Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses
Rigid gas permeable lenses are made of durable plastic that allows more oxygen to get to the eye. These lenses don't contain water like soft lenses do, therefore, the proteins and lipids in your tears won't accumulate. There are several difficult-to-fit conditions that these lenses can treat, such as keratoconus, dry eye, giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) and astigmatism.
If you find gas-permeable lenses uncomfortable, you can wear a soft lens underneath to provide a layer of cushion.
Scleral Specialty Contacts
These lenses rest on the white of your eye and vault over the cornea. They are often prescribed to patients with misshapen corneas, such as keratoconus. Scleral contacts don't sit on the cornea, so they are useful if you have dry eye.
Toric lenses are soft lenses that are used to treat astigmatism.
At the age of 40, you are prone to presbyopia. This condition makes it difficult to see objects up close. Multifocal lenses contain one prescription for distance and another for close-up vision.
If you have a condition that makes it difficult for you to wear traditional soft contact lenses, our doctors of optometry at Granite Pointe Eye Inc. in Roseville, CA can fit you with the best difficult-to-fit contacts for your condition. Whether you need soft contacts or specialty lenses, we can fit you with the correct contacts. To schedule a contact lens exam, give our optometry team a call at 916-797-6747.