SPECIALTY CONTACT LENSES
Specialty contact lenses are designed to correct vision problems that cannot be corrected with traditional contact lenses. They are also used to treat a variety of eye conditions.
Types of specialty contact lenses
There are many different types of specialty contact lenses, including:
Toric lenses: Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism, a condition in which the cornea is not perfectly round.
Multifocal lenses: Multifocal lenses are used to correct presbyopia, a condition that causes blurred vision at near distances.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) lenses: Ortho-K lenses are worn overnight to reshape the cornea, which can help to improve vision during the day.
Piggyback lenses: Piggyback lenses are two contact lenses that are stacked together. They are used to correct vision problems that cannot be corrected with traditional contact lenses.
Scleral lenses: Scleral lenses are large, gas permeable lenses that rest on the white part of the eye (the sclera). They are used to treat a variety of eye conditions, including keratoconus, dry eye, and corneal scarring.
Benefits of specialty contact lenses
Specialty contact lenses can offer a number of benefits over traditional contact lenses, including:
Improved vision: Specialty contact lenses can provide better vision than traditional contact lenses for people with a variety of vision problems.
More comfort: Specialty contact lenses can be more comfortable to wear than traditional contact lenses.
More convenience: Specialty contact lenses can be more convenient to wear than traditional contact lenses, as they may only need to be worn overnight.
Disadvantages of specialty contact lenses
Specialty contact lenses may not be suitable for everyone. They can be more expensive than traditional contact lenses, and they may require more care and maintenance.
If you are considering using specialty contact lenses, be sure to talk to your eye doctor. They can help you to determine if specialty contact lenses are right for you and can recommend the best type of lens for your individual needs.