Contact Lenses Specialist

Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery

Optometrist located in Albuquerque, NM

If you’ve been diagnosed with a common vision problem like astigmatism, farsightedness, or nearsightedness, and you don’t want to wear eyeglasses, you may be a candidate for contact lenses. Contact lenses are discreet, comfortable, and can improve your vision for the better. At Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, expert optometric physician and optometrist Dr. Puneet Rastogi, and the team proudly offer a wide variety of contact lenses to patients of all ages. To request your contact lens appointment today, call the office or use the online booking tool.

Contact Lenses Q & A

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are thin, vision-correcting lenses that sit directly on the surface of your eye. Like prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses improve your vision and address common problems like astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. The team at Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery also offers contact lenses for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes.

If you regularly experience blurry vision, but glasses make you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious, contact lenses are worth considering. They’re affordable, comfortable, and easy to clean and care for. 

Does it take a long time to adjust to contact lenses?

The length of time it takes to adjust to contact lenses depends on the type of contacts you buy. For example, most people find soft contact lenses comfortable almost immediately. Rigid, or hybrid contact lenses, on the other hand, might take days or even weeks to adjust to. 

If you have highly sensitive eyes or an underlying medical condition, you might find that wearing contacts is generally uncomfortable. In this type of situation, your eye doctor will recommend another type of vision correction treatment. 

Can contact lenses get stuck behind my eye?

No. It’s physically impossible for contact lenses to get stuck or lost behind your eyeballs. That said, if you rub your eye or eyelid, you might dislodge the lens from its proper position. If this happens, your eye doctor can help you locate and remove the lens without damaging or irritating your eye. 

What types of contact lenses do you offer?

The team at Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery carries a wide variety of contact lens brands, including:

  • Acuvue® Oasys
  • Air Optix® Hydraglyde
  • Biofinity®
  • Bausch & Lomb® Ultra
  • Acuvue® 1-day Moist
  • Focus Dailies® Total One
  • Acuvue® Oasys for Astigmatism
  • Air Optix® for Astigmatism
  • Air Optix® Multifocal

The team also carries colored contact lenses for cosmetic purposes and therapeutic contacts for specific eye problems such as dry eyes and red eye. 

What type of contact lenses will I most benefit from?

The type of contact lenses you’ll most benefit from depends on your current eyesight and medical history. Following a comprehensive eye exam, a conversation about your goals for treatment, and a discussion of your symptoms, your Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery provider can make recommendations that align with your individual needs. 

If you live an active lifestyle, or you’re tired of wearing traditional eyeglasses, make a contact lens appointment at Iris Eye Care & Contact Lens Gallery today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.