Prosthetic Contact Lenses
Prosthetic contact lenses help restore the appearance of patients who have disfigured eyes resulting from trauma or congenital conditions. A soft prosthetic lens is designed to cover the disfigured eye in order to mask the eye. These lenses not only have a cosmetic effect, but also provide other benefits. Many patients experience psychological benefits, often increasing quality of life. In addition to improving cosmetic appearance, in some patients, the lenses also have therapeutic benefits.
Certain designs can help block light and eliminate problems with light sensitivity or double vision. For individuals with iris damage from trauma, surgery, or congenital disease, these lenses can create an artificial pupil to reduce glare and improve vision.
Tinted Contact Lenses
Tinted lenses are generally used to enhance or reduce contrast in specific lighting conditions. This is especially helpful for athletes. On sunny days a neutral grey tinted lens aids in reducing light intensity. On overcast days a yellow/amber tinted lens will brighten the environment. Photochromic lenses will darken in bright outdoor environments and return to clear once indoor. These lenses can also be helpful in those sensitive to bright light associated with light induced migraines.