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Posted on 08-30-2017
During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor may detect astigmatism, certain abnormalities in the curvature of your cornea or other eye disorders that require specialty contact lenses for correction of refractive errors. Advances in contact lens development have enabled many people to wear contacts who previously couldn't wear standard contact lenses. Specialty contacts provided by your optometrist in Boca Raton are also available for people who need bifocals or suffer from blurry vision attributed to aging (presbyopia).
For people with keratoconus (irregular shaped corneas), GP contacts optically replace an abnormal cornea curvature with a uniform, smooth surface enabling light to focus directly on the retina. Gas permeable contacts also eliminate blurriness caused by corneal irregularities to provide clearer vision than eyeglasses can.
When a bulging cornea cannot accommodate gas permeable contacts, your optometrist in Boca Raton may recommend large diameter scleral contacts that rest on your sclera (the white part of your eye) instead of your cornea.
These are also large diameter contacts with a gas permeable central zone encircled by a softer peripheral zone composed of silicone hydrogel. Hybrid lenses offer visual clarity enhanced by the comfort provided by soft contact lenses. You can also opt to correct refractive errors with hybrid contacts even if you don't have corneal irregularities.
If your eye doctor discovers you have astigmatism during your contact lens exam, toric contact lenses may be prescribed to correct astigmatism. Available in rigid gas permeable and soft materials, toric lenses are specially shaped to refract incoming light so that blurriness caused by astigmatism is eliminated.
Specialty contact lenses are also available to accommodate dry eyes, post-LASIK conditions and other vision or eye health issues. In addition to contact lens exams, Eye Site Vision provides glaucoma testing, complete eye exams and pre- and post-operative care for people planning eye surgery or recovering from eye surgery.
Schedule an appointment with your optometrist in Boca Raton today by calling 954-344-3937.
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