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Experience, Patience, Perfection

Dr Gallagher fits all types of contact lenses. He initiated the specialty contact lens program at the VA hospital in White River Junction. Whether its high astigmatism or uncomfortable contacts he will find the best lens possible to suit your unique needs.

Evaluation

Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Gallagher determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Hanover optometrist, call (603) 643-2400 today.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Gallagher works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at (603) 643-2400 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.

Cosmetic Lenses

Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at (603) 643-2400 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.