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When it comes to contact lenses in Louisville, Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute is your best source for everything you need. Whether you are interested in wearing contact lenses for the first time, are considering an upgrade for comfort and convenience, or have been told in the past that contact lenses are not an option for you, our physicians at Koby Karp Doctors Eye Institute would be happy to discuss with you the latest in contact lens innovation.
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New online Ordering convenience for you!
Introducing the doctoreyeinstitute.net webStore. Now you can order your contact lenses online and either pick them up at our office or have them shipped to your door!
If you are a current patient, all you need is an up to date contact lens prescription. Just click the link above, quickly create an account, then place your order. It's that easy!
For patients that are new to our practice, or if it has been a year since your last eye examination, call us to setup an appointment with Dr. Christopher Stroud at 502.897.1604.
Welcome to the fastest, easiest way to get your contact lenses. It's the doctoreyeinstitute.net webStore. And keep watching this site for more items that we plan to add to our all new online services.
"I moved here from out of town and since coming to Koby Karp (Doctors Eye Institute) for my contacts I now have a different type that better suits my needs. They fit better and are more comfortable than any I've worn before. I think it’s because they took the time to get me into the right type of lenses that worked best for me. Now I wouldn't go anywhere else."
"There are so many choices in contact lenses now. When I first started wearing them it was so much different. Now I can put them in and forget about them for at least two weeks! Dr. Stroud took the time to ask me questions that helped me choose these lenses and I'm so glad he did. Then he told me I would love them and he was right!"
Types of Lenses
Rigid Gas Permeable - (RGP) have replaced standard hard lenses. They generally provide crisper, clearer vision than some soft lenses particularly for patients with corneal irregularities or with keratoconus and are the easiest to care for. RGP lenses tend to be more durable and resistant to deposit buildup and are a low risk for causing infections.
Daily Wear Soft Lenses are larger in size and are very popular because they are easier to adjust to than rigid permeable lenses. Since they are harder to dislodge they are often used in sports. These lenses should be replaced on the schedule your doctor recommends.
Extended Wear Lenses (Overnight Lenses) - Usually worn up to 7-30 days without removal or cleaning depending on which brand you choose. There is, however, an increased risk for infection with these lenses. They are available in rigid gas permeable or soft lenses and replacement is needed on the schedule your doctor recommends.
Toric - Designed to correct blurry vision due to astigmatism. They are available in both rigid gas permeable (RGP) and soft lenses. Soft Toric contact lenses are also available in larger ranges of parameters and sizes than they were in the past. This is helping to comfortably accommodate patients with astigmatism.
Oxygen permeable - The contact lenses of the past created a barrier to the natural flow of oxygen between the eyes and the air around them. However, with the event of more oxygen permeable contact lenses, patients are experiencing less and less of the following symptoms related to corneal oxygen deficiency: end-of-day discomfort, irritation, dryness, redness and blurred vision.
Disposable Soft Lenses - Soft lenses are the most popular way of wearing contacts due to their comfort. All soft lenses are designed to be thrown away on a specific schedule. This ranges from daily all the way up to monthly.
Monovision Contact Lenses - One lens for distance, one for near is a very simple way to replace bifocal spectacles or over the counter cheaters. This can be done in rigid gas permeable or soft lenses.
Bifocal / Multifocal - Some of the most recent and exciting advances in the contact lens world involve new lenses that allow clear vision in the distance and near without the need for any glasses. These soft contact lenses are also helping to correct both distance and near vision in patients over the age of 40.
Since contact lenses are still medical devices, an appropriate fitting session with adequate follow- up is required by state law before supply lenses can be purchased, and before contact lens prescriptions will be released. At each fitting, trial lenses are usually dispensed to be used by the patient as part of the fitting fee. In this manner, the patient is able to assess and evaluate the effectiveness and comfort of the proposed lenses before purchasing any. Many patients who have been unable to wear lenses in the past are doing well and enjoying the freedom from spectacles, which contacts can provide, after being fit with the latest contact lenses at Doctors Eye Institute.
Along with your contact lens fitting at Doctors Eye Institute, you will be given samples of some of the most advanced and efficient contact lens cleaning systems on the market today, in accordance with the type of contacts you are fitted with, and to meet your personal needs.
Appropriate solutions provide the safeguard of cleanliness and hygiene for contact lens wearers to remain comfortable and contamination free. Advances in materials for precision lenses have made contact lenses an option for more and more people.
There are many brands of contact lenses available at Doctors Eye Institute. The following are just a few of the newest and most popular ones:
AIR OPTIX® AQUA Contact Lenses
A revolutionary Silicone Hydrogel technology transmits up to 5 times more oxygen to your eyes than traditional soft lenses. So your eyes are better protected from the signs and symptoms of lack of oxygen - dryness, irritation, end-of-day discomfort and redness. And since, on average, contact lens users wear their lenses for 11 hours a day, this is a huge plus.
AIR OPTIX® lenses have a unique surface treatment that is proven to provide a cleaner, more wettable lens for improved comfort.
AIR OPTIX® NIGHT & DAY®
They were created from a revolutionary material unlike that of ordinary contacts and designed specifically for long-term continuous wear. The lens allows an incredible 6 times more oxygen to reach the cornea of the eye than traditional soft disposables do, letting your eyes breathe all night and day.
If suitable you can pop them in and leave them in for up to one month.
- No daily insertion and removal
- No more cleaning, rinsing and disinfecting
- No eye irritations from lens cleaning solutions
AIR OPTIX® MULTIFOCAL
AIR OPTIX® MULTIFOCAL contact lenses allow for comfortable vision at distance and near without the need for reading glasses. Tired of having reading glasses while wearing your contact on? This lens might be the answer!
Like other AIR OPTIX® lenses, their construction from Silicone Hydrogel allows up to 5 times more oxygen transmission than traditional soft lenses, protecting your eyes better from the signs and symptoms of lack of oxygen - dryness, irritation, end-of-day discomfort and redness.
AIR OPTIX® Multifocal lenses have been designed for occasional overnight wear for up to 1 month. Watch the short video below to see how they work.
AIR OPTIX® COLORS
The Air Optix Colors are the latest advancement in contact lenses that transform you natural eye color. These new lenses take the wildly popular Freshlook color and fuse it with their ultra healthy Air Optix brand of high oxygen contact lenses. The result is a healthy way to change your eye color that your doctor would have no problems recommending.
Change your eye color online!
Right this minute you can see what you would look like with different colored eyes! Visit the Air Optix Color Studio and follow the instructions to upload your photo. Chose the color contacts that you like best and receive a FREE trial pair with your contact lens fitting!
Brand Contact Lenses are made with Hydraclear™ so you'll enjoy a unique, soft silky feel- no matter how long your day lasts. Acuvue® offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! Hydraclear™ is the proprietary technology that brings together a remarkable moisture rich wetting agent with high performance base materials to form clear, wettable lenses resulting in a unique, silky, soft feel. It provides comfort as good at the end of the day as when you first put your lenses on, and stays moist all day as well. Acuvue® lenses feature visibility tint so your lenses are easy to see and handle, the highest UVA and UVB blocking to help protect portions of your eyes and an Inside-Out Mark so you'll insert your lenses correctly every time.
Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear
The world can be a very dry place. With Acuvue® Oasys™ IN, dry is OUT. Whether you're inside or outside, challenging environments can make your eyes feel tired and dry. Even long hours in front of computer can leave your eyes craving moisture. Wearing Oasys™ will feel almost like you're wearing no lens at all!
Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism
Acuvue® Advance™ Brand Contact Lenses for astigmatism offer a new world in contact lenses. Acuvue® Advance™ for astigmatism is the only lens for astigmatism with Hydraclear™ that allows contact lenses to be comfortable immediately and throughout your busy day. Breakthrough technology, known as the Accelerated Stabilization Design, harnesses the power of the blink to create a lens that remains positioned correctly and gives you crisp, steady vision all day long, no matter what you are doing. Learn more - click on http://www.acuvue.com
PureVision (Bausch & Lomb)
These contact lenses, with innovative optics deliver pure, rich contrast and highly refined detail. And they're made from our unique material that's exceptionally healthy, so your eyes can feel as comfortable as you ever imagined, all day long and well into the night.
PureVision™ contact lenses have an enhanced optical design to correct spherical aberration, a natural occurrence in which light rays are refracted at different angles as they pass through the eye. Left uncorrected, spherical aberration can result in less than optimal visual quality.
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Schedule An Appointment
Schedule an Appointment for your contact lens evaluation and fitting today by calling 502.897.1604 or 1.800.777.4393.