Specialty Fitting

We are able to design and prescribe contact lenses used in the treatment and management of ocular disease.  Contact lenses can be designed to restore function and appearance to eyes that have been damaged or disfigured by trauma or disease. The Cornea & Contact Lens Service works closely with and is supported by several manufacturers who provide state-of-the-art, custom designed products. One of the largest manufacturers is ART OPTICAL, located here in West Michigan.

Common conditions treated with Contact Lenses include:

 

  • Keratoconus - vision in these patients is best corrected with the use of rigid lenses
  • Post-refractive surgery patients - after RK, PRK, and LASIK patients may need to improve vision to a more desirable level
  • Pediatric - some children require contact lenses at a very early age for congenital cataracts among other less common conditions
  • Prosthetic lenses - after trauma to the eye, these lenses may be used to improve aesthetic appearance of a scarred or damaged cornea
  • Albinism - these patients are typically very sensitive to light, and lenses are available with tints to block the transmission of some light increasing patient comfort
  • Sports Vision - there are many special visual requirements that athletes require to obtain optimal visual performance. Lenses can be designed and prescribed to absorb light and UV radiation and not wash out of the eyes during water sports. Contact Lenses do not fog up and provide better peripheral vision than glasses for sports like hockey and football.
  • Corneal Reshaping this more recently popularized option allows for the short-term correction of mild refractive error by sleeping in specially made lenses and provides freedom from spectacles or contact lenses during the day

 

If you are interested in ANY type of contact lenses, schedule an appointment with us today to find out what lenses our doctors recommend for your needs.  If we do not have what is best for your eyes and lifestyle in our inventory, we will order them.  Call (231) 591-2020 today to set up an appointment at your convenience.