Trusted Specialty Contact Lens Provider
Headed by a leading Orthokeratologist and Optometrist in the Chicago area, Dr. Robert Gerowitz, Optometrist PC is recognized as an expert in Contact Lenses and Myopia Control. We also cover a wide range of other eye services and products including various types of top-range specialty contact lenses.
What Are Specialty Contact Lenses For?
Any anomaly in the cornea can result in vision problems and a variety of these would require the aid of specialty contact lenses. Apart from improving the focus of your eyes, specialty contact lenses also provide other benefits such as reducing symptoms of dry eyes, eye pain, light sensitivity and continued degeneration.
Various eye conditions which require the aid of specialty contact lenses include:
- Eye traumas such as corneal scarring
- Some Ocular diseases
- Post surgery complications : LASIK, keratoplasty, keratotomy
- Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy
- Systemic diseases such as dry eye
Different Types of Specialty Contact lenses
Specialty contact lenses are custom fit for each wearer. The right type is specially chosen by Dr. Rob depending on your specific needs and level of comfort. These include scleral contact lenses, rigid gas permeable (GP), and custom soft lenses.
- Scleral lenses
- Rest on the sclera (white part of the eye), and so they are larger in diameter compared to other types of contact lenses
- Can hold more hydrating fluid
- Are made from hyper oxygenated permeable materials
- Are primarily used for irregularly shaped cornea
- Also correct farsightedness and astigmatism
- Are designed to vault over the cornea and avoid rubbing on it, making them very comfortable to wear
- Rigid Gas Permeable
- Are the healthier, more comfortable successor of the old hard lens type
- Are made from a more durable material that is designed to last much longer than soft lenses
- Are smaller in size, covering less of the cornea
- Are used for farsightedness, astigmatism, and bifocal prescriptions
- Are completely customizable
- Custom Soft Lenses
- Made from more pliable materials such as hydrogel and silicone-hydrogels that follow the shape of your eyes
- Allows oxygen to the cornea
- Easier to adjust
- Can be made in any grade and size
- Can be used for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and bifocals
Schedule a Consultation
Still wondering which type of specialty contacts lenses is right for you? Give Dr. Robert Gerowitz, Optometrist PC a call at (847) 705-7777, or get in touch with us through our contact page, and we’ll help you decide!