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Specialty Contact Lenses

Do you have a corneal condition which prevents you from getting your best vision in standard glasses and contacts? Have you ever been told you cannot wear soft contact lenses?

We can help!

Several eye conditions, like a history of RK surgery, Keratoconus, Corneal Transplants, Corneal Ectasia following LASIK, Aniridia, and corneal scarring can prevent you from seeing clearly in standard glasses and contacts. A specialty contact lens, or a rigid contact lens, can significantly improve your vision. These lenses work by creating a new spherical surface on top of the scarred and distorted cornea.

Additionally, people with very high levels of astigmatism, Dry Eye Syndrome, Graft vs. Host disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Microphthalmia, and Neurotrophic Keratopathy may benefit from using specialty contact lenses.

The doctors at Achord Eye Clinic incorporate established expertise with the newest technologies to fit custom contact lenses, like Gas Permeable (GP) lenses, Scleral Lenses, and Hybrid Contact Lenses.

Contact us to schedule a visit where we can discuss which contact lens will work best for you!

Wear Scleral contact lenses and aren’t sure how to take them on and off?

If you still have questions, you can call us at 225-767-3937. If we can’t answer, try reviewing some of the tips listed here.

How to care for your specialty contact lenses using Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

  • Take your contact lenses off and place underneath the shield on either side of the lens case
  • Fill the case with solution till you reach the line marked on the case wall. Never pour the red cap solution into your eyes.
  • Leave contacts in solution for at least 6 hours to neutralize the solution and deep clean the contact lenses. Occasionally the solution in the case will bubble over – this is okay and is frequently due to environmental changes like humidity.
  • After at least 6 hours, you can remove your lenses from the case and
    put them on.
  • Make sure to discard your case once the bottle of solution it came with runs out. The case is only good for as long as the bottle of solution it came with.
  • If you still have questions, you can watch this video.