Specialty Contact Lenses, Exams and Fitting

Specialty Contact Lenses Q & A

What are specialty contact lenses?

With advances in eye care and vision wear, you now have many contact lens options to fit a range of eye needs. Specialty contact lenses are lenses that address specific vision problems and eye conditions.

Dr. Kirschen is an experienced optometrist who offers a variety of lens options to fit your vision needs and lifestyle.

Am I a good candidate for specialty contact lenses?

Dr. Kirschen can determine if you’re a good candidate for specialty contact lenses during your comprehensive eye exam. Specialty contact lenses are used for various vision needs and eye conditions, such as:

  • Keratoconus
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis

You may also be a good candidate for specialty contact lenses to correct vision changes that occur after your LASIK surgery. 

If you have any of these eye conditions and want to wear contact lenses, reach out to Customized Vision Care to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kirschen. 

What happens during an evaluation for specialty contact lenses?

Dr. Kirschen conducts a comprehensive eye exam during your specialty contact lens evaluation. During your exam, he reviews your vision and eye health history, medical history, general lifestyle, work environment, and vision needs. 

He then performs a series of tests to assess visual acuity, eye function and movement, and eye health. He also determines the level of vision correction you need using a series of lenses that measures your refractive error or how well your eye focuses. He will also use an instrument that gives him a detailed 3D map of the front of your eye needed for fitting specialty contact lenses.

If Dr. Kirschen determines you’re a good candidate for specialty contact lenses, he discusses in detail your lens options and helps you determine the best specialty lens for you. 

What types of specialty contact lenses are there?

The type of specialty contact lens you need depends on your eye condition and vision needs. Your options may include:

  • Scleral contact lenses

  • Hybrid contact lenses

  • Soft contact lenses

  • Gas-permeable contact lenses

  • Toric contact lenses

  • Bifocal contact lenses

Customized Vision Care also offers cosmetic contact lenses. Dr. Kirschen custom-creates these lenses to camouflage any color variation or irregularity in your eye. He also offers cosmetic contact lenses to change your eye color.

To learn more about specialty contact lenses, call Customized Vision Care or click the online booking tool to schedule an evaluation today.