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Specialty Contact Lens Care in Kansas

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Do You Need Specialty Contact Lens?

Specialty contact lenses can help you see more clearly if you have poor vision, or are living with an eye disease or condition. Trust the team at The EyeDoctors Optometrists to help you see more clearly and comfortably with specialty contact lenses. Our doctors use the latest technology in eye exams and are experts in custom-fitting contact lenses to alleviate your symptoms and improve your vision.

Contact The EyeDoctors Optometrists in Kansas today and see what you’ve been missing.

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Find Specialty Contact Lens Fittings Near You

At The EyeDoctors Optometrists, our goal is to provide every patient with the best vision possible. We are conveniently located throughout the state of Kansas with location across the State. You can find us in cities like Olathe, Lawrence, Topeka, Emporia, and Junction City.

Call (844) 393-2428 or click below to find a location near you

What Are Specialty Contact Lenses?

Specialty contact lenses are different from traditional contact lenses because they are designed and customized to meet the specific needs of your eyes. 

Specialty contact lenses are generally recommended for patients who have impaired vision as well as an eye condition or disease. This can cause standard contact lenses to be uncomfortable or fit improperly.

Who Needs Specialty Contact Lenses?

Specialty contact lenses are recommended when traditional soft contact lenses will not or do not provide the vision and comfort a patient needs. They are like traditional lenses in that they provide vision correction. 

Unlike traditional lenses, Specialty lenses are designed specifically for people with eye irregularities, diseases, conditions, and corneal transplants. 

Our doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists are experts in custom contact lens fitting and will work with you to determine the best vision solution for your unique eyes. 

What are the Types of Specialty Contact Lenses?

In some cases, traditional contact lenses may not provide the vision or comfort a patient need. At The EyeDoctors Optometrists, we perform comprehensive eye exams and specialize in identifying and treating eye diseases and conditions. We work with you to determine the best vision correction solution based on your eye shape, health, and lifestyle. This may include recommending specialty contact lenses. Types of specialty contact lenses include: 

 

Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses

RGP lenses are the most common specialty contact lenses. Although they are rigid and fit much closer to the eye than a scleral lens, they are still porous and allow oxygen to pass through. RGP lenses provide sharper vision for patients with astigmatism. They are also recommended for people with severe vision problems but not an eye disease or condition.  

 

Scleral Lenses  

Traditional and RGP lenses cover just your cornea; scleral lenses cover the entire front surface of the eye, including the cornea and some of the white part you see (sclera). Scleral lenses are more stable and are recommended for people with irregular-shaped corneas and, in some cases, dry eye syndrome.  

 

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) Lenses  

These lenses are only worn overnight to correct corneal irregularities. During this time, the Ortho-K lenses work to gently reshape your cornea to allow you to see more clearly during the day time. Ortho-K lenses are typically only worn at night and removed upon waking. They are recommended for people who are diagnosed with myopia (nearsightedness), particularly children, or hyperopia (farsightedness). 

 

Hybrid Lenses 

These lenses provide a more comfortable fit as well as clearer and sharper vision. Hybrid contact lenses combine the comfort of a soft or silicone hydrogel lens (traditional contact lenses) with the clarity of a RGP lens. They have a rigid gas permeable central zone that is surrounded by a hydrogel or silicone hydrogel material.  

How Do You Determine Which Specialty Contact Lens You Need?

The doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists are experts in custom contact lens fittings. In addition to a comprehensive eye exam to determine your eye health, your eye doctor will also perform a contact lens evaluation to determine the exact measurements of your eyes and may use:

  • A keratometer to measure the curvature of your cornea 

  • A corneal topographer to create a map of your eye and measures how the light reflects off your eye

  • A card or ruler to measure the size of your pupils and the diameter of your iris

Since contact lenses sit on the cornea of the eye, it’s extremely important for them to fit properly and comfortably. Trust the expertise and experience of the doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists to help you choose the best contact lens type based on your unique eye shape, eye health, and lifestyle.

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Schedule an Appointment Today for a Specialty Contact Lens Fitting

Contacts lenses are not one-size-fits-all, which is why The EyeDoctors Optometrists delivers the personalized, comprehensive care each patient needs. If you need vision correction, and eyeglasses are not for you, we can help you see and experience life more clearly and comfortably with contact lenses.

Frequently Asked Questions about Specialty Contact Lenses

Can I Get a Contact Lens Fitting at The EyeDoctors Optometrists?

The eye doctors at The EyeDoctors Optometrists can help you find the right contact lenses for your eyes. They will make sure the lenses are comfortable and fit your eyes properly. This is separate from an eye exam and is available to all patients of all ages.

How Do I Care for Specialty Contact Lenses?

Specialty contact lenses are cared for in the same way traditional lenses are. 

Be sure to only wear your lenses the prescribed length of time, use proper contact solution, and wash your hands before touching your eye or contact lens.