Hybrid contacts are large-diameter lenses that have a rigid gas permeable central zone, surrounded by a peripheral zone made of soft or silicone hydrogel material. The purpose of this design is to provide the visual clarity of GP lenses, combined with wearing comfort that is comparable to soft lenses.
Hybrid contacts for keratoconus have a special design that enables the central GP zone of the lens to vault over the irregularly shaped cornea. Hybrid lenses also are available for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism in healthy eyes.
At Clarity Eye Care we also carry SynergEyes® A a hybrid contact lens with FDA-clearance specifically designed for patients with high astigmatism, mildly irregular corneas, or in the early stages of keratoconus. SynergEyes A provides a unique hybrid technology–with the crisp, clear vision of a gas permeable lens and the comfort of a soft lens.
For more on hybrid contacts, contact your Clarity Eye Care doctor in Lombard, Illinois today!