Specialty Contact Lens Fitting
Visual performance of patients with irregular cornea or ocular surface disease usually cannot be improved by conventional spectacles or contact lenses. However, their visual function and quality of life may be enhanced by using specially designed contact lenses.
After a comprehensive eye examination, patients will be referred to our specialty contact lens clinic. The anterior ocular health of these patients will be further evaluated using advance technology such as corneal topography and anterior segment optical coherence tomography. The patients will be prescribed with custom-made specialty contact lenses according to the clinical findings and personal needs.
What are the types and uses of Specialty Contact lens?
There are different types of specialty contact lenses including multi-focal soft or rigid gas permeable (RGP) corneal lens, special designed tinted lenses, prosthetic contact lens, specialty RGP corneal lens, and scleral lens.
All these lenses have different clinical applications. For example, specialty corneal or scleral lens can neutralize the irregularities of the corneal surface and correct the refractive errors. Special designed tinted lenses can help patients to reduce visual discomfort and improve cosmetic appearance. After the ocular health and lens fitting assessments, our optometrists will discuss with patients about the possible lens choices and fit them with suitable type of specialty contact lenses.