Tailormade Contact Lens Solutions
As a result of the advancements of the optical technology, wearing contact lenses have become more accessible than ever before. Scientists have developed contact lenses to address a wide range of vision problems. These modern-day contact lenses perfectly fit onto patients’ eyes to provide significantly improved vision. Some of these contact lenses are associated with the multifocal feature, and that explains the advancements taken place in the field of optical technology. Dr. Birenbaum possesses the vast amount of experience and knowledge when it comes to the subject of contact lenses. He combines his proficiency with high-end contact lenses to address various vision problems associated with patients of different ages and conditions. Here are the types of contact lenses available at Spectacles Fine Eyewear
Soft Contact Lenses for regular, day-to-day use
Soft contact lenses are manufactured of a particular material (flexible plastic polymer) to match proper, everyday use. These lenses are designed to be worn during the daytime. You should put them in a cleaning solution when you don’t wear them.
Soft Contact Lenses for extended use
You can wear these contact lenses even when you are asleep. These lenses are available in standard (for seven days) or 30-day version. Thanks to the particular soft silicon material used, these contact lenses retain moisture for extended periods as opposed to regular use contact lenses.
Soft contact lenses – disposable version
Just as the name suggests, disposable contact lenses are manufactured to be disposed of after using for a specified period. In fact, these lenses are relatively more comfortable to use and maintain when compared to regular-use soft contact lenses. Depending on the model, you will have to replace these lenses in the morning on a monthly basis or every two weeks.
RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable) contact lenses
Compared to soft contact lenses mentioned above, RGP lenses are beneficial for patients in many ways.
– RGP lenses can address a broader range of issues related to vision as opposed to soft lenses
– They are capable of delivering an optimized vision
– More oxygen passes through the eye when you wear RGP lenses
– They don’t require frequent replacements (RGP lenses are designed to last for a couple of years)
However, it may take some time for a patient to be familiarized with RGP lenses. That is mainly because of the extra hardness they possess as opposed to soft lenses.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
Hybrid contact lenses come as a combination of a soft skirt and a breathable center that has rigidness. This combination delivers excellent clarity in vision even under poor light conditions. Most of the patients find hybrid contact lenses to be their ultimate and most comfortable solution to address problems in sight.
Also known as Precision Corneal Molding, Vision Reshaping is a non-surgical option. As per this alternative treatment, your cornea will be reshaped with the assistance of a tailormade contact lens. These lenses are designed to be worn at night. During the night, these specially designed lenses can reshape (smoothen) the cornea allowing the patient to experience improved vision during the day.
As a result, of this treatment, patients will not have to undergo any surgery to improve their vision. Although this treatment delivers temporary results, patients can achieve better results through constant wear of contact lenses.
Bifocal Contact Lenses
Patients who experience conditions like presbyopia will find significant relief by wearing bifocal contact lenses. Presbyopia is a condition that is commonly found among those who are around the age of 40. This particular condition affects near vision. Bifocal contact lenses come in soft, RGP or even in silicone hydrogel materials. Apart from addressing presbyopia, bifocal contact lenses are used to correct various other vision problems. For instance, bifocal contact lenses can be used as a substitute for alternating, concentric or aspheric lenses.
Colored Cosmetic Contact Lenses
Those who are seeking for an enhancement or some sort of modification to the natural color of their eye will find colored cosmetic lenses to be handy. Apart from enhancing the external appearance of the eye, colored cosmetic contact lenses can rectify various vision problems.
Prosthetic Contact Lenses
Prosthetic contact lenses is another type of contact lens that can treat conditions like irregular corneas while enhancing the cosmetic appearance of the pupil. In fact, it is mostly used to rectify the potential irregularities found in pupil and iris. Prosthetic contact lenses may come as RGP, cosmetic tinted or even as dark soft lenses. They are available with custom designs as well to match different conditions and users.
Scleral Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
SRGP contact lenses is another version of RGP. However, these lenses cover a larger diameter as opposed to RGP. In fact, these contact lenses can perfectly fit over the cornea and even cover sclera (which is the white of the eye). Those who experience conditions like Keratoconus, ocular surface disease, severe dry eye and many other imperfections can find significant relief by using scleral rigid gas permeable contact lenses.
Toric Contact Lenses
If you experience a condition like astigmatism, Toric contact lenses can be a very effective remedy. Apart from that, these specific lenses can deliver the precise and balanced vision. These lenses are flexible enough to adjust their shape to be entirely compatible with the surface of the eye.
A series of tests will be carried out before prescribing Toric lenses. Aspects like axis and cylinder values will be determined before recommending toric lenses for a patient. Since these lenses can adjust their position and line up precisely, patients can expect perfect results through toric lenses. That is why toric lenses are considered to be one of the most reliable options to address conditions like astigmatism.