Comfort & Convenience
Contacts provide unparalleled convenience when it comes to corrective lenses. There are many reasons to make the switch from glasses to these handy medical devices instead.
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you won’t have to worry about glasses fogging up or getting splattered with raindrops on your next hike. During contact sports, there’s no need for concern about broken frames or lenses.
And for fashionistas, you can easily don your spectacles to make a statement when necessary or go glasses-free for the day instead.
Whatever the reason you want to try contact lenses, you’ll need to make sure they’re comfortable as well as convenient. The best way to do that is by selecting an experienced optometrist. At The Bixby Eye Center, our team has the knowledge and skills needed to ensure your contacts fit just right.
Please request an appointment for a contact lens exam and fitting today.
Providing a Precise Fit
Contact lenses are a medical device, so you’ll need a proper prescription and a precise fit to wear them comfortably. Making the switch to contact lenses means getting a special contact lens exam and fitting.
A contact lens exam is very similar to a comprehensive eye exam but with a few extra steps. You will be asked questions about your lifestyle and day-to-day activities to help determine what type of lens is best for your eyes.
We’ll also measure your corneal curvature to determine the proper size and curve of the contact lens. The wrong size or wrong curvature could result in damage to the eye, so it’s imperative you receive a precise fit.
We use corneal topography to see the details of your cornea’s surface characteristics. This information helps us decide what lenses may provide the clearest, most comfortable vision.
Your vision is too important to take a guess at your best fit. See the professionals at The Bixby Eye Center for a proper contact lens exam and fitting today.
Types of Contact Lenses
Contact lenses have come a long way in the last few decades. Wearers now experience an abundance of choice. Whatever your lifestyle or needs, there’s an option for you:
Soft Contact Lenses
Rigid Gas-Permeable Contact Lenses
These durable lenses are resistant to the buildup of deposits and offer clear, crisp vision. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses might take some getting used to, particularly if you switch from soft contact lenses.
Scleral Contact Lenses
People with irregular corneas who may have been told they can’t wear contacts are often good candidates for scleral lenses. These lenses are larger than traditional lenses and vault over the cornea, sitting on the sclera (the white part of your eye).
Convenience Requires Care
Contact lenses are definitely convenient, but they require special care to ensure your eyes stay healthy. While you should always follow the advice of your optometrist, here are some general guidelines for contact lens care:
- Wash your hands before touching your eyes or lenses
- Do not sleep in daily wear lenses
- Avoid showering or using the hot tub while wearing lenses
- Do not use saliva to clean or moisten contacts
- Tap water is not a suitable cleaning liquid for lenses
- Do not use homemade saline solution for cleaning your contacts
- Follow your optometrist’s schedule for replacing your lenses
- Have an annual, comprehensive eye exam
Once you’ve decided you’d like to try contact lenses, please request an appointment for an exam and fitting at The Bixby Eye Center, and go glasses-free today!
- 6807 N. Knoxville Ave.
- Peoria, IL 61614
- Phone: 309-692-0000
- Fax: 309-692-8082
- Monday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Tuesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Wednesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Saturday: 8 AM – 12 PM*
- Sunday: Closed
*Once per month, call for details
After requesting an appointment, we will call you to confirm. If you don’t hear from us, please call 309-692-0000
I look forward to coming to Bixby Eye Center. They are caring and thorough.
Dr. Jensen was very professional and thorough during my exam. He took time to explain what he was observing and addressed any concerns. The staff was very welcoming and easy to talk. Robin made the experience of selecting glasses enjoyable and helped me find a pair that were best for me. Great team there!
I have been consistently impressed by the team at Bixby. Having been a former patient of Dr. Lasken, I began seeing Dr. Jensen a few years ago. I have a complicated case of keratoconus, and Dr. Jensen and the team at Bixby have worked seamlessly with vision experts in Chicago, Iowa City, and Bloomington to ensure my needs are met. In a day and age where business often supersedes genuine performance, I am extremely grateful for this team’s willingness to continuously provide excellent/kind care & attention to my specific needs. Highly recommend if new to the area or seeking a change in optical providers.
Everyone is wonderful there!!!!
I felt heard by the technician and the physician, which goes a LONG WAY in healthcare!! Thank you for taking the time to listen to my concerns rather than making me feel rushed to get out.
I arrived early, yet, even so, I was not left waiting. Don is definitely the nicest and funniest ever. I actually had fun at an eye appointment.
I was two hours early, and was in the right place at the right time. I was able to be taken care of then. The thorough explanation of which add ons to the lenses was a huge help in my decisions, and it was just nice to feel important; not just an appointment. I asked questions I was scared to ask before, and my doctor was patient, thorough, and very helpful in my understanding of certain terms. It also gave me more confidence in my vision. I cam to find out after all these years since my injury as a kid, I still have 20/20 vision, and there isn’t a scar or the potential for symptoms of one in the future. If people I am talking to have insurance that Bixby takes, I’m making sure they at least check you guys out, because the service is just all around awesome! There is absolutely nothing to change. Everything was done professional. You know how the saying goes, :If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” From the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out, I went from being nervous and worried to smarter and confident about my vision health and concerns. Thank y’all so much; very happy I’m now a client!
The entire staff, from the lady at the reception desk to the person who helped me pick out new glasses was very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. My best visit ever!