Find & Fit Contact Lenses for You in Portland

Finding the right contact lenses may seem overwhelming, but with the right fit, they could change your life. Today, contacts are created for a variety of eye conditions, shapes, and lifestyles. Even if you have been told in the past that you’re not a good candidate for lenses, times may have changed.

The Latest Technology for Contacts Lenses

Contacts are highly dependent on that shape of your corneas to fit properly. In addition, your eye’s hydration and tear layer can make a huge difference in the comfort level of contacts. We use state-of-the-art testing in each contact lens exam to ensure we find the right fit for you.

Corneal topography allows us to better understand the shape of your cornea. This allows us to suggest what kind of lens may best fit your eye. We also employ meibography and tear layer assessment to assess what kind of tolerance your eyes will have for contact lenses. From these tests, we consider a range of contacts that could fit your eye needs and lifestyle and help you make an informed choice.

Specialty Contact Lenses Make Contacts a Possibility

There are a number of specialty contact lenses for the large variety of special eyes out there. Your eye shape or visual needs may make finding the right contacts lenses more difficult, but far from impossible. With the help of the staff at McBride Vision Clinic, you’re sure to find lenses that are safe, effective, and comfortable, providing high quality vision.

While traditional contact lenses only cover the cornea of your eyes, scleral lenses are larger, covering the surrounding white portion of your eye known as the sclera. These lenses can be used to help sufferers of dry eye, light sensitivity, or keratoconus. Anyone with an atypical eye shape should consider scleral contacts. Their larger size makes them easier to handle, and less likely to slip or fall out.

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, and Corneal Refractive Therapy are methods in which contact lenses are used to temporarily reshape the cornea. For patients with farsightedness or presbyopia this could mean a life without the need for glasses or contacts throughout the daytime. For those with myopia, this could mean a slower progression of their mild nearsightedness. Ortho-K and CRT lenses are worn overnight, gently reshaping the cornea while you sleep, giving you clear sight all day.

Aspheric contact lenses focus light to a more specific focal point on the back of your eye, rather than a general area. The key to this feature is the varying curve in the lens itself. This gives the wearer an increased depth of focus, as well as enhanced quality of vision. These contacts are appropriate for both nearsighted and farsighted patients.

Patients with astigmatism may have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for contact lenses. However, new toric lenses could change all that. These lenses are shaped specifically to help with astigmatism by correcting the vertical and horizontal refractions which can make objects appear tilted. They employ weights and thicker areas to keep them stable and prevent rotation. For this reason, it’s important to have your toric lenses professionally fit.

Combining more than one prescription in the same lens can be a powerful tool. Although these lenses are typically used by people over 40 who have difficulties seeing at distance and near, they are especially useful for younger patients with myopia. Multifocal lenses are created with a gradient of focal ranges for the best possible eyesight at all distances.

Myopia is common in children and is usually progressive. Studies have shown that lenses with a single focus can create strain for children as they try to see things at near, such as textbooks. This strain could make their myopia worsen over time. Multifocal contacts allow your child to have their vision corrected for distance, without adding near-vision stress.

Multifocal lenses are also ideal for those with presbyopia. As we age, our natural lenses lose flexibility, making it more difficult to focus on objects at near. This disorder does not affect long distance sight, making it a perfect candidate for a lenses with this gradient-type of design.

Combining the comfort of soft lenses with the power of rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, hybrid contacts offer a convenient way to consider life without glasses for people with keratoconus or irregular corneas. The outer portion of the lense is made from a flexible material, making it quite comfortable while protecting your eye from debris. The middle part of the lens is rigid, creating crisp vision.

If you suffer from keratoconus or ectasia ask about hybrid contacts today!

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We are located on SW Apple Way in the community of Beaverton, Oregon.

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McBride Vision Clinic
8566 SW Apple Way
Portland, OR 97225

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Phone (503)-297-4183
Email [email protected]
Fax (503) 297-3494

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