Contact Lens Fittings

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Lisa M. Nath, MD, LLC

Pittsburgh’s Favorite Personalized Eye Care Center, located in Bellevue, PA!

Contact lenses are used to avoid wearing glasses for cosmetic reasons. As a result, contact lenses do more than correct poor vision. They can boost your self-confidence and help you engage more easily in activities such as sports.

However, you need to consult your ophthalmologist before using contacts. A significant amount of trial and error is required before contacts are both comfortable and effective!

At Dr. Lisa Nath, MD, our patients receive care from both Dr. Lisa Nath, MD and Dr. Randy J. Cakanac, OD. We pride ourselves in fitting contact lenses with an approachable, warm and friendly manner. Our clinic is a local favorite thanks to its short wait time, as well as its proximity to the heart of Pittsburgh: we are just along Lincoln Avenue. We always create a personalized treatment plan and we don’t rush our care! We are open to serve you from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm from Monday to Thursday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm every Friday. Please feel free to call us at 412-734-5022 or request an appointment online.  We are always happy to help!

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FAQs on Contact Lens Fittings:

What Should You Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting?

During your eye exam, your visual acuity will be tested using an eye chart. A keratometer is then used to judge vision clarity after blinking by looking at the curvature of your eye's clear front surface (cornea). Testing and fitting is totally painless!

 

What is a Gas Permeable Contact Lens Fitting Lens?

A gas permeable contact lens is used to optimize visual acuity while avoiding glare and blurriness. Gas-permeable lenses are utilized after doctors assess your corneal contour, ensuring that a patient’s contact lenses will fit in their eyes more comfortably for a longer period of time.

The benefits of a gas permeable contact lens include the following:

  • they’re easier to insert and remove in smaller eyes, such as children’s
  • they have a lower risk of eye infection
  • they can correct for any irregular eye curvature that may not have been found during refraction of an infant or difficult patient

 

What is a Keratoconus?

Keratoconus, medically known as corneal ectasia, refers to a cornea that’s thin and distended. It usually occurs in both eyes, but doesn’t show symptoms early on. In some cases, it is virtually undetectable in one eye. It can happen to all ages and it typically starts around puberty and progresses slowly thereafter. The cause is not clearly defined, but the condition is closely linked to family history, eczema, eye rubbing, and Down's syndrome.

 

Can Patients with Keratoconus Use Contact Lenses?

Corneal gas permeable contact fitting lenses are considered to be the mainstream option for patients with keratoconus. If you have mild keratoconus, a soft lens with a toric design can be fitted to correct nearsightedness and regular astigmatism. All grades of keratoconus may benefit from scleral lenses. Other options for patients who have a gas permeable intolerance are piggyback lenses or hybrid lenses.

If you need fittings to get contact lenses, are curious about the types of contact lenses available on the market today, or are experiencing obstructed vision due to keratoconus, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Lisa Nath, MD and her team of dedicated eye care professionals in Bellevue, PA. Dr. Lisa Nath, MD can provide the highest quality of eye care. Call our office at 412-734-5022 or request an appointment online to effortlessly schedule a convenient time to get a consultation.

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