Contact Lenses

Contact Lens Options

Contact lens patients should always be seen once a year for a full exam.

The Princeton Eye Group is proud to have one of the largest and most up-to-date contact lens practices in the Northeast, with thousands of soft and rigid lenses to meet the needs of almost every patient. We can offer the latest in lens technology including:

Soft Disposable Lenses

Daily Disposable Lenses: The ultimate in lens comfort, convenience, and safety, these lenses are inserted in the morning and thrown away at night. They are an excellent option for youngsters or part-time lens wearers and are often requested for occasional wear by patients currently using two-week or monthly disposable lenses, since they eliminate the need to carry heavy bottles of care products in their luggage when traveling. Our practice even has daily disposables available in some astigmatism and multifocal prescriptions and in materials that provide better comfort for patients with dry eyes.

Two-Week and Monthly Disposables: We are fitting the new lens materials that transmit three-to-six times the oxygen of older soft lens plastics and retain their moisture longer, too. We have lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, lenses to change the color of your eyes, and we have multifocal lenses that might enable you to reduce your dependence on reading glasses.

Custom Soft Lenses: Remarkable advances have been made in lens designs for astigmatism. For patients with moderate amounts of astigmatism, two-week and monthly disposables are available. For those with greater amounts of astigmatism, we can obtain almost anything from one of several custom laboratories. These lenses are supplied in four-packs, for quarterly replacement, and require just an extra minute or so of cleaning at night to keep them clear and comfortable for three months of wear. We also have some custom multifocal lenses for patients whose lens powers or corneal curvatures are beyond the range of disposables.

Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses (RGPS):

Today’s RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable) lenses have come a long way from the hard lenses of yesteryear. They transmit oxygen to the eyes, carry carbon dioxide and heat away from the eyes, and contain a Teflon®-like substance (an integral part of the plastic that won’t wear off) that makes the lenses glide more smoothly and resist deposit build-up. RGP lenses last much longer than soft lenses and are easier to keep clean. They do, however, require a longer adaptation period before maximum comfort is attained. RGPs can be made in a wide range of powers and curvatures, including multifocal and astigmatism designs.

Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, and Irregular Astigmatism: Our practice is honored to have been selected to be part of the National Keratoconus Foundation’s referral network. We have the latest in corneal mapping technology and specialty diagnostic lenses, including Rose-K, I-Kone, and a number of proprietary designs. Our corneal specialist, Dr. Anita Miedziak, has completed corneal fellowships at three world-renowned institutions. You can read more about her on the biography page of this web site.

Did you know? Potentially blinding eye infections can result from swimming or using a hot tub while wearing contact lenses.