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910 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 (914) 984-5630

Contact Lenses

Corrective contact lenses can provide clear, crisp vision for individuals who are dealing with either one or a combination of the following vision impairments:

  • Nearsightedness (myopia)
  • Farsightedness (hyperopia)
  • Blurred vision (astigmatism)
  • Age-related loss of close-up vision (presbyopia)
  • Irregular cornea shape (keratoconus)
  • Dry eye

We also offer hard-to-fit contact lenses for the treatment of eye irregularities related to disease or injury.

Choosing the correct type of contact lenses to provide a healthy and comfortable visual experience is based on your prescription, eye shape and daily needs. Dr. Rubinstein will measure your eyes to select the proper lens type and fit as well as determine the precise amount of vision correction that is required.

Sound Shore Vision Center delivers the best discounts for contact lens purchases due to manufacturer's rebates. Our prices beat most online prices.

If you purchase contact lenses from us and your prescription changes, we will take back unopened boxes for credit against your new purchases.

The following types of contact lenses are available:

Soft Contact Lenses

By far the most popular contact lenses available today these lenses are made of water absorbing materials called hydrogels. Because of the high water content, they are soft, flexible and extremely easy to wear. We provide the latest selection of daily disposable, bi-weekly and monthly contacts on the market.

Daily, Single Use Contact Lenses

Daily disposable contact lenses are a type of soft lenses that are designed to be worn during the day and discarded nightly. Much more convenient and lower maintenance than other types of contact lenses, disposable lenses are a popular choice for many contact lens wearers. Daily contact lenses now can correct for near or far sightedness, astigmatism and "being an adult" or presbyopia.

Extended-Wear Contact Lenses

Extended-wear contact lenses can be worn both daily and overnight for longer periods of time. While some extended wear contact lenses are FDA approved for one to two weeks of continuous wear, others can be worn up to 30 days. Available as either gas permeable or soft contact lenses, an extended-wear contact lens prescription offers the convenience of not having to frequently remove your contact lenses for maintenance along with the benefit of waking up to clear, crisp vision. However, in the absence of proper care, extended-wear lenses may pose a higher risk of infection.

Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses

More rigid and durable than soft contact lenses, rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lenses allow a healthy flow of oxygen to reach the eye. More resistant to lens deposits than soft contact lenses, RGP lenses do not need to be replaced as often and are less likely to harbor bacteria. Though initially not as comfortable as soft lenses, due to the ability to retain their shape, RGP lenses can provide crisper, clearer vision. Rigid gas permeable lenses may give great vision, when a soft contact lens will not.

Toric Contact Lenses

Toric contact lenses are specially designed contact lenses used to help correct astigmatism. Typically, available as soft contact lenses, some toric contact lenses also come in a rigid gas-permeable version.

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses

Bifocal contact lenses contain multiple prescriptions in each lens to improve near and far vision for individuals affected by refractive errors and age-related presbyopia (those people generally over 40 years of age).

Multifocal contact lenses have more than one lens power to provide clear vision for objects at multiple distances. While bifocal contact lenses contain multiple distinct segments with different prescriptions, multifocal contact lenses transition gradually between lens powers. These lenses are designed to keep distance objects, computers and hand held computers as clear as possible.

Monovision

Monovision offers an alternative approach for individuals who may be having difficulty getting great vision from bifocal or multifocal contact lenses. In these cases, single vision lenses are worn in each eye with one correcting for distance and the other correcting for near vision, or computer distance.

Tinted or Cosmetic Contact Lenses

For individuals seeking a new look, contact lenses are available to correct vision and to enhance or change one's natural eye color in one day or monthly versions.

Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus

Visual impairment caused by an irregularly shaped cornea in patients with keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, and other corneal irregularities or injuries can be effectively addressed with scleral contact lenses. Designed specifically to create a smoother front surface of the eye, these contact lenses offer significantly improved clarity and greater comfort than other methods of vision correction.

Scleral lenses are larger diameter contact lenses that vault over the irregular corneal to rest more comfortably on the white part of the eye, the sclera. Due to their configuration, these lenses offer improved stability during eye movements and help to keep the eyes well lubricated throughout the day. They can also treat extreme dry eye conditions.

Dr. Rubinstein is skilled and experienced in fitting scleral lenses for patients with keratoconus as well as a variety of other ocular conditions.

Hard to Fit Contacts

Thanks to advances in optical technology, today's contact lenses are not only more comfortable, versatile and convenient than ever before; they can address an extensive range of vision needs. While for many people getting contact lenses is a routine procedure that offers a relatively quick and easy solution for their vision needs, some individuals fall into the "Hard to Fit" category.

Difficulty wearing contact lenses may be due to any number of factors including:

    Eye Shape

    Astigmatism

    Presbyopia

    Dry Eyes

    Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

    The Aftermath of Lasik or other Refractive Surgery

    Keratoconus

    Pellucid Marginal Degeneration

    Corneal Scarring

    After Corneal Cross Linking

It is important to keep in mind that the above eye conditions do not rule out the possibility of getting comfortable and effective contact lenses to address your vision needs.

We are skilled and experienced in the fitting of specialized contact lenses and will select suitable ones to fit your eyes and improve your vision. Furthermore, if your eye condition requires treatment, we'll provide you with the most appropriate guidance and recommendations for care. 

Contact Lens Exam

If you are interested in wearing contact lenses or you are due to have your current pair of contacts checked, our office will perform a specialized evaluation to measure and assess your eyes. Different from a routine eye exam, an exam for contact lenses not only ensures your contact lenses will fit properly but also makes certain they provide the required vision improvements and that your eyes will be able to tolerate wearing lenses without any harmful consequences. It is important to keep in mind that a contact lens exam does not replace having a comprehensive or routine eye exam to assess the health of your eyes.

The reason different measurements are required for contact lenses is that unlike an eyeglass lens, which is positioned approximately 12mm away from your eye; a contact lens sits directly on the surface of your eye. Once your eyes have been measured and evaluated, our office will discuss the types of contact lenses and wear schedules that are available to you. Depending upon your vision requirements and your lifestyle, we'll guide you in choosing the most suitable and effective contact lenses to address all your needs. 

Your vision is in the very best of hands at our office. From assessing the health of your eyes to prescribing and accurately fitting you with just the right pair of contact lenses and instructing you in the proper methods of care, we are with you every step of the way.

Office Hours

Monday:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday:
9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday:
10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday:
10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
10:00am - 5:00pm
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