Fashionable patching? It can be done!

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering spot patches in contact lens form and special sport tint lenses! What are these you ask?

Spot Patch Contact Lens

The spot patch is for patients that have to wear a patch for extended periods of time. These lenses have a black spot in the middle that mimics a pupil, but is a bit larger. That spot blocks light to the pupil, thus effectively “patching” the eye in which the contact is worn. If you or your children wear their patch for more than an hour, the spot patch contact lens would be a great option!

Many people (especially teenagers) object to the patch for cosmetic reasons. Especially for patients who need to patch for long periods of time, a pirate-style patch is obvious and embarrassing.

As with any contact lenses, it’s important to consider whether a spot patch lens is the right choice for you or the vision therapy patient in your life. Contact lenses require consistent care in the form of cleaning, appropriate storage, and correct insertion/removal of lens. Another consideration: contacts are small and easy to lose! However, a patch contact lens can be an excellent choice for the responsible patient.

Sport Tint Lenses

As you might imagine, sport tint lenses come in a variety of tints that can help enhance game play. For example, a gray-green tint may help golfers better differentiate distance on a golf course, while an amber tint helps block high amounts of blue light to heighten contrast and visual acuity, which is especially helpful in improving contrast on grass and against blue skies.

Questions about how patch or sport tint contact lenses can work for you? Get in touch with us! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have!

Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend!