Custom Soft Lenses
For those patients with prescriptions are outside the standard prescription range of manufactures, we can custom order soft contact lenses that are individually handmade for your eyes. These specialty custom soft lenses have been helped many patients who have been told they were not a candidate for contact lenses such those with high astigmatism or keratoconus. Our contact lens specialists also incorporate toric contact lenses and rigid gas permeable lenses for milder cases of astigmatism.
These soft lenses have a special pigment that will either change your eye color or enhance the color you were born with. Newer Airoptix color lenses allow more comfort and better eye health.
With over 25 years of experience, our doctors are highly trained and experienced in fitting all types of specialty contact lenses. Having published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Lena Chu is a pioneer in contact lens research and our office routinely participates in national contact lens studies. We stock over several thousand trial lenses of every major brand allowing us to fit the best lens to match your needs.
To schedule a consultation to see which contact lenses are the best choice for you call us today in Fort Worth or Southlake.
- The most common contact lenses are those that can be discarded after a wear schedule of two weeks to one month, such as Air Optix Night and Days or Acuvue Oasys. Newer technology and improved hygiene have increased the popularity of one-day disposable lenses, such as Alcon Dailies Total1 or Acuvue Moist. These daily lenses eliminate the need for cleaning solutions and even can correct astigmatism with toric lenses or presbyopia with multifocal lenses.
- A routine exam won’t provide some of the measurements and testing that are required to determine if your eyes are suitable for contact lens wear, and to generate your contact lens Rx.
- Fortunately for those who don’t like the look, feel or inconvenience of reading glasses, there is another option. Just like bifocal eyeglasses, these contacts provide different fields of vision to correct for presbyopia, the inability to see up close. This allows you to wear one pair of contact lenses for all your daily activities from driving and playing golf to reading spreadsheets at work. Multifocal lenses are also available in contact lenses in both soft and rigid varieties.
- These are the traditional “hard” contact lenses, but improvements have been made in the design, comfort, and oxygen permeability for improving eye health. These contacts can correct presbyopia with bifocal lenses and corneal irregularities like post corneal transplant, keratoconus, or corneal warpage patients allowing the best vision.
- Challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus and dry eyes needn’t be a barrier to contact lens wear, but they do require more time and patience.
- The Ortho-K lens uses specially designed contact lenses to allow you to be seen without vision correction throughout the day. By wearing special reverse geometric rigid lenses while you sleep, we are able to flatten the cornea to decrease or eliminate nearsightedness. When the desired effect is achieved, the special lenses need only to be worn on a part-time basis, to maintain the corneal shape much like how a dental retainer is used after orthodontic braces.
- “I can’t wear soft contacts; I have astigmatism.” This once-true statement is now simply a myth.
- Keratoconus is a corneal disease that can't be corrected through traditional eyewear. However, through treatments like scleral lenses, our patients have achieved comfortable vision.
- We carry all of the top contact lens brands!