Contact lenses are a great alternative to eyeglasses if you need to correct your vision. You might wonder if contacts are a good fit if you have specific vision problems or eye shapes. Fortunately, we offer specialty contacts at Kueber Eye Care that suit various patients who might not otherwise be able to wear contact lenses.
Who Benefits from Specialty Contacts?
Not everyone needs specialty contacts, but for those who have been diagnosed with keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, or distorted corneas, specialty lenses can make it possible to wear contacts. Patients who need multifocal lenses should also consider specialty lenses. Other conditions that might require specialty lenses include light sensitivity, aniridia, strabismus, and vision problems after vision surgery.
Patients with dry eyes may not be able to wear regular contact lenses but may be able to wear specialty lenses. Similarly, patients whose eyes have become sensitive to contacts (known as contact lens intolerance) should also consider specialty lenses
One instance when specialty lenses may be appropriate is if your eyes do not have the same vision capacity or cornea shape. A specialty contact lens can be designed to make your eyes "match" in appearance and function. Patients with conditions like these sometimes choose to wear specialty lenses because it boosts their self-confidence.
Types of Specialty Contact Lenses
- Soft lenses are a common type of specialty contacts that conform to the shape of your eye, which makes them ideal for patients with malformed corneas.
- Gas permeable contacts are made from a rigid material that provides the wearer with sharper vision.
- Hybrid contact lenses combine soft and rigid lenses for a solution that's customized to your vision needs.
- Scleral lenses are similar to rigid contacts but are typically larger. They take their name from the fact that they extend to the white, or sclera, of your eyes.
- Colored lenses change the appearance of your eyes and aren't typically prescription. However, prescription colored contacts are available. Our eye doctor can measure your eyes during an eye exam to ensure your lenses are the correct size.
Learn More About Specialty Lenses in Park Rapids, MN
If you believe you would benefit from specialty contact lenses, our eye doctor will work with you to determine which type is the best fit for you. If you're near Park Rapids, MN, and think specialty contact lenses might be right for you call Kueber Eye Care at (218) 732-8535 to make an appointment.