Fort Collins Contact Lens Specialists
Our Fort Collins contact lens specialists fit just about every type of eye problem with contact lenses. Astigmatism, an unequal curvature on the surface of the eye’s is very commonly fit with a toric contact lenses today. Toric soft contact lenses have two curveratures on the front lens surface (some on the back) to restore clear vision. Even very high amounts of astigmatism can now be corrected with soft toric contact lenses.
Gas permeable rigid contact lenses ( the lenses that replaced the old non breathable hard contact lenses), can also be used to correct astigmatism. Frequnetly the lens does not need to be toric as the tears filling in behind the lens will smooth out any astigmatism and allowthe bacl surface of the RGP (rigid gas permeable ) lens to form the corrected curve for focusing light.
Bifocal Contact Lenses
Bifocal Contact Lenses include distance center areas in front of the pupil for maximum distance vision with surrounding near zones outside of this center zone. The opposite can be used when vision is more critical for close tasks. Sometimes our Fort Collins contact lens specialists will use one type on the dominant eye and the other on the non dominant eye.
Treating Dry Eyes And Contact Lens Comfort
Dry Eyes are one of the primary reasons for contact lens related discomfort and dropping out of contact lens wear. Our Fort Collins contact lens specialists specialize in dry eye treatment and have found much improved contact lens comfort and much lower drop out rates.
Other conditions, like Keratoconus and poor vision after LASIK and other forms of eye surgery can be fit with custom contact lens designs such as the scleral lenses that while much larger than average, tend to be very comfortable in patients with abnormal shapes to their cornea.
Contact lens designs are expected to become much more versatile in the next 10 years allowing sustained release delivery of eye medications, very individualized correction of vision with new technology, and many material advance such as contact lenses that lower infection rates overall in the eye. Keep your eyes tuned-A computer monitor lens is in the works as well as lenses that measure various states of health.