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Posted on 09-30-2016

Specialty Contact Lenses in Corpus Christi

Contact lenses are meant to sit on top of your eye, correcting the view that comes into your eyeball. With typical nearsighted and farsighted prescriptions, this works as planned. For people with other vision problems, fitting a lens to the eye can be a larger issue. Innovative lens designers have created contact lenses to fit a number of problem prescriptions. See if one is right for you.

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Corpus Christi Optometrist Explains Specialty Lenses

The problems with fitting specialty contact lenses all depend on the shape of your eye. Your eyeball shape will determine the way a lens lays on your eye. With more difficult-to-fit prescriptions, a special lens will have to be manufactured. Our Corpus Christi eye doctors are able to help patients with a number of different prescription issues.

  • With keratoconus, the cornea of the eye thins out, allowing the eye to bulge outward. This makes the front of the eye very sensitive. Your Corpus Christi optometrist can fit you with rigid gas permeable lenses. They can help to slow down the worsening bulge, and can even offer superior vision correction over soft lenses.

  • Scleral lenses are more than twice the size of normal contact lenses. They're made to rest on the white of the eye, or sclera, avoiding the sensitive cornea. They're good for keratoconus patients as well as those with diseased corneas.

  • If you have astigmatism, your eye is misshapen into an oval or football shape. This means you have two or more prescriptions in the same eye. Toric lenses combine more than one prescription in the same lens and include a mechanism for keeping the lenses right side up on the eye.

  • After 40 years of age, most people develop presbyopia, or the inability to see closeup. Bifocal or trifocal lenses correct this problem by including different prescriptions in different parts of the lens.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Corpus Christi Optometrist Today!

If you have a difficult prescription and still want to wear contacts, come into our office for a Corpus Christi contact lens exam. Contact our office at 361-854-1833 today and we'll make an appointment that fits in with your busy lifestyle.

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