Contact lenses are a great alternative for vision correction. Dr. Birkmann is experienced in fitting all types of contact lenses, including hard, soft, astigmatism, multifocal, colored, sport tint, or specialty lenses.
Our extensive supply allows us to fit almost any patient that walks in our door.
If you’ve never worn contact lenses, think you are too old or young, or think your prescription is too bad, think again! We can fit all ages and almost any prescription.
Technology has drastically changed over the last several years, making it possible to fit patients that were once not good candidates, especially those with the highest astigmatism prescriptions.
With our extensive stock of these lenses, most patients are able to leave our office with their custom prescription lenses the same day.
Want to get out of those bifocal glasses? Newer “bifocal” or “multifocal” contact lenses allow patients to see distance and near at the same time, without the need for glasses! Dr. Birkmann has many years of experience fitting these unique lenses. Even if you have never worn contact lenses, our staff makes the transition seamless with quick and easy training. Still have questions? Feel free to ask us about these great lenses!
Children and Contacts
With more advanced, breathable contact lenses such as silicone hydrogels on the market today, fitting children is safer and easier than it’s ever been. There are many reasons why contact lenses might be a good choice for children. They can eliminate an unsightly thick pair of glasses, helping them become more socially acceptable.
With children starting sports earlier and earlier, contacts bring a great alternative to glasses and all the problems that they may cause during sports. “Daily” lenses allow a new, fresh pair every day, eliminating the need to clean, store, and remember when to replace lenses.
Dr. Birmann has fit patients as young as 6 years old, and no problems. There are no age limits, but keep in mind that patient maturity, motivation, as well as personal and lifestyle visual needs all contribute to the decision on whether a child is ready for contacts. It doesn’t hurt to ask!!
Contact lenses are a great alternative for glasses for nearly every sport (ok, maybe not chess). These alternatives allow, for example, basketball players to become glasses free, cyclists to be able to slip on a pair of non-Rx sunglasses over top of their contacts, and swimmers to see with their goggles on. There are countless advantages.
Another newer concept is sport tint lenses. The lenses are made to enhance the visual performance of the athlete. Professional athletes are beginning to catch on to the benefit of these lenses. Below are examples of the colors and their benefits:
- Amber: Blocks high amounts of blue light to heighten contrast and visual acuity. These are particularly useful to improve contrast on grass and against blue skies. Sports: baseball, softball, football, cycling, fishing (especially in waters with grassy bottoms), golf, hunting, skiing, water sports.
- Grey Green: Heightens contrast (mildly) while preserving color balance and reduces brightness. Sport: golf
- Bolle Blue: blocks blue light to heighten contrast and visual acuity. Sports: Football, Tennis
- Green: Heightens contrast (mildly) while preserving color balance. Application: Use in bright outdoor light
- Yellow: Heightens contrast in overcast, hazy, low-light conditions outdoors or for indoor sports. Filters blue light for sharper focus. Sports: Hunting, Football (night games)
- Sun Tac: Reduces overall brightness while preserving 100 percent normal color recognition.
- Rgp Lenses (hard lenses)
- Reverse geometry lenses (Post lasik)
- Keratoconus Lenses
- SynergEyes Hybrid Lenses
If you have any questions about contacts or would to like schedule an appointment for fitting, please call us at 512-869-8821.