Contact Lenses

Neil H. Simmons, O.D.

Optometrist located in Leake County, Carthage, MS

If you’re like the 40 million other Americans who want to correct their vision without using glasses, contact lenses offer the perfect solution. At Neil H. Simmons, O.D., Dr. Simmons offers contact lenses that correct most vision problems and even come in bifocal versions and different colors. To find out more about the many options in contact lenses, call Dr. Simmons’ office in Leake County, Mississippi, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.

Contact Lenses Q & A

What are the advantages of contact lenses?

When it comes to correcting your vision, the method you choose often boils down to an aesthetic or lifestyle choice. Contact lenses offer the same vision correction that glasses do, but they may work better for you if you:

  • Often wear non-corrective eye gear, such as goggles or sunglasses
  • Misplace things easily — such as glasses
  • Don’t like the look of glasses
  • Participate in activities where glasses may interfere
  • Want to avoid thicker lenses because you have a high prescription
  • Have astigmatism


No matter the reason, Dr. Simmons offers you a variety of options in contact lenses.


What types of contact lenses does Dr. Simmons offer?

Dr. Simmons offers several types of contact lenses, including:

Soft Lenses

Soft lenses have been the go-to contact lenses for years. Made from very light materials, the lenses fit snugly over your eyes, making them ideal for everyday wear and sporting activities. Depending on the type you choose, you may wear soft lenses for a day, a week, or a month before replacing them.

Some soft lenses are also made from a silicone hydrogel, which allows more oxygen to reach your eyes.

Gas-permeable lenses

Made from flexible plastic, gas-permeable, or GP, lenses are more durable than soft lenses. GP lenses require time for your eyes to adapt, but once they do, you’ll enjoy their sharp, clear vision.

Multifocal lenses

If you need more than one vision problem corrected, contact lenses now come in multifocal formats that allow users to see both distance and close-up through the same lens.

Colored lenses

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a different eye color, corrective contact lenses can be tinted to boost your existing eye color, or change it entirely, all while performing their primary function of correcting your vision.


Are contact lenses safe?

Contact lenses are considered to be very safe, as long as you use them correctly. When you receive your lenses, Dr. Simmons ensures that you understand the standard of care that’s required, such as:

  • Replacing them when recommended
  • Disinfection
  • Storing them properly


To learn more about contact lenses, call Neil H. Simmons, O.D., or book an appointment online.