Therapeutic Colored Contact Lenses
Tinted contact lenses are nothing new as far as science. The visual system has benefited from the effects of color vision to treat physical and psychological conditions like jaundice or mental disorders ever since the late 1800s.
Part of what causes eye strain or headaches can be linked to an imbalance of light, poor image alignment, or weak eye muscles that struggle to bring you clear eyesight.
However, patients who suffer from photophobia, constant migraines, retinal dystrophies, reading difficulties, or even vertigo often have these difficulties.
At Clarity Eye Care, many patients have benefitted from custom colored contacts created by Dr. Matthew Hendrickson.
Since the eye system transmits information directly to brain, any slight disturbance in visual quality will leave a person with poor balance or poor sensory perception.
However, when a patient is fitted with a therapeutic, tinted, colored contact lens, a person can immediately have their life restored back to normal.
The use of colored contact lenses for patients with visual disabilities has become an amazing, convenient, and proven solution for many people in Lombard, IL
The principle behind these contact lenses is through their advanced tints, which don’t simply give your eyes a distinct look, but you can start to handle those daily struggles with ease.
Yearly Wear Soft Contact Lenses
- Migraine/Headache relief
- Reduces eye strain
- Photophobia (especially in fluorescent and outdoor lights)
- Migraine relief
- Eye strain relief
- Blocks out blue light
- Great for post-concussion
- For extreme photophobia (stronger than migraine 55% and lavender)
- Known to prevent seizures
- Reduces glare
- Improves color perception and contours
- Headache and migraine relief
- Reduces glare
- Mutes visual noise
- Provides a sharper image
- Great in low light conditions
- Migraine relief
- Reduces glare
- Improves contrast
- Enhances depth perception
- Great for driving
- Can help with some rod monochromatic(achromatopsia) color blind patients
Developed by Orion Therapeutic, the lavender colored tint has shown in research to benefit patients with:
- Migraine headaches
- Light triggered seizures
- CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome)
- Other light-sensitive/triggered conditions.
Orion Therapeutic was first described in a research project that took place in Birmingham, England in the early 90’s. The study concluded that children with migraine headaches who wore Orion Therapeutic filtered spectacles improved their light sensitivity, resulting in less frequent & less severe migraine headaches. These filtered lenses, since then, have been used to treat various conditions like migraines.
Photophobia is a common and debilitating symptom in post-concussion syndrome. Pain sensation to the head, face and eye is transmitted by the trigeminal pathway which gathers input from rhodopsin and melanopsin origins. The melanopsin pathway is related to circadian rhythm and pupillary light response with peak sensitivity at 479nm.
Melanopsin sensitive cells have been identified in the retina and the iris making an argument for blocking light from both. Spectacles with amber tint (CPF series) and rose tint (Orion Therapeutic Blue Blocker) limit blue light and are used for photophobia in cone dystrophies, blepharospasm, and migraine headaches.
Limitations to wearing sunglasses indoors include cosmetic/social issues and stray light behind the spectacle lens.The purpose of this study was to assess the benefits of wearing tinted prosthetic contact lenses instead of spectacles for photophobia.
BioSport lenses are yearly wear soft contact lenses
The Orion Vision Group is one of the best known suppliers of custom tinted contact lenses for sport purposes in the world. Many professional athletes wear sport tint lenses to enhance their visual performance.
The use of sport tint lenses is growing; especially among golfers, baseball players and the new Sun Tac for runners. All BioSport tints are available in full iris tint and pupil only tints. Both options in all colors can be seen below.
Amber blocks blue light to heighten contrast sensitivity and visual acuity and is recommended for baseball, softball, football (daytime), skiing, and water sports.
- This lens helps reduce glare during competitive sporting events without having to wear bulky—sometimes loose-fitting—sunglasses.
- Baseball players benefit most from the Amber lenses because it blocks out blue light which causes “visual noise” while the red colors, such as a baseball’s seams, are accentuated.
- Both Mark Mcguire and Chipper Jones have worn these lenses.
Green mildly heightens contrast while preserving color balance, which helps in the bright outdoor light.
Bolle Blue blocks blue light and “brightens” yellow light. A great choice for tennis, football, and daytime baseball.
- NFL players Mario Williams, Kroy Bierman, Charles Tillman & Marques Colston are wearing these.
- Soccer player Kevin Hartman also wears these.
Sun Tac reduces overall brightness while preserving 100 percent normal color recognition such as with sunglasses. Successful in treating light sensitivity issues, it is perfect for outdoor activity on a sunny day, especially running.
Gray Green offers sun protection and improved contrast sensitivity, making it ideal for golf.
- Golfers will be able to better differentiate distance on a golf course.
- Golfer Justin Leonard has commented that the Gray Green lenses make it easier to separate every blade of grass.
Yellow heightens contrast in overcast, hazy, low-light conditions outdoors or for indoor sports under fluorescent light. It filters blue light for sharper focus and is most effective for nighttime football and baseball, night driving, and hunting and shooting.