Dr. Miller specializes in providing the specialty contact lenses that you need in order to treat your vision problems when standard stock contact lenses are not sufficient to correct your vision. She will work with you so you can get the personalized care necessary for you to have the best vision possible.
Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Gas-permeable contacts are used in cases where traditional soft contacts do not achieve the clarity desired by the patient such as in cases of high astigmatism or corneal irregularities or presbyopia. Bifocal contacts are available as gas-permeable contacts, which may work better for some patients instead of bifocal soft contacts. Gas-permeable lenses may also be used after different types of corneal surgeries such as LASIK and corneal transplants to make sure that the patient attains the clearest vision possible when their cornea is no longer a perfectly smooth surface.
Retainer Contact Lenses to Correct Nearsightedness
Gas Permeable contact lenses can also be fit to be worn during the night to softly shape the cornea and correct nearsightedness so glasses or contacts are not needed during the day. This process is reversible so the contacts must be worn regularly during the night to ensure clear vision during the day. This is a very good option for people who do not want to be bothered with glasses or contacts during the day and are too young for LASIK.. Studies have shown that this process can slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. So this is a great option.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
When gas permeable lenses are too unstable or uncomfortable, hybrid contact lenses are a great option. Hybrid contact lenses consist of a gas-permeable center surrounded by an outer ring made of soft contact lens material. This configuration provides the comfort of a traditional soft contact while retaining the visual clarity of gas-permeable lenses.
Please be assured that Dr. Miller will discuss with you any of these options that pertain to your specific situation. As always we encourage you to ask any questions you have.