Specialty Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can correct a wide range of vision problems, including astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia.  While technology in standard contact lenses have improved dramatically over the past two decades, standard lenses are not ideal for every patient. Specialty contact lenses may offer vision correction for those who have been previously told contacts are not an option, such as those with high prescriptions, high astigmatism, and those needing bifocals contact lenses. Additionally, specialized lenses can be fit eye with corneal diseases like dry eye disease, keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, and corneal scarring. In these cases, specialty contacts often provide a level of vision improvement not achievable in glasses.

WHAT IS A

SPECIALTY CONTACT LENS?

  • A specialty contact lens is a custom designed lens used to provide the sharpest and clearest vision for patients for whom standard soft contact lenses do not work well.

  • These lenses are intended to correct corneal irregularities and extremely high prescriptions, but also can be fit onto a healthy, “normal” eye.