People who don’t see their best know they need to have specialized care. People can choose between eyeglasses and contact lenses nowadays, and many will switch between the two options depending on their need or mood at the moment. It’s great to have choices, isn’t it? However, there are many ophthalmologists and optometrists out there to choose from to fix your vision, so how do you know which one is the right one for you? Luckily, if you live in the Grand Rapids, MI area, that’s where Grand Rapids Ophthalmology comes in.
What are Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are extremely thin lenses of glass or plastic that have been made into a curve that exactly fits the eyeball, and are considered medical devices. You are required to get a full eye in order to be fit with contact lenses, because every eye is different. Even both eyes on one person’s face can be different from the other. Generally, contact lenses are for to give a person 20-20 eyesight again, or ‘normal’, after not having it, but sometimes they are made for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons such as a desire to have a different color eye, theater or movie roles, and so on.
Which Option Is Best for Contacts?
The answer is always going to be ophthalmologists. While optometrists can prescribe corrective glasses and contact lenses, they don’t graduate from college into a further eight years of medical training specializing in eyesight. Ophthalmologists are trained in detecting things optometrists aren’t, thus possibly preventing a little eye annoyance from becoming a big problem. And, should something go wrong with your eye, having an ophthalmologist who can handle you easily because he or she already knows you and your medical history is a big plus. Living here in Grand Rapids, MI, knowing that you have Grand Rapids Ophthalmology on tap for all your vision needs is a good thing for your peace of mind.
Going Forward with Your Sight
So if you want to make the jump to contact lenses from eyeglasses, or go straight to contact lenses from not having any at all, Grand Rapids Ophthalmology makes it easy for you. We stand ready to assist you in either personal decision. Because we have great relationships with many different contact lenses companies, not only can we determine what your prescription will be, we can get it filled for you at the best possible price. Plus, we are available 24/7 for any eye-related emergency, whether it’s something annoying in your eye to losing your last contact and needing immediate help.
So if you have any kind of need for glasses or contact lenses and are located in the Grand Rapids, MI area, call Grand Rapids Ophthalmology and let us open your eyes to our great care.