Specialty contacts are ideal for conditions where conventional soft contact lenses are not suitable. People have different eyes and vision requirements, so these lenses are tailored to those needs.

Gas Permeable (GP)



What are some of the conditions that call for the use of Specialty contact lenses?

High Prescriptions Or Astigmatism

Hybrid Lenses

Hybrid lenses consist of a rigid gas permeable center lens with an integrated soft contact lens surrounding skirt. These lenses are more comfortable than a traditional rigid contact lens while offering the same superior clarity of vision. Hybrid lenses are an option for people with keratoconus, irregular corneas, high astigmatism, high demand sports vision, and prior surgeries. These lenses are custom made for each patient’s unique eye and vision requirements.

Scleral Lenses

These lenses do not sit on the cornea as other contacts do. They have a large diameter that rests on the sclera or the white part of the eye which is less sensitive than the cornea. Scleral lenses are ideal for people with keratoconus, irregular corneas, and prior surgeries. They can also offer relief to people with dry eyes by creating a reservoir of tears over the cornea. These lenses are designed specially for each individual.

Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

These lenses are made for people with high prescriptions and astigmatism. Rigid lenses can also improve clarity for patients that suffer from dryness with soft contact lenses. The material they are made of allows oxygen to pass through them and to cornea. Rigid lenses are smaller than traditional soft contacts. Their rigidness helps maintain a clear symmetrical surface shape and can help with corneal abnormalities.

Multifocal Lenses

These lenses correct the vision of an individual experiencing presbyopia. Presbyopia is the natural change in a persons ability to see up close and become reliant on reading glasses. Different areas of the lenses are made to correct the visual issues. These lenses allow for correction of far vision and reading vision without having to use reading glasses.

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