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Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses services offered in Hartford, CT

Contact lenses are thin, flexible, curved devices that you can wear directly on your eyes to correct your vision without wearing eyeglasses. Barbara Dune, OD, and the team at Serenity I Care in Hartford, Connecticut, offer multiple types of contact lenses to suit your needs. From monovision contact lenses to bifocals, the team can recommend the appropriate contacts to suit your needs. Call the optometry clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Contact Lenses Q&A

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are thin, transparent devices you wear on your corneas (surface of the eyes) to improve vision. These flexible materials sit on the cornea’s tear film and allow oxygen to reach the eye. Most contact lenses address refractive errors, such as:


  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Presbyopia (aged-related farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (abnormal curvature of the cornea or lens)


Refractive disorders cause light to bend at abnormal angles, distorting your vision and producing blurry images. Contact lenses can correct these errors, so you can see clearly without wearing eyeglasses.

Are there different types of contact lenses?


Serenity I Care offers multiple types of contact lenses at their office, including:

Soft contact lenses


Soft contact lenses, the most common type, are flexible materials that conform to the shape and size of your eyes. The team offers daily, weekly, and monthly lenses to suit your needs.

Hard contact lenses


While not as comfortable as soft lenses, hard contact lenses are more durable, hold their shape better, and are easier to clean due to their firmer nature.

Monovision contact lenses


Monovision contact lenses are ideal for individuals with nearsightedness in one eye and farsightedness in the other. Each lens carries a different prescription to help you see clearly at all distances.

Bifocal contact lenses


Bifocal contact lenses contain two prescriptions in each lens to correct presbyopia, allowing you to see clearly at near and far distances.


After a comprehensive eye exam, the optometry team can determine the appropriate type of contact lenses to address your refractive disorder.

How do I care for contact lenses?


You must practice good hygiene if you wear contact lenses. Forgetting to wash your hands, wearing your contact lenses for too long, and failing to replace old lenses can result in irritation, infections, and other dangerous complications.


Tips to care for your contact lenses at home include:


  • Wash your hands with soap and water before touching your contacts
  • Use a professional contact lens solution.
  • Replace contact lenses as directed by your optometrist
  • Handle your contact lenses gently
  • Store your contact lenses in a sturdy case
  • Rinse and dry your case periodically to prevent bacteria growth


Visit the team regularly for routine eye exams to ensure your contact lenses suit your needs. With multiple contact lens options, the team can make adjustments to your eye care plan as needed.


Call Serenity I Care today or schedule an appointment online to determine if contact lenses are right for you.