Fort Madison Eye Clinic has long been recognized as one of the leaders for contact lenses in the tri-state area. Dr. Peck is a skilled expert at contact lens fitting and innovation. Furthermore, he is widely known for being able to fit the more “difficult” patient.
Fort Madison Eye Clinic is a comprehensive contact lens resource center!
We have disposable lenses you can throw away daily or lenses you can wear for a full month without taking them out! We have color enhancing and color changing lenses. We can take care of your astigmatism too! Even bifocals! Ask Dr. Peck which lens is right for you!
- Soft Disposable Contact Lenses
- Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
- Multifocal or Bifocal Contact Lenses
- Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
- Hybrid & Specialty Contact Lenses
- Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
- Conventional Wear Contact Lenses
- Extended Wear Contact Lenses
- Colored Contact Lenses
Why does Fort Madison Eye Clinic have so many types of contact lenses?
Each contact lens is different. Contact lens materials are chosen by your eye doctor to match the shape and tear chemistry of your eye. Furthermore, contact lens optical technologies differ in the way they provide clear vision.
Fort Madison Eye Clinic offers incredible contact lens prices!
Because Fort Madison Eye Clinic is a private practice and a member of Vision Source we can offer patients the very best prices on their contact lenses.
How to Order Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are a medical device and require a prescription from an eye doctor. A contact lens prescription is different from a glasses prescription because it carries additional information about the contact lens type and the contact lens dimensions. If you already have a valid contact lens prescription you can contact us by phone or by email to order lenses immediately.
In order to obtain a contact lens prescription schedule an appointment with Dr. Peck today.
If you’ve been told you can’t wear contact lenses, check with us. Often we can help.
Contact Lense FAQ
Does Fort Madison Eye Clinic offer contact lenses for patients with keratoconus?
Fort Madison Eye Clinic is proud to offer our patients a contact lens proven to provide better vision and comfort: ClearKone. ClearKone, a new product design from Synergeyes, is a specially designed hybrid contact lens that can help those with all types of corneal irregularities, including keratoconus.
How old does my child need to be before they can wear contact lenses?
At Fort Madison Eye Clinic there is no set age requirement for contact lens wear. Contact lenses are a medical device and must be cared for appropriately. The maturity level of the child is what ultimately determines the use of contact lenses.
How does the doctor determine which contact lens is right for me?
Many factors weigh on the eye doctor choosing a contact lens, including:
- Presence of astigmatism
- Presence of presbyopia
- Curvature of the eye
- Dimensions of the cornea
- Lid anatomy
- Tear film quality
- Intended use or purpose of the lens
What is the difference between name-brand and generic contact lens solutions?
Always use the contact lens solution recommended by your eye doctor. The type of solution used is often dependent on the material of the lens and the qualities of your eye. Generic solutions usually fail to provide patients with the same comfort, visual clarity of a name-brand. Using a recommended solution will help you avoid getting an eye infection. Here are just some examples of solutions Fort Madison Eye Clinic recommends:
- Opti-Free Replenish®
- Clear Care®
- Optimum® (for rigid gas permeable lenses)
How can over-wearing contact lenses affect my eyes?
Most contact lenses are only designed to be worn for a specific length of time. Commonly, soft disposable contact lenses are intended for a 2 week or 1 month time frame. Extending this period places the contact lens wearer at a very high risk for developing an infection. Some corneal infections associated with contact lens wear can cause permanent vision loss. Yearly Contact Lens Wellness Vision Exams, which check the health of your veins, are required in order to continue contact lens wear.
What is the difference between a daily-wear lens and an extended-wear lens?
All contact lens wear schedules are regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Daily wear lenses are intended to be worn during the day and removed before sleeping. Extended wear contact lenses contain a special silicone material that allows more oxygen to move through the lens and is approved to wear continuously for multiple days in a row.
What is the difference between hard (rigid gas permeable) and soft contact lenses?
The fundamental difference between hard and soft lenses is the material used in the lens. Rigid gas-permeable lenses are flexible, but maintain their bowl-like shape all the time. Soft lenses are can be manipulated out of their original form, but easily “bounce back” to their bowl-like shape without being damaged. Because of their rigid nature, gas-permeable lenses may initially feel slightly uncomfortable and take more time to get used to than soft lenses. Depending on an individual’s eye shape, they may get better vision through a rigid lens than a soft lens. Rigid contact lenses are typically smaller than soft lenses. Furthermore, soft and rigid lenses each have a unique care system.
Can I wear contact lenses if I have astigmatism?
Contact lens technology now allows us to fit most individuals for contact lenses. Astigmatism simply means that more prescription power is needed on some parts of the eye, but not others, in order to create a clear image. Contact lens spin or rotation is unacceptable for individuals with astigmatism and, therefore, special lenses are required.
Can I wear contact lenses if I need bifocals?
If you need bifocals you know that your prescription for distance and your prescription for up-close is different. In other words, going from far to near requires “additional” lens power. Some modern contact lens designs include both a prescription for distance and a prescription for near within the same contact lens. Other options do exist, such as wearing readers over the top of contact lenses designed for distance only or using one eye for distance and one eye for up-close. The eye doctors at Fort Madison Eye Clinic are experts at fitting contact lenses and can help you decide which option is best.
Can a contact lens get stuck behind my eye?
No. Occasionally a contact lens will become dislodged underneath the upper eyelid. Usually displacement is the result of excessive eye-rubbing or a poorly fitting lens. Most of these dislocated lenses can easily be re-located quickly. When in doubt schedule an appointment with Dr. Peck. He can help.