Contact Lenses



Did you know contacts are considered as medical appliances by the FDA? Poor fitting lenses or not following a good contact lens care and replacement regimen can lead to serious complications including blindness. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to maintain good eye health.

Contact Lenses at Horizon Eye Care
Contact Lenses at Horizon Eye Care

There has never been a better time to try modern lenses for the first time or to see if they’re the right corrective option for you now. Newer styles hold their moisture better for dry eye relief and also cover complicated issues such as astigmatism or the need for reading glasses.

Horizon Eye Care often has access to rebates not found in the big box stores which can make purchasing your lenses here a better option than anywhere else. We pride ourselves in offering the latest styles for safety, comfort and clarity.

Types of Contact Lenses

One Day Soft Contact Lenses
  • Made of soft, flexible plastic that enables oxygen to pass through to the cornea, soft contact lenses help maintain eye health.
  • Because they are replaced each day, they require little to no care or contact lens solution. As such, they are the safest and most comfortable lens option.
  • They are known for their comfort, ease of adjustment and for staying in place.
  • This type of lenses permit some patients to wear contact lenses who have not been able to do so in the past.
  • Transition time into one day soft lenses is usually quick and comfort is excellent.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses
  • As compared to soft contact lenses, RGP lenses are more durable and resistant to deposit buildup and, in some cases, provide clearer, crisper vision.
  • Over the lifetime of the lens, they are more economical than soft contact lenses.
  • Because of their smaller diameter, you must blink over the edge of, RGP lenses and they require a longer break-in period for optimal comfort.
  • RGP contact lenses, like soft multiple use lenses, require contact solution. Ask your doctor for recommendations and shop directly through our online store.
Multiple Use Soft Contact Lenses
  • These lenses are replaced bi-weekly or monthly, according to the brand chosen. They require extra care as they are worn for multiple days and MUST be stored in an antimicrobial contact lens solution. The FDA has approved some of these lenses for continuous wear up to 7 days but this modality is NOT recommended as it greatly increases the chance of potentially blinding infections.
  • It is important to follow your doctor’s recommendation on frequency of wear and replacement schedule as well as practicing good hygiene to minimize risk of trouble.

Make an appointment

If you would like to be fitted for contacts or need to have your prescription updated, schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists. Our doctors and optical specialists will ensure you are fitted for the right lenses for your eye shape, lifestyle and prescription. Call us today at 704-365-0555 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), access our Patient Portal or request your appointment right here on our website.


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