Specialty Contact Lenses

Specialty contact lenses can help those with special vision needs. Specialty contact lens fitting services can be obtained from Christensen Eye Care in Dodge City, KS.   


The Advantages of Contact Lenses

Worn by millions throughout the world, contact lenses have many advantages over eyeglasses. Once inserted, contact lenses stay in place all day. They do not become smudged or fogged up. They also cover your peripheral vision which eyeglasses do not.

They are also more convenient for those who engage in sports or other physical activities. Many of our patients feel better about their looks when they wear contacts. Unfortunately, eyes come in different sizes and shapes and often suffer from a variety of problems which make conventional contact wear impossible. Specialty contact lenses are designed to deal with these issues. 

The Need for Specialty Contact Lenses

Several vision problems can be treated with these lenses. One of these is keratoconus, which results in a thinning and bulging of the cornea, leading to difficulties such as blurred or double vision. Another treatable problem is a type of conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the inner eyelid, which is often related to the use of conventional contact lenses. Specialty contact lenses are also useful in the treatment of astigmatism, which is a problem that can affect a person's vision at any distance. 

The Different Types of Specialty Lenses

Specialty lenses come in different types and can adjust to the needs of their users. Rigid gas permeable lenses are made from more durable material and last longer while providing particularly clear vision. These lenses are larger than conventional contacts and can completely cover the cornea, allowing the eyes to "breathe" and also reducing the chance of infections. 

Hybrid lenses employ both hard and soft elements and are known for their comfort and their multifocal abilities. Another type of specialty contact is worn at night and can over time eliminate nearsightedness. Disposable lenses that are replaced every day can be used in the treatment of conjunctivitis. Specialty lenses are also useful to those who simply find the wearing of conventional contacts uncomfortable. 

Specialty Contact Lenses in Dodge City, KS

A specialty contact lens fitting is but one of the services provided by Christensen Eye Care in Dodge City, KS. We also provide examinations and the diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders. We can help you decide whether or not you will benefit from specialty contact lenses. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (620) 227-5433.    

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