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We fit a wide range of contacts including lenses for those with unusual eyes.
We refer to these lenses as "specialty contact lenses" because they do not fit the general population. Most lenses are "hard" but not hard in the sense that they are uncomfortable like the old PMMA lenses from the 1970's. We have come a long ways from that era. We now fit rigid, air breathable materials (called GP for gas permeable). Some are so breathable you can wear them for 30 days.
Don't let that name "rigid" fool you. That just means they aren't floppy like today's disposable contacts. They can be just as comfortable if fitted correctly. The main advantages of any GP material are wearability (can last for years in some cases), healthy lens wear (GP wearers rarely if ever get infections), excellent vision (often greater than soft lenses and even glasses), and may alleviate dryness issues because of the increased tear exchange under the lens (soft lenses barely move at all).
Some of these rigid lenses are larger than the size of the iris itself. Some are even larger than traditional disposable contacts--going way out onto the white part of the eye. This can make them very comfortable to wear since the lens does not make contact with the sensitive cornea. This may allow us to vault over injuries, scars, post-LASIK problems, keratoconus, etc.
We also fit lenses for dry eyes. Most of the time we try to fit contacts to make the lenses themselves more comfortable but at times we fit contacts to make the eye more comfortable acting like a bandage!
Some lenses are flat on the back side kind of like a bottle cap. This is an ideal shape for corneas that have had radial keratotomy, LASIK, and PRK.
We also have hybrid contacts that combine rigid gas permeable materials with a soft skirt around the outside which makes them ultra comfortable. These lenses are great for those who suffer from dry eyes or can't wear traditional contacts. They can also incorporate multifocal abilities giving those over the age of 40 the ability to see distance and near at the same time!
While the following lenses are technically not specialty contacts since they are fit only for cosmetic purposes, they are fun to wear-- especially for Halloween!
CALL US IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU HAVE A NEED FOR A SPECIALTY CONTACT LENS. OUR CONSULTANTS ARE HERE TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS! PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US FOR MORE INFORMATION!
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