Contact lenses are a good alternative to eyeglasses. Many people use conventional contact lenses to correct various vision problems. However, these lenses are not suitable for everyone. Some people have eye conditions that require them to wear specialty contact lenses for better vision.
At Peninsula Ophthalmology Group, we have specialty contact lenses to correct different vision problems and provide comfort after eye surgery or cataract surgery. We will assess your condition to determine the type of specialty lenses that will benefit you the most. We serve the areas of Daly City, San Francisco, Burlingame, and the Bay Area. Read on to learn more about the different types of specialty contact lenses.
Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses allow oxygen to enter the cornea. They are most helpful for people with astigmatism. these contacts do not draw moisture from the eyes, making them a suitable option for people with dry eyes.
Corneal Refractive Therapy Lenses
Corneal refractive therapy contact lenses are worn when a person is sleeping to reshape the cornea. The overnight reshaping allows for clear vision during the day.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
Hybrid contact lenses have a central portion made of a rigid gas permeable lens, while the rest of the lenses are made of a soft material. The soft part allows a person to feel comfortable when wearing the lenses, while the rigid gas permeable part provides vision correction.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contact lenses are rigid gas permeable lenses but are larger than the usual contacts. They also don’t rest on the cornea but the white part of the eye. These lenses are particularly helpful to people with keratoconus.
Conditions that May Require a Person to Wear Specialty Lenses
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis
- Dry eye syndrome
- Corneal scarring
- Pellucid marginal degeneration
An eye doctor can also prescribe these lenses to people recovering from eye surgery, such as cataract surgery.
Does A Person Need Prescription for Specialty Lenses?
You need to get examined by an eye doctor so that they can determine the lenses you need. During the examination, our eye doctor will assess the shape of your cornea, the size of your pupil, and your general eye health. The information helps our eye doctor determine the type of specialty contact lenses that are best for you.
Get Specialty Lenses from Peninsula Ophthalmology Group
Have you tried wearing conventional contact lenses, but they are too uncomfortable or don’t solve your vision problems? The eye care professionals at Visit Peninsula Ophthalmology Group are ready to assist you. Call our Burlingame clinic at (650) 697-3200, our Daly City clinic at (650) 756-2020, or our San Francisco clinic at (415) 362-3364 to learn more or schedule an appointment with our ophthalmologist.