What conditions are typically treated with specialty, or medically necessary contact lenses?
- Post-surgical complications following LASIK, PRK, and RK
- Post-corneal transplant
- Dry eye syndrome
- Recurrent Corneal Erosion
- Exposure keratitis (can result from eyelid abnormalities)
- High or irregular astigmatism
- High refractive error
- Corneal scarring
- Corneal dystrophy: Epithelial Basement Membrane Dystophy, Reis-Bücklers Dystrophy, Granular Dystrophy, Macular Dystrophy, Avellino Corneal Dystrophy, and many more
- Opacity of the cornea that requires a custom soft prosthetic lens for cosmesis
In addition to treating eye diseases and irregular corneas, our doctors also utilize custom contact lenses to manage children with progressive myopia.
Myopia, also called nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is the inability to see things clearly unless objects are close to your eyes. It is the most common refractive error among children and young adults. Most patients with this condition wear eyeglasses or contacts to correct their vision.
However, myopia is more than an inconvenience; it can pose a serious risk to your child’s long-term vision. As a child develops and the myopia rapidly progresses, the child is at a higher risk of developing sight-threatening eye diseases later in life such as retinal detachment, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts. Thankfully, Myopia Management can help.
Myopia Management solutions include eye drops, specific contact lenses, and glasses, which can help slow down the rapid visual deterioration that occurs with myopia.
“Myopia management” is a series of treatments that eye doctors use to slow the progression of myopia in children. Several studies have indicated that these treatments successfully slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children and teens.
Our doctors at Vision Source Baytown currently offer several different customized treatment options to slow the progression of myopia. Our doctors work closely with each family and customize treatment programs for every child based on their unique needs. The treatments offered include:
- Atropine eye drops
- Multifocal contact lenses (including MiSight 1 day lenses)
- Orthokeratology (“ortho-k”)