Contact Lenses

Eye Care & Optometrist in the Grand Rapids, MI Area

Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses services offered in the Grand Rapids, MI area

If blurry vision negatively affects your quality of life, clear vision is within reach at W. Optical, with three locations in the area of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The team of eye care specialists offers highly effective, comfortable contact lenses to perfect your vision and reduce bothersome symptoms. Call the office to schedule an appointment or use the online booking feature today.

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are clear, comfortable lenses you wear in your eyes to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, or other vision problems. In other words, contacts help you see clearly. The experts at W. Optical offer Voyant, Eyeris, Acuvue®, Biofinity®, and Air Optix® contact lenses, just to name a few.

Different types of contacts exist, including soft, hard, colored, extended wear, disposable, and others that can match your needs. 

What are the benefits of contact lenses?

Some of the main benefits you can expect when choosing contact lenses at W. Optical include:

  • Clearer vision
  • Ease of use
  • Superior results
  • Maximum comfortability 
  • Quality products
  • Cost-effectiveness

In addition to offering contact lenses, W. Optical also provides custom-fitted designer eyeglasses, including Ray-Ban®, Polo Ralph Lauren®, Coach® Eyewear, and Tom Ford frames.

Are contact lenses right for me?

The decision of whether to switch from glasses to contact lenses is a personal one. If you're wondering whether it's time to try contact lenses or continue to wear eyeglasses, let W. Optical help you evaluate your options.

While glasses and contacts correct your vision, some may find contact lenses to be a better alternative. Contact lenses are more secure than glasses, which could fall off your face. For this reason, athletes in particular may wish to switch from glasses to contacts.

If you feel self-conscious about the way you look in glasses, contact lenses might be a better choice. If you have had to replace glasses several times because you lose or break them, contact lenses can actually save you money over glasses since replacing a pair of contacts is cheaper.

Contacts aren't affected by moisture in the same way that glasses are. If you've struggled to see clearly with rain or fog on your glasses, you might prefer contacts. These days, there are more options of lens types available, and often at better price points.

In a contact lens exam, our optometrist will measure your eyes and recommend the best contact lenses for your vision and eye needs. Your provider can show you how to care for contacts hygienically and schedule a follow-up to make sure the switch from glasses to contacts is going smoothly. 

How should I wear my contact lenses?

When your contact lenses are ready, you can try them on by placing the contacts in your eyes. Your specialist completes vision testing while you wear the contacts to ensure they effectively correct your vision. 

Your vision specialist lets you know how to insert and remove your contact lenses as well as how to properly care for them. Make sure to follow the proper wear schedule as recommended by our experts to maximize your eye health and vision.

To learn more about the quality contact lenses available at W. Optical, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.