Specialty Contact Lenses
Although many patients can successfully use a standard soft contact lens there are several conditions and situations where a specialty contact lens may be necessary.
Pediatric Contact Lenses
There are times when it is necessary to use a contact lens in infants. Aphakia is a condition where the eye does not have the natural crystalline lens. Without this necessary part of the eye to help focus the vision, a specialty contact lens can help. Dr. Smith frequently uses these contact lenses for infants that require them to help the child see and the vision to develop.
Corneal Eye Disease
There are several corneal diseases which may require a specialty contact lens. Conditions such as Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, post-refractive surgery complications, severe dry eye, and other corneal ectasias. Often we use a type of contact called a scleral lens for these challenging cases and have great success.