Eye Braces Clinic

Specialty Contact Lens Fitting And Assessment

Have you always wanted to regain clear vision by wearing contact lenses, but found off-the-shelf lenses not suitable for you?

When wearing contact lenses, they must sit directly on the eye’s surface, covering the cornea properly and comfortably. However, not everyone’s cornea is precisely formed, meaning that conventional contact lenses will not fit everyone. People with certain eye diseases may also find traditional soft lenses uncomfortable or unable to meet their vision demands.

Fortunately, there are a variety of speciality contact lenses that can address these difficulties and allow you to see clearly without the use of glasses or soft contact lenses!

Specialty contact lenses serve a special purpose and not all optometrists are qualified to fit these types of contact lenses.

At Eye Braces Clinic, we are trained and certified to fit a range of specialty lenses!

Want to find out which specialty contact lenses are suited for you? Contact us today and let us help!

Not everyone is suitable for soft contact lenses

Specialty Contact Lenses Available at Eye Braces Clinic

Scleral Lenses

Diseases such as keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration, accidents or failed LASIK procedure can cause the cornea to misshapen. Many of these patients lose the ability to drive due to poor vision.

Scleral contact lenses are used to resurface an eye. They are large-diameter, rigid gas permeable lenses specially designed to vault over the entire irregular corneal surface.

The scleral lens provides a smooth optical surface for vision correction, allowing patients to regain good eyesight.

Custom Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses

Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses are hard contact lenses that retain their shape, providing exceptionally crisper vision, especially compared to soft silicone hydrogel lenses. They are also very durable and long-lasting.

As RGP lenses are firm, it is important to custom-design this specialty lens for a perfect fit. This prevents the contact lens from moving out of place or dropping from your eye during your daily activities.

Types of specialty contact lenses

Multifocal/Bifocal Lens

Multifocal contact lenses have multiple lens powers that correct vision at varying distances from the wearer – near, intermediate and distant zones.

This all-in-one lens helps those with presbyopia correct age-related vision problems when the eye can no longer focus on objects up close.

Multifocal contact lenses are designed with a gradual transition between a prescription for close reading on one end and a prescription for normal distance viewing on the other. They are very similar to progressive eyeglasses.

Bifocals, on the other hand, have a sharp edge between the near and far vision prescription areas of the lens.

Ortho-K Lenses

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a lens-fitting visual corrector that involves changing the curvature of the cornea with specially constructed rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses. This form of extended-wear contact lenses temporarily increase the eye’s ability to concentrate on objects. Ortho K is most commonly used to address myopia (nearsightedness).

The most common type of Ortho-K lenses is designed for overnight wear. This contact lens type is often recommended to be worn for at least eight hours every night while sleeping. They are taken off when you wake up and are not worn during the day.

Prosthetic Lenses

Prosthetic lenses are custom-painted soft contact lenses prescribed to mask flaws and restore the appearance of an eye which may be disfigured due to an accident, birth defect or eye disease.

Our optometrists are able to customise prosthetic lenses that flawlessly match the appearance of the other healthy eye.

Besides providing a natural appearance to a disfigured eye, prosthetic lenses can also be made with a prescription to correct myopia, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Special prosthetic lenses can also serve the purpose of blocking excess light from reaching the back of the injured eye to reduce glare and increase comfort.

Fitting of specialty contact lenses by an eye care professional

Eye Braces Clinic: Vision Correction with Custom-Designed Specialty Contact Lenses

Think you will benefit from one of the afore-mentioned specialty lenses?

A full eye exam is the only way for an eye doctor to determine which lens type is appropriate for you. Besides, wearing contact lenses without a good fit and lens care guidelines from an optometrist might result in eye injury, infection, or other issues.

This procedure can reveal a lot about your eye health, such as the shape and quality of your cornea, your tear ducts’ ability to produce tears, the size of your pupil, and your prescription.

All of this information is necessary for properly fitting lenses to your eyes and needs. We will work with you to ensure that your contact lenses offer you with the best vision and comfort possible.

Kickstart your journey to clear vision, book a consultation with us today!