Some patients find that they have trouble wearing traditional contact lenses. If that’s the case, you might be a good candidate for scleral lenses. These lenses are a great choice for patients with irregularly shaped corneas, who have dry eyes, or who have hard to fit eyes.
Scleral contact lenses have a larger diameter than most styles of contact lenses. This allows them to sit on the sclera of your eyes and vault over your cornea, leaving it untouched. Their large size can also make them easier to handle, less likely to become dislodged, and more comfortable to wear for some patients.
Ortho-K, or orthokeratology, contact lenses gently reshape your cornea while you sleep. This correction provides you with an all-day solution for your refractive error, which is why ortho-K contact lenses are often recommended for patients with myopia.
Please check out our dedicated Ortho-K page to learn more!
Some patients experience spherical aberration when they use standard contact lenses. This occurs when the spherical shape of the contact lens focuses light that enters your eye incorrectly, causing blurry vision. To counter this, new contact lenses have been developed with an “aspheric” form, allowing light to focus on your retina properly.
When you have astigmatism, it can be challenging to find contact lenses that fit your eyes. This is usually due to the shape of your cornea, as well as the multiple prescriptions you may need to correct your vision.
Toric lenses are designed with a different shape from traditional contact lenses so they can sit comfortably over your cornea. They also feature a small weight, either at the center or at the bottom of the lens, to help keep your contacts from rotating throughout the day.
If you have multiple refractive errors hindering your vision, then you might be a great candidate for multifocal contact lenses. These types of contact lenses are great if you require both contacts and reading glasses, helping you see clearly at all distances.
All patients respond differently to contact lenses. In the case of patients who find traditional contact lenses uncomfortable, we offer hybrid contacts to help mitigate those issues.
Hybrid contact lenses are made from 2 different materials: a rigid gas-permeable center to give you crisp, clear vision, and a soft skirt that surrounds the lens for increased comfort and stability.
Transitions contact lenses employ the same technology that has made Transitions eyeglass lenses so popular and puts them into a contact lens. These lenses are excellent for patients who might have trouble adjusting comfortably to different lighting situations.
Are you ready to find the perfect contact lens to suit your needs? Please, book an appointment with us today and find out what a glasses-free life can mean for you!
Our practice is conveniently located at 417 Sycamore Valley Road, Danville, CA. We can be found on the corner of San Ramon Valley Blvd. and Sycamore Valley Road, next to Old Republic.