Here at 2020 Vision Place, we are dedicated to finding the right type of contacts, even hard-to-fit ones, for our patients.
There are many different eye conditions that require specific kinds of contact lenses, so finding the right kind isn’t always easy. There are lenses designed for certain eye conditions, such as astigmatism, dry eyes, keratoconus, and more. However, we believe that comfort is also very important when it comes to giving you good vision.
Soft contact lenses are typically the easiest option for most people. They allow the eye to breathe and receive moisture. Soft contact lenses are disposable, so you can change them when needed to keep your eyes healthy. In fact, our staff’s philosophy is convenience and health, so we are big believers in daily contact lenses.
Scleral lenses are hard contact lenses that provide correction for very poor vision and conditions that cause blurry vision such as astigmatism from keratoconus. The lenses provide very clear vision and can improve vision to almost 20/20. They do not slide on the eye as much as soft lenses. There may be an adjustment period but they tend to be comfortable in the end. They are durable and very good for people who struggle substantially decreased vision.
Toric lenses are designed specifically for people with astigmatism. Therefore, they are viewed as a specialty fit. They come in both scleral lenses and specialty soft toric contact lenses, which addresses the issue for many patients who have astigmatism. The choice of which is best is always discussed with the patient.