Types of Contact Lenses
Specialized Contact Lens Clinic at Village Eyes Optometry
We are especially proud of our contact lens selection as well as our abilities to fit all types of contact lenses available. We specialize in difficult contact lens fits. We have a special instrument at our office that is called a Medmont Corneal Topographer. This device allows us to accurately map the entire surface of the cornea. With this instrument we can precisely align the contact lenses we fit to the cornea for the best fit possible.
Soft Contact Lenses
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses
Continuous Wear Contact Lenses
Disposable (Replacement Schedule) Contact Lenses
Hybrid Contact Lenses
Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a lens fitting procedure that uses specially designed rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses to change the curvature of the cornea to temporarily improve the eye’s ability to focus. This procedure is primarily used for the correction of myopia (nearsightedness).
Overnight Ortho-K lenses are the most common type of Ortho-K. The cornea is caused to flatten due to the usage of special rigid lenses that are worn at night in a fashion similar to wearing a retainer for your teeth. When the lenses are removed in the morning the vision improves. Many patients can use this technique to receive enough improvement that they do not need to use any eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day.
If Ortho K is discontinued the eye can return to it’s original amount of myopia. However, new studies are showing that in addition to the temporary reduction in myopia, increases can be controlled to some degree by the usage of Ortho K lenses. It is believed that by the usage of Ortho K lenses, as well as some new special soft lenses, the potential for increases in myopia can actually be controlled due to a lack of stimulus for increases in elongation of the eyeball in children.