Specialty Contact Lenses
Dr. Calista Ming of Eyes of the Marina Optometry is residency trained in Cornea and Contact Lenses
ORTHOKERATOLOGY (ORTHO-K) / CORNEAL REFRACTIVE THERAPY (CRT)
What if you could wake up tomorrow morning and see clearly without glasses or contact lenses?
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is a non-surgical treatment option that corrects nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism by reshaping your corneas while you are asleep. Unlike refractive Surgery (LASIK, PRK), Orthokeratology is temporary and completely reversible with no risks of surgical complications.
As you can imagine, Orthokeratology requires specialized contact lens that alter the shape of your eyes. The correct prescription and fit are crucial. The Doctors at Good Eye Optometry are certified to fit Ortho-K lenses and have years of experience.
Does your child’s prescription seem to increase every year? No big deal right? He/she just needs an updated pair of glasses and new contact lenses, right?
Although glasses and regular soft contact lenses correct nearsightedness (myopia), they do NOT slow or stop it from worsening. Even though myopia was once mainly genetic, it has now become a global epidemic, generally driven by environmental components, such as the increased use of digital devices.
With increasing amounts of nearsightedness (myopia), there is a greater risk of severe and blinding complications such as retinal tears, retinal detachments and myopic maculopathy.
Our Doctors are well versed in the treatment of myopia and controlling its progression. Myopia control methods include orthokeratology (Ortho-K) / corneal refractive therapy (CRT), atropine drops and special soft contact lenses.
GAS PERMEABLE (GP) CONTACT LENS
Gas permeable lenses are rigid contact lenses made of a durable plastic that transmits oxygen. They promote excellent eye health because they do not contain water like soft lenses and therefore resist deposits and are less prone to cause eye infections. They are also easier to handle and last longer than soft contact lenses. Gas permeable contact lenses are designed for patients with irregular corneas and refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
HYBRID CONTACT LENSES
SynergEyes hybrid lenses are a special design that combines a rigid gas permeable lens (GP) in the center surrounded by a soft skirt. These lenses offer the vision benefits of a GP lens while providing the superior comfort of a soft contact lens.
Hybrid lenses are designed for patients with irregular corneas due to conditions such as keratoconus and post refractive surgery (LASIK) complications. They also provide excellent vision for patients with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia that have been unsuccessful with other types of contact lenses.
Scleral lenses are large diameter rigid gas permeable lenses (GP) that are designed to vault over the cornea, functionally replacing the cornea with a smooth, new optical surface. Scleral lenses can be worn by anyone, but they have been particularly designed for patients with irregular corneas. Some conditions that cause the cornea to become irregular are as follows:
- Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
- Post- refractive surgery complication (LASIK, PRK, RK, AK, etc.)
- Post-Corneal Transplant
- Corneal Trauma and Scarring
- Severe Dry Eye
Because of their large size and potential complications, scleral lenses require a high level of expertise for proper fitting. Dr. Calista Ming at Eyes of the Marina Optometry is Residency trained in Cornea and Contact Lenses. She is a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society (F.S.L.S.) and a member of the International Keratoconus Academy (I.KA.) and National Keratoconus Foundation (N.K.F.).
Have a condition that causes one eye or both eyes to look irregular?
At Good Eye Optometry, our Doctors are trained in fitting prosthetic and cosmetic contact lenses for conditions such as:
- Corneal opacities
- Ocular Albinism
- Iris irregularities
What to change your eye color? Or interested in colored or decorative contact lenses for Halloween?
Like regular contact lenses, colored and decorative lenses are medical devices and require a prescription.
COLOR VISION LENSES
Color deficiency, also known as color blindness is an optical condition in which people that are affected have a deficiency in one or more of the primary colors (red, green or blue). Color blindness affects approximately 8% of males and 0.5% of females.
If you suffer from a color deficiency that affects your ability to function on a day-to-day basis, Good Eye Optometry may have a solution for you. You may require special filters that can be incorporated into glasses or contact lenses that will introduce you to a whole new world of color.