Comprehensive contact lens care
During our examination of your eyes, the type of vision problem you have will be identified. We will then evaluate your needs and determine which type of contact lens will best suit your individual lifestyle.
Advances in lens technology has opened the door to wearing contact lenses in patients that may previously have not been good candidates. We will thoroughly review your options during your visit.
Specialized contact lenses
- Bifocal & Single Vision
- Keratoconus Treatment
- Post Surgical Fitting
- Large diameter sclera supported
- Orthokeratology (Corneal Molding)
- Prosthetic & cosmetic tints
Our contact lens staff members are able to answer many of your questions and are available for ongoing contact lens instruction and training. We have vast experience with cosmetic considerations such as colored contacts that change eye color completely or just modify eye color slightly.
Wave Contact Lenses: The Most Advanced in the World
When vision correction cannot be achieved with soft contact lenses, frequently lenses with firm, gas permeable materials are needed. This is particularly true in conditions where the cornea has been altered in shape, due to injury, surgery, or disease. The firm precise surfaced of a rigid lens can cover over the irregularities of the eye, and provide clear optics. Wave custom designed lenses are the ideal solution to this need. But even for more normal shapes of cornea, there is nothing like the clear optics and ease of lens care offered by rigid lenses.
Just as no two fingerprints are the same, neither are two eyes. This is especially true with your cornea, the clear tissue on the front of the eye where your contact lens rests. The cornea may look smooth and regular, but in fact its shape and texture are irregular.
Wave Contact Lenses are designed like no other lens. A special camera called a corneal topographer creates a topographic map that digitally describes your cornea with thousands of numbers. With Wave’s special design software, our doctors uses the data from the map to create a custom lens that follows the curved shape on your cornea. In the width of a hair, there may be as many as 10 distinct curves on the back of the lens. Wave lenses match how the central and peripheral cornea is shaped. The lens surface curves follows this shape precisely. This is especially helpful if your corneal curvature is unusual, and hard to fit with traditional lenses. With so many curves, Wave lenses offer unrivaled comfort and sharper optics. Many unsuccessful contact lens wearers become successful Wave lens users.
People needing bifocals, those with keratoconus, corneal transplant, or post refractive surgery patients and other difficult-to-fit problems, or those just want a more comfortable rigid contact lens should consider Wave Contact Lens Designs.
Like soft contact lenses, whose diameter is large enough for the lens periphery to rest on the sclera (white portion) of the eye, Wave lenses can also now be made and fitted this way. The design is for eyes with altered corneas that cannot withstand the pressures of traditional, smaller diameter lenses that rest entirely on the cornea (clear central portion of the eye). Until these large diameter rigid designs were available, many patient’s could not be fitted with contacts, and had very few options to rehabilitate their vision. The answer was unfortunately often only to undergo a corneal transplant as a means of providing a more normal ocular surface. We would be happy to consult with you about options in restoring your vision.
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Orthokeratology (corneal reshaping)
To achieve normal vision after lens wear at night, has been taken to a very high level with the Wave technology. Our doctors can use the Wave software to create lenses with special curvatures that comfortably and safely change the shape of the cornea to allow normal vision during the day with no contact lenses or glasses. For more information see Non-Invasive Refractive Treatment page. http://visionsource-puyallupvisionsource.com/vision-care-products/non-invasive-refractive-treatment/