Many Americans opt for laser eye surgery to correct vision problems because they don’t like the look of glasses and find contacts uncomfortable. But laser surgery is expensive and not everyone is a candidate.
There’s another option in the form of a contact lens designed to fit your eye perfectly, so it’s far less likely to cause irritation. It’s called the WAVE Contact Lens.
What is Wave?
Wave Contact Lenses use a special software system to custom design a lens for your cornea’s “fingerprint.” Wave lenses are custom-fitted to the unique contours of your own eyes, leading to a more comfortable fit and sharper vision than other, more traditional contact lens methods.
These special lenses are available in several designs, depending on your vision needs, including:
— Single Vision: The most basic type of contact lenses for vision correction.
— Bifocal: Lenses with two focal points to help you see clearly, both near and far.
— Astigmatism: A problem when your eye focuses light on more than one point, in front of or behind the retina instead of directly on it.
— Keratoconus: The cornea’s inability to hold its round shape, often resulting in vision problems such as ghosting, glare, halos or multiple images.
— Post Refractive: Lenses designed for use after refractive surgery, such as LASIK.
— Orthokeratology: Special contact lenses that reshape the cornea when you wear them overnight, letting you see more clearly the following day without lenses.
The Wave Difference
Unlike traditional contact lenses, which are mass produced in a variety of standardized shapes, the Wave Contact Lens System creates a lens specifically for your eyes.
It uses a high-tech camera and computer mapping system to design a lens just for you at an incredibly precise detail. The goal is to provide better comfort and sharper vision, sometimes helping people get good results from contacts after they’ve unsuccessfully tried them in the past.
The Right Doctor
Not all eye doctors have the skills and certification to use the Wave system. Talk to your doctor about whether they can provide the Wave lenses and whether they would be a good fit for your particular vision needs.
The best eye doctors will be able to explain your options for vision care, clearly detailing the pros and cons of each choice and helping you find one that meets your budget.