At Eye Academy, we are able to fit complex and bespoke contact lens designs with the aid of our state-of-the-art corneal topographer.
The cornea is the very front surface of the eye which determines the majority of the eye's prescription, and it is the surface on which a contact lens is fitted. With more complex prescriptions, it is extremely important that the contact lens is stable and aligned with the natural curvature of the cornea in order to produce the optimum fit and vision.
A corneal topographer creates a 3D map of the corneal surface, so that the shape of the entire cornea can be viewed and analysed. In addition to contact lens fitting, topography can also be used to diagnose certain eye conditions, such a keratoconus.
Patients who would benefit from corneal topography:
- Complex contact lens prescriptions
- Post laser-refractive surgery
- Patients interested in Ortho K (overnight wear) lenses
- Ocular surface disorders e.g. pterygium to monitor progression
Corneal topography would normally be performed as part of an appointment (e.g. a contact lens fitting) as an advanced service. For more information, please contact us.