About Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses
For patients who have refractive vision errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or age-related vision loss, getting the problem diagnosed and resolved at one place makes the process extremely convenient. The on-site optical shop at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center incorporates the latest vision technology and our own optics lab where we are able to offer our patients prescriptions while they wait, not to mention a remarkable inventory of attractive frames and several types of common and specialty contact lenses. For Boca Raton, FL individuals who require contact lenses as soon as possible, we keep a wonderful stock of the most common diameters and prescriptions so you will be able to receive them that day. Our highly trained staff is here to make sure you end up with the right frames or contact lenses for the proper fit and appearance.
"Excellent staff. Dr. Kelley is very thorough with a wonderful bedside manner."- H.W. / ZocDoc / Jun 03, 2021
"They contacted days before my appointment to make sure my insurance was accepted . They were very nice and the experience was all around a good one. I will definitely go back."- M.E. / ZocDoc / May 14, 2021
"Dr Kelly is the most caring Dr He doesn’t rush your appointment He answers all your questions and explains everything to you. He is the best for dealing with glaucoma. I recommend him highly His staff is very professional and friendly. I highly recommend them "- A.J. / Healthgrades / May 12, 2021
"Very professional and friendly."- P.V. / ZocDoc / Apr 08, 2021
"Terrific staff. Good attention to detail. Smart doctor."- K.D. / ZocDoc / Mar 16, 2021
Choosing Your Glasses or Contact Lenses
Throughout your eye exam and lens consultation, our optometrists and opticians will guide you through making the best choices for your specific requirements and lifestyle. At Clewner & Kelly Eye Center, we proudly dedicate extra time and attention to helping you find the ideal frames and lenses or the most appropriate contact lens fit and type. Moreover, we will do our best to help you remain true to your desired budget. In addition, we are pleased to provide a complete training session for the insertion and removal of contacts for any patient.
Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses FAQs
Can wearing glasses make your vision worse?
There is no evidence that wearing glasses makes your vision worse, though normal aging might cause your vision to worsen over time. Corrective lenses change the way that light is refracted into your eye in order to help you see clearly. It is important for you to continue to undergo regular eye exams at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center in case your vision changes and you require a new prescription for optimal vision.
Which is better, glasses or contacts?
There are advantages and disadvantages to both glasses and contacts and there is not an option that will suit every patient. When deciding between the two, it is important to consider your goals, lifestyle, and budget.
Advantages to Glasses:
- Easy to wear and remove
- Often can offer UV protection
- Do not need to be replaced as often as contacts
- Potentially a fun fashion accessory
Disadvantages to Glasses:
- Possible distortion of peripheral vision
- Can steam or fog up
- Some individuals may not like how glasses look aesthetically
- Potenitally uncomfortable to wear
Advantages to Contacts:
- Virtually invisible
- No vision distortion
- Ideal for sports and physical activity
- Potentially change eye color
Disadvantages to Contacts:
- Adjustment period while you learn to put them in and take them out
- Calls for good maintence and hygiene practices
- Increased risk of dry eye syndrome
- Potential to fall out or get off-center
At what age can you start wearing contacts?
Contacts require additional maintenance and good ocular hygiene practices. When determining if your child is ready for contact lenses, it is important to consider your child's level of maturity and quality of their personal hygiene habits. Research has proven that children as young as eight years old can successfully learn to use and care for contacts. Discuss the decision to get contacts for your child with both your child and your eye doctor.
How long can you wear contacts?
There are lenses designed for continuous wear and lenses that are intended to be disposed of daily. Talk to your eye doctor about which contact lens option best suits your lifestyle and budget. It is important to understand the way in which your specific contacts are intended to be worn and to follow directions and guidelines for care.
Dependable, Clear Vision
Sharp vision is only one appointment away. Refractive vision impairments, such as myopia, hyperopia, and age-related vision loss, can cause a lot of emotional ups and downs, but thankfully, they are all very treatable. We don't want anyone to battle for clear vision when performing their usual routines. We invite you to call our Boca Raton, FL practice and arrange a consultation. At Clewner & Kelly Eye Center, we are ready to help you get your best eyesight.