The contact lens industry is always developing new innovations to make contacts more comfortable, convenient, and accessible. Fort Worth Eye Center stays up-to-date with these new innovations, so we can provide the best options to you and your family.
If you are considering contact lenses for the first time or are searching to improve what you currently have, you’ll begin the process by scheduling a contact lens consultation with your Fort Worth eye doctor. During this consultation, we’ll discuss your lifestyle and health history to determine the right type of contact lenses for you.
While considering your options for contact lenses, you should consider whether you would prefer daily disposables or monthly disposables, as well as soft versus rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. If you have any particular eye conditions, such as astigmatism or dry eye syndrome, we may have specific recommendations for the right type or brand for your optimal comfort and vision needs.
If you’re considering colored contact lenses, please let us know! In addition, if you are over forty years of age and experience problems seeing small print, for which you need bifocals to see close objects, Dr. Lam and his team may recommend multifocal lenses or a combination of multifocal and monovision lenses to correct your unique vision needs.
Fort Worth Eye Center offers a wide variety of contact lens brands. Our team is excited to help you find the perfect pair to best fit your eye health needs and lifestyle.
If you’ve had problems wearing contact lenses, you’re not alone! It is very common for patients to have difficulty wearing contact lenses for a variety of reasons. Hard to fit contact lenses are perfect for the patient who has tried conventional soft contact lenses and was not happy with vision or comfort.
If you’re struggling with your current contacts but are not ready to give up just yet we offer a range of options that can provide you with a comfortable and effective experience. In order to find the right option for you, schedule a contact lens eye exam today!
Scleral Contact Lenses are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses made specifically to rest of the “white” area on the eye – otherwise known as the Sclera. Due to their shape, Scleral Contact Lenses replace the irregular cornea with a smooth surface thus correcting vision problems caused by Keratoconus and other corneal irregularities.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) or Gas Permeable (GP) Lenses can be a very useful tool for any prescription or condition. They are cost-effective, durable, and can offer the same or superior comfort as soft contact lenses to some patients.
Have you ever been told your prescription for contact lenses does not exist for soft contacts? That is probably incorrect. Custom soft contact lenses can be tailor-made to virtually any prescription, even extremely high ones!
Hybrid contacts offer the best of both worlds: the superior vision of gas-permeable contact lenses with the initial comfort of soft contact lenses. This combination is achieved by the contacts having a gas permeable center with a soft contact lens skirt. Anybody can use hybrid contacts from patients with irregular corneas to high-level athletes that want a visual advantage.
High myopia, defined by > -6.00D, can lead to a plethora of visual and ocular complications later in life. Long-term risks of children with high myopia are 5x the risk of early cataracts, 14x the risk of glaucoma, 22x the risk of retinal detachments, and 41x the risk of maculopathy. If you are concerned with any of these, schedule an exam today for your child.
If you’re struggling with your current contacts but are not ready to give up just yet, we offer a range of options that can provide you with a comfortable and effective experience. In order to find the right option for you, schedule a contact lens eye exam today!
Orthokeratology, or “ortho-k,” is the process of reshaping the eye with a specially-designed rigid gas permeable contact lenses retainer. The goal of ortho-k is to flatten the front surface of the eye and thereby correct mild to moderate amounts of nearsightedness and astigmatism. While primarily ortho-k is used for slowing changing prescriptions in children, it can be useful for teenagers in adults that are active in water and combat sports.
MiSight® is the only FDA-approved soft contact lens designed specifically for myopia control. It is a great tool for low to moderate prescriptions, or for those that find Ortho-K uncomfortable.