Experienced, certified contact lens technicians provide all type of contact lens fitting and care, both cosmetic and medical. The clinic specializes in disposable contact lenses and boasts the largest contact lens practice in the city. We offer 4 types of contact lenses:
Visual Correction Contact Lenses
Both Hard and Soft Contact lenses are used to correct various eye conditions such as Myopia, Hyperopia, Presbyopia, Astigmatism and medical conditions i.e. Keratoconus.
Two types of visual correction contact lenses are available. Hard (Gas Permeable), and Soft (Plastic) The type of contacts you use depends on your particular situation. Dr. Trevino and Dr. Ramos will be able to help you choose from the following types of lenses.
These lenses are also known as “RGPs.” They are newer rigid or “hard” lenses made of plastics combined with other materials, such as silicone and fluoropolymers, which allow oxygen in the air to pass directly through the contact lens to nourish the cornea. For this reason, they are called “gas permeable.”
Soft Contact Lenses
These lenses are made of plastic materials that incorporate water. The water makes them soft and flexible, as well as allowing oxygen to reach the cornea. More than 75% of contact lens wearers in the United States use soft lenses.
Cosmetic Contact Lenses
There are four types of Colored contact lenses: visibility tints, opaque color tints, enhancement tints, and light-filtering tints.
Simply helps one see the contacts if they are dropped. While it may seem as though the contact has a light green or blue tint, it really won’t affect the color of your eyes.
This solid, but translucent color enhances your existing eye color.. These lenses suit those customers who have eyes, which are light in color and aspire to emphasize the natural eye color.
Opaque Color Tints
Opaque and tinted are the most commonly used types of colored contact lenses. The opaque lenses do not admit much light through to the original color of the eyes as the colored surfaces of the lenses cover the entire eye. These lenses suit those who want to change eye color completely.
These perform as sunglasses and are ideal for sports. Often the yellow of tennis balls or the white of golf balls are slightly enhanced with this lens. A number professional baseball player, golfers, trap-shooters and skiers wear the “Maxsight” brand.
Many of these colored contact lenses are available in no prescription as well as with special prescription to fit people who have astigmatism, bifocal correction, or who merely desire a disposable or frequent replacement contact lens.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contacts are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses specially designed to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the “white” of the eye (sclera). In doing so, scleral lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities. Also, the space between the cornea and the back surface of scleral lenses acts as a fluid reservoir to provide comfort for people with severe dry eyes who otherwise could not tolerate contact lens wear.
Medically Necessary Contact Lenses
Medically necessary contact lenses are usually needed for individuals with aphakia, pseudophakia, anisometropia corneal irregularities and keratoconus. Conditions can be the side effect of an operation, or can be a genetically related condition. Medically necessary contact lenses usually offer the wearer greater visual acuity than eyeglasses can provide. Individuals who require some sort of vision correction can misunderstand the phrase medically necessary contact lenses. The phrase is only applied to individuals where standard glasses are not a medically accepted alternative to contact lenses.