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At RevolutionEyes, we know that one size doesn't fit all patients when it comes to corrective eyewear. We offer an extensive collection of flattering frames and prescription eyeglass lenses at our Carmel optometry center, but if you prefer to wear contacts, we will do our best to find the best type for your eyes. If you've tried contacts before but experienced too many complications, you may just need a pair of specialty contact lenses. Traditional contacts don't work for everyone, so we offer a variety of specialty contact lenses for patients with special vision problems and eye conditions. If you have dry eyes, keratoconus, or another condition that affects your eye shape or eye tissue, your Carmel Optometrist, Dr. Ciano, Dr. Schuetz, or Dr. Downey, will see if you're a good candidate for one of our specialty contacts.
Cataracts, degenerative eye diseases, and keratoconus are just a few examples of the chronic conditions that cause irregularities on the surface of your eye. Rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses are a revolutionary alternative to soft contacts because they are firm enough to retain their shapes and mask irregularities. They may even provide clearer vision than your previous soft contacts because they transmit more oxygen to your eye and accommodate any differences in curvature instead of sliding around or producing small gaps.
If your eyes have irregular curvature – for example, if your cornea is flatter than average or has multiple curves – then traditional contact lenses may not fit properly. Instead of settling for eyeglasses or dealing with blurry vision and irritation associated with a poor fit, find out whether you're a good candidate for hard to fit contacts. During your fitting for hard to fit contacts, our optometrist in Carmel, IN will determine your precise refractive error and take custom measurements of the surface of each eye. This allows us to customize contact lenses that will conform to your eyes' unique shape and size, eliminating issues like blurring or discomfort throughout the day. We may recommend a combination of soft and gas permeable lenses to cushion your eyes, customize hybrid contacts with large diameters, or fit you for scleral contact lenses that don't actually touch your sensitive corneas.
Colors contacts aren't just cosmetic accessories that let you experiment with new eye colors. They're also useful optometry tools that allow your eye doctor to correct color irregularities, with or without correcting your vision. We offer color contacts for patients with visible blood vessels (a common symptom of macular degeneration), iris melanoma, heterochromia, hyphema, and other symptoms and conditions that affect the appearance of the eye. Of course, color abnormalities and visible malformations may point to a more serious eye condition, so if we suspect you need further treatment, your eye doctor will incorporate your specialty lenses into a larger treatment plan with regular eye exams.
Schedule an appointment at RevolutionEyes to take another step toward your revolutionary new eye care solution with specialty contact lenses. Call us today at 317-844-2020!