Contact Lens Services

A contact lens, or simply contact, is a thin lens placed directly on the surface of the eye. Contact lenses are considered medical devices and can be worn to correct vision, to enhance vision or for cosmetic or therapeutic reasons.

People choose to wear contact lenses for many reasons. Aesthetics and cosmetics are often motivating factors for people who would like to avoid wearing glasses or would like to change the appearance of their eyes. Other people wear contacts for more visual reasons. When compared with spectacles, contact lenses typically provide better peripheral vision, and do not collect moisture such as rain, snow, condensation, or sweat. This makes them ideal for sports and other outdoor activities. Contact lens wearers can also wear sunglasses, goggles, or other eyewear of their choice without having to fit them with prescription lenses or worry about compatibility with glasses. Additionally, there are conditions such as keratoconus and aniseikonia that are typically corrected better by contacts than by glasses.

Types of Contact Lenses

There are two general categories of contact lenses - soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP).
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses
  • Extended Wear Contact Lenses
  • Disposable (Replacement Schedule) Contact Lenses
  • Specialized Uses of Contact Lenses

Keratoconus (rose k lenses)

Bandage Contact Lenses

Bandage Contact Lenses

Bandage contact lenses can protect the eyes and increase comfort for patients with damaged or compromised corneas.

Scleral Lenes

Contact lenses help you envision a world full of bright colours and nature’s beauty with high end clarity. Contact lenses are also known as medical instruments, which are either used by people cosmetically or therapeutically. Contact lenses can be differentiated on the basis of various lines and uses. They can be differentiated on the basis of primary function, material, wear schedule and replacement schedule.

Daily Disposable

The whole intention behind designing daily disposable contact lenses is that they should be worn for a single day only and then get rid off them, resulting into ultimate convenience for the contact lens wearer without extensive cleaning procedures. These lenses are considered the safest and healthiest type of contact lenses because the use of a fresh pair of lenses every day minimizes the chance for build-up of harmful pathogens on the surface of the lens.

Monthly Disposable

You can wear monthly disposable/replacement lenses for a maximum of 30 days beyond which the lens can't breathe and need to be thrown away. These are made of several types of filcon and silicon hydrogel, a water rich substance that allows seven times more oxygen to the cornea compared to normal lenses as oxygen is required to maintain your eye's health and at the same time reduce the chances of infection. If too little oxygen reaches your eyes, that may lead to vision difficulties and pain. Protein and minerals, from tear fluid gets, build up on the surface of the lens which should be cleansed properly to avoid discomfort and eye infection.

Bi-Weekly Disposable

The main advantage of wearing disposable lenses is that you are putting a fresh new pair of lenses in your eyes after every 2 weeks. In addition, the convenient cleaning regimen of a disposable prescription lens is only adequate for a 2-week wearing schedule. The 2 weeks refers to the actual amount of wearing time so the lenses can last longer than 2 weeks if you are wearing them part time. However, your doctor may decide on a different wearing schedule (shorter or longer) for you based on your wearing habits, lifestyle, cleaning methods etc. You should always follow the wearing schedule prescribed by your doctor to maintain optimal eye health and comfort.

Yearly Disposable

Yearly disposable lenses both in non-colour - by Bausch & Lomb. You must take proper care of the lenses by cleaning it daily with the contact lens solution provided so that pathogens do not get a chance to build up on the surface of the lens or else it may lead to irritation or redness in eyes while wearing and several other eye related problem. These prescription lenses are supposed to be replaced after one year to enjoy a comfortable experience and healthy eye.

Multifocal Lenses

Bifocal lenses, with two distinct optical powers, are usually prescribed for people with presbyopia (a condition where a progressively diminished ability is exhibited by the eyes to focus on near objects with age.) who also require a correction for myopia (is a refractive defect of the eye in which image focus is produced by collimated light in front of the retina in relaxed accommodation) , hyperopia (causes difficulty while focusing on near objects and in some rare cases the person may not be able to focus on objects of any distance) and astigmatism ( causing blurred vision and headache.

Day & Night Lenses

You can easily make out the advantage of these lenses from the name itself - one can wear those 24 hours a day for about a month. This is quite a new idea and growing in popularity so fast that it has taken the industry by storm. They are very much affordable, comfortable, and convenient. 30 days is a long period to get to wear your contacts with no fuss. You don't need to worry about cleaning your lenses every day. You can see clearly when you get up in the middle of the night. The list of night and day contact lens benefits could go on and on.

Toric Lenes

Toric lenses, having a combined surface of sphere and cylinder, are generally used for vision correction only in case you have astigmatism (i.e. refractive error in your eye in which parallel rays of light from an external source do not converge on a single point on the retina)and either myopia (near-sightedness)or hyperopia (far-sightedness). If one have astigmatism in only one eye then the person can wear a toric lens for one eye and an ordinary spherical lens for the other. Toric lenses are not spherically symmetric. So, to keep the lenses in place, they are built slightly thicker and therefore heavier at the bottom. The upper eyelid pushes this thicker zone down during blinking to allow the lens to rotate into the correct position.