Specialty Contact Lenses
Specialty Contact Lenses at Bogey Hills Vision Center
There are many reasons a person might need specialty contacts. Fortunately, our team at Bogey Hills Vision Center provides a wide range of specialty contacts for patients in and around the Saint Charles, St. Peters, and Cottleville areas. We understand that standard contact lenses do not work for all of our patients. That's why we will provide the testing and options you need to find the pair of specialty contacts that are right for you.
Types of Specialty Lenses
One example of a specialty lens is toric lenses. Unlike standard lenses, toric lenses are shaped like toruses, unlike standard lenses that are shaped like a sphere. As a result, toric lenses can better correct vision due to their shape. Additionally, they stay in place better to correct vision continuously.
Another example of a specialty lens is a scleral lens. The diameter of a scleral lens is larger than a standard contact. The outer edge of these lenses rests inside the white of the eye (sclera) rather than the cornea. This benefits those who can't wear standard lenses comfortably due to a cornea problem.
Ortho-K lenses classify as specialty lenses because they correct your vision differently. These contacts are worn while you sleep. As a result, they progressively change your eye shape. You then take them out when you wake up. The change in eye shape then corrects how light enters the eye during the day.
Rigid gas permeable lenses are durable plastic lenses that are similar to hard contact lenses. Their composition allows oxygen to pass through them easily, unlike hard lenses. Their rigid construction helps better correct vision. They're most suited for people with a high vision deficit, a high degree of astigmatism, or who require multifocal lenses.
Another type of specialty lenses is hybrid lenses, which are gas-permeable lenses used to correct vision in patients with corneal astigmatism.
Exam for Specialty Lenses
Just like a regular contact prescription, you'll undergo an extensive examination with one of our optometrists. Both traditional and specialty lenses require the same type of vision exams. However, the fitting may be a bit more extensive with certain specialty lenses, particularly for Ortho-K lenses. Specialty lenses can be the difference between seeing clearly and still struggling with a vision deficit. Fortunately, we realize that our patients require personalized eye care. That's why we're happy to provide our patients with the testing they need to find the eyewear that's right for them.
Contact Us for Specialty Contact Lenses in Saint Charles, MO
Contact Bogey Hills Vision Center, serving Saint Charles, St. Peters, Cottleville, and surrounding areas, for an appointment with our optometry specialists to see if you could benefit from specialty lenses. Whether you are suffering from dry eyes or astigmatism, we can find the pair of lenses that best fits your needs. Call us at 636-946-1176 to schedule your next appointment or to learn more about how we can help.