Optometry Specialist

IC Laser Eye Care

Ophthalmology & Eye Surgery Center located in Philadelphia, PA, Bensalem, PA, & Hamilton, NJ

Regular optometry care is important for your overall vision and eye health. At IC Laser Eye Care, the team of skilled providers offers comprehensive optometry care including specialty contact lens fitting. Get the best optometry and ophthalmology care at any of the three area locations in Bensalem and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Hamilton, New Jersey. Call the office nearest you now.

Optometry Q&A

What is optometry?

Optometry is an eye care specialty. In general, optometrists manage your vision and some aspects of your eye health. Children and adults visit an optometrist when they need a new prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Some optometrists focus on glasses and contact lens fitting, in particular specialty contact lens fitting. 

What are specialty contact lenses?

Specialty contact lenses are those made to address a variety of problems. Some of the many types of specialty contact lenses include: 

Scleral lenses

Scleral lenses are rigid gas permeable lenses that are usually bigger than ordinary contacts. Because these lenses cover more of your eye, they're generally more stable. 

If you have problems with corneal surface irritation or chronic dry eyes, scleral lenses could solve the problem. They also can help if you have problems with your contact lenses shifting in or popping out of your eye. 

Hybrid lenses

Hybrid contact lenses include both soft and rigid materials. Usually, the soft material is on the outer ring and the rigid material goes over the iris. Hybrid lenses can often correct even serious vision problems with great comfort.

Multifocal lenses

Years ago, you needed to wear bifocal or even trifocal eyeglasses to get more than one prescription covered at once. Today, contact lens wearers can get the same benefit through multifocal lenses. Many patients get multifocal lenses so they don’t need reading glasses on top of their contact lenses. 

You can get specialty contact lenses if you have chronic eye problems that would normally make wearing contacts impossible. 

The skilled optometry care providers at IC Laser Eye Care have extensive experience in specialty contact lens fitting. The team ensures that you’re comfortable while enjoying optimal eyesight.

How often should I get optometry care?

The IC Laser Eye Care team can formulate an optometry care schedule for you. Some of the factors that can influence appointment frequency include your age, risk factors for eye disease, whether you currently wear corrective lenses, and your whole-body health. Many patients come in once a year to keep their prescription updated, but you may need more or less frequent care.

IC Laser Eye Care offers the best in optometry and ophthalmology at three convenient locations. Book your appointment by calling the one closest to you.