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Contact Lenses

Alabama Vision Source offers most types of contact lenses: standard and specialty, with free trial wear.

There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear or goggles, or to make vision normal when wearing eyeglasses don’t work. If you have a high prescription, astigmatism, keratoconus, cataract or corneal eye surgery or any type of corneal disease – contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with multifocal contact lenses.

Dr. Chandler can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.

Try it before you buy it

We allow you to try out any lens type before you purchase your contact lenses.  We will train you on insertion, removal and lens care and handling, and then allow you to wear the lenses for up to a month to determine comfort, vision, eye health, fit and handling.  After examination with the lenses on, you can then purchase the trial lens type, try another or abandon lens wear altogether.  This allows you to be sure of yourself before you purchase lenses.

Soft Lenses

These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced daily or monthly depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism and bifocals. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably even when sleeping in the lenses.

Scleral lenses

Scleral lenses are the newest type available, and offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems that soft lenses or eyeglasses can’t correct. They are more durable than soft contact lenses often lasting for years.  They are used now almost exclusively over older style gas permeable lenses, which offered good vision often at the cost of comfort.  Sclerals comfortably correct all manner of vision problems arising from disease, injury, surgery or congenital abnormalities.

Multifocal Lenses

In both soft and scleral designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction without the need to supplement with reading glasses.  Today they are made in daily and monthly disposable formats, as well as extended wear.

Color Contact Lenses

Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.


Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is required to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment for an assessment and advice, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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