Candria E. Krywko, OD -  - Optometry

Eyes on Hayden

Candria E. Krywko, OD

Optometry located in Scottsdale, AZ

If you have an active lifestyle, or simply prefer the way you look without glasses, contact lenses may be right for you. Eyes on Hayden in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a wide selection of contact lenses to correct vision problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Schedule a contact lens exam online or over the phone today to get started.

Contacts Q & A

What are the advantages of contact lenses over glasses?

Contact lenses sit directly on your eyes, allowing you to see clearly if you have refractive errors like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. Compared with glasses, contact lenses provide clearer, more natural vision.

Advantages of contacts over glasses include:

  • A wider field of vision, including clear peripheral vision and no frames to get in the way
  • Unlike glasses, you don’t have to worry about contacts breaking or falling off when you play sports and perform physical activity
  • Contacts don’t get rainy or foggy when there’s precipitation outside

Plenty of people don’t like the way they look when they wear glasses. That’s a perfectly fine reason to switch to contacts.

How do I know if contact lenses are right for me?

Many people can safely wear contacts, but if you have certain problems with your eye health then they may not be right for you. Before prescribing and fitting you for contact lenses, the team of optometrists at Eyes on Hayden perform comprehensive eye exams to determine if you’re a good candidate for contacts.

Thanks to advances in technology, contact lenses can now correct a wide range of complex vision problems, including presbyopia and severe astigmatism. Don’t hesitate to ask your eye doctor if contacts are right for you. Even if you were told that you couldn’t wear contacts in the past, there may be an option that’s right for you on the market now.

What types of contact lenses are there?

The optical shop at Eyes on Hayden offers a selection of contact lenses to fit every need. At your eye exam, your doctor goes over your options and gives recommendations.

Types of contact lenses include:

Soft contact lenses

The most common type of contact lenses is made of a flexible plastic that easily fit your eyes.

Rigid-gas permeable (RGP) lenses

Not to be confused with old-fashioned hard contacts, rigid-gas permeable lenses are made of a durable, firm, but still comfortable material. Depending on your vision problems, RGP lenses may provide clearer vision and be easier to wear than soft contacts.

Specialty lenses

The optical shop offers custom contact lenses that fit your eyes perfectly if you have high refractive errors, astigmatism, irregular corneas, and other conditions that affect the shape of your eye. These include bifocal, multifocal, and hybrid lenses.

Prosthetic lenses

If you had a birth defect, eye infection, or disease that affected the appearance of your eye, prosthetic lenses can cover up imperfections and look like healthy eyes.

Cosmetic lenses

If you want to make a statement with your contacts, the optical shop at Eyes on Hayden offers cosmetic contact lenses that change the color of your eye.

For an eye exam at Eyes on Hayden, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.