Contact lenses have greatly improved over the last few years. The cornea has a high oxygen need and no blood supply, therefore it must get its oxygen from the air. Earlier contacts blocked most of the available oxygen causing dry eye or discomfort. The new “state of the art” contacts (both soft and rigid) allow virtually unimpeded oxygen to the cornea.
Contacts are now available for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, bifocal, and corneal reshaping. Dr. Cummings enjoys staying current with contact lens advancements and all new contacts can be tried before deciding if they are right for you.