If you have a chronic eye condition, such as astigmatism or dry eye, wearing contacts can often be difficult. However, there are specialty lenses that can work with your condition and still improve your vision. At Today's Vision Cypress - Fry Rd in Cypress, TX, our optometrists offer specialty contact lenses for our patients.
What Conditions Qualify You for Special Lenses?
Just because you have an eye condition doesn’t mean you can’t wear contacts. Certain lenses can adapt to a variety of eye conditions and still correct your refractive error. Our optometrist will perform a detailed eye and vision exam to determine what lenses will work best for you. These are some of the conditions that require specialty lenses.
Severe eye dryness contributes to redness, burning, and irritation, making it uncomfortable and painful to wear contact lenses. If you have dry eyes, you might require specialty contacts that can assist your eyes to stay lubricated and retain moisture.
Astigmatism is an eye disease that develops when your eye bulges out into an oval shape. In this case, your vision becomes blurred and normal contacts cannot correct the abnormal shape. Fortunately, our family eye doctor can help in determining what specialty contacts will correct that shape.
Previous Eye Surgery
Various procedures, including vision correction surgery and corneal transplants, might alter your eye shape. Therefore, you might find it challenging to wear traditional contacts, but specialty contacts can help.
Keratoconus is a condition that results in serious discomfort for people who wear contact lenses. When you have keratoconus, your cornea will become thinner and bulge out into a cone shape. In this case, our optometrist can offer you specialty contacts to correct your vision and account for the abnormal eye shape.
Types of Specialty Contact Lenses
These are some of the effective specialty contact lenses that our optometrist can prescribe for you.
These are lenses that we offer for people who have keratoconus. The gas-permeable lenses prevent the accumulation of protein deposits. Also, the lenses assist in relieving eye pressure and contain corneal bulging.
These are beneficial for people with astigmatism. They will help align with a bulge in your eye and will not rotate like traditional contact lenses. This way, you can see clearly.
These contact lenses are another option that we can offer you if you have dry eye syndrome, keratoconus, or astigmatism. The lenses will rest on the sclera (the white part of your eye), and the section of the contact that has the prescription will vault over your eye.
Get Your Specialty Contact Lenses
In case you have a condition that makes it difficult to wear traditional contact lenses, you can receive help at Today's Vision Cypress - Fry Rd in Cypress, TX. We have experienced eye doctors who can perform a comprehensive contact lens exam to determine if specialty contacts will suit you. For more information about specialty contact lenses or to schedule an appointment, call us today.