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What Is Prosthetic Contact Lenses?

Prosthetic Contact Lenses in Fort Worth

Prosthetic contact lenses at Southwest Family Eye Health Center are special lenses that cover the cornea if the cornea has become cloudy or opaque. These unique lenses are crafted to match the other eye exactly, masking any signs of disfiguration. Individuals who need prosthetic contact lenses usually have a disfigured eye due to a birth defect, a disease process, or a trauma to the eye. Prosthetic lenses help make you feel more comfortable around others and also provide additional benefits, such as reducing glare and light sensitivity. In some cases, the prosthetic contact lenses can be made to reduce or eliminate double vision and even treat amblyopia (lazy eye).

Prostethic Contact Lenses

All patients who are looking for a prosthetic contact lens must undergo a comprehensive eye exam and then continue to a contact lens evaluation. One of our technologies called a topographer will measure the curvature of the cornea, the front part of the eye. We take specific measurements in order to get the perfect fit for your eyes. Because prosthetics require a lot of customization, we will place an order through a lab to complete the process. Times may vary depending on the prescription and complexity of the contacts.

green eye close up 640Prosthetic contact lenses might seem like a brand new concept, but actors have worn decorative prosthetic contact lenses for years. Not only can lenses be designed for special effects or theatrical performances, but prosthetic lenses can achieve a natural look and feel of any pair of eyes. Patients who suffered from permanent eye damage often remain with a visually unappealing or disturbing cornea. This has led many to hide their disfigured eye with mirrored sunglasses or eye patches. Fortunately, patients are slowly learning about prosthetic contact lenses as a revolutionary aesthetic solution for their injured eye.

Prosthetic contact lenses are worn by patients who suffered from:

Eye injury or trauma, Birth Defects, such as born with a bluish or cloudy cornea, Strange pigmentation around the cornea and/or the white part of the eye, Born without an iris or a partial iris and Herpes in the eye.

Our eye doctors can help customized prosthetic contact lenses to restore eyes to their natural beauty. Not only do these prosthetic lenses cover up defects, but certain designs can help protect the eye. Schedule a specialty contact lens consult today to discover how we can help your vision and eye’s appearance.

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