Putting in contact lenses may be easy for some people. However, there could be instances when they just won’t fit. Have you experienced this? In this post, we’ll shed more light on this matter and share the types of contacts that may be ideal for you.
- Contact Lenses For Keratoconus
Experts note that if you have keratoconus, you’re likely to see better if you’re fitted with contact lenses specially designed for irregular corneas. However, this is included under the hard-to-fit eyes category. As a help, you may consider getting gas-permeable lenses or piggybacking contact lenses.
- Gas-permeable: Also called GP or RGP lenses, these are made of a rigid oxygen-permeable material to help retain their shape on the eye and do not conform to the shape of the underlying cornea.
- Piggybacking method: With this, a soft contact lens is worn under the gas permeable lens, acting as a cushion to reduce or eliminate any discomfort caused by the GP lens.
- Contact Lenses After LASIK
Most people with poor vision may have used glasses before lenses. Apparently, there are also those who have considered corrective eye surgery. Although LASIK eliminates the need for both contacts and glasses, it doesn’t necessarily provide perfect vision.
Fortunately, lenses also can help to address LASIK complications, such as indistinct vision from higher-order aberrations after surgery. Following an eye exam, you are likely to be introduced to gas permeable or hybrid contact lenses as well.
- Hybrid lenses: These are larger lenses with a rigid gas permeable central zone. It is surrounded by a peripheral zone made of silicone hydrogel. This enables visual clarity of GP lenses, combined with wearing comfort that is comparable to soft lenses.
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