Perspective Family Eyecare
Optometry located in Crown Heights & Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Whether you’re tired of wearing glasses or need an alternative vision correction option due to your active lifestyle, contact lenses make a great choice. Experienced optometrist, Benjamin Arthur, OD, at Perspective Family Eyecare in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, specializes in contact lenses and even provides specialty lenses for those hard-to-fit cases. For a contact lens consultation, call the office or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment today.
Contact Lenses Q & A
Am I a good candidate for contact lenses?
It’s not unusual to feel uncomfortable about placing an object in your eye, even one that’s designed specifically for your eye. Dr. Arthur is an expert in eye health and contact lenses and can help you determine if contact lenses make the best vision correction option for you, as well as help you find the best lenses to fit your vision needs and comfort level.
With advances in eye care technology, you have many contact lens options to fit your vision and comfort needs, including soft lenses, gas permeable lenses, and silicone hydrogel lenses.
What are specialty contact lenses?
Specialty contact lenses refer to contact lenses designed for those “hard-to-fit” cases. Certain vision needs are more difficult to correct with traditional contact lenses, but that doesn’t mean contact lenses are out of the question. Common eye conditions that may require specialty contact lenses include:
- Dry eyes
Dr. Arthur specializes in these eye conditions, including the diagnosis and management of keratoconus, which is a progressive eye condition that causes your normally round cornea to become more cone-shaped due to a thinning of the corneal tissue. To correct mild-to moderate-keratoconus, Dr. Arthur provides custom-made contact lenses that improve the shape of your cornea and correct your vision.
Perspective Family Eyecare also offers scleral contact lenses, which are large contact lenses designed to cover your entire cornea and reach the white, or sclera, of your eye. These specialty contact lenses may be recommended if you have an irregularly shaped eye or severe dry eyes. Scleral lenses may also be used for those with keratoconus.
How do I take care of my contact lenses?
Dr. Arthur and the optic specialists at Perspective Family Eyecare provide specific instructions on caring for your contact lenses to keep them clean and reduce your risk of an eye infection. This includes how long you can keep your contact lenses in your eyes, how often you need to clean them, and the best cleaning solutions to use.
For a consultation with Dr. Arthur to learn more about your vision correction options, including contact lenses, call Perspective Family Eyecare or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment online today.