At Sumner Vision, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by Dr. Larry D. Sumner. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Sumner 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, be sure to tell Dr. Sumner any special issues you have to help determine the type of contact lenses that are right for you. Dr. Sumner specializes in treating patients with dry eyes, astigmatism, keratoconus, and post-lasik complications with effective treatments that may include the use of scleral lenses.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Sumner determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as near sightedness, far sightedness, or astigmatims) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. two different objective automated instruments are first used by the technician to take these measurements. Dr. Sumner then carefully evaluates this information to provide a precise and customized final prescription. The refractive examination today requires fewer "which is better" questions for the patient! To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with Dr. Sumner, call 303-321-1606.
After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Sumner consults 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. Dr. Sumner specializes in enhancing the ocular surface, so that more people can comfortably wear contact lenses. 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 and scleral lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at 303-321-1606 to discuss if contact lenses are a good option for you.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral lenses are large gas permeable contact lenses that have the comfort of soft lenses and the sharp crisp vision of gas permeable lenses. Dr. Sumner prescribes scleral lenses for severe Dry Eye, high astigmatism, keratoconus, LASIK failures and post-surgical complications, and other corneal irregularities. Please see our dedicated page for custom scleral contact lenses.