We are happy to announce that Dr. Kennedy Achord has joined the Achord Eye Clinic team!

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Contact Lenses

Don’t want to wear eyeglasses full time? Contact lenses are a great option for almost everyone.

We have soft contact lenses for nearly every prescription. If you have a
strong prescription, or astigmatism, you may even find that contact lenses give you better vision than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal or progressive glasses with bifocal contact lenses. Colored contact lenses are available in limited prescriptions if you would like to try changing your eye color for a day!

Your eye care provider can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs.

Would you prefer to avoid contact lenses entirely during the day? Schedule an appointment with us to see if you are eligible for Orthokeratology, or Corneal Refractive Therapy – these are overnight contact lenses that correct your vision while you sleep.

If you have a very strong prescription, high levels of astigmatism, or specific corneal conditions like Keratoconus or corneal scarring, we still have contact lens options for you. Schedule an appointment with us to discuss our specialty contact lens options.

Schedule an appointment with us today to discover which contact lenses will work for you!


Never worn contacts before? No fear!

We can teach you all you need to know about putting contact lenses on, taking them off, as well as best practices for taking care of your lenses.

What about caring for your contact lenses?

There are three cardinal rules of contact lenses:

  1. Never sleep in your contacts
  2. Always have clean dry hands when you are handling your contact lenses
  3. Contacts and water never mix

Much of contact lens care depends on the type of contacts you are wearing.

  • Daily Disposable contacts
    There is no need to worry about cleaning your contact lenses. Simply dispose of them at the end of the day when you are done wearing your contacts.
  • Monthly or Bi-weekly contacts using Multipurpose Solution
    • Take your contact lenses off and gently rub them with solution for 20-30 seconds
      Place contacts in a clean case with new solution. They should be left overnight for at least 6 hours.
    • After you put your contacts on in the morning, empty the solution from the case. Never rinse your case with tap water.
    • Leave your case face down on a towel through the day to allow it to dry.
    • Discard and replace your case every three months to prevent bacteria buildup.
  • Monthly or Bi-weekly contacts using Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
    • Take your contact lenses off and place underneath the shield on either side of the lens case.
    • Fill the case with solution till you reach the line marked on the case wall. Never pour the red cap solution into your eyes.
    • Leave contacts in solution for at least 6 hours to neutralize the solution and deep clean the contact lenses. Occasionally the solution in the case will bubble over – this is okay and is frequently due to environmental changes like humidity.
    • After at least 6 hours, you can remove your lenses from the case and put them on.
    • Make sure to discard your case once the bottle of solution it came with runs out. The case is only good for as long as the bottle of solution it came with.
    • If you still have questions, you can watch this video.

Still have questions about your contact lenses? Call us at 225-767-3937 to see if we can help! If we can’t answer, you can also read more here.

Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment for an assessment at Achord Eye Clinic.