Unique vision needs require specialty contact lenses. Our Colorado eye doctors evaluate your individual lifestyle and needs, and then prescribe a large selection of soft disposable, rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, hybrid lenses, contacts for astigmatism, or multifocal lenses.
Specialty contacts fall into one of several categories, including:
Toric Contact Lens
In a toric contact lens, the design is multifaceted to ensure optimal visual acuity, fit, and comfort. Patients with astigmatism need lenses with different optical powers at different points that must be oriented in just the right way to correct vision. This is achieved by creating different refractive or focusing powers on the vertical and horizontal orientations
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal contact lenses are designed to allow different lens powers that target vision for very close objects, objects viewed at a distance, and objects at intermediate distances. This setup helps people with presbyopia correct age-related vision problems where the eye can no longer focus on objects up close.
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is an option that allows patients to wear contact lenses at night and see without wearing either glasses or contacts during the day. The lens used for CRT is a high oxygen permeable rigid lens. The CRT lenses actually shape the surface of the cornea during sleep. This re-shaping is temporary, but after a few nights of wearing the lenses daytime vision will improve. CRT is especially beneficial to children with rapidly increasing myopia and may slow down the progression and limit the severity of myopia over time. CRT is limited to a range of prescriptions; see one of our doctors for more information.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contact lenses are a new treatment option for patients with Keratoconus or other corneal irregularities. These large diameter rigid gas permeable lenses provide better comfort and vision than previous treatment with smaller RGP’S or soft contact lenses.
No matter what type of contacts you are wearing, proper care is paramount. Here is a Contacts – Lens Care guide that you can download.
Vision Care Specialists’ eye doctors will explore all of your contact lens options to ensure your vision is clear and your eyes are functioning well in your contacts according to your specific visual needs.