Specialty contact lenses offer vision correction for those with various eye conditions. Typical conditions for hard-to-fit contacts may include astigmatism, myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and keratoconus. An optometrist will conduct a thorough contact lens exam to ensure you are fitted with the best hard to fit contacts for your eye health needs. Our eye doctors at Orange County Vision Center in Garden Grove, CA, provide eye exams, conduct a contact lens fitting, and offer tips for overall eye care.
What Are Specialty Contact Lenses?
Specialty contact lenses can help treat hard to fit contact lens wearers, helping ensure they have clear vision without needing eyeglasses. In addition, eye exams can help determine if contact lenses are best for you and offer a contact lens fitting with your optometrist.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are made with a flexible material that conforms to the shape of the eye, allowing oxygen to pass through to the cornea. In addition, these contact lenses mold to the shape of your eye, making them easier to fit patients with irregular shapes to their eyes.
Rigid Contact Lenses
The gas-permeable lenses are made from a rigid material that provides a crisper, clearer vision. In addition, these lenses are smaller and may take longer to adapt to your eyes.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
Hybrid lenses offer contact lenses using a combination of soft and rigid lens materials. The rigid lens covers the center of the eye, and the soft material drapes over the out part of the eye. These lenses offer the benefits of both rigid and soft contact lenses.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Made with the same material as rigid lenses, scleral lenses help treat irregular cornea conditions. Scleral lenses vault over the cornea, providing vision correction without interfering with that portion of the eye.
Toric Contact Lenses
When the cornea has two curves, it causes a condition known as astigmatism, which cannot be treated with traditional contact lenses. Toric lenses help treat astigmatism, helping reduce the symptoms related to astigmatism. In addition, these lenses are customized to help treat each patient’s eye care and vision needs.
Ortho-K Contact Lenses
Ortho-K lenses help improve vision by temporarily reshaping the cornea to resolve the eye’s refractive errors, like nearsightedness. Ortho-K lenses are worn at night and removed upon waking up. As a result, these contact lenses provide clear daytime vision without needing eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Garden Grove, CA
If you are having trouble finding an optometrist who can help provide you with specialty contact lenses, call to schedule an appointment with an eye doctor at the Orange County Vision Center in Garden Grove, CA. We are dedicated to providing you with the best eye care available for hard-to-fit contact lenses.