Friday, August 26, 2011

What’s New in Contact Lenses?

Over the past decade, radical advances have been made in contact lens technology.  It is common knowledge that contacts help correct distance vision in patients with hyperopia or myopia. However, in recent years, contacts have been developed for patients with presbyopia, as well.  There is also a market for specialty contact lenses designed for patients who have keratoconus, corneal injuries, corneal transplants, and high degrees of corneal astigmatism.  All varieties of contact lenses are available to help reach a patient’s specific visual goals.  Patients may undergo contact lens trial fittings to ensure proper fit and to achieve their best vision possible.  Once optimum vision and comfort are established, the patient is ready to purchase their new contact lenses.