Bifocal Contact Lenses
Bifocal contact lenses are an advanced type of lenses ideal for patients suffering from presbyopia, a natural change to the eyes that occurs around the age of 40 and affects near vision.
These lenses are available in soft materials, rigid gas permeable, or silicone hydrogel material, which allows more oxygen to reach the cornea. There are also several vision correction options for these lenses, which may include alternating lenses (similar to bifocal glasses), concentric lenses (alternating circles of near and distance correction), or aspheric lenses (blended vision correction similar to progressive eyeglasses). The best type of lenses can vary depending on the preference and specific needs of the patient.
Colored Cosmetic Contact Lenses
These lenses change or enhance the appearance of your natural eye color. Many colored or decorative contact lenses can be made in a prescriptive form and therefore can correct your vision. They are regulated by the FDA, just like any other corrective contact lens.
Therapeutic/Prosthetic Contact Lenses
In addition to improving the cosmetic appearance of pupil and iris irregularities, these are used in the treatment of diseased or deformed corneas. A wide variety of lenses, including rigid gas permeable, cosmetic tinted or opaque soft lenses, and custom designs are used.
Scleral Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
These are large diameter gas permeable material contact lenses that fit over the cornea and extend onto the white of the eye which is known as the sclera. They are used to correct vision in a number of conditions, such as: Keratoconus, corneal trauma, post refractive surgical corneal issues and deformities, ocular surface disease, and severe dry eye.