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Contact Lenses

Anderson & Shapiro offers the leading brands of contact lenses to fit the easiest prescriptions to the most difficult prescriptions. Our prices are very comparable to any competitor or online retailer. We also ship right to the patient to save you a trip from your busy workday.

Soft lenses:

These are the most comfortable contact lenses to wear. We fit these on many patients and is the lens of choice for the patients who want good distance vision and good comfort. For the most convenient way to wear soft contacts, we sell the 1-Day contacts and you simply put a brand-new pair of contacts every morning and throw them away at night, therefore not needing to deal with cleaning or storing your contacts. There are also 2 or 4-week disposable contact lenses available.

Soft lenses also come in multifocal designs. We also fit the soft lenses on patients with presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition in patients who are usually around 45 years of age and they lose their close-up vision. Some of these patients choose not to go into their first pair of multifocal eyeglasses and they have this option to try monovision with contacts.

This is where we fit the dominant eye with the distance prescription and fit the least dominant eye with a contact to see up close. Overall, these patients who use mono-vision contacts tend to adapt easily to both distance and near, and therefore don’t require any eyeglasses or reading glasses and can also wear any sunglasses. Great for sports!

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Gas Permeable lenses:

Gas permeable lenses are rigid lenses made of durable plastic that transmits oxygen. Also known as RGP lenses, these can sometimes provide better crisper, sharper vision for the patient. They are more durable and resist more deposits than soft contacts and will last a long time if taken care of properly, although you can break them if you’re not careful.

At first, they can be quite uncomfortable to wear until your cornea gets used to them, so it will take some adaptation on the patients’ part. Because they last longer than soft contacts they can be less expensive in the long run. Patients who have high astigmatism, keratoconus, and irregular corneas will also benefit from these lenses. These can be fitted for distance, mono-vision, and multifocal.

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Hybrid contact lenses:

Currently, the only hybrid contact lens that we work with is called SynergEyes. These are quite unique as they have an RGP lens material in the center of the lens and surrounded by a soft lens material. These are mainly fitted on patients who have keratoconus and other corneal problems.

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Low Vision:

Low vision is a term we use to describe reduced eyesight. There are many eye diseases that can cause this. Such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, etc. It can also be inherited and or caused by a brain or an eye injury. This cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery. However, there are all kinds of products out there that will help these patients, and the Wisconsin Council of the Blind is a great place to find these items.

Having a nice bright light over the print to read is very essential also. We do carry just a few items here at Anderson & Shapiro for low vision. We also carry readers with powers starting at +1.00 and go all the way up to +6.00.