There are many different eye conditions that require specific kinds of contact lenses, but finding the right kind isn’t always easy. There are lenses designed for certain eye conditions, such as an astigmatism, dry eyes, keratoconus, etc. but comfort is a very important aspect of correcting your vision, so be sure to find lenses that fit your eye properly.
Astigmatism means that your cornea or lens is not curved the way it is supposed to be. It can be uneven or irregular, making your vision blurry or even distorted. Many people with astigmatism suffer from headaches and eye fatigue from squinting to see far away.
Most people are affected by astigmatism only mildly so treatment is not always needed. If your astigmatism is moderate to severe, we can treat it with eyeglasses, contacts, or even LASIK surgery.
Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses are used so people don’t have to carry two pairs of glasses around – one for far away and one for reading. Instead, they are combined in contact lenses! It helps with those who have trouble reading or threading a needle! They won’t have to change glasses (or contacts) every time that they want to switch activities.
Monovision lenses are not for most people, especially those who need to have perfect vision all of the time. Drivers and other people who rely on their vision are not good candidates for monovision contact lenses. Even with the correct prescription and fit, they take some adjusting before you can see clearly.
Gas-permeable lenses are made of moderately flexible plastic. They offer people great vision and are also able to correct many vision problems. They last longer than soft lenses and can be easier to handle and care for, though getting used to wearing them can be harder. Once you get used to wearing them, you must wear them consistently or you will have to go through the adjustment phase again.