Specialty Contact Lenses at Medina Eye Care
Are you tired of relying on glasses to see correctly? Glasses can help to improve your vision, but they are not the only option. Our patients at Medina Eye Care in San Antonio often choose contacts over eyeglasses because contacts offer a more natural appearance. Also, when you are wearing contacts, you won't need to worry about the obstruction of your vision by the eyeglass frame or lens condition. Many athletes and active people choose contacts over glasses for convenience. Just like glasses, we offer different options in specialty contact lenses to best fit your needs.
Patients often choose soft contact lenses for their vision correction. Soft contact lenses are light and flexible. Patients find them very comfortable in their eyes and barely noticeable. Some soft contact lenses are daily worn lenses that are designed to be thrown away after use. Other soft contact lenses come with a replacement schedule that may call for a new pair every week or two.
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
Rigid gas permeable lenses use a thicker material than soft lenses. They sit on top of the pupil and move with every eye blink. Patients with astigmatism often prefer the sharpness of rigid gas permeable lenses to traditional soft contact lenses. Rigid gas permeable lenses can also help patients who suffer from dry eyes because they allow tears to get underneath them and form a cushioning layer between the lens and the eye.
Bifocals are a single set of lenses with two prescriptions in them. The top part of the bifocal helps to correct nearsighted impairments, while the bottom part of the lens helps with farsighted issues. Bifocal contact lenses are a type of multifocal lens that can correct both presbyopia and other refractive errors simultaneously.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contacts are different from conventional lenses in that they do not rest on the cornea. Scleral lenses are mainly used for irregular cornea conditions. These lenses vault entirely over the corneal condition and land on the eye's white part called the sclera.
Orthokeratology or Ortho-K is a set of special lenses that patients wear at night. While you are sleeping, the contacts will gently reshape your cornea, correcting your refractive error temporarily. When you wake up in the morning, you should be able to see without needing glasses or contact lenses. For best results, you will need to put the contacts in every night before bed.
Contact Us for Specialty Contact Lenses in San Antonio
During your contact lens exam, our ophthalmologist will give you a trial pair of lenses. During this visit, a technician will teach you how to insert the lenses, remove them, and properly clean and care for the lenses. If you are considering trying contact lenses or need a contact lens checkup, call to schedule an appointment with our team at Medina Eye Care, serving patients in and around San Antonio and Castroville. We are committed to providing the quality eye care you need.