Contact Lenses

contacts

At the Moran Eye Center we provide many contact lens options that include a variety of brands and schedules for wearing your contact lenses. 

We have soft disposable lenses, soft disposable toric lenses (lenses that correct astigmatism), rigid gas permeable lenses, bifocal contacts and monovision lenses for our patients where both nearsightedness and farsightedness need correction. We also offer prescription colored contact lenses and colored contacts for those who simply want to change their eye color.

To get a new contact prescription or to see if you are a good candidate for contacts, schedule a routine eye exam at one of our Community Health Centers below or at the Moran Eye Center.

For Appointments & Information:

801-581-2352

Moran vision services are provided at the following neighborhood health center locations throughout the Wasatch Front.

Services

  • Specialized and complex contact lens fittings
  • Complete eye examinations
  • Complete contact lens evaluations
  • Pediatric contact lens fitting
  • Keratoconus treatment
  • Fitting of traumatized eyes
  • Aphakic contact lens fitting
  • Cosmetic contact lens fitting
  • Geriatric contact lens fitting
  • Orthokeratology
  • Fitting of astigmatic eyes with rigid and soft contact lens material
  • Bifocal contact lenses

Moran vision services are provided at the following neighborhood health center locations throughout the Wasatch Front.


Greenwood Health Center 7495 South State Street
Midvale, UT 84047
Map
801-213-9520

Parkway Health Center 145 W. University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
Map
801-234-8530

Redstone Health Center 1743 W. Redstone Center Drive
Park City, UT 84095
Map
435-658-9262

South Jordan Health Center 1091 W. South Jordan Parkway
Suite 500
South Jordan, UT 84095
Map
801-213-9840

Redwood Health Center 1525 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Map
801-213-9940

Stansbury Health Center 220 Millpond Road, #100
Stansbury Park, UT 84074
Map
435-843-3096

Westridge Health Center 3730 W. 4700 S.
West Valley City, UT 84118
Map
801-213-9240

Who can wear contacts?

Contact lenses can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Many people who wear glasses can also successfully wear contacts.

Contacts can be made from a number of different materials and fall into either the soft or rigid category. Soft lenses are a good fit for many people.  Rigid or hard lenses generally provide sharper vision, especially for people with high refractive errors or larger degrees of astigmatism.  Hard lenses may take longer to get used to, but once the eyes are used to them both soft and hard lenses can be worn comfortably.

When do I replace my lenses?

Contact lenses can be worn on a variety of schedules. Some are designed to be removed daily, while others can be worn overnight.  They can be replaced on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. You and our specialist will determine a schedule that works best for you.

Am I a candidate for contacts?

Some people may not be good candidates for contacts. Those who suffer from conditions such as dry eye, those who have frequent eye infections, severe allergies, or people who work in dusty and dirty environments, may not be ideal candidates. Our specialists will help you determine if contacts will successfully work for you.

With proper care and supervision contact lenses can be a safe and effective alternative to wearing eye glasses.

All clinical services and programs are part of University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics