Revolutionary prosthetic contacts can be the ultimate aesthetic solution
When most people hear the term “contact lenses,” they think of a convenient way to correct vision – an effective alternative to eyeglasses. However, contact lenses have purposes that go beyond giving 20/20 vision. Cosmetic contact lenses, also called prosthetic contact lenses, are a type of eyewear that’s also intended for covering up ocular disfigurements. These specialty contact lenses can be life-changers: enhancing appearance, boosting self-confidence, and enhancing quality of life for people with eyes that don’t look normal or healthy.
At Yesnick Vision Center, we fit patients with all types of contact lenses, including prosthetic contact lenses; schedule a consultation at our Las Vegas, Nevada, eye care center to learn how we can transform your look with cosmetic contact lenses.
What disfiguring eye conditions can be helped with contacts?
Certain eye conditions or injuries can damage the cornea or other parts of the eye in a way that causes disfigurement. Problems that may lead to an eye deformity include:
- Eye trauma
- Eye infections
- Surgical complications
- Retinal detachments
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Herpes in the eye
- Congenital defects (eg. aniridia – being born without an iris, or albinism)
- Being born with strange pigmentation around the cornea, or a bluish, cloudy cornea
How are these kinds of visual disfigurement treated?
Specialty prosthetic contact lenses can be an ideal solution for hiding eye deformities. If you have a refractive condition, these cosmetic contacts can also improve your vision quality. Basically, they are made with an opaque design that mimics the natural appearance of the eye, instead of being transparent like standard contact lenses.
When we fit patients with cosmetic contact lenses, our Las Vegas, Nevada, eye doctor uses corneal topography to measure the corneal curvature for a comfortable fit. We also consider the color, shape, hue, and details of the person’s natural eye – in order to design these custom contacts to be as close a match as possible.
When the cosmetic lens is worn, the disfigured eye will appear totally normal to outsiders. People who used to be self-conscious about appearing in public no longer have to worry about attracting stares. They can live normally, without constant embarrassment and with a healthy sense of self-esteem.
Do prosthetic contact lenses have a function beyond being cosmetic?
Yes, prosthetic lenses can also enhance visual acuity, comfort, and ocular health. If you have a visibly deformed eye, you may still have vision in that eye but struggle constantly with symptoms such as light sensitivity, color blindness, reduced visual contrast, double vision, or other side effects. In addition to sharpening your vision, cosmetic contacts can be customized to control how much light enters your eye, reduce glare, and maximize your overall vision quality.
If you have an eye condition that allows too much light to reach the back of your eye, such as albinism or aniridia, prosthetic contact lenses also protect your eye health by blocking UV rays from causing damage.
Find out more about cosmetic and prosthetic contact lenses in Las Vegas, Nevada
To learn more about how these specialty lenses work and whether they can help you, visit our Las Vegas, Nevada, vision care center. We’ll work together with you to optimize the value of these transformative contact lenses for your appearance and your life!
At Yesnick Vision Center, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 702-500-0525 or book an appointment online to see one of our Las Vegas eye doctors.
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