A new eye product promises comfortable vision for those unable to wear contact lenses due to dry eyes or corneal defects. Onefit works like a contact lens but with a major difference: It doesn’t touch the cornea, the sensitive surface over the pupil of the eye.
Dr. Brad Altman, optometrist with Aprima Eye Health Consultants in Mt. Juliet, says, “This is unlike anything you’ve seen or imagined. It’s a contact, but it doesn’t touch the cornea like other contacts. It actually rests on the less-sensitive white area of the eyeball, and the cornea is protected by a cushion of fluid.” He says that this might be the answer if you’ve tried hard or gas-permeable contacts with less-than-wonderful results. “These devices are ideal for many problem eyes. They can correct astigmatism in most cases. And they stay in,” says Dr. Altman. “Athletes, active teens, and seniors with dry eyes. If you’ve been told you’re not a good candidate for soft lenses, these devices could prove to be a huge blessing for you.”
Dr. Altman was the first doctor in Tennessee trained in prescribing and fitting the devices, which are custom-made for each patient. A consultation is the first step to see if a person is a good candidate.