We fit all types of contact lenses including lenses for astigmatism, overnight wear, bifocal contact lenses, keratoconus and much more.
CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy) Lenses
One of the most exciting type of lenses being fit at our offices are the CRT(corneal refractive therapy) lenses. CRT lenses are rigid lenses that are worn only when you sleep. These lenses are taken out in the morning and you are left with good vision without contact lenses or glasses throughout the day. This is not a permanent correction of your vision yet a temporary solution that requires wearing the lenses at night. Dr. Wichnoski has personally worn these lenses and highly recommends them for eligible patients. If you would like to learn more, their website is found at www.paragoncrt.com.
For those patients that have had a difficult time finding lenses that provide good enough vision for their lifestyle, there are RGP or "hard" contacts These lenses do provide better vision in most cases, but are usually a bit more diffcult to adjust to comfort wise. We have many patients in these lenses that are completely happy and unwilling to switch to soft contact lenses.
Silicone Hydrogel Lenses
Another category of lenses that are fairly new to the market are the silicone hydrogel lenses. These lenses can provide many times more oxygen to the eyes compared to other category of lenses. The FDA has actually approved 2 of these lenses for up to 30 days of continuous wear without taking them out of you eyes. Sleeping in lenses is not for eveyone, but many of our patients wear them for that amount of time with great success.These lenses are actually providing some patients with a second chance to remain in soft contact lenses. If there is a significant risk of failing ocular health due to lack of oxygen to the cornea, then these lenses may provide the needed oxygen and therefore may extend a patient ability to remain in soft lenses.
If the options above do not provide the vision or comfort levels needed to be a successful contact lens wearer, then we also have a hybrid lens called Synergeyes. This lens provides the good vision of a hard lens with comfort more similiar to that of a soft lens. It is design with a hard center to provide good vision, but has a soft skirt around it giving it more of a soft feel. This lens comes in a few designs, including Multifocals, Astigmatism, Keratoconus and Post Surgical lenses. To learn more you can visit their website at www.synergeyes.com.
Some of the most popular soft contact lens brands available today are:
- CibaVision's Focus Dailies Aquacomfort 1 day lenses
- CibaVision's AirOptix Night & Day
- CibaVision's AirOptix
- CooperVision's Biofinity
- Vistakon's Oasys
We fit lenses from all the major manufacturers including, but not limited to: