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Contact Lenses

Basin EyeCare Center in Klamath Falls offers many options for contact lenses.

There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.

Robert Creed, O.D. and Alex Hutzell, O.D. can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. With Alex Hutzell, O.D. working with a multitude of specialty contact lenses. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.


Soft lenses

These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of innovative materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.

Silicone Hydrogels

Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses.


Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses

Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.

Scleral Lens

These large-diameter gas permeable (GP) lenses offer the same advantages that conventional GP lenses have compared with soft contacts, including:

  • Sharper vision
  • Greater durability
  • Easier handling
  • Less risk of complications

They are called “scleral” lenses because, instead of covering only a portion of the cornea (like conventional GP lenses), these large GP lenses vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the “white” of the eye (the sclera).

Because of their size, scleral lenses are more stable on the eye than conventional GP lenses — so they are less likely to accidentally dislodge from the eye. This stability also can make them more comfortable than conventional GP lenses; scleral lenses provide initial comfort similar to soft lenses, especially for sensitive eyes or irregularly shaped corneas.


Multifocal Lenses

In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction similar to that of a pair of bifocal glasses.


MiSight® 1 day Myopic Control Contacts

Myopia is a rising issue among school-age children. With Americans seeing a rise from 25% in 1970, to 40% in 2021.
The Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program offers a way to combat this growing issue and stop further development of myopia in wearers.

Understanding Myopia

A common eye condition, myopia’s most common symptom is near-sightedness; or the inability to see clearly at a distance. Myopic eyes resemble a longer oval shape rather than the round ball that most would think of.
Without treatment, the eye can continue to grow longer and not only cause an increased prescription; but increased chance of retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts.


Causes of Myopia

  • GeneticsChildren with myopic family members are more likely to develop myopia
  • LifestyleSpending more time reading or using computer/phone screens, rather then spending time outdoors,
    increases the likelihood of becoming myopic.

A Revolutionary Contact Lens

Utilizing state of the art technology. MiSight 1 day slows the elongation of the eyes,
simultaneously correcting vision and assisting in the growth of the eye.

MiSight 1 day is the first and only FDA-approved myopic control contact lens.
Proven to slow myopic progression by an average of 59% in children age 8-12.

Benefits of choosing MiSight

  • Corrects distance vision, with a feel similar to typical contact lenses
  • Slows myopic progression during growing years, reducing the development of worse eyesight.
  • Accomodates a more active lifestyle and provides a higher quality of life when compared to glasses.

Color Contact Lenses

Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are loads of fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes. Though colored contact lenses are typically known for being mainly for appearance, they also come in a range of corrective options to suit your unique vision.

Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment for an assessment and consultation at Basin EyeCare Center in Klamath Falls, and we will be in touch with you shortly.