Contact lenses are another option available to anyone in need of nearsighted, farsighted or astigmatism correction. Contact lenses offer a solution to those who feel restricted by eyeglasses while also offering an alternative to corrective surgery such as LASIK. Another benefit to contact is that they offer a full, unobstructed view as opposed to eyeglasses.
If you are first time contact wearer then it is important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kiarash Bassiri. During this time you will undergo a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Bassiri will also discuss the options available that will best fit your prescription, your eye structure and your tear production to determine the best lens for optimal eye health.
There are many kinds of contacts that can be categorized as following:
- The material they are made of (hard, soft, and GP lenses)
- Length of wear (daily and extended wear)
- Frequency of disposal (daily disposable, 2-week disposable, and 1 month disposable lenses)
- Lens design (spherical, toric, multifocal)
- Additional features (dry eye contacts, colored lenses, special effects)
If you are interested in contacts as a corrective alternative and are looking for a great Raleigh Optometrist, feel free to contact our office to schedule an eye exam with Dr. Kiarash Bassiri today. We will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you.
Scleral Lenses are large diameter hard lenses that are designed to vault over the cornea and rest on the conjunctiva (a transparent membrane that lines the anterior surface of the eye) and the underlying white part of the eye known as the scleral (hence the name Scleral Lenses).
Scleral lenses offer many advantages over traditional soft contact lenses such as increased comfort, better vision, or they may even be used therapeutically for patients with ocular surface disease. At Fusion Eye Care, we find that the best candidates for Scleral Lenses tend to be patients with irregular corneas, patients with ocular surface damage from dry eyes, and patients that cannot obtain the desired vision with other contact lenses.
Scleral Lenses may benefit patients with the following conditions: keratoconus, pellucid marginal corneal degeneration, irregular corneas due to refractory surgery such as LASIK, Sjögrens Syndrome, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, graft versus host disease, neurotrophic keratopathy, limbal stem cell deficiency, Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, and severe dry eye patients.