A hybrid contact lens combines a GP (or “hard” lens) center and a soft skirt to give you the clear, crisp vision of a “hard” lens and the comfort and ease-of-wear of a soft lens.
Silicone hydrogel is a type of soft lens material that provides high oxygen transmission for excellent corneal health.
Progressive contact lenses are like progressive glasses in a contact lens. The lens has a range of powers from near to distance to enable you to see up close, far away and everywhere in between. Unlike progressive glasses, multifocal contact lenses do not require you to tilt your head to find the right spot for seeing at different distances.
Multifocal contact lenses have multiple powers in one lens to correct your vision at all distances: up close, far away and in between. The power in the lens gradually changes from near to distance to provide natural vision at all distances.
Yes, Duette, Duette Progressive and Duette Multifocal correct astigmatism. Unlike soft lenses for astigmatism, Duette lenses deliver vision that is stable and not affected by blinking or shifting your gaze.
Clean Your Duette Lenses Daily
The recommended replacement schedule for Duette lenses is every six months.
It is important that you always follow your eye care professional’s instructions. Based on your individual needs, your eye care professional may recommend a different replacement schedule.
Always wash your hands with mild soap and dry them well with a lint-free towel before handling the lenses. It is a good idea to handle your lenses in the same order each time to avoid getting them mixed up.
Putting in Duette lenses is just like putting in a soft contact lens.
“Tissue Trainer” Method
First, practice removing your lenses with a tissue. The tissue should make removing these moist lenses easy, and can always be used as a “back-up” removal method if needed.
DRY Finger “Pinch” Method
Once you are comfortable and confident using a tissue to remove your lenses, you can practice removing the lenses without the tissue, using a strong narrow pinch with very dry fingers (in place of the dry tissue).
Lens Care Solutions
Disinfection Systems: Use chemical (not heat) disinfection systems (Multi-Purpose or Hydrogen Peroxide* solutions), as recommended by your eye care professional.
Daily Cleaner: The standard of care for contact lenses recommends using a daily cleaner approved for soft contact lenses.
Rewetting Drops: If needed, use rewetting drops approved for soft contact lenses, as directed by your eye care practitioner.
*In some patients the tear chemistry may react with the hydrogen peroxide to cause a permanent white ring at the junction of the rigid center and soft skirt. This ring does not affect vision or comfort.
Be sure to clean your UltraHealth lenses each day prior to overnight storage.
Putting in UltraHealth lenses.
Dry fingers are key to removing the lenses.
It is important to clean and care for your UltraHealth contact lenses. The recommended replacement schedule is every six months, but replacement schedule may vary. Please ask your eye care professional.
Remember to clean your lenses and store overnight in either a peroxide system or multi-purpose solution.
The advanced design and materials of both lenses enable a healthy flow of tears and increased oxygen to the eye. Depending on the shape of the corneal irregularity, your Doctor will recommend one lens over the other.
UltraHealth is primarily prescribed to patients with keratoconus, or other irregular cornea irregularities.
UltraHealth FC is primarily prescribed to patients with corneas that are flatter centrally such as Post-Rk, post-surgical, or with other refractive error or trauma.
Hybrid contact lenses offer clear and stable vision from a gas permeable (GP) center and comfort from a soft lens material called a skirt. The soft skirt makes the lens comfortable and helps pump tears and deliver oxygen throughout the day.
Scleral contact lenses are much bigger than a hybrid or a gas permeable (GP) lens. Similar to a hybrid, the scleral vaults over the cornea; however, the whole scleral lens is made of a gas permeable material even the portion of the scleral lens that lands on the white part of the eye (sclera). Tear circulation is minimized.
GP lenses have been prescribed to people with keratoconus for many years. The GP lens is often the answer for people that can’t get good vision out of a soft lens.
A hybrid lens delivers the benefits of a GP lens, but also has several additional benefits. First, the lens has a soft skirt, which makes it more comfortable. The skirt also holds the GP lens in place; thereby preventing the lens from dislodging during activities or sports. The skirt also helps to prevent dirt and debris from getting under the lens.
Yes. Intacs corneal implants are an FDA approved option for the keratoconus patient. They are two small crescents of a contact lens-like material (PMMA) that are implanted on the outer edge of the cornea. One of the primary goals in Intacs in keratoconus is to make the eye again tolerant of contact lenses and to avoid corneal transplantation.
The NKCF is dedicated to increasing the awareness and understanding of keratoconus and the support of scientific research into the cause and treatment of keratoconus.
SynergEyes is a major sponsor of The National Keratoconus Foundation who relies on private donations and grants from corporations and foundations to support their outreach programs.
To learn more please visit their Website at www.nkcf.org.
To learn more about the causes and treatment for Keratoconus please visit www.treatkeratoconus.com.
Visit the All About Vision Website for an independent source of trustworthy information on eye health and vision correction options.
Scleral contacts are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses specially designed to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the “white” of the eye (the sclera). In doing so, scleral lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities.
Before inserting scleral lenses, begin by washing your hands with mild soap and dry well with a lint-free towel before handling the lenses. Place lens on insertion tool OR stabilize lens on fingers placed in the tripod method, then fill bowl of lens to the top with non-preserved sterile saline.
Follow these steps:
Remember: there are many ways to insert scleral lenses. We recommend you pick the method that works best for you.
Before removing scleral lenses, always wash hands with mild soap and dry well with a lint-free towel before handling the lenses.
Follow these steps:
The recommended replacement schedule for scleral lenses is every year.