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Contact Lenses

Foreman Eye Associates in Plymouth Meeting offers many options for contact lenses.

Dr. Benjamin Foreman can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play.  Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.

Soft Lenses

These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.

Specialty Contact Lenses, including Scleral Lenses

Some patients require specialty contacts lenses, such as patients with keratoconus, Pellucid’s marginal degeneration, or severe dry eyes.  Dr. Foreman has years of experience fitting specialty contact lenses, including scleral lenses, which can provide superior vision and comfort to patients who cannot see clearly out of glasses or traditional contacts.  For more information about scleral contact lenses, please contact our office at 610-277-2447 to schedule a contact lens consultation today.

Myopia (Nearsightedness) Control

There is a myopia epidemic affecting children today more than ever before.  Dr. Foreman can provide contact lenses that can slow down the progression of myopia in children with progressive myopia or with a strong family history of myopia.  Myopia control options including orthokeratology, multifocal soft contact lenses, and atropine therapy.  For more information, please vision https://www.allaboutvision.com/parents/myopia.htm

Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses

Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.

Multifocal Lenses

In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses.

Color Contact Lenses

Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.

Silicone Hydrogels

Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses.

Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment for an assessment and advice at Foreman Eye Associates in Plymouth Meeting, and we will be in touch with you shortly.