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Special Fit Contact Lenses from Our Corpus Christi Optometrist
Some eyes are harder to fit with effective, comfortable contact lenses than others. If you require special fit lenses, also known as hard to fit lenses, come to Family Vision Associates. Any Corpus Christi optometrist on our team can help you get the ideal contacts for your special needs.
Corpus Christi Special Fit Contact Lens Options
A contact lens exam can reveal whether your eyes have issues that call for specialized contact lenses. Here are some of the Corpus Christi special fit contact lens options we can provide to deal with these issues.
- Dry Eyes - Dry eyes can be a serious problem, especially if contact lenses are sitting on them on a regular basis. Some rigid gas permeable (RGP lenses) can help trap moisture to prevent the eye from drying out. Another type of soft GP (gas permeable) lens is made from a hydrogel, a water-based substance that helps keep the eyes moisturized.
- Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis - GPC is a swelling of the eyelids sometimes triggered or aggravated by proteins that have collected on contact lenses. If you're prone to this problem, your Corpus Christi eye doctor can fit you for daily disposable lenses (which don't stay in the eye long enough to accumulate proteins) or RGP lenses (which are naturally resistant to protein accumulation).
- Keratoconus - Keratoconus causes the cornea to bulge outward in an irregularly or cone-like form. The most effective contact lens option for keratoconus is the use of scleral lenses. Scleral lenses are large enough to rest of the white of the eye, vaulting over the deformed cornea to provide consistently clear vision correction.
- Astigmatism - Astigmatism is caused by tiny "dents" or pits in the cornea that distorts vision. Severe astigmatism may call for specialized soft or RGP lenses called toric lenses. Toric lenses are designed to hold their position on the eye instead of rotating when you blink, allowing for precise correction of corneal abnormalities.
- Presbyopia - Presbyopia can make it hard for middle-aged individuals to focus on near objects, even if they're normally myopic and have trouble with distant objects as well. Bifocal and multifocal RGP lenses provide multiple correction fields within each lens, enabling you to see clearly at any distance. An alternative to multifocal is monovision lenses in which one lens is optimized for near vision and other for distance vision.
- LASIK or Other Refractive Surgery - While refractive surgeries such as LASIK generally leave patients with outstandingly clear visions, some experience postoperative symptoms such as distracting "halos" around lights. Your Corpus Christi eye doctor can correct this issue with RGP lenses such as scleral lenses that cover the entire corneal surface. Specialized lenses with reverse-geometry or aspheric contours may also help.
Schedule a Corpus Christi Contact Lens Exam Today
Don't let special eye considerations prevent you from wearing contact lenses. Call 361-854-1833 to schedule a Corpus Christi contact lens exam today!