At The Eye Doctors, we are dedicated to giving you the highest standards of eye care. Thanks to continual research in the optometry field and the advances in technology, various types of specialty contact lenses are made within your reach. Let your expert eye doctor explain how they help improve your visual health and clarity.
Scleral contact lenses are named as such since their diameter is greater than the regular ones, covering up to the white part (sclera) of your eyes. They help correct light refraction or focusing problems in your eyes. They act as a substitute to your irregularly-shaped or unevenly surfaced cornea, which is why we often prescribe them to those who have keratoconus and other similar eye conditions. Their large size also provides better visual stability, reducing the risk of accidental lens dislodgement. They have a built-in water reservoir as well, keeping your eyes hydrated for your better eye comfort.
If you have refractive errors, but you prefer not to use corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses, then orthokeratology is for you. It was initially developed to manage nearsightedness. That said, studies show it’s also effective at correcting other visual acuity problems like farsightedness and astigmatism. The process using specially-designed, gas-permeable lenses while you’re sleeping. Overnight, they will reshape your deformed cornea.
You may remove the ortho-k lenses in the morning and enjoy a day or two of improved visual acuity without having to use prescription eyewear. This can give you a feeling of normalcy, as if you don’t have any vision problems. It’s also a great alternative to those who are ineligible for LASIK or other refractive surgeries.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
Hybrid contact lenses combine the best features of hard and soft contact lenses. They feature a rigid center to give you exceptional optics, and the lens skirt is made of soft materials. This way, you can enjoy sharper and clearer eyesight, while maintaining your visual comfort all day long.
If you need help looking for the right kind of contact lenses for you, turn to The Eye Doctors. Call us at (610) 643-4411 to schedule an appointment. We provide premium eye care services to families in Philadelphia and surrounding PA communities.