There are many different eye conditions that require specific kinds of contact lenses, but finding the right kind isn’t always easy. There are lenses designed for certain eye conditions, such as an astigmatism, dry eyes, keratoconus, etc. but comfort is a very important aspect of correcting your vision, so be sure to find lenses that fit your eye properly.
Soft Contact Lenses are typically the best option for most people. They allow the eye to breath and receive moisture, and can be helpful for people suffering from dry eye as well. Most of these lenses are disposable, so you can revive your eyes with a fresh pair of lenses whenever necessary.With so much going on in your child’s life it can be difficult to keep up with them but it’s important to make sure they can see the world in front of them as clearly as possible. Children should have their first eye exam around the age of six months. If the first exam shows their eyes are healthy, follow up with another appointment between the age of 2-3.
Although many schools offer annual eye exams, they are not complete visual exams and the results can be inaccurate. If you notice your child is having trouble with their vision, schedule an appointment with Dr. Bloomingcamp or Dr. Boe so they can address the issue and get them back on track. As with most conditions, early detection can make the solution much easier than waiting to see the doctor and allowing the problem develop into something worse.
Pay attention to these five symptoms as they can be related to vision problems for children:
- 1. Rubbing the eyes
2. Excessive blinking
3. Frequent squinting
4. Regular Headaches
5. Shutting one eye to focus
Even if eye problems do not run in the family and your child hasn’t displayed any of the symptoms above, they should visit the optometrist every year after the age of 3 to ensure their eyes are in good health. Bloomingcamp Optometry can address any questions you have regarding your child’s first visit to the eye doctor before the appointment so they know exactly what to expect. Our eye exams are complete, the practice is comfortable, and the appointment with Dr. Bloomingcamp or Dr. Boe will not take very long. Children need to experience their adventures in high definition and we are here to make sure they do!
Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses are hard contact lenses that provide correction for very poor vision and conditions causing blurry vision, such as an astigmatism. The lenses provide very clear vision and will not slide on the eye as much as a soft lenses, but they aren’t as comfortable and can be a difficult adjustment. However, they are durable and can improve very poor eye sight to nearly 20/20 vision.
Toric Lenses are designed specifically for an astigmatism. They are made for both hard and soft contact lenses, which has been helpful for many people that have an astigmatism but have difficulty wearing hard lenses. Toric Lenses are the preferred contact lenses for people with an astigmatism.