Specialty Contact Lenses
If traditional contact lenses don’t work for you or have certain eye conditions that make them uncomfortable, there are other options you can explore. At Island Eyecare, we want your eyes to feel healthy and comfortable, so we carry a broad range of lens types to find you something that works for your unique needs and lifestyle.
For corneal irregularities like keratoconus, standard contact lenses can feel uncomfortable and may even be painful. Scleral contact lenses are larger than standard lenses and rest on the whites of the eyes (the sclera). They vault over the cornea, allowing fluid to continually bathe the cornea and create a smooth surface for light to enter the eye.
If you have a corneal irregularity, we’ll likely perform ocular coherence tomography or corneal topography to determine the thickness of your retina and steepness of your cornea, respectively. These tests help us make an educated recommendation on what lenses will work best for you.
Most lenses have a recommended period you should wear them. Depending on varying factors, like your familiarity with contacts, your ocular health, and lifestyle, we may recommend a particular type over another.
Typically, disposable lenses come in daily wear, weekly wear, and monthly wear. Some are designed to be worn day and night, while others are only worn during the day and taken out for sleeping.