Contact Lenses

Alexandra Williamson, OD, FCLSA -  - Optometry

Michigan Eye and Contact Lens

Alexandra Williamson, OD, FCLSA

Optometry & Pediatric Optometry located in Novi, MI

If you’d like to see the world clearly without a pair of prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses may be right for you. At Michigan Eye and Contact Lens in Novi, Michigan, Dr. Alexandra Williamson offers a full line of contact lens types and brands to correct your vision and promote better eye care. Dr. Williamson is a fellowship-trained contact lens specialist and offers comprehensive contact lens fittings and guidance to ensure your good vision. Michigan Eye and Contact Lens services patients in Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, Commerce, Milford, South Lyon, Northville, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Plymouth, Birmingham, Livonia, Brighton, Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Township, White Lake, and Highland, MI. Schedule a contact lens exam online or by calling the office to learn more.

Contact Lenses Q & A

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are medical devices that correct your vision. Each lens is a thin, curved piece of plastic that sits directly on your eye while allowing oxygen to pass through. Lenses are available in various prescriptions.

Traditionally, contact lenses are clear and may contain a color tint to make it easier for you to handle them properly. They’re available in either soft or hard varieties to accommodate different eye conditions.

What is the difference between soft and hard contact lenses?

Soft lenses are made of flexible, soft plastic. They’re effective at correcting many common vision problems. Soft lenses are available in different varieties, including disposable, extended wear, and colored. Soft lenses can also support prescriptions requiring bifocal lenses.

Hard lenses are made of less flexible, more rigid plastic. Dr. Williamson may suggest hard lenses to correct vision problems like astigmatism and to correct the curvature of your cornea.

What can I expect during a contact lens exam?

Dr. Williamson offers contact lens fittings that differ from a traditional eyeglass exam.

Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Williamson must measure the surface of your cornea and perform other measurements to find the best fitting lenses for your eye measurements. She also conducts vision testing to determine your prescription strength.

What are the benefits of contact lenses?

There are many benefits of contact lenses over traditional prescription eyeglasses. Because the lenses fit over your eye, contacts can provide you with more accurate, more natural vision. Contacts also make it possible to have precise peripheral vision and keep your entire view in focus.

Other benefits of contact lenses include:

  • Comfortable fit
  • No obstruction
  • No fogging
  • Natural-looking appearance

How do I care for contacts?

Dr. Williamson provides in-depth instructions on caring for your specific brand of lenses. Most contacts need daily cleaning. You also need to practice proper hygiene when inserting or removing your lenses to prevent eye infections.

Moisturizing eye drops are available to refresh your eyes and ensure good eye health. Never share your drops with anyone else to prevent the spread of infection.

During the first few weeks of contact wear, your eyes need time to adapt. Dr. Williamson may recommend a schedule for contact wear to help acclimate your eyes to the new lenses and ensure a comfortable fit.

MIECL

Specialty Optometry Services