Patients of all ages are looking for quality eye care. For those who need specialty contact lenses for certain eye conditions or vision problems, our team at Greenwich Eye Care in Old Greenwich is here to help. Our staff understands the importance of specialty contact lenses and how they have become a valuable substitute for eyeglasses.
What are Specialty Contact Lenses?
Specialty contact lenses are designed for patients who have corneal issues and cannot wear conventional contact lenses. Contact lenses need to sit directly on the surface of the eyes to cover the corneas. However, not everyone has perfectly-shaped corneas. Thus, specialty contact lenses are the perfect treatment option for those who suffer to see clearly.
Individuals with severe dry eye are unlikely to keep conventional contact lenses in for too long. Scleral lenses have become the most effective treatment option for the majority of corneal conditions. These lenses do not sit on the cornea at all. Instead, the lenses rest on the white portions of the eyes. This design helps to hydrate and keep the eyes lubricated.
Ortho-K (Orthokeratology) contact lenses help to reshape the surface of the cornea. These lenses are very effective in slowing the progression of most corneal conditions. They are only meant to be worn overnight as this treatment option will help a patient to see clearly without the assistance of glasses or contact lenses during the day.
EyePrint lenses are customized to fit the shape of the eyes. This type of specialty contact lens has gained popularity because they are more comfortable to wear than other lenses on the market. The customized fit is based on a mold impression of the eyes from a laser scan. This helps to create lenses that match the curvature of the cornea perfectly. EyePrint lenses are an excellent option for those with corneal irregularities.
Most hybrid lenses combine the durability, longevity, and clear vision of hard contacts with the easy-wear design of soft contacts. This helps to keep a regular flow of oxygen to the eyes while wearing the lenses.
Get Your Specialty Contact Lenses in Old Greenwich, CT
If you are considering contact lenses but have been told you are hard to fit, there are still some options out there. Call Greenwich Eye Care in Old Greenwich today at (203) 698-5049 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lazar.