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CONTACT LENSES AND FITTING

Contact lenses can improve both vision and quality of life. Lenses offer freedom from eyeglasses and provide superior peripheral vision. A comprehensive eye exams for contact lenses is performed before fitting any contact lenses.

We are experts in contact lens fittings and take pride in fitting all contacts from the most routine to highly complex fits. We provide access to the latest technology and information to patients of all ages. It is our focus to provide lenses that enhance your vision, promote excellent eye health and are comfortable.

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Contact Lenses

Regardless of your visual needs, we invite you to come speak with one of our doctors about the possibility of contact lenses. We fit hard and soft contact lenses in Philadelphia and also specialize in scleral lenses commonly used for keratoconus and other corneal irregularities.

SOFT CONTACT LENSES

Soft contact lenses are the thinnest and typically most comfortable lenses representing the majority of lenses used today. Their thin design allows them to contour to the shape of your eye providing optimal comfort and performance. These lenses come in a variety of replacement schedules; daily, weekly and monthly disposables. Each with its own benefits depending on the patients’ needs.

HARD CONTACT LENSES

Hard contacts or rigid gas permeable lens (RGP’s) typically provide superior optics due to their rigid nature. Patients wearing RGP’s appreciate that these lenses don’t lose their shape or dry out. Although some patients find these lenses less comfortable, this is not always true and their superior clarity, ease of handling and durability provides plenty of benefits.

SCLERAL CONTACT LENSES

Have you had difficultly wearing contacts or been told you are not a good candidate for contacts?  Scleral contact lenses may be the solution you are looking for. They are called “scleral” lenses because, instead of covering only a portion of the cornea, these large GP lenses vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the “white” of the eye (the sclera).

Because of their size, scleral lenses are more stable on the eye than conventional lenses.  This makes them less likely to accidentally dislodge from the eye. This stability also makes them more comfortable than conventional lenses; scleral lenses can provide superior comfort than soft lenses, especially for sensitive eyes or irregularly shaped corneas. Scleral lenses also use a tear/saline reservoir to hydrate your eye throughout the day adding to your ocular health and comfort.

APPLICATIONS INCLUDE:

Kerataconus, corneal disease, dry eye, high levels of astigmatism and other “hard to fit” eyes.

ADVANTAGES OF SCLERAL LENSES
  • Sharper vision
  • Greater durability
  • Easier handling
  • Less risk of complications

Scleral lenses are custom-made to the exact specifications to provide the best possible vision, eye health and comfort. Fitting  requires proper diagnostic equipment, computer software, and expertise. The doctors at Page and Ward are specially trained and certified to fit a variety of lens types and designs.