Contact lenses, like eyeglasses or LASIK, can correct your near sightedness,far sightedness and astigmatism.
While some people enjoy making a fashion statement with eyeglasses, others prefer their appearance with Contact lenses. Contact lenses can also provide a full field of unobstructed vision, which is great for sports.
Contact lenses have been around for more than a hundred years. During that time, much advancement have allowed just about everyone to wear contact lenses. If you were told in the past that you couldn’t wear contact lenses, odds are that’s not true today. There are more convenient and healthy contact lens options than ever.
They must be prescribed and properly fitted by an Optometrist. Your Optometrist will evaluate your visual needs, youreye structure, and your tears function to help determine the best type of lens for you.
Types of Contact Lenses
The many types of contact lenses currently available can be grouped in various ways according to:
- What they’re made of
- How long you wear them without removal
- How often you dispose of them
- The design of the lens
We routinely fit Spherical, Bifocal, Toric, Colored lenses. Custom lenses lke Rose k2 and regular Rigid gas permeable lenses, Scleral lenses and Prosthetic lenses.
LOW VISION AIDS
This department deals with the rehabilitation of patients with low vision (distance vision < 6/18/ near vision < N12/ field of vision < 30 degrees) that cannot be further helped by medical/surgical means. We have a variety of devices to choose from. The exact device chosen depends on the patient’s needs and abilities. For distance we have the Ocutech VES (Fig 1) and telescopes (fig 2).
For near a variety of optical magnifiers are available e.g the dome magnifier, half eyes, stand magnifiers. Pocket magnifiers are also available and a number of these devices are self illuminated. For patients with very poor vision, we also have the video magnifiers (Fig 3) and CCTV. Our optometrists also train the patients in the use of a number of non-optical aids like the notex, typoscope etc and guide them with the use of computer software like JAWS and NVDA.