Contact lenses are the ideal alternative to wearing spectacles. They are made from a variety of sophisticated materials and can correct virtually any optical defect of the eye. Unlikely spectacles, contact lenses do not distort the way your eyes look or leave unsightly grooves on the face or fog-up with sudden temperature changes or break. They do not slide down your nose and are ideal for sports.
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.
There is an increasing trend of buying contact lenses over the counter or through online platforms. The patients are often unaware of the risks involved in purchasing contact lenses online. The optometrist should evaluate your eye health, your proposed wearing schedule, your working environment and most importantly the curvature of your eye which will only determine how best a lens can be fitted in the eye. As contact lens are directly in touch with your living tissue any risk whatsoever should not be taken while deciding about your contact lenses needless to mention that the price of the lenses should be the last factor to be considered and the first factor always the health of your eyes.
They must be prescribed and properly fitted by an Optometrist. Your Optometrist will evaluate your visual needs, your eye structure, and your tears function to help determine the best type of lens for you.
We routinely fit Spherical, Bifocal, Toric, Colored lenses. Custom lenses lke Rose k2 and regular Rigid gas permeable lenses, Scleral lenses and Prosthetic lenses.
At The Eye Foundation, well trained and experienced optometrists and ophthalmologists who have years of experience in fitting thousands of lenses ensure accurate dispensing and proper follow up.
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 vision we have the Ocutech VES and Telescopes.
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 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.
Pocket Video magnifier
This department is affiliated to the pediatric ophthalmology department and deals primarily with children having developmental delay, cerebral palsy and retinal dystrophies. Often these children have poor cognitive capabilities and may not be able to use the low vision devices in common use. They need assessment of functional vision, assessment and physiotherapy for multiple disabilities. The vision rehabilitation department in eye foundation has been operational since 2014 and caters to these children. Interventions include simple home based exercises, multi specialty coordination, and environmental modifications in home and school to enable these children to perform better.