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Certain eye conditions may make contact lens fitting and wear more challenging. Recent advances in design, manufacture and fitting techniques contribute towards the success rate when fitting many of these conditions.
Scleral contact lenses
These rigid lenses rest on the white sclera of the eye and vault over the cornea. In addition to providing a more stable fit, scleral lenses are often more comfortable than smaller hard lenses.
Hybrid contact lenses
Hybrid contact lenses are large-diameter lenses that have a rigid central zone, surrounded by a peripheral zone made of soft material. The purpose of this design is to provide the visual clarity of rigid lenses, combined with wearing comfort that is comparable to soft lenses.
Although both scleral and hybrid contact lenses were developed to particularly correct vision for patients with Keratoconus, they may be effective in other conditions, too. These include:
- Dry eyes
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis
- Post-refractive surgery
Contact lenses are highly successful when fitted to patients with Keratoconus. The lenses improve vision by optically replacing the irregular shape of the cornea with a smooth, uniform surface that enables light to form a sharper focus on the retina.
Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye.
Consequences of dry eyes range from subtle but constant eye irritation to significant inflammation and even scarring of the front surface of the eye.
In addition to being called dry eye syndrome, dry eye disease, or simply “dry eye,” alternative medical terms used to describe dry eyes include:
- Keratitis sicca Generally used to describe dryness and inflammation of the cornea.
- Keratoconjunctivitis sicca Used to describe dry eye that affects both the cornea and the conjunctiva.
- Dysfunctional tear syndrome Used to emphasize that inadequate quality of tears can be just as important as inadequate quantity.
What is myopia control?
“Myopia control” is the term used to describe specific treatments to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children.
Myopia control measures typically are prescribed by an eye doctor (an optometrist or an ophthalmologist).
There are four primary categories of myopia control treatments: atropine eye drops, multifocal contact lenses, multifocal eyeglasses and orthokeratology (ortho-k).
Myopia control is important because it may help reduce the risk of vision-threatening complications associated with high myopia later in life — including glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment and even blindness.