If you have poor vision, and are living with an eye disease or condition, trust the team at EyeCare Associates to help you see more clearly and comfortably with specialty contact lenses. Our doctors use the latest technology in eye exams and are experts in custom-fitting contact lenses to alleviate your symptoms and improve your vision.
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At EyeCare Associates, our goal is to provide every patient with their best vision possible. We are conveniently located throughout Alabama.
Who Needs Specialty Contact Lenses?
Specialty contact lenses are recommended when traditional contact lenses will not or does not provide the vision and comfort a patient needs. They are like traditional lenses in that they provide vision correction but unlike traditional lenses in that they are designed specifically for people with eye irregularities, diseases, conditions, and corneal transplants. At EyeCare Associates our doctors are experts in custom contact lens fitting and will work with you to determine the best vision solution for your unique eyes.
What Are Specialty Contact Lenses?
Specialty contacts lenses are different from traditional contact lenses because they are designed and customized to meet the specific needs of your eyes. Specialty contact lenses are generally recommended for patients who have impaired vision as well as an eye condition or disease that causes standard contact lenses to be uncomfortable or not fit properly.
Determining What Specialty Contact Lens You Need
The doctors at EyeCare Associates are experts in custom contact lens fittings. In addition to a comprehensive eye exam to determine your eye health, your eye doctor will also perform a contact lens evaluation to determine the exact measurements of your eyes and may use:
A keratometer to measure the curvature of your cornea
A corneal topographer to create a map of your eye and measures how the light reflects off your eye
A card or ruler to measure the size of your pupils and the diameter of your iris
Since contact lenses sit on the cornea of the eye, it’s extremely important for them to fit properly and comfortably. Trust the expertise and experience of the doctors at EyeCare Associates to help you choose the best contact lens type based on your unique eye shape, eye health, and lifestyle.
Contacts lenses are not one-size-fits-all, which is why EyeCare Associates delivers the personalized, comprehensive care each patient needs. If you need vision correction, and eyeglasses are not for you, we can help you see and experience life more clearly and comfortably with contact lenses.
You do not need specialty contact lenses if traditional contact lenses provide the vision and comfort you need. Your eye doctor may recommend specialty contact lenses if you have an eye irregularity, disease, or condition. To determine the best vision solution for you, schedule an eye exam with your eye doctor.
Specialty contact lenses are cared for in the same way traditional lenses are – make sure you wear them for the prescribed length of time, use proper contact solution, and wash your hands before touching your eye or contact lens.
The doctors at EyeCare Associates specialize in comprehensive eye exams and custom contact lens fittings. We will help you determine which specialty contact lens will give you your best vision and ensure it fits perfectly on your eye to give you the most comfort.