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Specializing in Contact Lenses | Old Bridge, New Jersey

In medicine, there are conditions that are not treated by general practitioners. Ideally, when a particular condition is severe or a sort of complication arises, general practitioners often refer their patients to experts referred to as specialists. This is not done because the doctor doesn’t understand the condition but because it deserves the attention of an expert for the right medical care.

In optometry, there are eye doctors who fit specialty contact lenses, even though many optometrists do not know much about it or prefer not to fit them. Broadly speaking, any general care optometrist or eye doctor can check for eye diseases and disorders, write the perfect prescription for new glasses, and teach patients how to put on contact lenses in a healthy fashion. Most people will be satisfied with this general care, but there are individuals with corneal irregularities that disrupt this traditional eye care practice. These “hard-to-fit” contact lens patients, for instance, are not candidates for wearing standard contact lenses and struggle with standard prescription eyeglasses.

Specializing in Contact Lenses | Old Bridge, New Jersey

"Hard-To-Fit" Contact Lenses

In medicine, there are conditions that are not treated by general practitioners. Ideally, when a particular condition is severe or a sort of complication arises, general practitioners often refer their patients to experts referred to as specialists. This is not done because the doctor doesn’t understand the condition but because it deserves the attention of an expert for the right medical care.

In optometry, there are eye doctors who fit specialty contact lenses, even though many optometrists do not know much about it or prefer not to fit them. Broadly speaking, any general care optometrist or eye doctor can check for eye diseases and disorders, write the perfect prescription for new glasses, and teach patients how to put on contact lenses in a healthy fashion. Most people will be satisfied with this general care, but there are individuals with corneal irregularities that disrupt this traditional eye care practice. These “hard-to-fit” contact lens patients, for instance, are not candidates for wearing standard contact lenses and struggle with standard prescription eyeglasses.

Are Your Eyes Hard To Fit?

Are Your Eyes Hard To Fit?

Do you have trouble wearing contact lenses that they are painful or constantly uncomfortable? You may fall under the category of a hard to fit patient. However, most hard-to-fit patients are often told they simply can’t wear contact lenses or presented with gas permeable lenses for a solution. Their eye condition makes contact lens wear challenging, to put it simply.

    The Following Conditions Are The Major Culprits In Such Cases
    • Astigmatism
    • Dry eyes
    • Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
    • Keratoconus
    • Post-refractive surgery like LASIK
    • Corneal irregularity or corneal dystrophy
    • Post-Corneal Transplant

    Any of these problems will typically require advanced care beyond the scope of the standard general care optometrist.

    Who Is A Contact Lens Specialist in

    We Specialize in Contact Lenses

    We Specialize in Contact Lenses

    It's rare to find an eye doctor who has taken an interest and developed a specialty contact lens practice to help bring hard-to-fit patients relief no matter what sort of eye condition they have. Fortunately, of welcomes all types of patients from children to adults who seek advanced contact lens solutions. While not every pair of eyes are considered as hard to fit, can identify and recommend a unique solution that best suits the patient’s visual needs. Whether someone needs a pair of eyeglasses, standard contact lenses, or specialty contact lenses, our aim is to bring your vision back into focus so you can live comfortably.

    Contact lenses are a part of general care optometrists, but only a few can specialize in fitting advanced cases after years of experience. Occasionally, some optometrists develop this niche early on and can help fit patients with difficult eye conditions. However, nearly all specialty contact lens eye doctors are optometrists and do not perform eye surgery, since numerous years of analyzing patients with different eye conditions and correcting their vision through custom-tailored contact lenses requires a level of commitment that most surgeons avoid.

    In addition to their years of experience treating different patients of various eye conditions, to use specialty contact lens requires up-to-date contact lens technology to help diagnose and measure the health of the cornea — a vital piece of equipment for custom contact lens design.

    Dr. Moshe Roth and Dr. Steffani Tiomno has researched more about the latest technology in contact lenses and options for treatment than other eye doctors to ensure every patient receives a quick, comfortable fit. At in Old Bridge, New Jersey, we aim for a minimal number of trial fits, so every patient can quickly return to living their lives.

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    How Do Contact Lenses Help Your Eye Conditions?

    How Do Contact Lenses Help Your Eye Conditions?

    If you have any corneal irregularity or visual disorder that prevents the use of contact lenses, schedule a consult with . The first step of any treatment is the diagnosis, which requires an eye doctor to review your medical health, analysis and ultimately devising a plan to treat the challenging eye conditions.

    We will start a consultation using diagnostic tools, digital imaging, and corneal topography to produce high-resolution images of your eye. Details of the surfaces of your eye, the cornea, and even the optic nerve will be captured and will create a visual solution for your specific corneal problem. The most common specialty contact lens used are Scleral lenses. Ortho-K lenses are typically worn by children for myopia control or adults who want an alternative to discuss.

    Scleral Lenses

    These are large diameter gas permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera and create tear-filled vault over the cornea. By doing this, the lenses are able to functionally replace irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems. They are sometimes referred to as ocular surface prostheses and take care of such disorders as keratoconus, dry eyes syndrome, corneal ectasia, Steven-Johnson syndrome,

    Furthermore, scleral lenses are also recommended for patients with neurotrophic keratitis, aniridia, microphthalmia, SjÖgren’s syndrome, higher aberration of the eye, pellucid degeneration, injuries to the eyes and surgical complications. Also, the lenses can help people with eyes that are too sensitive for smaller corneal-type lenses like in the case of astigmatism.

    Ortho-K Lenses

    Your eye doctor may also recommend the use of an Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) lens for your vision. These are specially designed gas permeable contact lenses that you wear overnight to correct your eyesight and reduce your dependence on glasses or other contact lenses without any surgical procedure. They are worn at night when you want to sleep and removed in the morning.

    This means that they work on your eyesight while you sleep, gently reshaping the front surface (cornea) so that your vision is better the next day when you wake and remove the lenses. They are also called corneal reshaping lenses. They can correct such refractive problems as near-sightedness, astigmatism, and hyperopia in children. They can also help with presbyopia in some cases.

    A general care optometrist can help with lots of eye problems but when there are complications or you find it difficult wearing contact lenses, an eye doctor who specializes in contact lenses is the right eye doctor to consult.

    Meet Our Staff

    Meet Our Staff

    phyllis

    Phyllis

    I am the official number-cruncher here at Family Eye Care and I make sure the business side of the office runs smoothly.  I have the distinction of being the longest running staff member, having been here since 1992. We are a very caring family and always put our patients needs...
    adriana

    Adriana

    Director of Patient Services
    I am the Director of Patient Services and have enjoyed working here for the past 14 years.  I will likely be the person you will speak with when you call our office.  I can usually answer your questions and often anticipate them even before you ask. I will help you...
    grace family eye care

    Grace

    Vision Therapy Administrator
    I am the Vision Therapy Administrator and I will answer your questions about Vision Therapy and Brain Injury Rehabilitation. I oversee the testing and help you arrive at a solution. I will help you obtain benefits when possible and review our Service Agreement. I also will see you at the...
    Evelyn

    Evelyn

    Vision Therapist
    I’m the Head Therapist. I am directly involved with our patients’ therapy. I handle scheduling of vision therapy and notifying patients and parents of upcoming progress visits with the doctor.  My goal is to help our patients to make changes to improve their vision and thereby improving their quality of...
    Steffani Tiomno OD

    Steffani Tiomno OD

    Dr. Steffani Tiomno was born and raised in south Florida. She attended Nova Southeastern University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Science in Vision Science, and Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Tiomno moved to New Jersey in 2019 to complete a residency program in Vision Therapy...
    Moshe Roth OD, FCOVD

    Moshe Roth OD, FCOVD

    Our vision is to improve your vision. Taking a person who's frustrated and angry that they can't see, and within moments, turn their vision around so they can see, is the WOW and impact that makes me love what I do. - Dr. Roth Dr. Roth graduated from the University...
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    Chanene

    Optometric Technician
    Hi, my name is Chanene. I am ready to assist you in a kind, friendly, and professional way. My patients are important to me, so I strive to make their visit in our office a memorable experience. ...
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    Ryanne

    Receptionist, Lab Coordinator
    Hello! My name is Ryanne. I am a receptionist and I also work in the lab. I am one of the first people you see when you come to see us. I can also help you find your new favorite eyeglasses. I’m happy to help in any way I can!...
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    Jasmine

    Receptionist, Vision Therapist, Lab Coordinator
    I am one of the Vision Therapists. I am actively involved with a patient’s therapy. My goal is to help patient’s find ways to address their own struggles and allow them to make long-term beneficial changes to their quality of life. I am also one of the faces you will...
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    Elissa

    Vision Therapist
    I am a full-time Vision Therapist. I work with patients in a one-on-one setting to assist them in gaining necessary visual skills to best use their two eyes together. I help individuals of all ages with a variety of problems to develop and improve visual abilities that were once unattainable....
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    Kendall

    Optometric Technician
    My name is Kendall and I am an optometric technician. I am here to help our patients throughout their visits with us, from beginning testing to seeing the doctor and even scheduling to see us again. Our patient's happiness and health are my top priorities!...
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    Esther

    Optometric Technician
    Hi, my name is Esther, and I'm an optometric technician. I will professionally guide you through the pre-tests prior to your meeting with the doctor. I will try to ensure you appointment with us is pleasant and efficient. Looking forward to greeting you at your next visit!...
    Sharon

    Sharon

    Optometric Technician
    Hello! I'm Sharon, one of the optometric technicians here at Family Eye Care. Your health and safety are important to me. My role is to help you through your appointments and make sure you have a great experience!...
    Thamar

    Thamar

    Hi, my name is Thamar and I am an optometric technician. I am here to listen to the reason for your visit and help you have a smooth transition from the beginning of testing until you see the doctor. Can’t wait to see you in on your next visit!...
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    How Do Contact Lenses Treat Your Eye Conditions?

    Don’t let discomfort or eye pain turn your corneal condition into a bigger problem. Visit us today at Old Bridge to help select the right contact lens for you. will examine the issue with your eye and extend of the eye disorder or defect. With this, we will recommend the perfect contact lens that will help improve your vision. Above all, we offer high quality contact lenses at affordable prices. Irrespective of your pocket and eye condition, we have the ideal contact lenses for you.

    Contact us today to know more about our specialty contact lens services. The staff at our Old Bridge eye clinic, are available to attend to your visual needs to help guide you to achieving amazing vision.

    If You’re Looking For A Contact Lens Exam Near Old Bridge, New Jersey, Of Is The Destination.

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