Specialty Contact Lens Fittings
Contact lens fittings for special cases
Contact lenses come in many types and styles. Depending on your visual needs, the optimal contact lens for you may vary. By performing several tests, we can determine which contact lens will benefit you the most.
Some specialty contact lens fittings that we are experienced in performing are the following:
Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
While there have been limitations in contact lens options for people with astigmatism in the past, new advances in technology have now made toric contact lenses common place. Properly fitting a toric lens requires much time and patience, as well as a skillful doctor such as Dr. Carver. During your exam, we will determine if fitting you into a toric contact lens is necessary, and identify the best lens design for you.
Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses
Bifocal contact lenses are designed to give good vision to people who have a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia is a natural occurance with aging. The main symptom that people notice is needing to hold reading material, like a menu or newspaper, further away to view it clearly. Bifocal contact lenses are available in both soft and rigid gas permeable lenses. There are many bifocal and multifocal contact lens designs. We can help determine which design will be the best fit for you during our evaluation.
Colored Contact Lenses
If you want a subtle or dramatic change in your eye color, then colored contacts may be a great option for you! Many of these contact lenses come with either no prescription, or with a prescription for near sightedness, far sightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. During your exam, we will determine which contact lens brand suits you the best, by evaluating your vision, comfort with the contact lenses, and assess the fit of the contact lenses.
Post and Pre-operative Contact Lenses – Depending on the type of surgery that was done, standard contact lenses may or may not work with post-operative corneas (the clear front surface of your eye). Make an appointment with us, and we will determine which contact lenses provide you with optimal comfort, fit, and vision.
Imagine being able to correct your refractive error while you sleep! Orthokeratology or Ortho-K is a technology that utilizes a special contact lens that gently reshapes your cornea while you sleep so that during the day time, you can take off the contact lenses and see clearly. The great thing about Ortho-K is that the effects are reversible. If you try reshaping your cornea, and decide that you want laser eye surgery, or return back to glasses or standard contact lenses, you can do that easily. If you are interested in this technology, we can determine if you are a good candidate for Ortho-K through your exam.
Contact Lenses for the ‘Hard-to-fit” Patient
People who are hard to fit with contact lenses may have moderate to severe cases of one of the following conditions such as Keratoconus or Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis. Dr. Carver is extremely skilled in fitting contact lenses for “hard-to-fit” patients, and welcomes trickier cases such as yours.