contact lenses
We offer the best in
contact lens technology.

If motivated to wear contact lenses it is likely that our doctors at Academy Vision can find a lens for you, including astigmatism and multifocal lens wearers. We carry all of the most technologically advanced lenses and we are typically one of the first in the area to offer them.

If you’re a contact lens wearer, it’s important to make sure that your lenses fit well and we leave you 20-happy. In addition to a yearly comprehensive eye exam, a contact lens exam will also involve a contact lens fitting. Our optometrist will need to gather several measurements. The most common is the curvature of your cornea, your eye’s clear front surface. In some cases, your pupil and iris size will also be measured. If you tend to have dry eyes, our optometrist may also perform a tear film evaluation to make sure your prescribed contact lenses keep your eyes sufficiently moist.

Remember, your eye doctor is your ally in making
sure your eyes  get what they need to
stay healthy and perform at their best.

Please call if not satisfied with the comfort, handling
or vision with your new contacts because it is
likely we can make adjustments as indicated!


Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea. Soft contact lenses may be easier to adjust to and are more comfortable than rigid gas permeable lenses. Newer soft lens materials include silicone-hydrogels to provide more oxygen to your eye while you wear your lenses.
RGP Contact Lenses
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGPs) are more durable and resistant to deposit buildup. They tend to be less expensive over the life of the lens since they last longer than soft lenses.

They are easier to handle and less likely to tear. However, they are not as comfortable initially as soft contacts and it may take a few weeks to get used to wearing RGPs, compared to several days for soft contacts.
Extended Wear Contact Lenses
Extended wear contact lenses are available for overnight or extended wear ranging from one to six nights or up to 30 days. Continuous wear contact lenses are usually soft contact lenses. They are made of flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea. There are also a very few rigid gas permeable lenses that are designed and approved for overnight wear.

Length of extended wear depends on lens type and your eye care professional's evaluation of your tolerance for overnight wear. It is important for the eyes to have a rest without lenses for at least one night following each scheduled removal.
Disposable Contact Lenses
The majority of soft contact lens wearers are prescribed some type of frequent replacement schedule. "Disposable," as defined by the FDA, means used once and discarded. With a true daily wear disposable schedule, a brand new pair of lenses is used each day. Some soft contact lenses are referred to as "disposable" by contact lens sellers, but actually, they are for frequent/planned replacement (for example, 7 days to 30 days) and then thrown away. Academy Vision generally recommends a daily throw-away schedule. They are the safest and most comfortable option.
Colored Contact Lenses
Some contact lenses are intended to change the appearance of the eye with or without a prescription. For example, they can temporarily change a brown-eyed person's eye color to blue, or make a person's eyes look weird by portraying Halloween themes. Even though avaiable without an Rx that do not correct vision, they're regulated by the FDA, just like corrective contact lenses.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral lenses are larger lenses made of gas permeable material used to correct vision in a number of conditions such as keratoconus, post-refractive surgery corneal issues, ocular surface disease, dry eye, and normal refractive errors.

They are called "scleral" lenses because, these lenses cover the "white" of the eye (the sclera). Because of this type of fit, they are less likely to accidentally dislodge from the eye compared to conventional GP lenses.
Ortho-K Contact Lenses
Ortho-K is a process where the patient wears specialized contact lenses while they sleep. These contacts gently reshape the eye temporarily, allowing the patient to go glasses and contact lens free during the day time. The contacts are specially designed based on a digital map of your eye which allows for an exact fit. The contact lenses are highly breathable GP contacts which allows for maximum comfort for the wearer during the night.
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Academy Vision
Dr. Marc Ullman,
Optometric Physician
NJ License # NJ 27OA00554700
OM# NJ 27OM00015000
90 Atlantic City Blvd.
Pine Beach, NJ 08741
(732) 736-1700
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