Gulf Coast Eye Institute

Contact Lenses

Not a Fan of Glasses?

Even if you have been told that your eyes are “hard to fit,” our experts can provide specialty contacts that can meet your needs. We proudly offer SynergEyes hybrid contacts for those who have difficulty finding contacts that work for them. Whether you need a very specific pair of contacts or just want something affordable, you can trust that the optical team at Gulf Coast Eye Institute will work tirelessly to find a solution that best fits your lifestyle and your needs.
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Experienced, certified contact lens technicians provide all type of contact lens fitting and care, both cosmetic and medical. The clinic specializes in disposable contact lenses and boasts the largest contact lens practice in the area.

Both Hard and Soft Contact lenses are used to correct various eye conditions such as Myopia, Hyperopia, Presbyopia, Astigmatism and medical conditions i.e. Keratoconus.

Gas-Permeable Lenses

These lenses are also known as “RGPs.” They are newer rigid or “hard” lenses made of plastics combined with other materials, such as silicone and fluoropolymers, which allow oxygen in the air to pass directly through the contact lens to nourish the cornea. For this reason, they are called “gas permeable.”

Scleral Contact Lenses

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 (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. Also, the space between the cornea and the back surface of scleral lenses acts as a fluid reservoir to provide comfort for people with severe dry eyes who otherwise could not tolerate contact lens wear.

Medically Necessary Contact Lenses

Medically necessary contact lenses are usually needed for individuals with aphakia, pseudophakia, anisometropia corneal irregularities and keratoconus. Conditions can be the side effect of an operation, or can be a genetically related condition. Medically necessary contact lenses usually offer the wearer greater visual acuity than eyeglasses can provide. Individuals who require some sort of vision correction can misunderstand the phrase medically necessary contact lenses. The phrase is only applied to individuals where standard glasses are not a medically accepted alternative to contact lenses.

Which Contact Lenses Would Work For You?

4 Main Lens Categories:

  • Visual Correction Contact Lenses
  • Cosmetic Contact Lenses
  • Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Medically Necessary Contact Lenses

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