Contact Lenses

Our eye doctors at Specialty Eyecare Group evaluate and fit contact lenses for children, teens and adults. Some infants and young children will need contact lenses as medically necessary treatment of their eye condition(s). Many children and teens choose contact lenses in addition to their glasses for sports, activities, and school. Our eye doctors fit contact lenses for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, and near focusing problems (presbyopia) on a regular routine basis.

Dr. David Kading evaluates and fits specialty contact lenses for patients with high prescriptions, high astigmatism, and multifocal contact lenses. Dr. Kading has a specialty contact lens clinic where he evaluates more customized contact lens needs, tinted or prosthetic contact lenses, Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)/Orthokeratology, as well as contact lenses for damaged eyes or problems after eye surgery.

Routine Contact Lens Evaluation and Fitting

The eye doctors at Specialty Eyecare Group evaluate and fit routine contact lenses on children, teens, and adults. 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 the 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.

Contact Lens Options

Specialty Eyecare Group specializes in the fitting and evaluation of all Soft Contact Lenses, Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) and Hybrid (combination soft and hard) contact lens types.

Dr. David Kading has advanced training, performs research, and lectures internationally to other doctors and students on topics related to contact lenses for dry eye syndrome, new technology in contact lenses, Scleral Contact Lenses, lenses for astigmatism, lenses for presbyopia (or near vision problems), Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT or Orthokeratology) and the treatment of patients with severely compromised vision from trauma, disease or after surgery.

Read Articles written by Specialty Eyecare Group doctors

Specialty Contact Lens Clinic

Dr David KadingDr. David Kading is a nationally recognized lecturer and contact lens fitter for customized or specialty contact lens options. He does Corneal Refractive Therapy or Orthokeratology on children, teens, and adults. He also specializes in helping patients with severely compromised eyes that need a customized contact lens. Patients are referred from around the country to Specialty Eyecare Group for the treatment of various conditions.

Correct your Vision while you Sleep!

Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) utilizes contact lenses to give patients clarity of vision without the need for daytime contact lenses, surgery or glasses.  Through this FDA approved therapy, the eye is gently reshaped through the use of contact lenses worn during the night only.

Upon waking, the patient experiences crisp, clear vision that lasts between 24-48 hours. In several recent publications, CRT has shown promise to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children.  For adults and children, CRT is an excellent option for active patients, patients with dry eyes, or those desiring freedom from glasses and contact lenses without surgery. Imagine the nonsurgical freedom from your vision correction!

Read an Article written by Dr. David Kading on Myopia Progression

 

Contact Lenses and Treatment for Keratoconus

Keratoconus

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. Specialty Eyecare Group utilizes advanced technology including topography and specular microscopy to obtain images and information about the curvature and health of the cornea. A custom contact lens shape is designed in order to simulate an ideal corneal curvature. Through this specialty contact lens fitting process, these patients not only have improved vision but 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.

Contact lens Options to help you see Near and Far!

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 or working comfortably on their computer without some sort of visual adaptation. Many patients turn to bifocal glasses, Progressive Addition Lenses (PAL) glasses, or reading glasses to help their vision. However, there are bifocal and multifocal soft and gas permeable contact lens options that provide near and distance correction at the same time. These contact lens technologies keep getting better! Dr. David 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 with very poor vision. 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.