Specialty Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can correct a wide range of vision problems, including astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia (near focusing problems that occur with age). Are you considering contact lenses for the very first time, or looking to improve the comfort or vision of your current lenses?  Have you wanted contacts in the past but were unable to wear them or told you are not a candidate because your prescription was “too high,” your eyes were too dry, you needed bifocals, or you have astigmatism?   We offer specialty lenses that can used on any patient, but are especially useful for patients who have decreased vision due to corneal diseases such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, corneal scars or patients with very high levels of astigmatism.

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 for.

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

  • Scleral

    Contacts

    • Sclerals are large, gas permeable contact lenses fit onto the white of the eye, called the sclera. These are advantageous in very irregular corneas, such as those with keratoconus, corneal transplants, extreme dry eye disease, and severe scarring.

    • Sclerals tend to be very comfortable and provide excellent and stable vision.

  • Corneal Gas Permeable

    • Corneal Gas Permeable contacts are fit onto the front surface of the eye, called the cornea.

    • These lenses also provide clear and comfortable vision and are especially useful in cases where there is no or mild corneal irregularity or in patients with high astigmatism. Because these are fit onto the front surface of the eye, there is a “break-in” period where the patient will need to adapt to how the lenses feel on the eye.

  • Hybrid Contacts

    • Hybrid lenses have a gas permeable center and a soft contact lens “skirt” on the edge of the lens. This provides for optimized vision with the comfort and feel more similar to a standard soft contact lens.

    • These lenses are also very useful in no or mild corneal irregularity or in patients with high astigmatism.

  • Custom Soft Contacts

    • Custom soft lenses are specially designed to mask low to mild corneal irregularity and work well for patients with extremely high prescriptions, if standard soft lenses are not made in a specific power.

Huntingburg

303 East 13th St.

Huntingburg, IN 47542

(812) 683-4443

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Huntingburg

Jasper

515 West 6th St.

Jasper, IN  47546

(812) 634-0000

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