Specialty Contact Lens

There are many different ways to improve your vision, and one of those is through contact lenses. If you're not sure whether you're a good candidate, or you've been told you can't wear them, you may need a specialty contact lens option instead. At Blue Ridge Vision, we believe nearly everyone in the Blue Ridge area who wants contact lenses can wear them. Our eye exams will help you decide what's right for you, and consider your options, so you can make an informed decision.

Specialty Contact Lens

What Are Specialty Contact Lenses?

Specialty contact lenses are designed for people who can't comfortably wear traditional, soft contact lenses. These specialty lenses can also be used for specific vision issues, such as for people who have bifocals or struggle to adjust to traditional ways of correcting their vision. From rigid gas-permeable options to monovision and bifocal contacts to scleral contacts that sit on the white of the eye, there are options for moving away from glasses and into contact lenses instead.

Is There Help for Strained Eyes?

One of the problems traditional contact lenses can cause is strained eyes if you're wearing them but not a good candidate for them. Strained eyes can also come about from not seeing well and spending a lot of time squinting or otherwise trying to deal with vision issues. With the right optical services, though, these kinds of eye care problems can be handled and treated by an optician and optometrist. Then you can see better, feel better, and get back to living your life.

How Do You Know if You're a Candidate?

Your eye doctor can perform various eye exams to determine whether you're a candidate for a specialty contact lens fitting. If you're a good candidate, it's generally because your eyes are otherwise healthy, but you have a condition that makes it difficult for you to wear traditional soft lenses. This could be due to astigmatism, presbyopia, or other reasons. Sometimes, people with significantly poor vision also benefit from specialty contacts like rigid gas-permeable options, which can help reshape the cornea temporarily.

Working With a Trusted Optician Makes the Difference

If you're ready to see an eye doctor, and talk about optical services such as a specialty contact lens option, reach out to us at Blue Ridge Vision today. We're here to help everyone in the Blue Ridge, GA area get the eye exams and other services they need. With the right eye care, along with input from an optician and an optometrist, you can feel confident that you're getting all the information you need to make a good decision about your vision and eye health needs. Call us at (706) 946-4455 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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