Chapel Hill Eyecare stays current on all new technologies, and the doctors are able to fit a wide variety of contact lenses. The soft lenses range from monthly, bi-monthly, and daily disposable lenses that can correct almost all visual issues. We offer specialty contact lenses, including soft, gas-permeable, scleral, and lenses used for corneal reshaping therapy.
Multifocal contacts can correct both distance and near vision, allowing presbyopic patients a way to stay in contacts, even after 40.
Scleral contact lenses may give patients who have previously been unable to wear contact lenses due to dryness or discomfort the opportunity to use them. They are available in single vision and multifocal and can possibly correct irregular corneas, allowing patients to see better than previously possible.
CRT or corneal refractive therapy is available at Chapel Hill Eyecare for those patients that wish to wear contacts at night and go without contacts or glasses during the day.
The goal for all of our contact lens patients is convenience, and we routinely ship contacts directly to our patients with no additional charge. We strive to make your ordering and delivery as seamless as possible.
We fit a variety of specialty contact lenses, which include:
- iSight Scleral contacts (a custom contact lens)
- The best contact lens for patients with high astigmatism or dry eye
- Provides excellent distance and near vision and available as a multi-focal
- More comfortable than a soft contact lens
- Often able to be fit on patients who aren’t able to tolerate any other contact lenses
- Multifocal Contacts which provide clear vision at near without glasses
- Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
- Corneal Reshaping Technology
- Keratoconus Contact Lenses
- Synergeyes Hybrid Contact Lenses
- All soft disposable lenses:
- 1 day, 2 week, 1 month
- Toric (astigmatism correcting)
- Multifocal Soft Lenses
Specialty Soft Contacts
At Chapel Hill Eyecare we understand that not all patients can wear soft lenses created for the average eye. Disposeable lenses are wonderfully healthy, but do not fit every type of eye. So for those patients, there are toric lenses for patients that need astigmatic correction, and for those over 40, there are lenses that correct distance and near.
Toric Soft Lenses
Toric lenses are fitted to correct both the spherical and cylindrical areas of the prescription. Because they have to be able to correct a cornea having different curvatures in the horizontal and vertical planes, it can be more complicated than putting on a basic lens.
Multifocal Soft Lenses
Some patients reach the age of needing up close vision and have been told contact lenses just won’t work as well. We believe that if a patient wants to wear contacts, it is a matter of finding one that works. Multifocal contacts have gotten more effective, and some patients can be comfortable wearing a mono vision fit, using one eye for distance and one for near. At Chapel Hill Eyecare we are committed to finding the best option for each patient.
Types of Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral lenses are larger than traditional gas permeable and are closer to the size of soft contact lenses. The mini sclerals start at 14.5mm in diameter and and go up to about 18mm. The average cornea is approxiamately 11.8mm and the scleral lenses are all large enough to cover the entire cornea.
Scleral lenses vault over the cornea to create an even surface that can be used to correct irregular corneas and other corneal issues such as those found in keratoconus patients. These lenses may have many uses to help dry eye patients and patients that could not be corrected visually with other types of technologies. This may include patients that have had corneal surgeries in the past.
Orthokeratology, which can be referred as CRT, is a method to help decrease or slow down the progression of myopia in children. It can be used to correct adult patients as well that have low to moderate perscriptions and do not wish to wear eyeglasses during the day. The rigid gas permeable lenses are worn at night, molding the cornea so that during their waking hours most patients have clear vision without the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses. If the patient is over 40, they may still have the need for reading glasses, depending on their correction. This process can be a safe alternative to laser surgery and can be easily reversed simply by discontinuing the use of the contact lenses.