Contact Lens Services

A PERFECT FIT IS THE ONLY OPTION!

Each person’s eyes are unique and our wide range of contact lens types and powers allows our vision specialists to find a comfortable fit for every patient. We also offer specialty contacts for patients with corneal irregularities.

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SPECIALTY CONTACT LENS OPTIONS

 

SCLERAL

Scleral lenses rest on the white sclera of the eye and vault over the irregularly shaped cornea. In addition to providing a more stable fit, scleral lenses are sometimes more comfortable than other specialty contact lens options.

 

GAS PERMEABLE

These lenses — also called GP or RGP lenses — a re made of a rigid oxygen-permeable material, so they retain their shape on the eye and do not conform to the shape of the underlying cornea. Because of this, GP contacts eliminate blur caused by irregularities in the cornea and therefore provide sharper vision than glasses.

 

CORNEAL RESHAPING THERAPY

Corneal Reshaping Therapy is an FDA approved method of vision correction that uses specialized contact lenses to change the shape of the patient’s cornea (the clear front covering of the eye). By changing the shape of the patient’s cornea, we enable them to see clearly at a distance without the need to wear glasses or contacts during the day! Corneal Reshaping Therapy achieves a result similar to refractive surgery procedures such as LASIK but is reversible, non-invasive, and only requires the patient to wear their contact lenses while sleeping!

 

TORIC

Toric contact lenses correct astigmatism. Toric designs are available in both soft and rigid gas permeable lens materials, but soft toric lenses are much more popular. This is because they usually are immediately comfortable and don’t require a “breaking-in” period. Fitting toric soft lenses is more difficult than fitting regular soft lenses. Sometimes, several toric lenses must be tried to obtain the best possible fit, vision, and comfort.

 

BIFOCAL AND MULTIFOCAL

Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses have a more complex design than regular lenses, and precise fitting is essential for good results. Improvements in multifocal contacts have increased satisfaction with these lenses in recent years, and most wearers are very pleased about how the lenses decrease their dependence on reading glasses.

 


 

WHAT ARE MEDICALLY NECESSARY CONTACT LENSES?

Medically necessary contact lenses are specialty contact lenses generally used to correct corneal irregularity caused by corneal disease, corneal scarring, congenital corneal abnormalities, or following corneal surgeries. Specialty contact lenses can also be used to correct excessive amounts of near or far sightedness, significant astigmatism, as well as large differences in prescription between your two eyes. The applications of specialty contact lenses are wide ranging, and these lenses are custom tailored to fit the individual and their specific visual needs.

 

 GOALS OF SPECIALTY CONTACTS

  1. Optimally correct the patient’s vision
  2. Enable the patient to wear their contact lenses throughout the day
  3. Achieve these goals without compromising the health of the patient’s eyes

Prescribing specialty contact lenses can be a time intensive process, and no two cases are the same. It may take multiple visits for Dr. Kramer to optimize the vision that is achieved with these lenses as well as the way the lenses fit the front of your eyes. Dr. Kramer will do everything possible to ensure that you are an active participant and understand each step of the prescribing process.

 

POTENTIAL CHALLENGES

The following conditions may make contact lens fitting and comfort more challenging:

  • Keratoconus
  • Astigmatism
  • Dry eyes
  • Glant papillary conjunctivitis Post-refractive surgery (LASIK)
  • Presbyopia

 

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