Specialty Contact Lenses
Did you know that there are several types of contact lenses? Our eye doctor can help you pick the right type for you. Your options include scleral, hybrid, Synergeyes, standard rigid gas permeable lenses, multi-focal, and monovision contacts. At Summit Eyecare, we proudly serve residents of Idaho Falls, Pocatello, St. Anthony, and Rexburg. Here’s what you should know about specialty contacts.
How Contacts Work
Any optometrist can tell you that contacts are lenses that you can wear directly on the surface of your eye. They've become a popular choice for individuals who don't want to wear traditional eyeglasses. However, they have the same job and function similarly. The biggest difference is that contact lenses are coming into direct contact with the surface of the eye, and there are a variety of specialty contact lenses that can accommodate eyes of all conditions.
What are Specialty Contacts?
Specialty contacts, such as Synergeyes, are designed to overcome the unique challenges that come with fitting a lens to the surface of the eye. Everyone's eyes are a little different. Some eyes are drier than others while some eyes are irregularly shaped. All of this can change how a contact lens fits on your eye. Let's take a look at the different types of specialty contact lenses available.
The sclera is the white part of the eye. Scleral contacts are larger than traditional contacts and are designed to cover some of the white parts of the eye. This can be a great choice for individuals who have larger corneas and can require a slightly bigger contact for a comfortable fit.
A hybrid contact lens has a rigid center and a flexible outer skirting. These contacts are a great choice for people with regular astigmatism.
Standard Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
Standard rigid gas permeable lenses are a popular type of specialty contact lens. Many individuals find these preferable to conventional soft contacts. They are breathable and can help with a variety of eye care conditions.
Multi-focal contact lenses are just like multi-focal glasses. They contain multiple prescriptions for seeing near and distant objects in a single contact lens.
Monovision contacts involve wearing a contact of different prescriptions on each eye. This allows you to correct your vision to see both near and distant objects. Our optometrist will help you find out if this option is right for you.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist for Specialty Contact Lenses in Pocatello, St. Anthony, and Rexburg
Call Summit Eyecare today at (208) 522-5594 for more information on specialty contacts or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.