Contact Lenses

  • Contact lenses are a clear, comfortable option for many people. Advances in contact lens design and materials have made them easy to wear, more affordable, and a viable option for most vision correction.

    Our office has extensive training and experience in fitting most popular styles of contact lenses, including:

    • Rigid, gas permeable lenses – These lenses are made of durable plastic that transmits oxygen. You might also hear them called GP lenses, RGP lenses, oxygen permeable lenses, or rigid gas permeable lenses. GP lenses don’t contain water like soft lenses do; they resist deposits and are less likely than soft contacts to harbor bacteria. GP contact lenses clean and disinfect quickly, don’t dehydrate, are easier to handle, and last longer than soft lenses.
    • Soft lenses – daily, bi-weekly, monthly, and extended wear. Many people wear soft contact lenses, which are flexible and come in a variety of wear lengths. 
    • Toric lenses (for astigmatism) – Toric lenses are soft, but also have a slightly heavier side, so they sit the correct way on the eye. 
    • Multifocal (for distance and up-close vision) – Multifocal lenses have come a long way, and no, you won’t see weird lines. 
    • Fashion color lenses – If you love the idea of changing your eye color, opt for something new, with or without a prescription. 

    Your Eye Institute optometrist can help you decide which lenses are best for your prescription as well as the ones that fit your lifestyle and budget. We carry most brands of contact lenses.

    Scleral Contact Lenses

    If you’ve had trouble in the past with contact lenses giving you unstable vision or always rotating out of place, scleral lenses may be a great option for you! Scleral contact lenses correct small to large amounts of astigmatism and treat corneal conditions that prevented past contact lens wear. Our doctors will be happy to discuss your options and make sure that these lenses will be a great fit.

    These lenses are hard and cover a much larger area of the eye than other types of contacts. In most cases, astigmatism is due to the irregular curvature of the cornea (front of the eye). These lenses cover the whole area and eliminate the effects of astigmatism. Learn more about these lenses

    Vision Shaping – See Without Glasses or Contacts

    Did you know there is a contact lens you can wear at night to give you 20/20 vision during the day?

    If LASIK is not for you, but you’re tired of wearing contacts and glasses, consider our REVS (Refractive Epithelial Vision Shaping) program. Learn more.

    New to Contacts? Contact Lens Do’s and Don’ts

    The Eye Institute

    Good Looks is now The Eye Institute.

    Thank you for visiting GoodLooks. We’re now part of The Eye Institute family. You can still visit us in the same North Raleigh location or check out one of our other two offices in Raleigh or Knightdale. Learn more on the “Locations” page on our website.

    We look forward to seeing you again soon!