Contact Lenses Specialist

Steve F. Atlas, OD -  - Optometrist

Atlas Eye Center and Downtown Opticians

Steve F. Atlas, OD

Optometrist located in Plantation, FL & Ft. Lauderdale, FL

More than half of all Americans need corrective lenses to see clearly, but not everyone wants to wear eyeglasses. Whether you already wear contact lenses or you want to stop wearing glasses, you can find comprehensive contact lens fittings at Atlas Eye Center in Fort Lauderdale and Downtown Opticians in Plantation, Florida. Steve Atlas, OD, is an expert in fitting people of all ages with the right contacts for their eyes. Book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Contact Lenses Q&A

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are an alternative to traditional eyeglasses. They’re small, thin pieces of plastic that sit on the surface of your eyes to correct your vision.

Contacts are customized medical devices that can correct nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia). Even people who need bifocal or multifocal lenses can find contacts that improve their vision.

When you wear contacts, you generally insert them in the morning and take them out before you go to sleep at night. They sit on the moist film of tears that covers your eyes. When contacts fit properly, you shouldn’t feel them on your eyes.

What types of contact lenses are available?

There are different types of contacts to meet different eye needs. Atlas Eye Center and Downtown Opticians are proud to carry many popular brands of contacts, and the team is trained to fit you with the right type of lenses for your prescription and your eyes.

Common types of lenses are soft contacts and toric contacts. Bifocal and multifocal lenses offer different prescription strengths combined into a single lens for ease of wear.

Some eye conditions can make it more challenging to find contact lenses that work. Atlas Eye Center and Downtown Opticians offer keratoconus contacts, as well as rigid, gas permeable lenses to meet the needs of all their patients. 

How can I get fitted for contact lenses?

Dr. Atlas provides comprehensive contact lens assessments and evaluations. Whether you currently wear contacts or you’ve never tried them, you can get an expert contact lens fitting at Atlas Eye Center or Downtown Opticians.

An exam for contact lenses is different than a general eye exam or one for eyeglasses. Dr. Atlas assesses your eyes and your prescription before recommending the right contact lens type and brand for you.

The team ensures proper contact lens fit for every patient. Even if you have astigmatism, keratoconus, or another eye condition, it’s possible to find contacts that work for you with a specialty contact lens fitting at Atlas Eye Center or Downtown Opticians.

Find expert contact lens exams at Atlas Eye Center and Downtown Opticians. Book an appointment with Dr. Atlas online or call the office for more information today.