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Types of Specialty Contact Lenses


Specialty Contact Lenses Offer Options for Different Vision Conditions

Contact lenses have a reputation for not being able to be worn by people with certain eye conditions like keratoconus, dry eye syndrome, and astigmatism, to name a few. Fortunately, this is no longer the case.  A number of different types of contact lenses have been developed that allow even people with these and other eye conditions to wear contacts comfortably. You'll need to see an optometrist who has experience fitting specialty contact lenses, however. In Houston, we here at Texas Eye Center can help you find the type of vision correction that you both need and want.

What "Hard to Fit" Means

Contact lenses have to physically fit around and rest on your eyes. If you have any conditions that could prevent a lens from sitting securely, or that would create pain if you wore a regular lens, you're considered hard to fit. For example, if you have keratoconus, a condition in which your corneas bulge outward, a regular contact lens isn't going to sit properly on your cornea. Instead, you could use a scleral lens that sits on the sclera (the white part of your eyeball). The result is a comfortably fitted lens that doesn't press on the cornea.

Other conditions that qualify as hard to fit include dry eye, astigmatism, and post-LASIK wear. Each case is individual, so you need to have your eyes evaluated to ensure you can wear these hard-to-fit lenses.

Fit Lenses for Keratoconus and Other Conditions

Dr. Tsegai and the staff of the Texas Eye Center in Houston can help you get contact lenses that will fit many conditions. Call us at 281-752-4100 today to discuss your condition and set up an appointment.

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