Prosthetic Contact Lenses
Prosthetic contact lenses are special lenses that cover the cornea if the cornea has become cloudy or opaque. The special lens is made to match the other eye and therefore improves the appearance of a disfigured eye. The reason the eye may not look the same as the other eye may be due to a birth defect, a disease process, or a trauma to the eye. If the individual was born without an iris (aniridia), the colored part of the eye, they are often very sensitive to light (photophobia). Special lenses are made to help make them more comfortable by blocking the light and reducing glare. Individuals who have albinism often suffer from sensitivity to light. Special lenses can be used to make them more comfortable.
Special lenses can be made to reduce or eliminate double vision. Different lenses can be made to improve vision and to treat amblyopia (lazy eye).
We begin with a comprehensive eye exam and then continue to a contact lens evaluation. A special instrument called a topographer will measure the curvature of the cornea, the front part of the eye.