Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Request for a referral for Cosmetic contact lenses

Related keywords
contact lenses, plano cosmetic, disfigured eyes, misaligned eyeball, exotropia, amblyopia, inoperable cataracts, coats disease, heterochromia
Who can apply
General Practitioner
Referral routes
Exceptional Funding Request Panel

Cosmetic contact lenses are worn to improve the cosmetic appearance of the eye either due to congenital deformity or acquired/traumatic injury. Cosmetic or zero-powered or ‘plano cosmetic’ contact lenses (non-corrective contact lenses designed to change the colour or appearance of the eye) are effective for changing eye colour and appearance, and are also used in various therapeutic applications such as masking disfigured eyes e.g. they can be used to mask the misaligned direction of the eyeball caused by exotropia or amblyopia or can also be used to mask conditions such as inoperable cataracts, coats disease or heterochromia.

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Description: This is an Exceptional Funding Request policy.  Referral can only be made following authorisation from the CCG’s Exceptional Funding Request Panel. Applications can only be considered by the Panel if there is clear evidence that the patient’s clinical circumstances or condition are exceptional, i.e. there is something about the patient’s condition or circumstances that differentiates them, […]