For first time contact lens patients and those that may need a refresher, our staff will gladly train and educate patients about the correct contact lens insertion, removal and care techniques. We would like our patients to understand that contact lenses are medical devices that can cause harm to your eyes if they are not professionally fitted or used properly.
Contact Lenses for Keratoconus
Individuals who are near sighted with astigmatism that is uncorrectable with glasses or traditional contact lenses may be affected with a genetic eye condition known as keratoconus. It is an uncommon, progressive condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively grows, thins, and weakens over time, causing the cornea to develop an irregular cone-like bulge. The results of this is significant visual impairment.
Even if keratoconus patients are able to wear contact lenses, they often need specialty or hard-to-fit contact lenses. Fittings for these lenses require special training and can require several visits as well as follow up visits once a lens has been chosen. Our eye doctor, Dr. Michael Dash has specialized training and experience to help these hard to fit patients. The most frequently used contact lenses for keratoconus patients are gas permeable lenses. Other lenses include sleral, hybrid and toric contact lenses.
- Silicon hydrogel
- Daily disposable
- Rigid gas permeable (RGP)
- And various specialty lenses for keratoconus and other challenging corneas.
Soft Contact lens brands offered:
- Bausch & Lomb
Specialty Contact Lenses Offered:
- Synergeyes (hybrid lenses)
- Scleral rigid gas permeable
- Kerasoft IC for keratoconus
- And post-graft RGP