There are many different eye conditions that require specific kinds of contact lenses, but finding the right kind isn’t always easy. There are contact lenses especially designed for certain eye conditions, such as an astigmatism, dry eyes, keratoconus, etc. but comfort is a very important aspect of correcting your vision, so we’ll be sure to find lenses that fit your eye properly.
Soft contact lenses are typically the best option for most people who are first-time wearers or desire an alternative to eyeglasses. Selecting the contact lens material that will allow the eye to receive moisture can be helpful for people suffering from dry eye as well. Most of today’s technology designs lenses that are disposable, so you can revive your eyes with a fresh pair of lenses on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses and Scleral Lenses are hard contact lenses that provide correction for patients with poor vision and conditions causing reduced vision, such as an astigmatism. The lenses can provide very clear, functional vision and will not slide on the eye as much as a soft lenses; but they require adaptation, thorough training, additional visits, and can be a difficult adjustment. However, they are durable and can improve very poor eye sight to nearly achieve 20/20 vision.
Toric Lenses are designed specifically for an astigmatism. They are made for both hard and soft contact lenses, which has been helpful for many people that have an astigmatism but have difficulty wearing hard lenses. Toric Lenses are the preferred contact lenses for people with an astigmatism.’
Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses
Bifocal contact lenses have segments or rings, some for distance and some for seeing up close. Multifocal lenses blend together different powers throughout the lens and provide a more natural and youthful vision.
Other contact lens options for presbyopia
Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at 323.778.7799 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
Prescription cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a matched natural eye color.
Call us at 323.778.7799 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.