To help ensure you get the right style of contact lenses to suit your unique needs, Eyesis Eyecare Center offers a wide variety of contact lens brands and specialty styles.
Specialty Contact Lenses Available at Eyesis Eyecare Center
Patients with astigmatism may benefit from toric contact lenses. Standard spherical lenses are only able to accommodate spherical prescriptions, while toric contact lenses are designed with different prescriptions along the horizontal and vertical axes.
To ensure clear vision, toric lenses are weighted to keep them from rotating throughout the day.
Patients with presbyopia who require different prescriptions for distance and near, are often prescribed multifocal contact lenses. Presbyopia is a condition that many of us will develop as we age, and impacts our ability to focus clearly on near objects. Multifocal contact lenses, like multifocal or bifocal glasses, allow the wearer to see both distant and near objects clearly without the need to switch between different pairs of glasses or contact lenses.
Scleral contact lenses are specialty lenses made out of a rigid, gas-permeable material and are designed to rest on the white of the eye (the sclera), vaultng over the cornea. Scleral lenses are designed for individuals with irregularly shaped corneas, such as patients with astigmatism or keratoconus.
Scleral lenses may also be prescribed to patients who have recently undergone corneal transplants. The scleral lens acts as a bandage, ensuring the cornea is protected, and the patient has clear vision throughout the healing process.
Hybrid contact lenses are designed to combine the crisp, clear vision of rigid, gas-permeable lenses with the superior comfort of soft lenses. To achieve this, hybrid contact lenses feature a rigid central zone surrounded by a soft hydrogel or silicone hydrogel skirt.
Hybrid lenses are particularly useful for athletes since their large diameter makes them less likely to be dislodged during sports or other high-energy activities.
Caring for Your Contact Lenses
Once we have determined which style of contact lens is right for you, your optometrist will provide you with specific care and cleaning instructions. Proper contact lens care is essential for your eye health and comfort. However, there are a few things every contact lens wearer should do.
All contact lens wearers should:
- Wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water before inserting or removing their contact lenses. This limits bacteria exposure, preventing eye infections.
- Only clean their contact lenses using an approved contact lens multipurpose or hydrogen peroxide solution.
- Use fresh contact lens solution when storing their contact lenses. Never reuse or top-up their contact lens solution. This helps prevent bacterial growth.
- Never wear their contacts for longer than the recommended replacement schedule. For example, daily disposable contact lenses should be discarded after each use.
- Replace their contact lens case at least every three months or if it becomes damaged. Depending on your cleaning system your optometrist may recommend you replace your case more frequently.
If you have any questions or concerns about how to care for your contact lenses, please speak to your optometrist.