Contact lenses are available by prescription only and are a medical health device which should be fitted and prescribed by an eye care professional. It is important to follow the prescribed wearing and care instructions provided by our eye doctors to ensure the health and comfort of the eyes. This may include using specific cleaning and disinfecting solutions and replacing the lenses according to the prescribed schedule.
Contact lenses can have some potential risks and complications, such as infection, inflammation, and dry eye. It is important to practice good hygiene and follow the prescribed care instructions to reduce the risk of complications. Regular eye exams are also recommended to ensure the ongoing health and comfort of the eyes while wearing contact lenses.
One of the benefits of having regular contact lens exams is to ensure that our eye doctor can tell you about the latest contact lens designs, materials, and innovations which can provide improved vision and comfort.
Contact lens technology has continued to evolve, and there are now contact lenses available that can help manage certain eye conditions, such as keratoconus, myopia progression in children or dry eye. Furthermore, contact lenses can be a great solution for people suffering from corneal problems related to post surgery complications, autoimmune diseases, and severe dry eye. There are also contact lenses that can be used to deliver medication to the eye or as bandages when an eye has been injured.
Many times a patient will be told that contact lenses are not right for them. Just because you are classified as “hard to fit,” does not mean that contact lenses are ruled out as an option for you, we have success at our contact lens center fitting many patients that have been told that they are not a good candidate for contact lenses. Learn more about your options.
Orthokeratology (OrthoK), also known as corneal reshaping (CRT), gentle vision shaping (GVSS), or overnight vision correction, is a non-surgical procedure that involves wearing special gas-permeable contact lenses while sleeping to gently reshape the cornea, much like a retainer gently reshapes the teeth. While it reshapes the cornea at name it corrects vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The lenses are removed during the day, allowing the wearer to see clearly without the need for glasses or other visual aids.
Orthokeratology can be a good alternative to LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) surgery for people who are not suitable candidates for LASIK or who prefer a non-surgical approach to correcting their vision. It can provide temporary vision correction and can be a good option for people who need vision correction only on a part-time basis, such as athletes or people who only need vision correction while driving or reading.
Daily disposable contact lenses provide you with the vision correction of contact lenses without requiring cleaning and maintenance of other types of contact lenses. Learn more about what daily disposables bring to the table.