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Contact Lenses Specialist

Bolduc Eye Care -  - Optometry

Bolduc Eye Care

Optometry & Contact Lens Specialists located in Biddeford, ME

Contact lenses might be right for you if you want a convenient and easy-to-wear alternative to glasses. Many patients have both contact lenses and eyeglasses so they can switch them out as needed, and the Bolduc Eye Care team is here to make it easy for you. Their beautiful vision center in Biddeford, Maine, offers a wide range of contacts including daily wear, disposables, and rigid gas-permeable lenses. Call the office or click the online scheduler now.

Contact Lenses Q&A

Should I get contact lenses?

There are several factors to consider when you’re deciding if contact lenses are right for you. Some of the different factors that Bolduc Eye Care considers when determining candidacy for contact lenses include:

  • Lifestyle
  • Refractive errors
  • Other eye conditions, like dry eyes
  • Ability to take care of the contacts

The only way to get a clear picture of the advantages and drawbacks of contact lenses in your particular situation is to schedule an eye exam at Bolduc Eye Care.

 

What are the different types of contact lenses?

Bolduc Eye Care offers all types of contact lenses, including: 

Daily wear soft

Daily wear soft lenses are made of hydrophilic plastics, which absorb water to retain their pliable texture. Daily wear soft lenses are quite convenient because you wear them once and use a new pair the next day.

Extended-wear disposable

Extended-wear disposable lenses, like daily wear soft lenses, are typically made of hydrophilic plastics.

Typical materials for extended-wear soft lenses include hydrogel and silicone hydrogel, which have enhanced oxygen permeability to help keep your eyes healthy when you wear the lenses for long periods. 

You can wear extended-wear disposable lenses overnight in some cases, with up to a month of continuous wear depending on the brand and type. After the prescribed period, usually two weeks or a month, you dispose of the lenses and use the next pair. 

Rigid gas-permeable

Rigid gas-permeable lenses are hard lenses that are typically made of silicone and acrylate blends. These lenses are generally larger than soft lenses, and they can correct even severe vision problems.

Sometimes, rigid gas-permeable contacts also treat issues like keratoconus, which causes irregular corneal distension.

Whether you have myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (focus issues that develop around age 40), astigmatism (blurry vision from irregular cornea shape), or another vision or eye health problem, there’s likely a type of contacts that will work well for you. 


Are glasses and contact lenses prescriptions the same thing?

No, they’re different prescriptions. If you choose contact lenses, you’ll need a comprehensive contact lens exam, which has a separate cost. 

For a large selection of contact lenses and expert fitting, call Bolduc Eye Care or use the online scheduler now.