General Eye Doctor or Contact Lens Optometrist?—Specialty Contacts in Edmonton, Alberta
"Hard-To-Fit" Contact Lenses
In the realm of healthcare, there are many conditions that are treated by an optometrist, rather than a general practitioner. Eye doctors are no exception. When it comes to certain ocular conditions and complications, the most effective care is delivered by an optometrist. While a general practitioner will usually be familiar with the condition, it's still going to be the optometrist who has much greater experience and focused training and can, therefore, provide treatments and solutions that stand at the cutting edge of medicine and technology.
Hard-To-Fit Contact Lenses Patients
Individuals, such as people with corneal irregularities or sensitivities, require a custom or specialty contact lens. These “hard-to-fit” contact lens patients, for instance, are not candidates for wearing standard contact lenses and struggle with standard prescription eyeglasses. Fitting these advanced contact lenses requires a contact lens optometrist, with the latest corneal imaging and topographic technology. At The Scleral Lens Centre At Village Eye Centre our eye doctors are experts at fitting specialized and custom contact lenses in Edmonton.
Are Your Eyes Hard-to-Fit With Contacts?
Do you find wearing contact lenses impossible, or been told that it's impossible? Are regular contacts painful or constantly uncomfortable? You aren't alone. There are many people who fall under that category of "hard-to-fit", whether due to corneal conditions, such as keratoconus, or other problems such as sensitivity or chronic dry eye. All too often, people in this category are incorrectly told that they can’t wear contact lenses. The truth is that most patients can be successfully fitted with specialized contact lenses, which deliver impressive visual clarity and unparalleled comfort.
Conditions And Complications That Can Make Regular Contacts Unbearable
- Dry eyes
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
- Post-refractive surgery like LASIK
- Corneal irregularity or corneal dystrophy
- Post-Corneal Transplant
Any of these problems will typically require advanced eye care beyond the scope of general care optometry.
What is a Contact Lens Optometrist?
A contact lens optometrist is an eye doctor who has trained extensively in the techniques and technologies required to create and fit customized contact lenses. At The Scleral Lens Centre At Village Eye Centre, we provide hi-tech contact lens solutions to adults and children. Dr. James Evans will assess your contact lens needs and recommend a contact lens solution that provides the comfort, stability, and clarity you need after a quick and comfortable fitting.
If You’re Looking For A Contact Lens Optometrist Near Edmonton, Alberta, Dr. James Evans Of The Scleral Lens Centre At Village Eye Centre Is The Destination.
Don’t let discomfort or a corneal condition prevent you from having clear, comfortable vision. Contact us to asses and fit you with the contact lens solution you need.