Contact lenses are medical devices which can be used for vision correction, cosmetic effect or therapeutic treatment of various medical conditions. They can be used to correct distance vision, near vision and astigmatism. Contact lens technology continues to advance rapidly allowing for more options, better comfort, convenience and healthier wear.
Hard Lenses (Rigid Gas Permeables)
This is the newest type of contact lens technology and is now offered at Harper’s Point Eye Associates. Scleral lenses are custom designed to fit the shape of your eyes, using computer generated corneal mapping and trial fitting. They offer outstanding vision for a wide variety of conditions including but not limited to keratoconus, vision correction for post-refractive surgery (RK or LASIK), cornea scarring, severe dry eye and high refractive error. These contacts are also available for patients without pathology who are looking for better vision and comfort. In many cases, scleral lenses can provide excellent vision for patients who have had poor vision for many years.
Are my glasses prescription and contact lens prescription the same?
In addition, a glasses prescription may have a certain amount of astigmatism that is accounted for but not distinctly written in a contact lens prescription. If a contact lens prescription has expired, it must be renewed by a doctor prior to reordering a new supply. Even if your vision seems to be stable, a doctor must verify that your cornea remains in good health and that your contact lenses remain safely compatible with the surface of your eyes.