Contact Lenses in Austin, TX
Contact lenses are not a one-size-fits-all solution to correcting vision. In fact, choosing the right kind of contact lenses can be confusing because there are so many types. Fortunately, buying specialty contact lenses in Austin TX has never been easier, with the friendly staff at Northwest Hills Eye Care.
Types of Contact Lenses
Multifocal contact lenses
Multifocal contact lenses are especially popular in people ages 40 and over who prefer contacts to glasses. This is because many people in this age group have presbyopia, a condition in which the eyes gradually lose their ability to focus on nearby objects. Those with presbyopia often find themselves putting on reading glasses over their contact lenses to read menus or other close-up material.
Multifocal contact lenses offer good near and far away vision. Some multifocal contact lenses have a bifocal design with two distinct power levels, one for close-up work and another for seeing faraway objects. Others have several power levels, much like progressive eyeglass lenses, that offer a gradual transition from far away to close up.
Scleral contact lenses are quite large – they fit over the sclera, which is the white part of the eye, instead of just over the colored iris. People who cannot wear traditional contact lenses because they have an irregularly shaped cornea can often benefit from scleral contact lenses. These special lenses can also correct certain vision problems caused by keratoconus, a condition in which the clear layer covering the eye (cornea) has an irregular cone shape. Those who cannot tolerate traditional contacts due to severe dry eyes can often wear scleral contacts comfortably.
Custom contact lenses are for those who have trouble wearing traditional contact lenses because of irregularly shaped corneas, rotation or fit issues, or astigmatism, which is a condition characterized by an imperfection in the curvature of the eye.
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