401 W. Fairmont Pkwy. Ste A
La Porte, TX  77571

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La Porte Vision Center


Medical Contact Lenses


For some individuals with specific conditions, contact lenses are medically necessary. 

Several conditions can cause disorders of the cornea:


  • Keratoconus
  • Corneal Injuries or Disease
  • Refractive Surgeries
  • Irregular Astigmatism


Medical contact lens fittings begin by taking photos and corneal topography maps that show the surface shape of the patient’s corneas. These readings are used to design a custom lens for each involved eye. Revisions and modifications of the lenses are usually necessary and several visits are often required, which is part of the contact lens fitting process. Patience pays off because the outcomes are usually well worth the effort. The needs of each individual is carefully weighed to find the lens that offers the best combination of visual acuity, comfort and corneal health.

Soft Lenses

Soft lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.

Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses

Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.


Multifocal Lenses

In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses.