Tracie H. from Dallas, North Carolina was seen at Complete Eye Care for her routine eye exam. She wanted to wear contact lenses, however, she was concerned she would not be able to because she needed bifocals. Tracie also had moderate astigmatism and significant dry eyes. Tracie had tried soft contact lenses in the past, but her eyes would dry out quickly and the lenses would become uncomfortable after wearing them for a short time. Also, Tracie did not have good vision in soft contacts because she had astigmatism.
Tracie saw Dr. Barbara Marcussen who recommended scleral contact lenses. Scleral contacts were an excellent solution for Tracie because they correct for all types of astigmatism. Since the scleral contact lens is large, an artificial tear solution can be put into the bowl of the lens. This allows the eye to be bathed in an artificial tear solution all day which helps to treat dry eyes.
Scleral contact lenses are also an excellent choice for people who are over 40 years old and have presbyopia or need reading glasses. A reading portion is easy to put into the lens which allows for distance viewing as well as clear near vision.
Tracie is very pleased with her vision at a distance and up close. She is not experiencing any dry eye symptoms since she started wearing scleral contact lenses. Her vision is much clearer than what she dealt with previously in her soft contact lenses. Tracie is very happy with her decision to be fit in scleral contacts. She is pleased that Complete Eye Care in Belmont provided a solution to her dry eyes, astigmatism, and need for bifocal contact lenses by fitting her in scleral contact lenses.