Reading in the dark may not ruin your eyes, but it can cause some uncomfortable symptoms. Eyestrain, dry eyes, and headaches are common if you don't turn on the lights.View Article
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At Cantrell Eye Care, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist in Webster Groves. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Steve Cantrell will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Cantrell determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Webster Groves optometrist, call 314-961-7511 today.
After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Cantrell works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at 314-961-7511 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at 314-961-7511 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.
PHOTOSENSITIVE MIGRAINE headaches may be reduced or eliminated with a
specially tinted medical lens. Ask Dr. Cantrell for additional
PHOTOSENSITIVE EPILEPSY Patients suffering seizures from various
light triggers have reduced or eliminated all activity while wearing
the appropriate medical contact lens. Rigid Gas Permeable or Soft
Contacts are both available with the appropriate filter.. Ask Dr.
Cantrell if this may be an option for you.