Specialty & Therapeutic Contact Lenses

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Toric, Keratoconus, RGP’s, Bifocal, Color contacts

What types of contact lenses are best for astigmatism?

Depending on the degree of astigmatism, there are soft or hard contact lenses to choose from. These lenses are designed for the unique cornea curvature created by astigmatism. These lenses differ from regular contacts, as they do not rotate like spherical contacts when you blink or look around.

What contacts work best for patients with keratoconus?

EyeHealth Northwest has specialists in the fitting of therapeutic contact lenses for the medical condition Keratoconus. Keratoconus is a corneal condition which causes the cornea to become misshapen resulting in progressive thinning of the apex of the cornea. Specially designed hard contact lenses are the traditional contact lens of choice, however new soft lenses for keratoconus are also an option.

Are Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses available?

Yes. Specially trained & certified technicians are available for fitting & maintenance of RGP lenses.. These lenses may be recommended for patients with complex prescriptions, persons with allergies, or patients with increased tendency to form protein deposits on contacts.

Are there bifocal contact lenses?

Yes. This area of contact lenses is exploding with innovation. Daily, two week, monthly, quarterly soft contacts are now available. These lenses are designed to allow both distance and near vision in a single lens. Monovision is another option. In monovision, contacts are worn a specific way, whereby one eye is corrected to see distant objects and the other eye is corrected for near vision. At EyeHealth Northwest, our specialists in contact lenses are certified experts at fitting these more sophisticated lenses.

Can I get colored contacts?

Yes. Colored contacts fall basically into two categories; enhancers and opaques. Enhancers work best for light colored eyes, whereas opaques work best for dark hazel or brown eyes. The color options in both categories–especially opaques–have increased exponentially. If you are already a contact lens wearer, your EyeHealth Northwest doctor can advise you on the best option for your eyes.

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Portland, OR 97225
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Portland, OR 97217
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Portland, OR 97213
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1955 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97209
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Oregon City, OR 97045
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Southeast Portland
10819 SE Stark St,
Portland, OR 97216
(503) 255-2291 see more
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12050 SE Stevens Rd, Suite 100
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 783-3300 see more
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15298 SW Royalty Parkway
Tigard OR 97224
(503) 227-2020 see more
Wilsonville
29250 SW Town Center Loop W
Wilsonville, OR 97070
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Westside Surgery Center
13240 SW Pacific Hwy
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 639-6571 see more
EyeHealth Eastside Surgery and Laser Center
12050 SE Stevens Rd.
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(971) 206-6100 see more

Our Locations

Barnes Road
9555 SW Barnes Rd.
#201 (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97225
(503) 227-2020 see more
Gresham
24601 SE Stark St.
Suite 245
Troutdale, OR 97060
(503) 255-2291 see more
Hillsboro
6111 NE Cornell Rd
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 846-9400 see more
Milwaukie
11086 SE Oak St
Milwaukie, OR 97222
(503) 656-4221 see more
North Portland
3246 N. Lombard
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 285-1671 see more
Northeast Portland
5050 NE Hoyt St., #245
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 255-2291 see more
Northwest Portland
1955 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 227-2020 see more
Oregon City
1306 Division St
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 656-4221 see more
Southeast Portland
10819 SE Stark St,
Portland, OR 97216
(503) 255-2291 see more
Sunnyside
12050 SE Stevens Rd, Suite 100
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(503) 783-3300 see more
Tigard
15298 SW Royalty Parkway
Tigard OR 97224
(503) 227-2020 see more
Wilsonville
29250 SW Town Center Loop W
Wilsonville, OR 97070
(503) 582-0000 see more
Surgery Centers

Westside Surgery Center

13240 SW Pacific Hwy
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 639-6571 see more

EyeHealth Eastside Surgery and Laser Center

12050 SE Stevens Rd.
Happy Valley, OR 97086
(971) 206-6100 see more