Contact Lenses - Overview
Many people view their world through contact lenses. They use contact lenses to correct near- and far-sightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (bifocals). For patients with corneal transplants, keratoconus or ocular trauma, contacts can be vital vision tools. Some wish to merely change the color or appearance of their eyes and use designer contacts as makeup for the eye.
Specialized fittings will determine which contacts will give the best vision and comfort. We work with patients with eye conditions such as aphakia, keratoconus, and other eye diseases. For people with dry eyes or allergy eyes, or Sjorgrens Syndrome, contact lenses can be fitted to suit their special needs. Even infants, who lose lenses to cataracts or other diseases, come to UAB for specialty fitting.
- Eye exam, including dilation. This exam includes looking for cataract, glaucoma, retina or optic nerve damage, signs of diabetes, and hypertension.
- Lens fitting