Specialty Contact Lenses

TYPES OF SPECIALTY CONTACT LENSES AND BENEFITS FOR PATIENTS HYBRID CONTACT LENSES

Hybrid contact lenses help patients in a couple ways:

Comfort and vision: The lenses have the same kind of vision as of a standard GP (gas permeable lens) and the comfort of a soft contact lens.

Gas Permeable (GP) center delivers great vision and the soft skirt gives the contacts a soft cushion which enhances the comfort. It also has Tangible Hydra-peg coating which provides increased lubricity. Regular GP lenses – Can slow down or stop the beat of Nystagmus.

SynergEyes Hybrid contact lenses

Schedule your appointment to see if you are candidate for Ortho-K!

 

Hybrid contact lenses have many advantages:

Helps patients who have:

  • Regular corneal astigmatism
  • Patients with complaints of movement with soft toric contacts
  • Patients who want the quality vision of a GP lens, but worried about comfort
  • Patients with irregular corneas

Pro’s:

  • Hybrid contacts are great for patients with astigmatism.
  • Hybrid lenses offer clear, crisp, and great vision. Most often the same as glasses.
  • With the soft skirt you have the comfort of a soft contact lens.
  • Patients have freedom from wearing glasses.

Con’s:

  • Not designed for lenticular astigmatism.
  • If the diagnostic fit set is required, it will take more time to do the contact lens fitting.
  • Price for the contact lens fitting will be higher.

Hybrid contact lens candidates:

  • Patients with regular corneal astigmatism
  • Patients complaining of lens rotation or fluctuation vision with soft toric lenses
  • Patients interested in GP lenses, but concerned about comfort
  • Presbyopic patients with astigmatism
  • Soft multifocal patients looking for better vision
  • Irregular cornea patients looking to try other contact lens options

Orthokeratology (ortho-k)

Corneal Molding

Designed to reshape the cornea for myopic patients.  (-4.00 diopters or less)
Recommended for low to mid nearsightedness
Slows down the progression of myopia

Scleral Contact Lenses

Patients that can benefit from scleral contact lenses:

  • Patients who are unable to wear other forms of correction
  • Patients with irregular corneas
  • Patients with conditions that affect tear film
  • Patients with refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia)
  • Patients with Keratoconus
  • Eye surgeries – typically cannot be fully corrected with glasses or soft contact lenses.
  • Hard to fit eyes that cannot be fitted with conventional GP lenses.
  • The shape of the patients eye causes the lenses to fall out/dislodge. Example: during sports
  • Dry eyes – Eyes that are too dry for conventional contact lenses
  • Post corneal transplant
  • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
  • Post Lasik Ectasia
  • Post PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
  • Post RK (radial keratotomy)
  • Graft vs host disease
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Steven – Johnson syndrome
  • Neurotrophic ocular pain
  • Limbel stem cell deficiency
  • Ocular cicatrical pemphigoid
  • Family dysautonomia
  • Ocular allergies
  • Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, Presbyopia

If you have questions about how specialty contact lenses can benefit you, please call 304-343-3937, or complete the form below and someone from our contact lens team will contact you.