Contact Lenses: Clarity without Eyeglasses

Contact lenses offer a great alternative to glasses. We provide a variety of contact lenses to meet your visual and lifestyle needs. To ensure that the contact lenses fit your eyes appropriately and give excellent visual function, you will need a contact lens fitting with the doctor in addition to your comprehensive eye exam. Call the office to schedule your contact lens fitting at the time of your comprehensive eye exam or as a separate visit.  

We fit contact lenses from all four of the major contact lens companies. The brand and type of contact lens is chosen based on the best option for you without any particular affinity to a certain company or modality. 

Thinking about contact lenses for the first time? Mention your desire to try them when you schedule your exam. We will answer all your questions and provide a one on one training session to make certain you can safely and confidently wear contact lenses.

Long time contact lens wearer? There may be a healthier, more comfortable contact lens for you. We stay at the forefront of new lens technology to offer you the best available options on the market. 


Convenient for your life

All prescription types and all ages 10+

Spherical fits provide correction for near-sightedness (myopia) and far-sightedness (hyperopia). Toric fits are for astigmatism (nonuniform curvature of the cornea and/or intraocular lens). Multifocal or monovision fits for presbyopia (blurry vision at near, ages 40+) can remedy blur at distance and near.

Comfort for all day, everyday use

Material and lens designs to maximize visual performance and minimize dryness can revolutionize your contact lens experience.

Freedom from glasses for sports and special occasions

Single use contact lenses are perfect for part-time wear. You can play your favorite sport like golf, tennis, or scuba diving without glasses interfering with your performance. Contact lenses let you wear your favorite non-prescription sunglasses at the beach. Going out on weekends or to formal affairs is simplified without the hassle or obstruction of glasses.


Healthy for your eyes

Maximize oxygen

Historically, soft contact lenses were made from hydrogel material. Silicone was added in 2002 to increase oxygen permeability. If you are wearing contact lenses with old technology, your eyes are being deprived of oxygen that can lead to vessel growth and swelling of the cornea. Sometimes this damage can lead to contact lens intolerance. Many lenses on the market today still lack silicone. SiHy (silicone and hydrogel combination) material is the best option for the health of your eyes.  

Single Use 

Single use lenses are the healthiest modality for your eyes. A fresh pair of contacts every day reduces the risk of bacterial or fungal infections. Thinner material offers improved comfort and minimized dryness. It is no longer necessary to keep track of the age of your lenses or worry about cleaning and storing your lenses. All of these qualities make them the best, healthiest choice for everyone, especially kids. 

Combat allergens

Single use lenses are an excellent option for those with allergies. Build-up of allergens can happen over time with extended wear contact lenses, making the lenses unbearable after a few days. With single use lenses that problem is eliminated.

UV protection

Many lenses offer protection against UV damage. This is an ever present consideration in Florida at every age. You can wear your favorite sunglasses with contact lenses for added protection.



My experience with Dr. Barnhorst and his staff was fabulous. I felt no discomfort during the procedure. Within 24 hours of the surgery, my sight was perfect. I have complete faith in Dr. Barnhorst and his staff and would recommend them to anyone! Waking up in the morning and being able to see without searching for glasses is a very welcome change in my life.
T. Cree



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