Contact Lenses

Roy Hyman, OD

Optometry located in Louisville, KY

Contact lenses give you the freedom to live an active lifestyle and see clearly without depending on glasses. If you wear contacts or you’d like to try them for the first time, Roy Hyman, OD, in Louisville, Kentucky, draws on more than 45 years of experience prescribing contact lenses. Even if you have astigmatism, or you need multifocal contacts, Dr. Hyman and his friendly, patient-centered team can help you find lenses that are not only comfortable to wear, but allow you to see clearly close up and far away. Call to schedule a consultation or book online today.

Contact Lenses Q & A

What vision problems do contact lenses correct?

Contacts correct a variety of the most common vision problems, including:

  • Astigmatism, which causes blurred, distorted vision as a result of your eye shape
  • Presbyopia, which causes blurry close-up vision as you get older
  • Hyperopia, which means you are farsighted and can see far-away objects more clearly than close-up things
  • Myopia, which means you are nearsighted and can see clearly close-up, but objects in the distance are blurry

Glasses aren’t practical for every situation, and sometimes you want the option of wearing contacts to correct your vision. Since contacts sit directly on your eye, they provide a wider field of vision than you get with eyeglasses. Contact lenses give you the freedom to participate in an active lifestyle without worrying about damaging your glasses or having them slip off your face during a basketball game or an exercise class. 

Even if you’ve been told your prescription is hard to fit for contacts, the knowledgeable team at the practice of Roy Hyman, OD, can help you find contact lenses that work for you. 

What types of contacts are available?

Some of the most common types of contacts available at the practice include:

  • Daily disposable lenses
  • Weekly or biweekly disposable lenses
  • Monthly disposable lenses
  • Soft lenses
  • Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses
  • 30-day extended-wear contacts
  • RGP or soft toric lenses for astigmatism
  • Bifocal contacts
  • Multifocal lenses
  • Colored contacts 

The team prescribes lenses based on your individual vision prescription and lifestyle. Often, they can recommend a couple of different options that will provide the best vision correction, most comfort, and ease of care, so you get to enjoy the many benefits of low-maintenance contact lenses. Contacts are a very personal fit as to what feels best for you, so you may be able to try out different types of lenses before you determine which ones you like best. 

What if I need glasses and contacts?

Many people alternate between glasses and contact lenses. If you need both, you can schedule a comprehensive eye exam and then a separate contact lens fitting exam. As long as your eyes are healthy and you’re a candidate for contact lenses, Dr. Hyman can write a vision prescription for new glasses as well as new contacts. 

Having a pair of glasses and a pair of contacts allows you to have the best vision for work, sports, and leisure activities. 

Call to schedule an exam today, or request the next available appointment online.