Contact lenses are not an easy solution for every person suffering with vision problems. Some eye conditions make wearing contacts a difficult proposition. However, it does not rule out wearing contact lenses altogether. It just means patients need to discuss options with their eye care provider and obtain specialized hard to fit contacts for their specific vision problems.
Ortho K Lens (Orthokeratology Lens)
Ortho K lens is designed to correct your sight overnight. It is FDA approved for children to control the progression of myopia (near-sighted). There are some lenses also designed for hyperopia (far-sighted). It's estimated that 50% of the world's population will be myopic by the year of 2050. Myopia is not just simply a eye-sight issue. Research shows progressive myopia is correlated with increased risk of glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal detachment, all of which can lead to blindness. Studies also show myopia increases depression, insecurity and obesity in school aged children. Dr Chu is certified to fit several brands of Ortho K lens, including Moonlens, Euclid and Paragon CRT lens.
Scleral lens is large in diameter. It lands in the sclera or white part of the eye. The beauty of scleral lens is that it does not touch the cornea. It's unique design is especially appreciated in people with compromised cornea, such as severe dry eye, scarred cornea, or irregular cornea. Dr. Chu is certified to fit Ampleye Scleral Lens.
Synergeyes Hybrid Lens
Synergeyes hybrid lens combines the benefits of soft lens and gas permeable lens. It corrects the vision via gas permeable lens in the center while the peripheral is skirted with soft lens for comfort.
Gas Permeable Lens
GP lenses are great options for high astigmatisms or high prescriptions that soft contact lenses cannot correct well. GP lenses also work great for people looking for bifocal correction. It offers clearer and crisper vision than traditional soft contact lenses.
Call our office for a consultation. Dr. Chu and her staff will help you to explore a world of contact lenses that best fit your eyes and lifestyle.