When you and the doctor decide that contact lenses are suitable for your eye health and visual needs, a contact lens fitting and evaluation takes place. Throughout the contact lens evaluation, patient’s eyes are carefully evaluated to ensure that eye health will be maintained once wearing contact lenses.
Additionally, the contact lens prescription power (which is different than their glasses prescription) needs to be determined, and the shape of the eye needs to be evaluated in order to ensure that the contact lens will fit properly. Often times, a patient needs to wear a lens for several days or weeks in order to evaluate their ability to adapt to the vision and comfort contact lenses provide.
At follow up visits (when needed), the doctor evaluates the fit and power of the contact lens, as well as eye health to verify and finalize the contact lens prescription.
Specialty Eyecare Group specializes in the fitting and evaluation of all Soft, Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) and Hybrid (combination soft and hard) contact lens types.
Dr. Kading has advanced training, performs research, and lectures internationally to other doctors and students on topics related to contact lenses for dry eye, new breathable contact lenses, Scleral Contact Lenses, lenses for astigmatism, lenses for presbyopia (or near vision problems), and the treatment of patients with severely compromised vision from trauma or disease.
Specialty Eyecare Group has an in-house laboratory for the creation of colored lenses for patients who desire sport enhancement lenses, iris (colored part of the eye) abnormalities, or patients with color deficiencies.
Dr. David Kading is a nationally recognized lecturer and contact lens fitter for patients with severely compromised eyes. Patients are referred from around the country to Specialty Eyecare Group for the treatment of various conditions.
Keratoconus creates an abnormal corneal shape that many times cannot be compensated with glasses or typical contact lenses. Due to the visual problems that these patients encounter as Keratoconus progresses, it can become a debilitating vision disorder. A custom contact lens shape is designed in order to simulate an ideal corneal curvature. Through this specialty contact lens fitting process, these patients have improved quality of life and activities of daily living. When contact lenses are fit correctly, most patients never have to undergo any type of surgical procedure.
Presbyopia (Near Vision Problems)
There is no better time to be over the age of 40. Nearly one-third of the US population is over the age of 40 and has problems reading near print without some sort of visual adaptation. Many patients turn to bifocals, Progressive Addition Lenses (PAL), or reading glasses to help their vision. However, there are contact lens options that provide near and distance correction at the same time. Dr. Kading has extensive knowledge of the most up to date lenses on the market today. Whether a patient currently wears contact lenses or has never worn them, there are many choices available to help with these vision issues.
Surgically Altered Eyes
Thousands of patients have undergone corneal transplantation or Lasik surgery and note that their vision is not as ideal as they would desire. Some of these patients have visually impaired eyes. Due to the shape changes that these surgical procedures create, patients are unable to wear typical contact lenses. Dr. Kading utilizes state of the art technology to image the surface of the eye called corneal topography. He is experienced in designing contact lenses for these patients to give them quality of vision they cannot obtain otherwise.