Clear, Comfortable Vision
Clear, crisp, comfortable vision can also be convenient! Contact lenses give you the option to go glasses-free for sports, fashion, or just because you want to.
If you’ve ever been curious about contact lenses, we can help you explore your options. Our experienced team offers professional fittings, all the training you need to insert and remove your lenses with ease, and various lens types to suit many prescriptions.
Getting started with contact lenses is easy—book your fitting today!Request an Appointment
Specialty Contact Lenses – Vision Correction for Corneal Irregularities
Diseases, trauma, or other conditions can cause irregularity in the surface of your eye (the cornea) making vision correction difficult in standard contact lenses or glasses. Specialty contact lenses can create a smooth surface for your eye that will focus light better. Specialty contact lenses can also provide relief from discomfort from dry eyes.
People who have been told their vision can not be corrected with traditional glasses or contact lenses may experience vision benefits from properly fitted specialty contact lenses. People with the following conditions may include:
Corneal diseases – may affect the shape of the cornea causing vision loss. Such as keratoconus or pellucid marginal degeneration causes a thinning and bulging of the cornea.
Previous eye surgery – traditional contact lenses may not stay in place after procedures such as corneal transplants or vision correction surgeries ( LASIK or Radial Keratotomy)
Corneal Trauma or infections – can change the shape of the cornea permanently.
Severe Dry Eye – specialty contact lenses create a tear reservoir providing relief to painful, irritated eyes.
Specialty Contact Lens Exam, Fitting and Follow Up
Evaluation for a specialty contact lens is more involved and time consuming that for traditional contact lenses or glasses. A vision and health assessment will be conducted, in addition to measurements and images of your eyes shape and curvature to determine the appropriate contact lens to be made for you.
The specialty contact lens will be placed on your eye during the fitting. Your eyes will be checked for proper positioning after wearing them for about 15 minutes. Your doctor will make any necessary adjustments to ensure proper comfort, fit and best possible prescription for clearest vision during this time. May be a few sets of lenses involved during this process.
At the follow up visit you will receive your contact lenses and any supplies needed to get started. We will teach you how to insert them, remove them and clean them properly. Any necessary adjustments will be made at this time. An appointment will be made for a couple weeks later to check on your progress.
Specialty Contact Lens Options
Hybrid Contact Lenses have a hard gas permeable center and soft edges which are more comfortable than traditional gas permeable contact lenses. https://synergeyes.com/
Scleral Contact lenses are hard lenses that have a large diameter and do not touch the cornea but rest on the white of the eye (the sclera). The space between the lens and the cornea is filled with fluid keeping it hydrated and comfortable.
Rigid Gas Permeable contact lenses are made of durable plastics that mask corneal irregularities and create a smooth surface for the eye.
Our office has state of the art technology to measure, image and ensure the best fit for your contact lenses. We will discuss the best options available to you for your visual needs.
Finding Your Fit
A contact lens prescription differs from your regular eyewear prescription. After all, contact lenses sit directly on the cornea. They are a medical device that requires careful fitting to ensure your comfort.
When you book a contact lens exam, we will evaluate your overall eye health to determine which lenses are best for your eyes. We’ll take some measurements to make sure we get the sizing right too. During the exam, we’ll discuss your lifestyle, vision needs, and your expectations from contact lens wear.
Maybe you’re someone who only wants to wear contact lenses on special occasions. Or perhaps you’re a busy parent with a jam-packed bedtime routine who doesn’t have the time to clean and put away the same pair of lenses every night.
No matter your situation, we’ll take the time to listen to your needs and find the right lens fit for you. Book your contact lens exam now.
We look forward to helping the patient who has been told they can’t wear contact lenses in the past or the one who is looking forward to finally ditching those reading glasses.Request an Appointment
Caring for Contacts
Contact lenses sit directly on the cornea, so you’ll need to follow your optometrist’s instructions carefully to make sure your eyes remain healthy. Serious infections can be associated with contact lens wear, so hygiene is of the utmost importance.
You can prevent infections by doing the following:
- Remove your lenses before you go to sleep (unless you have extended-wear lenses and your optometrist has approved sleeping in them).
- Book annual, comprehensive eye exams to make sure your eyes are still tolerating lenses well.
- Don’t shower, use a hot tub, or go swimming while wearing contact lenses.
- Replace and care for your lenses by following your optometrist’s instructions.
- If you have lenses that need to be cleaned, never do so using tap water.
- Wash your hands with soap and water and dry them thoroughly before inserting or removing lenses.
Exams Are Essential
If you’re a regular contact lens wearer, it’s important to come for annual eye exams to ensure your eyes are tolerating the lenses well. But, if you experience any discomfort while wearing your contacts, don’t wait until your exam time comes up on the calendar.
Many people who experience discomfort give up on wearing lenses without looking for an alternative option.Dry eye is a common reason for people to go back to glasses. But, we can help you find another style of lens or a dry eye treatment to keep you in contacts.
Regular exams are also essential for keeping your prescription up-to-date and your vision sharp. If you have a current prescription and just need a refill, you can order your contact lenses online or come in and see us!Request an Appointment
Easy Online Appointment Scheduling
or call 305-743-6939
- If you will be a new patient with our office, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment to complete new patient forms.
- Print out new patient forms.
- If you have health or vision insurance, please bring information to the appointment.
We look forward to SEEING you!
- 2357 Overseas Highway
- Marathon, Florida 33050
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed