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Contacts Specialist

Janelle L. Davison, OD -  - Comprehensive Eye Care

Brilliant Eyes Vision Center

Janelle L. Davison, OD

Comprehensive Eye Care & Dry Eye and Aesthetic Specialist located in Shops at Belmont, Smyrna, GA

If you’re thinking about trying contacts, having a trusted vision team to rely upon is important. Janelle Davison, OD, and her team at Brilliant Eyes Vision Center in Smyrna, Georgia, offer numerous contact lens options and can help you find a solution that is right for your specific set of needs. Call the office today to book a visit, or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page.

Contacts Q & A

What are contacts?

Contact lenses are a vision correction option that you wear directly over the surface of your eyes. They are a great alternative to traditional eyeglasses for many people. 

Contacts are thin, curved disks made of clear plastic. Advancements in optical technology have led to new high-performance contact lens options that are also comfortable to wear. 

What type of contacts are available?

There are many options to choose from. During your consultation, Dr. Davison will help you decide which type might be best for you. 

Rigid gas-permeable lenses

These are the most common type of “hard” contacts. They hold their shape well while allowing oxygen to flow to the surface of your eyes. These contacts are a great option for people with keratoconus, astigmatism, or who suffer from allergies. 

Hybrid contacts

These are a type of rigid gas-permeable lens surrounded by a skirt of soft lens material. They can be more comfortable than rigid lenses. SynergEyes DuetteⓇ contact lenses are one example of hybrid contacts.   

Daily wear soft contacts

These contacts are worn during the day and removed when you go to bed. Some options are only worn for one day before being disposed of, while others can last for the whole week. 

Extended wear soft contacts

These contacts can be worn around the clock but will require cleaning at least once every week. It’s important to maintain optimal cleaning to reduce the risk of an eye infection.

Toric contacts

These contacts offer different vision-correction properties in different areas of the lens. A great option for treating astigmatism, toric lenses rotate to align with the meridians of your eyes that allow for optimal vision correction. SynergEyes VS™ Scleral Lens is a type of toric lens.  

Colored contacts

Colored or tinted lenses change the appearance of your eyes by enhancing or altering their color. Some deliver vision correction, while others are simply cosmetic colored lenses. Colored contacts come in toric, daily wear, or extended wear versions.  

Brilliant Eyes Vision Center also offers MiSightⓇ 1 day contact lenses. These daily wear contacts are designed for kids and have been shown to slow the progression of nearsightedness, or myopia, in kids between the ages of 8-12.

What vision problems can contact lenses correct?

There are more contact lens options available today than ever before. Dr. Davison works with you to find the contacts that will move you as close as possible to optimal vision.

Some of the vision problems contacts can improve include:

  • Astigmatism
  • Myopia
  • Hyperopia
  • Dry eye
  • Presbyopia
  • High myopia

There are also special contacts that don’t affect vision but protect the surface of your eyes after an injury or surgical procedure. 

Learn more about contacts during a personalized consultation. Online scheduling is available, or you are always welcome to call and check appointment availability.