Specialty Contact Lenses

Specialty Contact Lenses services

Specialty contact lenses are designed for patients who have corneal conditions or other eye conditions for which conventional contacts aren't suitable. Since conventional contact lenses sit directly on the surface of the eyes, it is imperative that they fit correctly and comfortably. Unfortunately, since not everyone has a perfectly-shaped cornea, conventional contacts won't fit everyone. Fortunately, there are various types of specialty contact lenses that can make it possible for these patients to enjoy clear vision without glasses. If you think specialty contact lenses might be a good fit for you, call our team at Optic Gallery for a consultation.

Specialty Contact Lenses Q & A

What are specialty contact lenses?

Specialty contact lenses are appropriate for people with vision issues who aren’t able to wear traditional contacts. Our practice tailors each vision correction option based on your unique needs, prescription, eye health, and vision correction preferences.

What are my specialty contact lens options?

The following are some of the specialty lenses that Optic Gallery can custom design for your needs:

Monofocal lenses
Monofocal lenses can correct both distance and near vision issues. You wear one contact to correct near vision and another in your other eye to correct far vision.

Scleral lenses
Scleral lenses rest on the white of your eye, vaulting over your cornea instead of resting on the cornea of the eye. Such lenses can correct numerous
problems and offer benefits for patients struggling with giant papillary conjunctivitis (irritated, red, and swollen eyelids) or dry eye.

Gas permeable lenses
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses hold their shape. These specialty contact lenses are advantageous if you have keratoconus, dry eye, or giant papillary conjunctivitis.

Piggyback lenses
Soft, piggyback lenses rest under gas permeable contact lenses, acting as a cushion that helps you comfortably ease into wearing gas permeable contacts.

​​​​​​​Bifocal lenses
Bifocal lenses contain a prescription for both close-up and distance vision problems.

Are specialty contact lenses right for me?

Your optometrist may recommend specialty contact lenses if you’ve been diagnosed with:

  • Presbyopia (age-related farsightedness)

  • Keratoconus (thin, bulging cornea)

  • Astigmatism

  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis

  • Dry eye syndrome

Your optometrist determines if you’re a candidate for specialty contact lenses after discussing your medical history, eye health history, lifestyle habits, symptoms, and treatment preferences.

Dry Eye Services

Dry eye disease is a chronic condition caused by unstable tears and inflammation and leads to symptoms such as redness, burning, irritation,  gritty sensation, and blurry vision. Once you have dry eye, your symptoms may come and go and over time will progressively get worse. Our Optometrists at Optic Gallery can help prevent the progression of dry eye and manage your symptoms, so you can enjoy life to the fullest.

Forma-IRadio Frequency (RF) Treatment
Lumecca-IIntense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment
ZestEyelid Exfoliation Treatment
Gland Dysfunction
Amniotic Membrane Treatment
Punctal Plugs
Scleral Lenses