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All About Contact Lenses, Dr. Coker – EyeCare About Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

The two main categories of contact lenses are hard and soft lenses. While soft lenses are more popular, hard contact lenses have distinct advantages for certain eye and vision conditions.

At EyeCare About Vegas, we’ll explain the pros and cons of all types of contact lenses to you, and we’ll help identify which ones are ideal for helping you achieve crisp and comfortable vision. With offices located conveniently in Las Vegas, Nevada , we offer a full range of contact lenses to serve your unique visual needs.

Rigid, gas-permeable lenses

(“hard”) are composed of plastics and other materials, such as fluoropolymers and silicone. These hard contacts will always hold their shape, yet oxygen is permitted to flow freely through the lenses to reach the cornea. If you have astigmatism, hard lenses may be your most suitable option. If you suffer from allergies or have a strong tendency for protein deposits to build up on your contacts, we may also recommend hard lenses for you.

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Soft lenses have a reputation for being extremely comfortable. Depending upon your lifestyle, you may opt for daily-wear lenses, extended-wear lenses, or disposable lenses. In addition to your risk of infection, the financial expense varies with each of these types of contacts. Las Vegas eye doctor.

Your specific vision condition is an important criterion for determining the perfect contact lenses for your needs. If you have astigmatism and aren’t interested in hard lenses, soft toric contacts (usually a costlier option) may work. If you have presbyopia and require bifocals or multifocals to see clearly in all situations, then we’ll help fit you with bifocal or multifocal contact lenses.


At EyeCare About Vegas , we’ll explain the pros and cons of all types of contact lenses to you


If you’re seeking a new look, colored lenses may appeal to you! Note that although colored lenses are available over-the-counter, prescription colored lenses are your only safe option. The other types are illegal and may cause infection or extreme injury to the health of your eyes.

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Dear Valued Patient,

We are reaching out to inform all of our patients that during this COVID-19 closure our office is remaining open on an appointment-only basis, meaning our doors will be closed except for scheduled eye emergencies or urgent visual or eye health needs. We are focused on addressing possible infections that could potentially become more severe over the next few weeks. The greater purpose is to alleviate any potential burden on hospital emergency rooms that would be caused by patients seeking attention for eye health needs. However, if you are in need of glasses or contacts in order to perform your necessary day-to-day functions we will also do our best to address your needs. We are following the CDC guidelines for treating patients in our office during this outbreak. We understand that these are unprecedented times, but we want you to know that we are here for you in the case that you have a true eye emergency or urgent need. If you are unsure if your case would constituent as urgent, please call our office and we would be glad to answer any questions or concerns that you may have and advise you as to a course of action.

Best regards,

Christopher Coker, OD