At Lake Norman Eye Care, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist in Mooresville. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Angela Harris will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Harris determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Mooresville optometrist, call (704) 799-2233 today.
If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you. (ADD) If you haven’t been able to wear contacts in the past, please let us know. There may be new designs that can help you wear contacts again comfortably. Whether you want contacts for every day, occasional wear, astigmatism or multifocals, we can help!
Bifocal & Multifocal Contact Lenses
If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects.
Toric Contact Lenses For Astigmatism
“I can’t wear soft contacts; I have astigmatism.” This once-true statement is now simply a myth.
Contact Lenses For The Hard To Fit Patient
It is not uncommon for patients to have difficulty wearing contact lenses for a number of reasons. Due to the individual eye shape, certain conditions or impairments or the aftermath of surgery, some patients are considered to be “hard to fit” as contact lens wearers.
Ortho-K are custom contact lenses that are worn only at night. They gently and temporarily reshape the front surface of the eye. When they are removed in the morning, patients can see clearly with no correction. Studies show that Ortho-K lenses significantly slow Myopia progression in children and teens.
Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses
Soft multifocal contact lenses are identical in feel and wear to normal soft contact lenses. They are worn during the daytime and removed at night. The difference is the varying power of the lens from center to periphery. These varying powers allow light to focus appropriately on all areas of the retina, greatly slowing the progression of myopia. (the following is probably something from the company itself and probably not copyrighted)
Introducing the Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program
Start managing your child’s myopia with a comprehensive approach built around MiSight® 1 day contact lenses, the first and only soft contact lenses that are FDA approved to slow the progression of myopia* in children age 8-12 at initiation of treatment.1**
- Click the link to view our MiSight Patient Infographic.
- Click the link to view CooperVision Myopia Management page.
Benefits beyond standard vision correction
Managing myopia with the Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program and MiSight® 1 day contact lenses can provide your child with a wide-range of benefits in addition to clear vision, including:
- Potentially slowing myopia progression during their growing years1**
- Offering a comfortable wearing experience2
- Avoiding the worry of losing or breaking glasses
- Accommodating a more active lifestyle2
- Providing children who wear contact lenses a significantly better quality of life than children wearing glasses, especially regarding athletics and appearance.2
For children who begin a myopia management program between 8 and 12 years of age, their vision will not only be corrected today, but the progression of myopia over their growing years may be slowed, potentially minimizing its long-term impact.1**
A revolutionary contact lens
MiSight® 1 day is a soft contact lens that uses ActivControlTM Technology to slow the elongation of the eyes.1 ActivControlTM Technology can simultaneously correct your child’s vision today, while training their eyes to resist growing longer.1
A robust program supports you and your child every step of the way
The Brilliant FuturesTM Myopia Management Program offers you and your child the support you need to take on myopia between eye appointments.
- An annual supply of MiSight® 1 day daily disposable lenses
- Free shipping and free returns, including prescription changes
- Office visits outlined for the entire year
- Access to online support tools
- A helpful app with your program details and appointment reminders
Footnotes: *Indications for use: MiSight® 1 day (omafilcon A) soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses for daily wear are indicated for the correction of myopic ametropia and for slowing the progression of myopia in children with non-diseased eyes, who at the initiation of treatment are 8-12 years of age and have a refraction of -0.75 to -4.00 diopters (spherical equivalent) with ≤ 0.75 diopters of astigmatism. The lens is to be discarded after each removal. **Compared to a single vision 1 day lens over a 3 year period. 1. Chamberlain P, et al. A 3-year Randomized Clinical Trial of MiSight Lenses for Myopia Control. Optom Vis Sci. 2019;96(8):556–567. 2. Walline JJ, et al. Benefits of contact lens wear for children and teens. Eye Contact Lens. 2007;33(6 Pt 1):317-21. 3. Rah MJ, et al. Vision specific quality of life of pediatric contact lens wearers. Optom Vis Sci. 2010;87(8):560-6.
Scleral contact lenses are large diameter Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) contact lenses. They are custom-designed to fit the unique shape of your eye. Unlike all other contact lenses, Scleral lenses do not touch your cornea. Instead, they rest on the conjunctiva, which overlies the white part of your eye and they vault over the cornea. The space between the lens and the cornea is filled with a saline solution, which virtually eliminates poor vision from distorted or irregular corneas. We recommend Scleral lenses in many situations: Irregular corneas from Keratoconus or other corneal conditions, post LASIK/PRK/RK corneas, post corneal transplants, those with chronic dry eyes, high prescriptions, or poor vision with traditional soft contact lenses. They are also more comfortable than soft contact lenses because the cornea is completely coated with a special saline solution during wear.