Custom Contact Lenses from Lickteig Family Eyecare
Have you been disappointed with your previous experiences as a contact lens wearer? Maybe you're simply one of those individuals who can't wear contacts "off the rack." Ordinary contacts made to generic standards may be inadequate for correcting your particular vision issues, or they may feel uncomfortable on your unique eyes. That's when it's time to look into the custom contact lenses we can provide for you here at Lickteig Family Eyecare, serving Dedham, Medford, Boston and Natick.
Who Needs Custom Contact Lenses?
Standard-issue soft contacts can do a great job for many people who decide to get contact lenses. But these contacts, while affordable and usually comfortable, have their limitations. For one thing, they can't quite provide the stellar vision correction offered by rigid gas permeable (GP) contacts. If you suffer from irregular corneas or a severe refractive error, you need custom contacts that are capable of compensating for those issues.
Comfort is another issue that often drives people to seek out custom contacts. Even ordinary GP lenses are made to somewhat generalized standards. Through a technique known as keratometry, three distinct measurements are taken to ensure that the lens will fit the cornea of the eye. The edges of these lenses usually include a tiny gap to allow for tear circulation. But this edge design isn't uniformly comfortable for all wearers.
Gas Permeable and Soft Contact Lens Options
Our optometry clinic can help you achieve the visual clarity and comfort you need. Our custom GP contacts are fitted using a technique called corneal topography, from measurements based on thousands of precise reference points. This results in contacts that fit like the proverbial glove while also offering superior vision correction, even for the strongest prescriptions and the most irregular corneal contours.
Don't overlook the possibility of soft custom contact lenses. Advanced materials, measuring techniques, and fabrication technologies can produce soft contacts that can accommodate a variety of "hard to fit" vision issues. For instance, you can now get soft contacts that include multiple distance corrections for the treatment of presbyopia, a common age-related vision problem. We can also fit you with soft toric lenses (for astigmatism), which are designed to keep their position on the cornea. We can even offer soft contacts of different diameters to help you enjoy the most comfortable fit possible.
Need Better Contacts? Contact Our Boston, Medford, Dedham and Natick Optometrist
If you've never enjoyed wearing contacts, maybe you just need better contacts. Call our Dedham, Medford, Boston and Natick optometrist at any of our offices to learn more about our custom contact lenses!