Maybe you have a specific vision or need that's not currently available through traditional contact lens brands. Maybe you just like the idea of being able to create your look. Like many of our patients at Manhattan Vision Associates, custom contact lenses may be the perfect option for you.
What are Custom-Made Contacts?
Custom contacts are contacts that have been specifically designed and manufactured for a single individual by an accredited provider of eye care services. Unlike standard contacts, which come in many different shapes and sizes, custom contacts are typically designed to fit specific eyesight needs or preferences. Many people are interested in customized contact lenses because they offer several benefits.
Benefits of Custom Contact Lenses
- Improved vision
- More comfort
Reduced risk of eye infection Reduced risk of corneal ulceration Reduced risk of contact lens intolerance Improved cosmesis Increased wearing time.
Types of Custom Contact Lenses
Common types of Custom Contact lenses include:
- Hybrid Lenses
- Scleral Lenses
- Ortho-K Lenses
- Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses
Caring for Custom Contact Lenses
Custom contact lenses require the same basic care as regular contact lenses. However, because they are designed specifically for your eyes, it's important to follow all of your eye doctor's instructions for cleaning, storing, and wearing them.
Be sure to:
- Wash your hands before handling your lenses
- Clean your lenses according to your eye doctor's instructions
- Store your lenses in a clean, dry place
- Replace your lenses according to your eye doctor's schedule
- Do not wear your lenses for longer than recommended
- See your eye doctor for regular checkups
If you experience any pain, redness, swelling, or other discomforts with your custom contact lenses, be sure to see your optometrist right away.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Midtown Manhattan
Call Manhattan Vision Associates today at (212) 688-4277 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.