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We only offer the best in contact lens technology to
provide you with optimal vision, comfort and health.

We have contacts available to target specific eye problems like dry eyes, astigmatism, difficulty reading, and eye diseases like keratoconus. We are focused on giving you the best comfort and vision, not just adequate comfort and vision. Contacts are constantly being improved for more comfort and better vision.
 
Contact Lenses
 
What are the different types of Contact Lenses?
 
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea. Soft contact lenses may be easier to adjust to and are more comfortable than rigid gas permeable lenses. Newer soft lens materials include silicone-hydrogels to provide more oxygen to your eye while you wear your lenses.
 
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGPs) are more durable and resistant to deposit buildup. They tend to be less expensive over the life of the lens since they last longer than soft contact lenses. They are easier to handle and less likely to tear. However, they are not as comfortable initially as soft contacts and it may take a few weeks to get used to wearing RGPs, compared to several days for soft contacts.
 
Continuous Wear Contact Lenses
Continuous wear contact lenses are available for overnight or continuous wear ranging from one to six nights. Continuous wear contact lenses are usually soft contact lenses. They are made of flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea. There are also a very few rigid gas permeable lenses that are designed and approved for overnight wear. Length of continuous wear depends on lens type and your eye care professional's evaluation of your tolerance for overnight wear. It is important for the eyes to have a rest without lenses for at least one night following each scheduled removal.
 
Disposable (Replacement Schedule) Contact Lenses
The majority of soft contact lens wearers are prescribed some type of frequent replacement schedule. "Disposable," as defined by the FDA, means used once and discarded. With a true daily wear disposable schedule, a brand new pair of lenses is used each day. Some soft contact lenses are referred to as "disposable" by contact lens sellers, but actually, they are for frequent/planned replacement. With extended wear lenses, the lenses may be worn continuously for the prescribed wearing period (for example, 7 days to 30 days) and then thrown away. When you remove your lenses, make sure to clean and disinfect them properly before reinserting.
 
Hybrid Contact Lenses
The hybrid contact lens combines a rigid gas permeable center and a soft lens skirt into one unique "hybrid" lens. The rigid center corrects farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism and delivers clear, high definition vision, even at night. The soft skirt surrounding the center provides the all-day comfort of a soft lens.
 
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)
Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a lens fitting procedure that uses specially designed rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses to change the curvature of the cornea to temporarily improve the eye's ability to focus on objects. This procedure is primarily used for the correction of myopia (nearsightedness).

Overnight Ortho-K lenses are the most common type of Ortho-K. There are some Ortho-K lenses that are prescribed only for daytime wear. Overnight Ortho-K lenses are commonly prescribed to be worn while sleeping for at least eight hours each night. They are removed upon awakening and not worn during the day. Some people can go all day without their glasses or contact lenses. Others will find that their vision correction will wear off during the day.

The vision correction effect is temporary. If Ortho-K is discontinued, the corneas will return to their original curvature and the eye to its original amount of nearsightedness. Ortho-K lenses must continue to be worn every night or on some other prescribed maintenance schedule in order to maintain the treatment effect. Your eye care professional will determine the best maintenance schedule for you.
 
Decorative (Plano) Contact Lenses
Some contact lenses do not correct vision and are intended solely to change the appearance of the eye. These are sometimes called plano, zero-powered or non-corrective lenses. For example, they can temporarily change a brown-eyed person's eye color to blues. Even though these decorative lenses don't correct vision, they're regulated by the FDA, just like corrective contact lenses.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral lenses are larger lenses made of gas permeable material used to correct vision in a number of conditions such as keratoconus, post-refractive surgery corneal issues, ocular surface disease, dry eye, and even normal refractive errors.
 
Prosthetic Contact Lenses
Prosthetic lenses are used to achieve an improved cosmetic appearance when an eye has a misshaped pupil. If two eyes appear different due to a pupil irregularity, prosthetic lenses can be designed to match the iris of the other eye.
 
The eye doctors and staff at Master Eye Associates Provide
Quality Eye Care and Personalized Service You Can Trust!

Master Eye Associates

OFFICE HOURS: 
 
Centennial Commons
Monday-Saturday:
9am-6pm
Sunday:
12pm-5pm
 
Poplar Commons
Monday-Saturday:
9am-6pm
Sunday:
12pm-5pm
 
Wolfcreek
Monday-Saturday:
9am-6pm
Sunday:
12pm-5pm
   
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WORK WITH THE MASTERS OF MODERN EYE CARE.
Dr. Richard C. Buck has been dedicated to providing quality family eye care in Memphis, TN since 1976. Dr. Buck and his staff offer complete, advanced vision care and sees the value and need for annual eye examinations to determine and maintain normal healthy vision. Dr. Buck and his associates are highly skilled in determining patient's visual needs and detecting health abnormalities such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. He also features a large inventory of quality contact lenses for same day dispensing in many cases and regularly fits patients with lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and bifocals.

Master Eye Associates can help you from simple to complex vision problems and provide preventative vision care for you and your family. Trusted by both patients and doctors, our excellent reputation speaks for itself as we strive to provide the highest quality care in a professional and compassionate environment.

Dr. Buck and his team of eye doctors are highly skilled in determining a patient's visual needs and detecting health abnormalities such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. He also features a large inventory of quality contact lenses for same-day dispensing of trial lenses in many cases, and he regularly fits patients with lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and bifocals.

See the Bright and Beautiful With Our Assistance
We live in a beautiful world, and clear vision allows us to fully experience it. This cannot happen without healthy, correctly functioning eyes. However, life doesn’t always go according to plan. When you experience an injury or you notice your vision is becoming impaired, it is time to visit the reliable experts at Master Eye Associates. Let us help you make the most of what life has to offer. It is important to not leave your eye care in the hands of just anyone. Consult with the professionals at Master Eye Associates about your health. We use the most advanced, cutting edge technologies to get you the custom treatments you need. For decades, we’ve helped the finest in our community to enjoy clear, lasting vision. We know that we can help you as well.



Master Eye Associates - Centennial Commons 7706 Winchester Rd. #105 Memphis, TN 38125 Phone: (901) 752-1551 Fax: (901) 752-1505
Master Eye Associates - Poplar Commons Poplar Commons 4562 Poplar Ave #115 Memphis, TN 38117 Phone: (901) 683-1796 Fax: (901) 683-1603
Master Eye Associates - Wolfcreek 2825 N. Germantown Parkway #103 Memphis, TN 38133 Phone: (901) 384-9259 Fax: (901) 385-7592

Master Eye Associates proudly serves Memphis, TN and the surrounding areas of Cordova, Collierville, Southaven, Bartlett, Germantown, Olive Branch, Byhalia, Horn lake and West Memphis.

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