Contact Lenses

Man putting in contact lenses.

Comfort and Freedom Never Looked Better

Who would’ve thought two tiny, nearly weightless pieces of plastic could improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people. For patients with near- and farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia, contact lenses can offer a comfortable, convenient and cosmetic alternative to prescription eyeglasses. If you’re one of them, or looking to be, you’ve come to the right place.

 

Contacts have come a long way since the days of the rigid, uncomfortable and expensive glass lenses. Today’s plastic lenses are softer on the eyes, cheaper, more convenient and, in many cases, more effective. At Sabates Eye Centers, expert optometrists and opticians get to know you and your eyes. Together, we can ensure the best lens choice – for your vision and your life.

Options for Everyone

About the only choice you don’t have in contacts today is whether to wear hard or soft lenses. That’s up to your eye doctor. The harder plastic rigid gas-permeable lenses are required for certain astigmatisms. Though somewhat less comfortable than soft lenses, “RGPs” hold their shape around the cornea and provide better correction for astigmatism.

Most contact lens wearers, however, can wear soft lenses. They offer greater comfort and flexibility in how you wear and care for them.

 

  • Daily-wear lenses: removed nightly and discarded/replaced on a prescribed schedule.
  • Extended-wear lenses: worn overnight but should be removed at least weekly for cleaning and disinfection.
  • Disposable-wear lenses: removed nightly and discarded/replaced on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
  • Contact lens case.

    Did You Know?

    Until the early 1990s, many people took out insurance policies on their contact lenses because they were so expensive to replace.

  • Are contacts more expensive than eyeglasses?

    To learn more click here.

  • Optometrist for contact lenses Dr. Paul Kusy, O.D., - Sabates Eye Centers.

    Sabates Eye Centers Optometrist

    Dr. Paul Kusy, O.D.  – Dr. Kusy sees patients at the Truman Medical Eye Center - University Health location.

For emergency or time sensitive appointments, call 913-261-2020
or 1-800-742-0020 (toll free).

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To sign up, please call our scheduling department at 913-261-2020. They will provide you with a PIN number to use when enrolling.

New Patient Information

The scheduling department is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will contact you by 5 p.m. the next business day to confirm appointment details.

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  • Thorough dilated exam to address eye medical conditions.
  • Examples: cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration.
  • This type of exam is a detailed medical exam to determine, assess, and recommend any treatment necessary and may include additional testing.
  • Filed to your insurance under medical coverage.

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  • This type of exam will assess the basic general health of your eyes and may include dilation.
  • Schedule a new glasses or contact lens prescription.
  • Filed as a routine eye exam with your insurance or vision service plan.
  • No medical eye conditions will be evaluated at this exam.

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Making the Choice

Extended-wear lenses are best if you:

  • Are in good general health and ocular health.
  • Can follow the lens care and follow-up visit schedule.
  • Understand the increased risk of corneal ulcers and other complications.

Disposable lenses are best if you:

  • Have marginally dry eyes.
  • Have eyelid inflammatory conditions such as blepharitis.
  • Have significant allergies.
  • Use systemic medications, such as antihistamines or calcium supplements.
  • Work in a dusty or dirty involvement.
  • Are active in outdoor activities or sports.
  • Spend a lot of time using a computer or reading.

Rigid gas-permeable lenses are best if you:

  • Cannot achieve acceptable vision with soft lenses.
  • Had problems with soft contact lens deposits.
  • Have difficulty handling soft contact lenses.
  • Have moderately dry eyes or poor quality tear film.