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Specialty Contact Lenses

Specialty Contact Lenses

Contact lenses offer people who need vision assistance the opportunity to enjoy life without constantly needing to wear glasses. This makes certain activities more enjoyable, allows people to wear darker sunglasses, and helps you feel more confident about how the world sees you. Livermore Optometry Group understands the benefits contact lenses have to offer.

We also understand there are some people who require specialty contact lenses to treat their conditions or work with their eyes. Continue reading to learn more about how contact lenses can benefit your vision!

Who Needs Specialty Contact Lenses?

Some people have conditions that are not easy to treat with traditional soft contact lenses. Your optometrist will know if your condition is one of the ones that prove difficult to treat with ordinary contacts. Some of the common conditions that cause problems include:

  • Astigmatism
  • Dry eyes
  • Presbyopia
  • Keratoconus

Each of these conditions, for different reasons, are not easy to treat with traditional soft contact lenses. They require different types lenses known as specialty contact lenses to treat.

What Types of Specialty Contact Lenses Exist?

There are quite a few options available, depending on specific eye conditions, that can aid you in your quest to eliminate traditional glasses if you are committed to the idea of using contact lenses.

In other words, even when there are challenges, there are still options available that may allow you to enjoy the many benefits using contact lenses has to offer. Some of the options available to you include:

  • Gas permeable lenses. These lenses are harder than the soft contact lenses most people use but provide better vision correction to people who have conditions such as keratoconus or astigmatism.
  • Toric lenses. These lenses require more time than others to manufacture as they must be custom-made for your individual eyes. However, if you have astigmatism, these might be the best options available.
  • People with presbyopia often do best with monovision contacts or bifocal contact lenses though they may require some getting used to.

Call Livermore Optometry Group Today!

Let Livermore Optometry Group in Livermore, CA help you get fast access to the right specialty contacts to meet your needs today.


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