Contact Lenses

At Kirman Eye, we love contact lenses! We will happily find the right lens for you and your lifestyle. Our office offers everything from soft to custom contact lens evaluations with professional instruction. We even have great lens options for part time contact wear.

Contact Lenses

Contact Lens Evaluations
& Follow-up Care

For patients who currently wear contact lenses, we will perform a yearly contact lens evaluation at your routine exam. This is required by law and allows us to assess the prescription and fit of your current lenses and make any needed changes.

For patients who are new to contact lenses and patients trying a new lens type, we will schedule planned follow up appointments. We want to ensure that you are getting the best vision and the most comfort out of your new contact lenses. Contact lenses are medical devices so we will do a thorough assessment of eye heath as well as vision.

Soft Contact Lenses

Specialty Contact Lenses

Contacts are for everyone!

Today’s contact lens technology is amazing and we have lenses available for every type of prescription from basic to specialty contact lenses.

A few of the prescription types that we can address with contact lenses include:

  • Myopia (near sightedness)
  • Hyperopia (far sightedness)
  • Astigmatism (an imperfection in the corneal curvature that causes blur)
  • Presbyopia (normal loss of focusing ability for reading caused by age)

 

Lens Types:

Soft lenses

Soft lenses come in a variety of materials and replacement schedules. Daily lenses are our #1 recommendation! We love them because they are safe and easy to handle. No cleaning is required because they are fresh and new each day. Central Pennsylvania is notorious for seasonal allergies and daily lenses help wearers to continue to enjoy contact lens wear all year long. Daily lenses are also great for tough work environments that are dry and/or dusty.

Rigid Gas Permeable Contacts (RGPs)

Rigid lenses are also a great option for patients. They provide clear vision and can accommodate many different prescription types. They are easy to insert and remove, and are cost effective. We fit single vision as well as bifocal and multifocal rigid lenses.

Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)

Corneal Refractive Therapy (sometimes referred to as orthokeratology) is a non-surgical option for nearsighted patients. CRT helps patients to see clearly without having to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day. This technology involves wearing rigid lenses overnight that gently influence the cornea in a way that clears the vision. This is a great option for near sighted patients who have rapidly changing prescriptions, it essentially stops the progression of the nearsightedness. It’s also a great option for patients who may be nervous about corrective surgery or perhaps are not a good candidate for it. Please visit this website for more details: www.paragonvision.com

Specialty Lenses

Some medical conditions such as keratoconus necessitate specialty contact lenses. We have many options for custom fits such as scleral lenses, hybrid lenses, and more. Please call with any specific questions on lens types that may be available for various visual and medical needs.

Soft Contact Lenses

Specialty Contact Lenses



Contact Lens Specialist

Angie Hill, NCLEC

Angie Hill is the contact lens specialist at Kirman Eye. She manages all aspects of the contact lens department including performing new contact lens fittings and follow up visits, giving patients instruction on lens handling and care, and introducing staff and patients to the latest in contact lens types and solutions. Angie graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services. Later, she obtained a National Contact Lens Examiner’s Certificate.

Angie joined Kirman Eye in 2007 but has been a longtime patient of the office. She has been seeing Dr. Gary since she was 7 years old and he fit her for her first pair of contacts! One of Angie’s favorite parts of her job is fitting first time contact lens wearers and seeing their smile as they see clearly without glasses.

Outside of work, Angie enjoys spending time with her husband Jarrod and her cocker spaniels. Some of her hobbies include working on craft projects, spending time with friends, and traveling. Her favorite recent trips were to the Finger Lakes in New York and Jamaica for their destination wedding.

"What Our Patients Are Saying"

"I have been a patient at Kirman for many years and have been completely satisfied with the care I receive. In particular, Kirman provides wonderful contact lens consultation and fitting. Angie takes her time and tries many different types of contact... [View more]" - Jennifer G.

I have been a patient at Kirman for many years and have been completely satisfied with the care I receive. In particular, Kirman provides wonderful contact lens consultation and fitting. Angie takes her time and tries many different types of contact lenses. The beauty of Kirman is that they have a huge selection of contact lenses with samples available right in the office. No need to wait to try them out. If a pair doesn’t feel right, there is another choice available immediately. In addition Kirman has all the latest tools and up to date selection of frames as well as sunglasses.

Any urgent need is taken care of immediately!

- Jennifer G.

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