Most people are familiar with tinted and colored contact lenses to change iris color for the cosmetic benefit and for the fun of changing your eye color. In those cases, the pupil (central part of the lens) is usually clear, in order to let normal light in.
Therapeutic colored lenses are different, and we prescribe them for the beneficial effects they bring. These lenses solve certain visual problems that can often be life-changing.
Who Can We Help?
These lenses help people who are sensitive to light (photophobic) and those who suffer from migraine or headaches. They benefit people who have albinism, reading difficulties, and visual-vestibular problems such as dizziness and vertigo.
Specific wavelengths (colors) are used to achieve results for each one of these problems. Some individuals are troubled by fluorescent lighting or outdoor light. They then avoid lights, wear dark sunglasses, or wear a baseball cap with a brim. People who have Seasonal Affective Disorder and other conditions can be helped with these special lenses.
Medical doctors prescribe light for certain physical problems such as jaundice and psoriasis. Medications such as Imitrex or Excedrin Migraine help some individuals, but some continue to suffer or have symptoms. Some individuals prefer a more holistic and non-medicine approach.
How can we treat these problems?
Special tints in eyeglasses or in special contact lenses give many patients relief. Specific wavelengths (colors) and intensities of those colors are used. At times, only the pupil is tinted, but some people need the entire lens to be tinted in order to obtain the best outcome. The result can be profound and life-changing. Wavelengths (color) are powerful, and Therapeutic Contact Lenses and/or glasses can give relief to those who struggle with visual disturbances, whether it is light sensitivity, reading problems, or even visual-vestibular issues.
What are the benefits and improvements?
Patients report that they are no longer tired at the end of their work day and they are no longer bothered by exposure to sunlight or fluorescent lights. For some, the improvement is almost immediate after inserting the special contact lenses.
If you suffer from these visual disabilities symptoms, consider therapeutic color lenses. This may be the key to improving your life. Many patients thank us afterward for enabling them to return to a more normal life.