Contact Lens Specialist

University Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist located in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

Millions of Americans choose contact lenses to correct their vision problems. If you want to get clear vision without frames on your face, look no further than University Ophthalmology in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. They will help you find the right contact lenses for perfect vision and competitive contact lens pricing, their team is ready to serve you. Call the office or schedule your visit online to find your ideal contact lenses.

Contact Lens Q & A

What are corrective contact lenses?

While some people choose contact lenses for purely cosmetic reasons (to change the color of their eyes), the vast majority wear contacts to correct a vision issue. As contact lens technology has advanced, the use for these lenses has expanded. Today, contact lenses can help you get clear, crisp vision if you have:

  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (blurry vision)
  • Presbyopia (age-related farsightedness)

That's right, contacts aren't just to replace traditional glasses anymore. If you don't want to have to carry readers with you or you're living with astigmatism, University Ophthalmology can help you find the right contact lenses for your needs. 

What kind of contact lenses are available?

University Ophthalmology offers a broad range of contact lens types. This way, they can pull from a variety of options to help you find the right lens to deliver clear vision and a comfortable fit. 

Soft contact lenses

Flexible and comfortable, soft contact lenses can deliver 20/20 vision while aligning with your lifestyle preferences. Daily wear soft contacts, for example, can be thrown away each night so you don't have to worry about maintenance. University Ophthalmology also offers extended-wear soft contacts that you can sleep in. 

Rigid gas-permeable lenses

These lenses maintain their shape over time, giving you the sharpest vision possible, while still allowing oxygen to flow to your eye, keeping it healthy. 

Toric contact lenses

These lenses are shaped to correct astigmatism. They can be either soft contact lenses or rigid gas-permeable lenses. 

Bifocal/multifocal contact lenses

To give you the clearest vision, even if you need two different prescriptions (e.g., if you have myopia and presbyopia), University Ophthalmology offers these contact lenses.

Cosmetic contact lenses

Want to change the way your eyes look? Ask about tinted or colored contact lenses. 

How do I pick the right contact lenses?

Finding the ideal contact lenses depends on a few factors. You need lenses that correct your vision issue and that you can wear throughout the day without any discomfort. University Ophthalmology works with you to find lenses that deliver all of that. 

What's more, they know that you need contact lenses that fit your budget. So they offer competitive pricing on all of the contact lenses they provide their patients. 

If you're ready to find the comfortable, vision-correcting, budget-friendly contact lenses, call University Ophthalmology or schedule your appointment online today.