Contact lenses are medical devices and as such need to be fit and evaluated frequently to maintain healthy eyes. When contacts fit well and are used correctly, contact lenses offer significant advantages. At Horizon Eye Care & Optical, we fit contact lenses for common vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (when your reading becomes challenging). Our eye doctors also fit specialty contact lenses such as hybrid, gas permeable and scleral for keratoconus, post LASIK or hard to fit corneas. We also offer orthokeratology for a safe, reversible alternative to LASIK.
Drs. Alireza and Sana Somji are big proponents of daily disposable contact lenses. Do you like that fresh lens feeling when you open a new pack of contact lenses? Daily disposable contact lenses are for you! Pop them on in the morning, remove and throw them away in the evening; it’s as simple as that. Wear a fresh lens every day. No cleaning or solution is necessary, and there’s no risk of overwearing the contacts. Daily disposable contact lenses are available at our Sugar Land office for all refractive conditions (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia).
Around the age of 40, most of us will begin to notice that our nearsighted vision is getting worse. You may find yourself having to hold objects further away to see them more clearly. This condition is called Presbyopia.
For people that wear contact lenses, there are essentially 4 different types: you could, see distant objects well in both eyes and wear reading glasses, see well far away with one eye and close up with the other (called monovision), multifocal soft contact lenses, or bifocal contact lenses. The best options are multifocal or bifocal contact lenses.
Bifocal contact lenses are available in rigid gas permeable materials and provide the clearest vision.
Multifocal contact lenses are available in both rigid gas permeable and soft contact lens materials. They allow you to see well at all distances with good depth perception.
Scleral contact lenses are made of a rigid gas permeable material and are significantly larger than soft contact lenses. They cover most of your eye and are a great contact lens for irregularly shaped corneas such as those with keratoconus; a condition where the front of the eyeball is curved very differently. Scleral contact lenses are also a very good option for patients suffering from debilitating dry eye. Drs. Alireza and Sana Somji specialize in fitting scleral contact lenses and will patiently work with you to ensure your fit is optimal.
Corneal Refractive Therapy (also called CRT and Orthokeratology) is a nonsurgical method for correcting vision without the use of glasses, daytime contact lenses, or surgery.
This safe and painless technique utilizes a special contact lens device that is worn at night while asleep.
During the night, the cornea (the clear covering of the eye) is gently reshaped so that light will focus correctly on the retina when the lenses are removed in the morning. This treatment also allows for clear vision to remain throughout the day.
CRT is an ideal treatment option for children, athletes, and those for whom LASIK is not an option. It is less expensive than LASIK, it is safe, and it is reversible! Current research also indicates that CRT slows down the progression of nearsightedness. Drs. Alireza and Sana Somji often fit these types of contacts on children whose nearsightedness is increasing at a rapid rate.