If you are unable to wear regular contact lenses, scleral contact lenses may be right for you. Scleral lenses are a great option if you have had trouble wearing other contact lenses or were told that you were not a good candidate for contacts. At Anthony Aiden Opticians in New York, NY, we will fit you with a pair of these unique lenses.
Scleral lenses are more prominent in diameter. These lenses rest on the white part of the eye called the sclera. The scleral has fewer never endings than the cornea and is less prone to sensitivity or irritation. This makes the sclera lenses more comfortable to wear. In addition, the larger size of the lenses makes them less likely to dislodge from the eye. The lenses are also gas-permeable and provide more advantages than traditional lenses. Some of these advantages include:
Enhanced durability and wear
Less prone to complications
After determining the level of refractive error, Aiden works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at (212) 533-1577 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at (212) 533-1577 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.
When you need an eye exam for contact lenses, or if you have questions or concerns, we can help. At Anthony Aiden Opticians in New York, NY, we can help you address vision and eye health issues. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (212) 533-1577.