(1) Ortho-K Lenses
"Imagine going to sleep with your lenses, removing them in the morning and enjoying clear vision throughout the day without contact lenses or glasses."
Dr. Rozenberg is one of the earliest practitioners of Ortho-K with extensive experience in creating and fitting lenses designed to reshape your cornea for better vision.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure in which rigid lenses are customized to create a change in the shape of the cornea, allowing patients to wear lenses at night for unaided vision the next day.
As with standard rigid lenses, the process begins with the design of a tear layer. With Ortho-K, the goal is different – to create changes in the corneal topography while you sleep. It’s a concept similar to wearing orthodontic retainers.
Ortho-K is ideal for near- and far-sighted patients, as well as patients over 40 who find they need help for everyday reading (presbyopia) but don’t want to wear reading glasses.
Ortho-K is a perfect choice for any adult who is active during the day and doesn’t want to deal with contact lenses or glasses. It’s also a great choice for children who need vision correction – without the hassles of caring for contact lenses or glasses during school, at sport or other daytime activities.
Studies show that Ortho-K lenses often stop progression of myopia in children. Dr. Rozenberg has had young patients with relatively high vision correction prescriptions who start Ortho-K at an early age and avoid anticipated increased vision loss, as they grow older. Once they choose to stop Ortho-K or wear glasses, their prescription is similar or close to when they were young.
Learn more at our Ortho-K website
(2) Rigid Lenses
"For many patients, rigid lenses offer the clearest, sharpest, most accurate vision. A lens designed just for you."
Today’s rigid lenses have come a long way since those from the 1980s.
Rigid lenses are available in a wide range of prescriptions, even for those with large degrees of astigmatisms as well as patients who need multi-focal correction. They are also the best choice for managing eyesight of patients with Keratoconus (video).
The fitting of rigid lenses begins with an understanding of the tear layer design as the most important factor in determining clear vision and a healthy, comfortable fit.
Because rigid lenses float on top of your eye, they work in harmony with the unique shape and contours of your corneas, allowing your tears to flush out waste and renew the eye with oxygen and nutrients. Soft lenses conform to your cornea and don’t allow the same healthy exchange of tears with each blink, leading to the common feeling of “dryness” and discomfort.
Using sophisticated computer software, Dr. Rozenberg designs your tear layer to work optimally with a custom rigid lens, fine-tuned for optimal vision and eye health. Patients with rigid lenses actually report greater acuity and sharpness in their vision, and a more comfortable wearing experience than soft lens patients.
(3) Soft Lenses
"Easy to wear, soft contact lenses are the most popular choice in the US today."
For many people, soft lenses are compatible with their active lifestyle.
Because soft lenses are coated with and carry fats, proteins, lipids, dead cells, bacteria and other debris, Dr. Rozenberg strongly recommends soft lens patients choose one-day disposable lenses.
Even within the vast category of soft lenses, there are differences in materials, edges and designs. A thorough eye exam is the first step to selecting the soft lens that is the healthiest and most comfortable choice for your eyes and your lifestyle.
A few other options:
In addition to standard and custom soft and rigid lenses, ask us about the full range of contact lens options available, including Hybrid, Scleral, Keratoconus, post-lasik, post-surgical and post-trauma lenses.
- Scleral lenses are very large lenses that rest on the sclera, the white part of your eye.
- Lenses for Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasias (thinning, bulging or irregular shape of cornea, sometimes seen after laser surgery) are ideal for distorted or injured corneas.
- Soft Lenses with a rigid center - appropriate for the patient who needs a rigid lens for better eyesight, but only wants part time wear.
- Most lenses come in bifocal or multifocal design.