For decades, contact lenses have set the standard for safe, flexible, and convenient vision correction. Lens technology continues to improve, and today there is a huge variety of contact lenses available to fit different needs. They are more comfortable and effective than ever before. Serving Hendersonville, Tennessee, and other areas in and around Nashville, our medical optometry practice is a leading provider of contact lenses. Choate Eye Associates offers the diagnostic expertise required to make the most of emerging lens technology.
Dr. Choate is an FDA investigator and consultant for contact lenses and associated products, and no eye care practice in the Nashville area is better prepared to handle your contact lens needs. Both of our doctors intimately understand visual disorders, their causes, and how they may affect the health and well-being of our patients. Prior to fitting a patient with contact lenses, we provide a comprehensive medical eye examination to identify any underlying eye health issues, such as dry eye or ocular surface disease. Following that, we carefully assess the patient’s visual challenges and the many lifestyle and work-related issues that may bring them about. There are many different contact lenses available, all offering unique advantages. Our job is to match the appropriate lens to your specific situation and needs.
Unlike the eye care supermarkets, the doctors at Choate Eye Associates offer nearly every contact lens that is on the market today. We fit the lens to the patient and not the patient to the lens, as unfortunately happens in many practices. Though disposable contact lenses at our practice serving Hendersonville, Tennessee and surrounding areas are many times sufficient to meet the needs of our optometry patients, we are committed to offering contacts for every need, including those designed for patients affected by difficult eye diseases and eye conditions. We also provide contact lenses designed for post-surgical applications, as well as lenses designed to change the color of the eyes. We are the area's premier practice for the new SynergEyes® hybrid contact lens. This lens system provides uncompromising vision for all of your activities.
Disposable contact lenses are an excellent option for most optometry patients without special vision needs. These lenses are provided at our practice serving those from Hendersonville and other areas throughout Middle Tennessee because they offer convenient, cost-effective, and comfortable vision correction. We offer disposable contact lenses designed to be replaced daily, every two weeks, and once a month. We will work with you to find the replacement cycle that will optimize your contact lens wearing experience.
Multifocal contact lenses are designed specifically for individuals affected by presbyopia. These lenses are an excellent alternative to reading glasses for patients who have trouble seeing clearly at close distances, including when using a computer. Today’s multifocal and bifocal contact lenses are clearly superior in performance when compared to many spectacle alternatives or the old method of correcting near point problems with monovision. If you are a patient who is seeking freedom from glasses, contact Choate Eye Associates today to discuss alternatives.
Hybrid contact lenses are designed to combine the strengths of hard and soft lens materials. The central portion of the lens is composed of a rigid gas permeable (RGP) material for the best possible vision, while the outer portion is composed of a softer material for optimum comfort. These lenses are ideal for patients with astigmatism, keratoconus, bifocal needs, and visual rehabilitation following eye surgery. Dr. Choate is the most experienced provider of hybrid contact lenses in Tennessee, and among the most experienced in the nation.
Astigmatism is a visual disorder that results when the cornea becomes more oval shaped, rather than round. Specially designed soft or gas permeable contact lenses known as toric lenses are best for patients with high astigmatism. These lenses employ the use of different curves and different powers in each lens to correct this visual disorder. These custom-designed lenses allow light to be more uniformly focused on the back of the eye, resulting in much clearer vision.
Patients who have undergone ocular surgery or who have sustained an injury to the eye often need specialized contact lenses designed to fit the irregular shape of the eye that can result after surgery. Traditional lenses often cannot account for post-surgical eye shapes, making them ineffective and uncomfortable. The doctors at Choate Eye Associates have decades of experience prescribing these advanced lens designs.
Tinted contact lenses are provided in a variety of colors at our Nashville area practice. These lenses can be used to enhance the existing eye color or to change it completely. They are available in both prescription and non-prescription form.
Extended-wear contact lenses are designed to be left in the eyes for a few nights at a time, and often up to a month. When properly prescribed, and the appropriate follow-up care is provided, these lenses have been proven to be a safe alternative to refractive surgery. By eliminating the need to put contacts in each morning and take them out before bed, clear vision can be enjoyed with increased convenience.
As leading providers with extensive experience and knowledge, patients travel from nearby Nashville and Hendersonville, and from across Tennessee and Kentucky, to visit our practice. As providers of advanced medical optometry, including contact lenses and a full range of other services, the professionals at Choate Eye Associates take pride in providing comprehensive eye care. If you would like to schedule an appointment, or fill a prescription, please contact our practice today.