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General Eye Doctor or Eye Doctor Trained in Fitting Contact Lenses? —Specialty Contacts in Old Bridge, New Jersey

"Hard-To-Fit" Contact Lens Patients

In the world of healthcare, there are many conditions that are treated by a specialized doctor rather than a general practitioner. Eye doctors are no exception. When it comes to certain ocular conditions and complications, the most effective care is delivered by an eye doctor trained in a particular area of eye health. While a general practitioner is typically familiar with the condition, it's still going to be the eye doctor with special training and greater experience who will provide the most effective treatments and solutions.

Hard-To-Fit Contact Lens Patients

Certain individuals with corneal irregularities or other ocular aberrations require custom-made specialty contact lenses. These patients are called “hard-to-fit”, as they cannot wear standard contact lenses and struggle with standard prescription eyeglasses. Fitting specialty contact lenses needs to be done by a contact lens specialist, who will use the latest corneal imaging and topographic technology to customize the lenses to your unique dimensions. At , our eye doctors are experts in fitting specialized and custom contact lenses in Old Bridge. 

Do You Struggle With Contact Lenses?

Do you find wearing traditional contact lenses painful or uncomfortable? You aren't alone. There are many people who fall under the "hard-to-fit" category, whether due to corneal conditions, such as keratoconus or other problems such as sensitivity or chronic dry eye. People in this category are incorrectly told that they can’t wear contact lenses at all. The truth is that most patients can be successfully fitted with scleral contact lenses, which deliver impressive visual clarity and unparalleled comfort.

    Scleral Lenses Can Be Worn By People With These Conditions

    • Astigmatism
    • Dry eyes
    • Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
    • Keratoconus
    • Post-refractive surgery (LASIK)
    • Corneal irregularity or corneal dystrophy
    • Post-Corneal Transplant

    Any of these problems will typically require eye care beyond the scope of general care optometry.

    Elderly Woman, Wearing Scleral Lenses

    What is an Eye Doctor Trained in Fitting Contact Lenses?

    The eye doctor that fits patients with scleral lenses has extensive training in the techniques and technologies required to create and fit customized contact lenses. At The Scleral Lense Center at Family Eye Care, we provide hi-tech contact lens solutions to adults and children alike. Dr. Moshe Roth will assess your contact lens needs and recommend a contact lens solution that provides the comfort, stability, and clarity you need.

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    When Should I See an Eye Doctor for Scleral Lenses?

    If you have any corneal irregularity or visual disorder that prevents you from wearing regular contact lenses, or if you're seeking to correct your myopia in a non-surgical way, schedule a consultation with Dr. Moshe Roth. The first step of any treatment is the assessment, which requires specialized diagnostic and digital imaging tools, such as a corneal topography which produces high-resolution corneal imagery. A detailed mapping of the contours of your eyes will allow us to create custom-fit contact lenses uniquely fitted to your eyes. The most common specialty contact lenses used are Scleral lenses. Ortho-K lenses are typically worn by children for myopia control or adults who seek a non-surgical alternative to LASIK.

    Scleral Lenses

    Scleral Lenses are large-diameter gas-permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera and create a tear-filled vault over the cornea. The lenses, therefore, sit over an irregular cornea and not on it. Sclerals provides a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct refractive errors with tremendous accuracy while retaining maximum comfort. Scleral lenses are also fixed in place to avoid discomfort and remain in place. These specialized Scleral Contact Lenses are often the ideal solution for patients suffering from:

    • keratoconus
    • chronic dry eyes
    • SjÖgren’s syndrome
    • sensitive eyes
    • corneal ectasia
    • Steven-Johnson syndrome
    • neurotrophic keratitis
    • aniridia
    • microphthalmia
    • higher aberration of the eye
    • pellucid degeneration
    • complications from eye surgery
    • sensitive eyes
    Ortho-K Lenses

    Your contact lens specialist may also recommend the use of Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) lenses for your vision. These are rigid gas permeable contact lenses that you wear overnight. They gently reshape the cornea so that you can enjoy corrected, accurate vision during the day.  Orthokeratology is a safe, effective, and non-surgical alternative to  LASIK or similar surgical procedures. The use of Ortho-k has also been demonstrated to effectively manage the progression of myopia in children.

    The corneal reshaping lenses quality of orthokeratology can be used to correct refractive problems such as near-sightedness, astigmatism, and hyperopia. In some cases, it can also be used to correct for presbyopia as well.

    Meet Our Contact Lens Specialist


    Evelyn – Head 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...

    Divya – Optometric Technician  

    I am the happy face you will see when you arrive in our office.  I look forward to attending optometry school in the near future so I really care about helping you the most I can.  I listen carefully to the reason you are here or the reason you brought...

    Brittany – Optometric Assistant

    In my role as Optometric Assistant, I will gather the information the doctors need so we can make sure your eyes are healthy and we arrive at the exact prescription for you.  We will help determine if your eyes are working together as a team to help you or your...

    Miranta – Senior Vision Therapist

    I am a Senior Vision Therapist and I find it fulfilling and gratifying to help children and adults to improve their lives whether with reading, homework, sports, or being better coordinated. I help people who have had strokes, brain injuries or concussions, in regaining their visual skills.  I love seeing...

    Brittany C. – Front Office Staff

    I am the first person you will see if you come in the afternoon.  I am at the front desk and I will check you in and will do my best to help you with insurance benefits and setting up appointments for your family.  I can help you select eyeglasses...

    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...

    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...

    Phyllis – Chief Financial Officer

    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...

    Dr. S. Moshe Roth, OD FCOVD

    Dr. Moshe Roth OD, FCOVD Dr. Roth graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1985. He has been in private practice since 1992, and enjoys helping members of the entire family. Dr. Roth is an Optometric Physician and is certified by the New Jersey Board of Optometrists...
    Serving Patients From

    Old Bridge | East Brunswick | Sayreville | Manalapan | and the state of New Jersey

    If You’re Looking For A Eye Doctor Near Old Bridge, New Jersey, Dr. Moshe Roth Of The Scleral Lense Center at Family Eye Care Is The Destination.

    Don’t let discomfort or a corneal condition prevent you from having clear, comfortable vision. Contact us to asses and fit you with the contact lens solution you need.

    Serving Patients From:

    Old Bridge | East Brunswick | Sayreville | Manalapan | and the state of New Jersey