At CustomEyes We Specialize in Fitting Specialty Contact Lenses
There are many reasons why some patients need specialty contact lenses. If you suffer from any of the following conditions, and want to try wearing contact lenses, schedule a consultation today:
- Dry Eyes
- Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
- Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
- Post-LASIK or other refractive surgery
- Presbyopia (reduced near vision common in individuals aged 40 and over).
- Corneal Scarring
Do You have Dry Eyes or Astigmatism?
These conditions may require special contact lenses, because there are special considerations that make it difficult to wear standard contact lenses. Below is a brief summary of the types of specialty contact lenses available for specific eye conditions.
- Dry Eyes may require specific brands of contact lenses that are designed to be more comfortable for dry eyes. In addition, gas permeable (GP) or rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses might be a better choice, and can be quite comfortable for individuals with dry eyes.
- Astigmatism is a condition of the eye, and traditional contact lenses can not correct vision properly. Toric lenses, which are now widely avaialble, are specifically made to correct astigmatism.
- Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) is a type of conjunctivitis in which the inner surface of the eyelid becomes swollen. Options for contact lenses include daily disposable lenses or RGP lenses.
- Kerataconus often requires Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses for treatment for mild, moderate, and some severe cases. RGPs are able to assist in vision correction for keratoconus which is often not possible with soft contacts or even eyeglasses.
- Post-LASIK or other refractive surgery occasionally results in complications, particularly problems with night vision. RGPs are often effective in helping with these side effects and restoring clear vision.
- Presbyopia is a common condition that arises in patients over 40 years of age. Bifocal or multifocal contacts are options for people with presbyopia. Monovision is another option. Monovision is a contact lens fitting process in which you wear a contact lens in one eye for distance vision and the other contact lens of your other eye for near vision.
There is a contact lens available for virtually everyone with any different eye condition. There are various options available that can provide excellent vision and wearing comfort. Special eye conditions require a specialized fitting with an eye doctor who is an expert at fitting special contact lenses.