Book an Appointment

Close

Book an appointment

Contact Lenses-Explore the Variety

Contact lenses are transparent, light weight medical implant which sits directly on central black part of your eye and corrects the refractive error just like your spectacles. Specialized contact lenses are used in special situations and can be a blessing in disguise for many eye disease patients.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES??

Materials

Purpose

Types

Gas permeable lenses (RGP)

  • Astigmatism as they offer a more rigid fitted lens
  • Irregularity in the shape of cornea
  • Soft lens wearers who don’t find their vision is sharp enough
 

Soft contact lenses

Use to correct refractive error- myopic, astigmatism

  • Extended wear CL
  • Daily disposable lenses
  • Toric contact lenses
  • Multifocal contact lenses
  • Cosmetic contact lenses

Scleral/ mini scleral contact lenses

Used to correct vision in a number of conditions such as

keratoconus,

post-refractive surgery corneal issues, ocular surface disease,

dry eye,

and even normal refractive errors.

 

Therapeutic contact lenses

Help treat or manage diseases of the cornea or patch one eye (treat double vision).


 
 

 

Gas permeable lenses (RGP)

  • Astigmatism as they offer a more rigid fitted lens
  • Irregularity in the shape of cornea
  • Soft lens wearers who don’t find their vision is sharp enough
 

Soft contact lenses

Use to correct refractive error- myopic, astigmatism

  • Extended wear CL
  • Daily disposable lenses
  • Toric contact lenses
  • Multifocal contact lenses
  • Cosmetic contact lenses

Scleral/ mini scleral contact lenses

Used to correct vision in a number of conditions such as

keratoconus,

post-refractive surgery corneal issues, ocular surface disease,

dry eye,

and even normal refractive errors.

 

Therapeutic contact lenses

Help treat or manage diseases of the cornea or patch one eye (treat double vision).


 
 

 

CONTACT LENS USERS BEWARE!

 

  • Patience and motivation during the initial adjustment period
  • Adhering to contact lens guidelines for wear, disinfecting and cleaning otherwise it can cause complications
  • Do not use the CLs for more than the specified disposal schedule
  • Special care while working in dusty environment
  • Seek medical help in case of recurrent dryness, itching or redness
     

CARE FOR CONTACT LENS USERS:

 

  • Always wash and dry your hands before handling contact lenses.
  • Carefully and regularly clean your contact lenses as directed by your eye doctor. Rub the contact lenses with your fingers and rinse them thoroughly before soaking them overnight in multipurpose solution that completely covers each lens.
  • Store lenses in the proper lens storage case, and replace your case every three months or sooner. Clean the case after each use, and keep it open and dry between cleanings
  • Use only products recommended by your eye doctor to clean and disinfect your lenses. Do not use saline solution and rewetting drops to disinfect lenses, as that is not what they are designed to do.
  • Use fresh solution to clean and store contact lenses. Never reuse old solution. Change your contact lens solution according to the manufacturer's recommendations, even if you don't use the lenses daily.
  • Always follow the recommended contact lens replacement schedule prescribed by your eye doctor.

Not all the contact lenses are needed or suitable for everyone. It is a must that when one is considering a contact lens, you contact your eye doctor. Your eye doctor will assess the health and condition of your eye surface and cornea and give the most appropriate suggestions.

About Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute:
Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in Navi Mumbai is one of the best eye hospitals in Mumbai.  Eye check-up rooms and the operation theatres are state-of-art and equipped with the best diagnostic and surgery machines. Personalised care, infection free modular operation theatres and beautiful ambience complement the cutting-edge eye care offered at AEHI. Besides treating patients from Vashi, Sanpada, Seawoods, Ghansoli, Airoli, Kopekhairne, Kharghar, Nerul, Vashi and Panvel, patients from all over western India travel to AEHI for world class eye care management.

About Dr. Neeraj Israni-
Dr. Neeraj Israni is a Cataract and Refractive surgeon. He is trained from the best eye institutes of the country. He is a very diligent eye specialist and researcher. Other eye doctors appreciate him not just for his clinical skills but other skills like video making etc. He has won numerous national and international awards.