Contact Lenses Specialist

Dr K's 20/20 Vision Center

Daniel Kosterman, OD

Optometrist located in Eagle River, AK

Whether you play sports or are tired of pushing your glasses back into position, contact lenses offer you a comfortable and convenient alternative to glasses. If you’re ready to join the 30 million Americans who already wear contact lenses, it’s time to see Daniel Kosterman, OD at Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center in Eagle River, Alaska. He can provide a variety of contact lens options to help ensure you get the comfort and convenience you need. To schedule your initial consultation, call the office or go online to book today.

Contact Lenses Q&A

How do contact lenses work?

Contact lenses work like eyeglasses by focusing light directly onto your retina. The small non-obtrusive discs sit directly on your eye and correct vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

In fact, contact lenses often do a better job of correcting vision problems than glasses. Because the lenses sit directly on the eye, they move with your eyes, giving you clear peripheral vision. There’s nothing to interfere with your field of vision, like eyeglass frames, and because the correction happens closer to the eye, they create practically natural vision.

What types of contact lenses are there?

At Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center, Dr. K offers a variety of contact lenses to fit your needs. The most popular include:

  • Soft contact lenses: These come in several different materials and shapes, and some may be worn for extended periods
  • Daily disposable lenses: These are taken out every night and replaced with a fresh pair every morning
  • Multi-focal contact lenses: These are for patients who need different amounts of correction at distance and near
  • Astigmatism lenses: Also called toric lenses, these are designed to correct problems resulting from the eye’s shape
  • Rigid contact lenses: Also called rigid gas-permeable lenses, these are a good option for patients with more complex vision issues and for those who need precise vision

Who should not wear contact lenses?

Although most people can wear contact lenses, some people shouldn’t. For instance, children under age 13 may not be responsible enough to care for contacts appropriately.

If you have frequent eye infections or severe allergies, contact lenses may not be for you. Patients with a condition called dry eye may also struggle with contact lenses if the condition is resistant to treatment.

To find out whether contact lenses are the right choice for you, call Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center today or go online to book your initial consultation.



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