Contact Lenses

We offer specialty Contact Lens Fitting.

New advances in contact lens technology allow most people to successfully wear contact lenses, even those with astigmatism or bifocal requirements. You will quickly recognize that we go beyond the “one size fits all” approach to contact lenses and understand the importance of personal attention when it comes to your vision and comfort.

A routine exam won’t provide some of the measurements and testing that are required to determine if your eyes are suitable for contact lens wear and to generate your contact lens Rx.  We carefully examine the structures of your eye as well as your history of conditions such as dry eye and allergies.  We also have instrumentation to show us the shape and curvature of your corneas to insure that we determine the best fit of your contact lenses.  Not all lenses fit everyone the same way, and a poor fit can cause problems with comfort, vision, and eye health.  Part of our job is to help your future vision, not just your present vision.  We want your eyes to be healthy for many years to come.

All the Doctors at Tippett Eye Care will thoroughly evaluate your visual needs, prescription, and long term eye health to determine which brand and type of contact lens provides you the most convenience, comfort, and eye health.

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Silicone Hydrogel Lenses

Another category of lenses that are fairly new to the market are the silicone hydrogel lenses. These lenses can provide many times more oxygen to the eyes compared to other category of lenses. These lenses are actually providing some patients with a second chance to remain in soft contact lenses. If there is a significant risk of failing ocular health due to lack of oxygen to the cornea, then these lenses may provide the needed oxygen and therefore may extend a patient’s ability to remain in soft lenses.

Scleral Lenses

If you want to wear contact lenses but have had trouble wearing them in the past — or you’ve been told you are not a good candidate for contacts — scleral contact lenses may be the solution you are looking for. Because of their size, scleral lenses are more stable on the eye than conventional GP lenses — so they are less likely to accidentally dislodge from the eye. This stability also can make them more comfortable than conventional GP lenses; scleral lenses provide initial comfort similar to soft lenses, especially for sensitive eyes or irregularly shaped corneas.

Bifocal & Multifocal Contact Lenses

Just as the name indicates, bifocal lenses are divided into two distinct segments for different vision powers, the first for distance vision and the second for near vision. This enables you to clearly switch your focus from near to far as needed, but your vision will not necessarily be clear in between. The term multifocal lenses can refer to any lenses with multiple powers including bifocals, trifocals or progressive lenses. Non-bifocal multifocal lenses have a range of powers that enable you to constantly adjust your focus to see clearly from up close to far and in between.

RGP Lenses

For those patients that have had a difficult time finding lenses that provide good enough vision for their lifestyle, there are RGP or “hard” contacts. These lenses do provide better vision in most cases, but are usually a bit more diffcult to adjust to comfort wise. There are many patients in these lenses that are completely happy and unwilling to switch to soft contact lenses.

Hybrid Lenses

Hybrid contact lenses combine the visual clarity and therapeutic aspects of Gas Perm lenses with the comfort of Soft Lenses.

Corneal Refractive Thearapy (CRT)

Corneal Reshaping with CRT Contact Lenses can be an ideal vision correction method for active children, especially those involved in sports, or children who are genetically prone to having their nearsightedness progress year after year. The principle is similar to the use of a dental retainer used by an orthodontist to realign crooked teeth. The vision retainers are similar to contact lenses and are only worn at night while sleeping. They are then removed upon awakening to provide clear vision without using glasses or contact lenses! The retainers are comfortable and very easy to care for.  CRT does not work on everyone and needs to be performed in a very exact and meticulous manner.

Some of the most popular soft contact lens brands available today are:

We fit lenses from all the major manufacturers including, but not limited to:

  • CooperVision (Biofinity, Frequency)
  • CibaVision/Alcon (Air Optix, Air Optix Night and Day)
  • Vistakon/Johnson & Johnson (Acuvue)
  • Bausch + Lomb (Pure Vision, SofLens, Optima)

Our Eye Care Services Include:

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Medical Eye Exams
  • Diagnostic Testing and Treatment for Eye Disease
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Frame and Lens Selection
  • Frame Repair and Adjustments
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COVID-19 UPDATE
Our office takes the health and safety of our patients and team very seriously. After careful consideration, Tippett Eye Care has elected to reduce our services at both locations for the unforeseeable future.

Although our office will be closed, we will have a team on hand to answer questions, make appointments, take eyewear and contact lens orders, and schedule curbside pick-ups via phone. Please call our office to schedule a pick- up time so we may bring them out of the office for curbside pick-up. You may also elect to have materials directly shipped. We will return any messages left throughout the week within 24 hours. Messages left over the weekend will be returned on Monday.

Dr. Tippett will be available for eye emergencies such as sudden vision changes, injuries, red eyes, and other urgent issues. We will be using telemedicine and in-office treatment. Please call our office so we may address your concerns. Our office will make every effort to help you avoid the emergency room. Please note, no patients will be granted entry into the office without approval of an emergency appointment by Dr. Tippett or a team member.

Please review the services we will continue offering at each location.

Grovetown/Columbia Road location: Effective Monday, March 23rd

  • Available for eyewear and contact lens dispensing, curbside pick-up and direct ship only
  • Available for scheduling appointments, questions, orders by phone
  • No in office visits
  • Hours available for curbside pick-up
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am – 1pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday 1pm – 5pm

Augusta/Wrightsboro Road location: Effective Wednesday, March 24th

  • Available for eyewear and contact lens dispensing, curbside pick-up and direct ship only
  • Available for scheduling appointments, questions, orders by phone
  • Available for eye emergency visits, please call with your concern and our team will schedule a visit with Dr. Tippett either by telemedicine or in-office
  • Hours available for curbside pick-up and office emergencies with an appointment ONLY
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am – 1pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 1pm – 5pm

Our office will keep you updated on the status of our limited services through email, Facebook, and our voicemail. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this stressful time. We appreciate your continued support and wish everyone health and safety.

Sincerely,

Tippett Eyecare