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Contact Lens Examination in North Charleston

Contact Lens Examination in North Charleston

If you have contacts or are getting them for the first time, it’s a good idea to have an exam performed regularly. You should meet with your optometrist for a fitting and contact lens checkup to ensure that your prescription is still adequate and your lenses are keeping your eyes safe. Contacts are a great option for treating such common vision problems as astigmatism, and Dr. Marion Kenney & Associates provides comprehensive optometry services in North Charleston.

Contact lenses are an amazing tool for helping people see better every day. It is estimated that at least 30 million people wear them in the United States, but not everybody knows what they are made of. The exact materials depend on the kind, but you will typically find that they are constructed from such materials as polymethyl methacrylate, hydrogel and other plastic components.

Choose From Soft, Hard or Hybrid Types

There are three main kinds of lenses that are available for prescription. You may get these as bifocal or regular options, too.

  • Soft contacts: Soft lenses are pliable and made of hydrogel materials. Oxygen can pass through and access the cornea.
  • Hard contacts: These are more rigid, and they are also permeable by gas so that oxygen can access the cornea.
  • Hybrids: Hybrid lenses typically combine both materials with a hard inner component surrounded by a soft edge.

Call Today for an Appointment

If you need an eye exam, a contact lens prescription or treatment for eye disease, the office of Dr. Marion Kenney & Associates is the place to go. We provide patients in North Charleston with the best optometry care available, and we can help you achieve great vision and healthy eyes. Call 843-797-0737 for an appointment.