Contact Lenses


There are many types of contact lenses available. How do you choose? That choice should be based on your vision needs and your life style. The doctors at Holly Springs Eye Associates have years of experience and advanced training in fitting even the most difficult cases, and they will review all available options and help you decide which lens is the best for you.

We fit all types of contact lenses, including astigmatism-correcting lenses and multifocal lenses, and we have a wide assortment of color lenses for those wanting to change their look. We offer a contact lens success guarantee for all new fits.

Are Contacts for You?

The vast majority of people requiring vision correction can wear contact lenses without any problems. New materials and lens care technologies have made today’s contacts more comfortable, safer and easier to wear. Consider the questions and answers below to help assess whether they’re a choice you should consider.

Contact lens wear may be difficult if:

  • Your eyes are severely irritated by allergies;
  • You work in an environment with lots of dust and chemicals;
  • You have an overactive thyroid, uncontrolled diabetes, or severe arthritis in your hands; or
  • Your eyes are overly dry due to pregnancy or medications you are taking.
  • After a thorough eye examination, your suitability for contact lenses and the specific contact lens option that best meets your requirements will be determined.

What are the advantages of wearing contact lenses?

  • Many wearers feel that contact lenses show their eyes in a better light or don’t like the appearance of eyeglasses.
  • Better vision correction due to the reduced obstruction from eyeglass frames.
  • They provide excellent peripheral vision.
  • No fogging up in warm rooms.
  • No splattering during rain showers.
  • Less hassle as they don’t get in the way during sports and other recreational activities.

What are the disadvantages?

  • Contact lenses require getting used to. New soft lens wearers typically adjust to their lenses within a week. Rigid lenses generally require a somewhat longer adjustment period.
  • Except for some disposable varieties, almost all lenses require regular cleaning and disinfection, a process that, although requiring only a few minutes, is more than some people want to undertake.
  • Some types of lenses increase your eyes’ sensitivity to light.