Medically Necessary Contact Lenses and Specialty Contact Lenses

What is Myopia Management for Nearsighted Children

Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach
Dr. Eric Ikeda
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What is Myopia Management for Nearsighted Children

Amplify EyeCare of Greater Long Beach
Dr. Eric Ikeda
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Have you been told that you are not a candidate for contact lenses? Have you given up hope of wearing contacts due to discomfort or dryness? Do you have corneal issues that require advanced contact lens modalities?

Specialty contact lenses are a revolution in contact lens wear that are customized to your eyes and provide superior comfort and vision.

How Do I Know if I Need Specialty Contact Lenses?

Determining the need for specialty contact lenses often comes from facing challenges with conventional lenses or specific eye conditions such as corneal conditions, dry eye, and myopia in children. 

Here's how you might identify the need:

  1. Uncomfortable Fit: Regular lenses cause discomfort, or they move too much or fall out.
  2. Vision Challenges: Despite trying multiple lens brands, your vision isn't as sharp or clear as it should be.
  3. Corneal Conditions and Keratoconus: Conditions that impact the cornea can lead to poor vision and discomfort, these include post eye surgery complications, corneal irregularities, ocular trauma, and autoimmune conditions.
  4. Myopia In Children: If your child has myopia, specialized lenses are critical to slow down the progression of your child's myopia and the complications that arise from having a higher minus prescription. 
  5. Recurring Irritation: Experiencing frequent redness, dryness, or itching even after short periods of lens wear.
  6. High Prescriptions: Very high or complex prescriptions might not be available in standard lens options.
  7. Cosmetic Needs: Desire to change or enhance the eye's appearance due to scars, discolorations, or other aesthetic concerns.

Lifestyle: Contact lenses such as OrthoK lenses worn while sleeping are perfect for athletes, first responders, or anyone who wants to be glasses and contact lens free all day.

A Revolution In Comfort and Vision: Customized Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses are large-diameter, rigid gas-permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera (the white part of the eye) and vault over the cornea. These lenses are often considered the gold-standard of contact lenses due to their superior comfort and crystal clear vision. Scleral lenses are often recommended for patients with corneal conditions, severe dry eye, or those who have not had success with other forms of contact lenses. 

Specialty Contact Lenses for Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome is a condition where the eyes do not produce enough tears or the right quality of tears to stay naturally lubricated. This can make wearing conventional contact lenses, even those that work for mild dry eye, extremely uncomfortable. 

While there are many lenses for mild dry eye, scleral lenses are the gold-standard for moderate to severe dry eye, providing even the most dry eyes a moist and comfortable environment.

Unlock the Power of OrthoK

  1. Night-Time Treatment: Wear them while you sleep and enjoy clear vision during the day.
  2. Non-Surgical: A non-invasive approach to correct refractive errors.
  3. Freedom: Go lens-free during the day!
  4. Slow Progression: OrthoK lenses are extremely effective at slowing down the progression of myopia for patients between the age of 6-25. This means better vision for your child, and reduced risks of eye disease as they age.