Contact lenses are medical devices that interact with the front of your eyes to give you clear vision without the use of eyeglasses. At our practice we are committed to providing our patients with the best treatments in contact lenses to provide the safest and most clear vision possible. At Horizon Eye Care & Optical, we fit contact lenses for common vision conditions such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (when your near vision becomes challenging). Our eye doctors also fit specialty contact lenses such as hybrid, gas permeable and scleral lenses for keratoconus, post LASIK or hard to fit corneas. Our eye doctors specialize in FDA approved treatment with contact lenses to help slow the progression of myopia in children. We also offer orthokeratology for a safe, reversible alternative to LASIK.
Below, are several modalities of contact lenses:
Daily Disposable Soft Contact Lenses
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? If yes, 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).
Bifocal and Multifocal Soft and Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Around the age of 40, most of us will begin to notice that our near vision is getting worse. You may find yourself having to hold objects further away to see them more clearly. This condition is called presbyopia. We don't believe having presbyopia should discourage anyone from pursuing contact lenses. Our eye doctors specialize in custom soft and gas permeable contact lenses to help patients in Sugar Land and the greater Houston area see far and near in custom fit contacts! There is no patient we can't fit into a custom lens to give the sharpest vision possible.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contact lenses are made of a rigid gas permeable material and are larger than regular soft or gas permeable contact lenses. Scleral lenses are very comfortable as they are large enough to rest on the white part of your eyes (sclera) instead of the clear part of your eyes (cornea) like a smaller gas permeable lens. When we fit a scleral contact lens our eye doctors take all curvature measurements of your eyes to customize the lens that will best fit your eyes. Scleral contact lenses are excellent for patients with irregular corneas in conditions such as keratoconus, post LASIK or refractive surgery, corneal transplants or in patients suffering from debilitating dry eye. Drs. Alireza and Sana Somji specialize in fitting scleral contact lenses in Sugar Land.
Find out if you are a good candidate for Scleral Lenses.
Orthokeratology / Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)
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, safe, and reversible! Current research also indicates that CRT slows down the progression of nearsightedness (myopia). Drs. Alireza and Sana Somji often fit these types of contacts on children whose nearsightedness is increasing at a rapid rate.
Hybrid contact lenses offer gas permeable optics with a soft lens feel. A hybrid contact lens is essentially a soft lens fused onto a rigid gas permeable lens. This is a great option for athletes or anyone who wants to experience clear vision that's just not possible in a soft contact lens. Hybrid lenses are available as single vision or multifocal contact lenses.