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General Eye Doctor or Eye Doctor Trained in Fitting Contact Lenses? —Specialty Contacts in Bryan, Ohio

"Hard-To-Fit" Contact Lens Patients

In the world of healthcare, there are many conditions that are treated by a specialized doctor rather than a general practitioner. Eye doctors are no exception. When it comes to certain ocular conditions and complications, the most effective care is delivered by an eye doctor trained in a particular area of eye health. While a general practitioner is typically familiar with the condition, it's still going to be the eye doctor with special training and greater experience who will provide the most effective treatments and solutions.

Hard-To-Fit Contact Lens Patients

Certain individuals with corneal irregularities or other ocular aberrations require custom-made specialty contact lenses. These patients are called “hard-to-fit”, as they cannot wear standard contact lenses and struggle with standard prescription eyeglasses. Fitting specialty contact lenses needs to be done by a contact lens specialist, who will use the latest corneal imaging and topographic technology to customize the lenses to your unique dimensions. At , our eye doctors are experts in fitting specialized and custom contact lenses in Bryan. 

Do You Struggle With Contact Lenses?

Do you find wearing traditional contact lenses painful or uncomfortable? You aren't alone. There are many people who fall under the "hard-to-fit" category, whether due to corneal conditions, such as keratoconus or other problems such as sensitivity or chronic dry eye. People in this category are incorrectly told that they can’t wear contact lenses at all. The truth is that most patients can be successfully fitted with scleral contact lenses, which deliver impressive visual clarity and unparalleled comfort.

    Scleral Lenses Can Be Worn By People With These Conditions

    • Astigmatism
    • Dry eyes
    • Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
    • Keratoconus
    • Post-refractive surgery (LASIK)
    • Corneal irregularity or corneal dystrophy
    • Post-Corneal Transplant

    Any of these problems will typically require eye care beyond the scope of general care optometry.

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    What is an Eye Doctor Trained in Fitting Contact Lenses?

    The eye doctor that fits patients with scleral lenses has extensive training in the techniques and technologies required to create and fit customized contact lenses. At The Scleral Lens and Keratoconus Center at Peters Family Eyecare, we provide hi-tech contact lens solutions to adults and children alike. Dr. Peters will assess your contact lens needs and recommend a contact lens solution that provides the comfort, stability, and clarity you need.

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    When Should I See an Eye Doctor for Scleral Lenses?

    If you have any corneal irregularity or visual disorder that prevents you from wearing regular contact lenses, or if you're seeking to correct your myopia in a non-surgical way, schedule a consultation with Dr. Peters. The first step of any treatment is the assessment, which requires specialized diagnostic and digital imaging tools, such as a corneal topography which produces high-resolution corneal imagery. A detailed mapping of the contours of your eyes will allow us to create custom-fit contact lenses uniquely fitted to your eyes. The most common specialty contact lenses used are Scleral lenses. Ortho-K lenses are typically worn by children for myopia control or adults who seek a non-surgical alternative to LASIK.

    Scleral Lenses

    Scleral Lenses are large-diameter gas-permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera and create a tear-filled vault over the cornea. The lenses, therefore, sit over an irregular cornea and not on it. Sclerals provides a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct refractive errors with tremendous accuracy while retaining maximum comfort. Scleral lenses are also fixed in place to avoid discomfort and remain in place. These specialized Scleral Contact Lenses are often the ideal solution for patients suffering from:

    • keratoconus
    • chronic dry eyes
    • SjÖgren’s syndrome
    • sensitive eyes
    • corneal ectasia
    • Steven-Johnson syndrome
    • neurotrophic keratitis
    • aniridia
    • microphthalmia
    • higher aberration of the eye
    • pellucid degeneration
    • complications from eye surgery
    • sensitive eyes
    Ortho-K Lenses

    Your contact lens specialist may also recommend the use of Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) lenses for your vision. These are rigid gas permeable contact lenses that you wear overnight. They gently reshape the cornea so that you can enjoy corrected, accurate vision during the day.  Orthokeratology is a safe, effective, and non-surgical alternative to  LASIK or similar surgical procedures. The use of Ortho-k has also been demonstrated to effectively manage the progression of myopia in children.

    The corneal reshaping lenses quality of orthokeratology can be used to correct refractive problems such as near-sightedness, astigmatism, and hyperopia. In some cases, it can also be used to correct for presbyopia as well.

    Meet Our Contact Lens Specialist

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    Trisha, Front Desk Coordinator

    Optometric Assistant
    Trisha is a graduate of Edon High School and currently lives in Edgerton with her husband Michael, two kids, Hayley and Tanner,  and two pups. Trisha enjoys shopping, reading and camping, as well as watching her children participate in sports....
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    Katrisha, Clinical Technician

    Optometric Assistant
    Katrisha has been part of our team since 2014 and is known to her co-workers as “BT.” She is a graduate of Columbia City High School in Indiana and currently resides in Edgerton with her husband, daughter, and son. She has two dogs and loves to camp and spend time...
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    Loralee, Clinical Optician

    Clinical Optician
    Loralee is one of our clinical opticians and has enjoyed working in all areas of eye care, including over three years of experience with an area retinal specialist.She resides in Edgerton with her husband and three children. Her time is best spent watching her children on the football fields, basketball...
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    Erin, Insurance/Billing Coordinator

    Insurance/Billing Coordinator
    Erin joined our staff in August of 2015. She is our Billing and Insurance Coordinator. She is from the Bryan area, and spends most of her free time with her husband and dog! Erin loves photography, riding motorcycles with her husband, and spending time with her family and friends....
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    Lisa, Clinical Optician

    Clinical Optician
    Lisa has been with our team since July 2019 and is a Clinical Optician. Originally from Mount Vernon, Ohio, she now resides in Archbold, where she has lived for the past 30 years. Lisa attended Bowling Green State University and has 13 years of experience as an optician. She has...
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    Heather, Insurance

    Insurance Specialist
    Heather joined our team in May of 2019 and specializes in insurance billing. She is originally from Milwaukee, and graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in Surgical Technology. She now resides in Stryker with her husband and youngest daughter. She enjoys spending time at home with her family...
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    Alex, Clinical Technician

    Clinical Technician
    Alex joined our team in May 2019, and is a Clinical Technician and our spunky contact lens coordinator. She is a Fairview High School graduate, resides in Ney with her son Calvin and dog Trigger, and fills her time with family, scrapbooking and being outdoors....
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    Shawna, Clinical Optician

    Clinical Technician, Clinical Optician, Dry Eye Specialist
    In addition to being one of our Clinical Opticians, Shawna is also our dry eye specialist. She has been with Peters Family Eyecare since 2017. She is a Tinora High School alum and a graduate of the University of Toledo with a B.A. in Communication. Shawna lives in Defiance with...
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    Carrie, Clinical Optician

    Carrie started her career with Peters Family Eyecare in June 2019. As a clinical optician, she is always ready to greet our patients with her infectious smile and warm personality. She is originally from the Toledo area and is married with two teenage boys. Her favorite things to do are...
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    Trish, Practice Administrator

    Practice Administrator
    Trish has worked at Peters Family Eyecare since July 2009. As our fabulous Practice Administrator, she handles a broad range of tasks behind-the-scenes that ultimately ensure an enjoyable patient experience. Outside of work, you will find Trish spending time with her three adult children and son-n-law. She enjoys walking, gardening,...
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    Dr. Randy L. Peters

    Dr. Peters graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1994, where he received many awards and honors, including the Contact Lens Excellence Award and the Bausch and Lomb Practice Management Award. He has been practicing optometry for over 20 years. He and his wife, Diane, moved to Bryan in...
    Serving Patients From

    Bryan | Fort Wayne, Indiana | Toledo | Pioneer | and the state of Ohio

    If You’re Looking For A Eye Doctor Near Bryan, Ohio, Dr. Peters Of The Scleral Lens and Keratoconus Center at Peters Family Eyecare Is The Destination.

    Don’t let discomfort or a corneal condition prevent you from having clear, comfortable vision. Contact us to asses and fit you with the contact lens solution you need.

    Serving Patients From:

    Bryan | Fort Wayne, Indiana | Toledo | Pioneer | and the state of Ohio