Contact Lenses in Champaign, IL
We are contact lens optometrists in Champaign, IL with over 27 years of experience.
Our practice offers thorough contact lens exams and supplies. We also provide you with a comfortable and convenient atmosphere where you can have your eyes cared for properly now and going forward.
We offer the following services for eye exams in Champaign, Illinois, and the surrounding areas.
Routine eye exams help keep your eyes healthy and can also help identify potential problems so they can be corrected before they get worse.
We offer vision testing for eyeglasses and contacts, as well as screening for common diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
Eye exams are also used to identify and correct common eye problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, cataracts, astigmatisms, and many other issues that could affect the performance of your eyes.
Even if you wear contact lenses, there are several reasons you should still have a pair of quality glasses on hand as well. For example, you will need something to help you see when you are not wearing your contacts like at night or in the morning before you’ve put your contacts in. Additionally, wearing glasses from time to time will help give your eyes a chance to breathe. And don’t forget to get some sunglasses to help protect your eyes as well.
At our facility, you can browse through a wide variety of famous name brands of glasses and sunglasses. Dolabany, Europa, Luxottica, Maui-Jim, Tura Inc., and many more.
We have over 1,000 different stylish frames from basic to luxury and plenty of non-prescription sunglasses in stock from which you can choose.
Sunglasses are a great tool for protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Driving in sunny conditions and working outdoors can be especially hard on your eyes. That’s why investing in several pairs of high-quality sunglasses is one of the best things you can do to protect and preserve the health of your eyes.
Contact Lens Exams
Many people prefer wearing contact lenses over wearing glasses. At Champaign Eye Professionals, our Champaign optometrists have more than 27 years of experience making for a more accurate eye exam. We are your complete solution provider.
In addition to your eye exam for contacts, we will also ensure you receive a thorough contact lens fitting. You can rest assured that you will be getting contacts that are so comfortable you won’t even know you’re wearing them.
How do we do this?
We start by providing you with an accurate prescription. Then we carefully measure the shape of your cornea. Lastly, we will evaluate the tear layer, as well as the surface of your cornea. When you come to pick up your contact lenses, we will ask you to put in your new lenses, and together we will check them to make sure they are comfortable, fit properly, and that you can see clearly through them.
Popular Contact Lens Brands
We carry the most popular contact lens brands available.
- Bausch and Lomb
- Cooper Vision
Additionally, we offer different kinds of lenses as well.
- Cosmetic colored lenses
- One day disposable lenses
- Bifocal lenses
- Astigmatism lenses
That’s a lot of information, but don’t worry, our contact lens optometrists in Champaign, IL will work with you to find the exact type and brand of contact lenses you want and need.
And, if you need more assistance, we also have several instructional videos on our website that show you exactly how to put in and take out your contact lenses.
You might already be a pro at how to properly put in and take out your contact lenses, but if you’re not, or if you have children who are new to wearing contact lenses, these videos are priceless!
Frequently Asked Questions About Contact Lenses
1. Is wearing contact lenses better than wearing glasses?
Contact lenses give you a more natural vision than glasses. This is because they move with your eye whereas glasses are stationary which sometimes blocks what you see unless you turn your head. Additionally, glasses have a tendency to fog up when it’s cold or rainy.
2. Is it bad for your eyes to wear contact lenses every day?
You can safely wear your contact lenses between 14-16 hours per day. However, it’s best to remove your contacts when you sleep. There are some contacts you can wear while sleeping, but you should give your eyes a chance to breathe by not wearing your contact lenses whenever you can.
3. Can you cry when wearing contacts?
Yes, you can cry when wearing your contacts. However, don’t rub your eyes too vigorously or you might dislodge the contacts from your eye.
4. Can you swim with contacts in?
You can swim with your contacts in if you close your eyes. However, it is recommended that you don’t because of the potential for bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens getting into your eyes. But, if you choose to wear your contacts while swimming, talk with your Champaign, IL optometrist about the best practices for wearing contacts while swimming.
5. Can you wear contacts if you have an astigmatism?
Yes, you can wear contacts if you have an astigmatism. In fact, some types of contacts are made to correct an astigmatism.
Why Choose Champaign Eye Professionals?
We have been in business for 27 years and are a respected member of this community. Our patients trust us with all their optometry, eye exams, and eyeglass needs.
Our professional memberships include:
- American Optometric Association
- Illinois Optometric Association
- Eye Med Vision Care
Attention University of Illinois Students
Are you a student at the University of Illinois? If so, we want to extend a special welcome to you. Being in school usually results in extra eye strain due to studying and the overuse of your eyes. It’s extremely important that you don’t neglect the health of your eyes. Make an appointment today, and we will make sure you have everything you need to help keep your eyes healthy.
Currently Accepting New Patients! We Look Forward to Serving You!