Specialty Contact Lens Options for Hard-to-Fit Eyes
Want to wear contact lenses but struggle with conditions that make your eyes hard to fit? We can help.
Our team, including our eye doctor, Dr. King-Smith, is here to find the lenses you need to live life with clarity and comfort. With our wide range of specialty contact lens options, we can accommodate patients from Columbus, New Albany, and Gahanna areas. If you have any questions, we’d love to help!
Get started today by booking an appointment for a contact lens fitting.
What Are Specialty Contact Lenses?
Specialty contact lenses are specifically designed to cater to eye conditions that might not be properly addressed using traditional contact lenses. They can help correct vision and provide comfort for people who live with eye conditions like:
Types of Specialty Contact Lenses
During a contact lens exam and fitting, we’ll assess your eyes for any vision problems and measure the corneal curvature of your eyes in order to determine what type of lenses might be suitable for you.
Once we determine which type of lens may suit you, we’ll take additional measurements so the lenses provide you with comfort and clarity.
Contact lenses for keratoconus and dry eye are typically known as scleral lenses. Scleral lenses are large-diameter lenses that cover a significant portion of the sclera, or the white part of the eye.
The size of these lenses allows them to “vault” over the cornea, offering comfort and clarity for those struggling with corneal conditions and dry eye.
Amniotic Membrane for Dry Eye
Amniotic membranes are a biological approach for treating moderate to severe dry eyes.
Amniotic membranes are made of placental and stem cell materials. These can then be placed on the eye for a certain period, which helps to repair damaged ocular surfaces and provide relief from dry eye symptoms.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses
RGP lenses are made from a firm plastic material that’s designed to allow oxygen to pass through to the eye.
These lenses offer clear, sharp vision and can be especially effective for patients with astigmatism or high refractive errors. RGP lenses are also known to be durable and long-lasting.
Toric Lenses for Astigmatism
Toric lenses are designed to address the irregular curvature of the cornea caused by astigmatism. These lenses have an irregular shape personalized to help them stay oriented on your eye.
They’re popular for providing clear and sharp vision to people with mild to moderate astigmatism.
Multifocal Lenses for Presbyopia
Multifocal lenses can help correct presbyopia, a common age-related vision issue that makes it difficult to see clearly at different distances.
These lenses offer multiple prescription strengths in one lens, allowing wearers to have clear vision at near, intermediate, and far distances without needing multiple pairs of contacts or glasses.
Get Your Specialty Lens Fitted Today
Finding the right specialty contact lens can make a significant difference in your vision quality and overall eye comfort.
If you’re in the Columbus, New Albany, or Gahanna areas, our team is ready to help you find the perfect contact lenses for keratoconus or any other hard-to-fit eye conditions.
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- Columbus, OH 43230
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- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: By Appointment Only
- Sunday: Closed
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