Joan Gewirtz, MD - Ophthalmologist

Prescriptions and FAQ

Who can wear contact lenses?
Who can wear contact lenses?
Most patients who require vision correction can wear contact lenses. Contacts provide a safe and effective way to correct vision problems when used with proper care and supervision. Contact lenses offer an excellent alternative to eyeglasses, depending on your eyes and your lifestyle whether you're nearsighted or farsighted, older or younger. Contact lenses are used to correct the same conditions that eyeglasses correct.

Contact lenses move with your eye, allow a natural field of view, have no frames to obstruct your vision and greatly reduce distortions. Contacts do not fog up, like glasses, nor do they get splattered by mud or rain. Contact lenses do not get in the way of your activities. Many people feel they look better in contact lenses.

Contact lens can help you correct:

  • Astigmatism (distorted vision)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Presbyopia (need for bifocals)
Patients also used special tinted contacts to change the color of their eyes for cosmetic reasons. However, our office deems that the health of your eyes should be your most important concern. An eye doctor such as Dr. Gewirtz can help you decide whether contact lenses are the right choice for you. As mandated by law, you can buy contact lenses only if you have a current, valid prescription.
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