General Eye Doctor or Eye Doctor Trained in Fitting Contact Lenses? —Specialty Contacts in Houston, Texas
"Hard-To-Fit" Contact Lens Patients
In the world of healthcare, there are many conditions that are treated by a specialized doctor rather than a general practitioner. Eye doctors are no exception. When it comes to certain ocular conditions and complications, the most effective care is delivered by an eye doctor trained in a particular area of eye health. While a general practitioner is typically familiar with the condition, it's still going to be the eye doctor with special training and greater experience who will provide the most effective treatments and solutions.
Hard-To-Fit Contact Lens Patients
Certain individuals with corneal irregularities or other ocular aberrations require custom-made specialty contact lenses. These patients are called “hard-to-fit”, as they cannot wear standard contact lenses and struggle with standard prescription eyeglasses. Fitting specialty contact lenses needs to be done by a contact lens specialist, who will use the latest corneal imaging and topographic technology to customize the lenses to your unique dimensions. At , our eye doctors are experts in fitting specialized and custom contact lenses in Houston.
Do You Struggle With Contact Lenses?
Do you find wearing traditional contact lenses painful or uncomfortable? You aren't alone. There are many people who fall under the "hard-to-fit" category, whether due to corneal conditions, such as keratoconus or other problems such as sensitivity or chronic dry eye. People in this category are incorrectly told that they can’t wear contact lenses at all. The truth is that most patients can be successfully fitted with scleral contact lenses, which deliver impressive visual clarity and unparalleled comfort.
Scleral Lenses Can Be Worn By People With These Conditions
- Dry eyes
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
- Post-refractive surgery (LASIK)
- Corneal irregularity or corneal dystrophy
- Post-Corneal Transplant
Any of these problems will typically require eye care beyond the scope of general care optometry.
What is an Eye Doctor Trained in Fitting Contact Lenses?
The eye doctor that fits patients with scleral lenses has extensive training in the techniques and technologies required to create and fit customized contact lenses. At The Specialty Contact Lens Center At Eye Trends, we provide hi-tech contact lens solutions to adults and children alike. Our doctors will assess your contact lens needs and recommend a contact lens solution that provides the comfort, stability, and clarity you need.