Are you in need of contacts, but have a special condition that prevents you from getting regular contact lenses? At Cataract & Eye Center of Cleburne, we have provided residents of Cleburne, TX, with specialty contact lenses for many years. Read on to learn more about these lenses and what they do.
Contact Lenses Made Just for You
Having a certain eye condition, such as astigmatism, dry eyes, giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), keratoconus, or presbyopia, can make soft lenses uncomfortable for your eyes. Fortunately, there are a variety of specialty lenses, which include hard-to-fit lenses and ortho-k, available that are tailored to meet your condition.
Hard-to-Fit Contact Lenses
Several types of hard-to-fit contacts make it possible to comfortably wear contacts with any of the conditions above.
Gas-permeable lenses are great for patients with keratoconus or GPC. These lenses make it harder for protein deposits to accumulate, lessening the symptoms of GPC. Corneal bulges can be kept within these contacts for patients with keratoconus.
Patients with astigmatism can wear toric lenses. Toric lenses must fit with the bulge it is trying to correct. Because of this, these lenses are usually custom-made for each patient and are more expensive.
Presbyopia can be corrected with bifocal and multifocal lenses. Monovision lenses can also help people with presbyopia see objects far and close up. One lens can be fitted for distance vision and the other to see objects close-up.
Scleral lenses are great for people who have sensitive eyes or corneas that are shaped abnormally. These lenses cover the entire corneal surface and are more stable than other gas-permeable lenses.
Hybrid lenses are made of both hard and soft lenses. Irregular and normal corneas are fitted with these lenses.
Ortho-K is another option we have available for certain patients. Many patients want to be able to see without the help of surgery or corrective lenses. Ortho-K contacts are special contacts you wear only at night to correct your vision and help you see during the day without the use of corrective lenses.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor for Specialty Contacts in Cleburne, TX
Call Cataract & Eye Center of Cleburne today for more information on specialty contacts or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.