At Dr. Steven Lutz & Associates, we utilize virtually all brands and types of contact lens available today including bifocal lenses, tinted lenses, and lenses to correct astigmatism.
We may have the largest number of diagnostic toric and bifocal contact lenses in the world (except for the manufacturers). In many designs, we have every SKU the manufacturer makes. So, even if your contact lens RX is -10.00 -2.25x130, we have your first pair of lenses in stock. We also stock saleable contact lens product, often allowing a patient to leave on the day of the exam with a year supply of contact lenses. Our eye doctors in Ann Arbor, MI often fit 3 or 4 patients a day in bifocal contacts lenses giving us valuable experience to provide you a better visual outcome.
Our optometrists are experienced with the new, large scleral and corneal-scleral gas permeable lenses for keratoconus and irregular corneas. In fact, Dr. Lutz has lectured on large diameter scleral lenses at a national eyecare meeting in Florida. These products provide amazingly better vision, comfort, and stability compared to the older, smaller designs of the past. Lenses in this category include the Jupiter lens, Ample Eye, and the Zen Lens.
Introduction to contact lenses
For those involved in sports and recreational activities, contact lenses offer a number of advantages. In addition to providing good peripheral vision, eliminating the problem of fogged or rain splattered lenses, and freeing you from worries about broken glasses, contact lenses also mean you can wear non-prescription protective eye wear.
Types of Vision Correction
Contact lenses may be identified by the type of refractive error they are designed to correct.
- Spherical contact lenses for nearsightedness and farsightedness
- Toric contact lenses for astigmatism;
- Bifocal lenses for presbyopia, the loss of ability to focus on reading or close-up activities.
Contact Lens Solutions
When Dr Lutz fits you for contact lenses, he recommends a particular lens care system - a group of products to clean, disinfect and make your lenses safe and comfortable for wear. Since different systems use different types of chemicals, it is not advisable to mix or substitute solutions from other systems. Doing so could lead to discolored lenses, eye discomfort or eye injury. In particular, rigid lens solutions should not be used to clean or disinfect soft lenses as the chemicals can damage the soft lens material.