Why is our practice so successful with contact lenses? Besides the many years of experience and the latest in special technology for professional care like none other, Dr. Teles and his staff gives each patient the time before and after the fitting to help select the best contact option for good vision, comfort and most importantly for good continuing eye health.
Yes you can!
Have you ever been told you cannot wear contact lenses? Chances are you can, even with astigmatism and dry eyes!
Astigmatism? Astigmatism is the most frequent reason patients report why they can’t wear contacts. They have either been told or heard somewhere that having astigmatism prevents them from wearing contacts! We have been fitting patients with astigmatism for over thirty years. Now there are so many new options for even what may seem the most difficult cases. Besides toric astigmatism soft lenses, there are the new Synergeyes silicone gas perm and hybrid soft lens with a gas perm center.
Dry eyes? (See the section on dry eye treatment) With new dry eye treatment combined with new high tech moisture adhering lenses, yes, it is finally possible for most dry eye patients to enjoy contacts.
Bifocals? No problem. Yes, there are bifocal contacts. No, you do not have to figure out where you are supposed to look. Both the distance and near are over the pupil and vision is perfectly natural. They are available in soft, gas perm and the new hybrid soft lens with a gas perm center.
LASIK?, PRK?, RADIAL KERATOTOMY? Your vision changed somewhat since your procedure and you feel there is nothing that can be done. Yes, there are even special contacts for postoperative corneas so you can see again!
“But, I don’t want to wear day time contacts or glasses.” So, there is CRT or Ortho-K. (See the section on CRT) The lens goes in before you go to sleep. The cornea is reshaped while you sleep. The lens is removed upon waking and presto, there is your vision! Without daytime contacts or glasses!
Keratoconus? Irregular cornea? If you have keratoconus or irregular shaped cornea then you know what this is about! It means the only way to good vision is with a rigid gas permeable lens and your eye just can’t take it. There is real hope! There is a new lens for keratoconus that’s actually comfortable! It’s a hybrid design. This new lens looks and feels like a soft lens. The center is new very high oxygen permeable gas perm material with a soft lens skirt attached for comfort that you won’t believe!
Pediatric? Lazy eye or amblyopia is sometimes caused by an excessively high prescription or refractive error of one eye with the fellow eye being normal or near normal. It is rare to see a child or adult successfully wear glasses in this case because of the enormous optical imbalance to each eye. Traditionally patching the good eye doesn’t work. The lazy eye with the prescription still can’t see when the patch is removed because it needs a prescription to a least allow light to properly focus in the eye.
When the child is fit with a comfortable soft lens in the weak eye, then patching works wonderfully! Dr. Teles has been successfully fitting toddlers and children with pediatric contacts for over twenty five years. The other reasons for kids wearing contacts: sports, nearsightedness control, better peripheral vision, improved self-esteem.
Brown dark eyes? Change them to a bright new color! There is a rainbow of colors to from which to choose.
“Color Blind”? Actually, we don’t’ like that term “Color Blind”. “Color deficient” is better. (See the section on Color Vision) Yes, there are contacts FDA approved to enhance even color vision.