We strive to offer our patients the newest, healthiest contact lens options available. New technologies may allow patients who were previously unsuccessful wearers to again enjoy the benefits of contact lens wear.
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses (RGPS)
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses are similar to hard contact lenses but deliver much more oxygen to the eye. They are able to correct for astigmatism and are available in bifocal and multifocal designs. They can provide sharper vision than soft contact lenses and can last over one year.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are generally more comfortable and stable than RGPs and are available to accommodate most prescriptions. Frequent replacement disposables are a healthy, convenient option that provides greater comfort. Whether you have astigmatism, need bifocal/multifocal, or just want to change your eye color, daily disposables may be right for you.
An exciting advancement in contact lenses has been the hybrid lens, which combines the great vision of an RGP and the comfort of a soft contact lens.
Contact Lenses for the Hard-To-Fit Patient
Some eye conditions can make contact lens wear more difficult. Many patients stop wearing contact lenses due to discomfort or prescription limitations. We strive to use our experience and the latest technology to help patients with these conditions to be successful contact lens wearers once again.
Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
Astigmatism occurs when the curvature of the front of the eye isn’t round, but shaped more like a football. Astigmatism is common and means you need a different kind of lens, called a “toric” lens. The newer toric lenses can correct almost any level of astigmatism as a result of updated anti-rotation designs.
Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes
If you’ve experienced a gritty feeling, burning sensation, or redness at the end of the day, dry eyes may make wearing contact lenses difficult. After treating the dry eyes and reducing the symptoms, comfortable contact lens wear may be possible with certain materials specially designed with this condition in mind.
Contact Lenses for Presbyopia
Presbyopia is the normal reduction in the ability to focus at near that occurs when you reach your 40s. Bifocal or multifocal designs can help provide clear vision at distance and near. Another successful system, called monovision, corrects one eye for distance and the other for near.
Contact Lenses for Keratoconus
Keratoconus is a rare condition which occurs when the cornea thins and bulges forward into a cone shape. Gas permeable lenses are the preferred treatment for many patients with keratoconus. Because they are ridged, the gas permeable lenses help contain the shape and slow further corneal changes. For some patient’s with keratoconus, a hybrid contact lens is the best choice.
Contact Lenses after Corrective Eye Surgery or Corneal Transplant
Patients who have undergone LASIK surgery may sometimes have vision problems that are not corrected by glasses or a secondary surgical procedure. Gas permeable contacts can often improve visual acuity and eliminate problems like glare and halos at night. Patients who have undergone a corneal transplant may suffer from irregular astigmatism which is best corrected with gas permeable contacts as well.