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The Best for Contact Lenses in Tucson and Nearby Areas

Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunter Optical shops are all staffed by highly-skilled, knowledgeable, licensed opticians. Our staff will take the time to listen to you, determine your needs, select appropriate lenses, and properly fit your new contacts.

Check out the reasons your neighbors choose Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunter Optical shops for their eyewer in Tucson!

  • Specializing in Refractive Cataract Surgery

  • Customized LASIK, PRK, and ICL Surgery

  • Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Cornea and Glaucoma Specialists

  • 8 Highly Qualified Doctors and over 30 years serving patients in Southern Arizona

  • Two Convenient Offices and a State-of-the-Art Surgery Center

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Questions & Answers About Contact Lenses

It is important for everyone to have their questions answered before settling on a pair of corrective lenses. There are a few common questions that we get regarding eyeglasses. The team from Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunte is here to make sure that everyone in the Tucson, AZ area has their questions answered.

How Do I Know if Contacts are a Good Fit for Me?

Most people who wear glasses can also wear contacts. A contact lens exam includes a vision exam, a contact lens evaluation, and eye measurement for contact lens fitting. which will help our optometrist determine if contacts are a viable option for you.

A contact lens fitting measures the size, shape, and curvature of the cornea of your eye to customize your lenses for a perfect fit.

How Long Does it Take to Adjust to Wearing Contacts?

Unfortunately, there is no standard number of hours or days before a person gets used to wearing contact lenses. After a few days with soft contacts, many people adjust to and are comfortable wearing contacts. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) and hybrid contact lenses can take longer due to their rigidity. If, after a week, you are having issues or discomfort wearing your contacts, get in touch with your eye doctor. Your eye doctor may recommend a different type of contact lens that might be more comfortable for you.

How Long Can I Wear My Contact Lenses?

The maximum recommended time to wear your contact lenses is 14-16 hours a day. However  

Contacts come in a variety of recommended time frames from one-day disposables to reusable contacts that last two weeks to a full month. 

Can I Buy Contact Lenses Without a Prescription?

A contact lens prescription is required in order to buy contacts. Prescriptions are usually good for one calendar year.

What conditions may cause hard to fit contact lenses?

There are many reasons that one may struggle to find contacts that are right for them. Some of the main reasons for hard to fit contacts are:

  • Astigmatism — Astigmatism occurs when your cornea, the transparent front cover of your eye, is irregularly shaped. This irregular shape can cause blurred vision and may make it hard to fit certain contacts on your eye.
  • Dry eyes — Dry eyes can occur for many reasons, such as wind, dry air, age (especially in people over the age of 50), gender (dry eyes are more common for women), or wearing contact lenses.
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) — GPC causes your normally-smooth eyelid to become red, swollen, and irritated. Though GPC can happen to anyone at any time, it is most likely to occur with someone who wears soft contact lenses.
  • Keratoconus — Keratoconus occurs when your cornea “thins and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape.” This may cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light.
  • Presbyopia — Presbyopia occurs “when your eyes gradually lose the ability to see things clearly up close” due to aging.

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Choosing the Perfect Lenses For Your Contacts

Soft contacts are made of a soft, flexible plastic material combined with water. This material is permeable to allow air to easily pass through to nourish the cornea of your eye.

Hard contacts are made of a more durable, rigid material that’s less comfortable to wear, but provides sharper vision. These contacts are easy to handle and long-lasting, making them more cost-effective over the long haul.   

Our Optical Shops Offer Advanced Lens Technology for Your Eye Glasses

  • Hydrogel Soft lenses –
    are made from gel-like, water-containing plastics. These lenses are very thin and pliable and conform to the front surface of the eye.

  • Silicone hydrogel lenses –
    are soft contact lenses that are more porous than regular hydrogel lenses and allow even more oxygen to reach the cornea. 

  • Gas permeable lenses –
    Rigid contact lenses are porous and allow oxygen to pass through them. Because they are permeable to oxygen they can fit closer to the eye making them more comfortable than conventional hard lenses. 

  • Hybrid contact lenses –
    combines a Gas Permeable or hard lens center with a soft skirt to give you the clear, crisp vision of a hard lens and the comfort and ease of wear of a soft lens.

Why Our Optical Shop is the Perfect Place to Get Your Eye Glasses

Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman & Hunter Optical shops are all staffed by highly-skilled, knowledgeable, licensed opticians. As part of our philosophy of providing premium products and advanced technology, we insist that our staff meet a very high standard of education and skill. Though licensed opticians are not a requirement for optical facilities, we require that all our optical staff maintain current dispensing opticians’ certification and attend regular continuing education courses.

Our staff will take the time to listen to you, determine your needs, select appropriate eyewear, and properly fit your new glasses. We will also stand behind our products, and will help you resolve any issues in the unlikely event that you are not happy with your eyewear. In short, we provide a level of service and quality far beyond that available at a large chain or discount store optical shop.

In today’s world, eyewear for the computer user, for the athlete, the musician, or even the serious recreational reader are all readily available. It takes a well-trained optician and the services of a committed optical facility to provide all the information needed to select appropriate eyewear. Stop in today and let us share with you all that the industry has to offer.

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