Glasses And Contact Lenses

Columbia Eye Associates & Family Focus Eye Care

Eye Center & Medical Aesthetics Center located in Lake City, FL, Live Oak, FL& Gainesville, FL

Whether you’re experiencing vision problems, need to get your first set of glasses or contact lenses, or want to update a prescription, you can find the high-quality care and service you want from Columbia Eye Associates & Family Focus Eye Care. With three offices in Lake City, Live Oak, and Gainesville, Florida, the team of ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, and vision technicians can examine your eyes and help you find the perfect glasses or contacts for your needs. To set up a visit, call or request an appointment online today.

Glasses and Contact Lenses Q & A

What types of glasses are available?

Columbia Eye Associates & Family Focus Eye Care offers a full-service, in-house optical shop so you can find the perfect frames for your needs. A wide range of choices is available at every price range so you can get the glasses you need, including traditional reading glasses, bifocals and multifocals, sport-specific glasses, and UV-protective sunglasses.

After your eye exam, your provider may recommend that you get new glasses or an updated prescription. The optical boutique works with you to determine which lenses are best for your needs, especially if you need anti-glare, scratch-resistant, or another type of specialty lenses for your glasses.

Not all frames can accommodate every type of lens, so your providers will work with you to find the best lenses and style of frames for your needs and personal style.

What types of contact lenses are available?

If you already wear glasses and want to try contact lenses or need to update a contact lens prescription, the Columbia Eye Associates & Family Focus Eye Care team can help you determine which contacts are right for you. Some contact lens options include:

  • Soft lenses
  • Silicone hydrogel lenses
  • Gas permeable lenses
  • Hybrid contact lenses
  • Toric lenses for astigmatism
  • Multifocal lenses
  • Colored contact lenses

Your provider asks questions about your lifestyle and habits to determine which types of lenses are right for you. You may prefer disposable lenses for convenience, especially if you have a busy schedule or travel often and tend to forget to bring your contact lens cleaning solution.

Traditional reusable lenses are another budget-friendly option if you are diligent about cleaning and caring for your contact lenses. Extended wear lenses are another option if you want to avoid removing and inserting your contact lenses every day.

How do I know if I need glasses or contact lenses?

The American Optometric Association recommends that children and adults receive regular eye exams to prevent or catch vision issues or eye health problems early on.

For children, exams should begin around the age of 6 months and be repeated at age 3 and before beginning school. If no issues are detected after that, children can have their eyes examined every two years until they turn 18.

Adults should have eye exams every two years between ages 18-60. After age 60, annual exams are recommended.

To schedule an eye exam or get a new prescription for glasses or contact lenses, call Columbia Eye Associates & Family Focus Eye Care or book an appointment online now.