Specialty Contact Lenses

 The cornea is responsible for focusing light that enters the eye. Any irregularity in the cornea can distort vision and result in significant visual impairment.

Specialty contact lenses can improve vision and reduce symptoms such as eye pain, dry eye, blurry vision and light sensitivity in patients with distorted corneas.

Pepose Vision has the expertise and latest technology to diagnose and provide the right specialty lens – a process much more complicated than it sounds – to help with conditions caused by ocular diseases, post-surgery complications, ocular trauma, inherited diseases and systemic diseases.

Our doctors have years of experience with specialty contact lenses and have helped thousands of patients.

 

scleral lens

What are specialty contact lenses?

The cornea is responsible for focusing light that enters the eye. Any irregularity in the cornea can distort vision and result in significant visual impairment.

Specialty contact lenses can improve vision and reduce symptoms such as eye pain, dry eye, blurry vision and light sensitivity in patients with distorted corneas.

Conditions that cause distortion include:

Ocular Diseases:
– Keratoconus
– Keratoglobus
– Pellucid Marginal Degeneration

Post Surgery Complications:
– Post-PKP (penetrating keratoplasty)
– Post-RK (radial keratotomy)
– Post-LASIK

 

Ocular Trauma:
– Corneal Scarring
– Recurrent Corneal Erosions

Inherited Diseases:
– Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy

Systemic Diseases – Conditions where the eye needs protection from direct exposure include:
– Sjogren’s Syndrome
– Ocular graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)
– Dry Eye Syndrome

These medical conditions require much skill in achieving a successful contact lens fit.

We always provide our patients with compassionate and customized care.

Contact lens treatment options

Hybrid Lenses

A hybrid contact lens is composed of a gas permeable lens in the center surrounded by a soft contact lens. The soft part of the lens improves comfort and helps the lens to center. The gas permeable center maximizes vision. SynergEyes, Inc. is the only FDA-cleared manufacturer of hybrid contact lenses for keratoconus. Their ClearKone lens is designed to fit moderate to advanced keratoconus.

Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses require very precise and skilled fitting. Scleral lenses are specialized contact lenses used for managing a variety of eye conditions. They are larger than standard gas permeable and soft contact lenses and are designed to rest on the less sensitive, white area of the eye, the sclera. Scleral lenses are fit to vault over the cornea. The vaulted area is filled with preservative free saline which acts as a liquid bandage to help treat diseased corneas or extremely dry eyes. Scleral lenses mask irregularities of the cornea and can dramatically improve vision. It is not uncommon for visually impaired patients to regain near normal vision.

Custom Gas Permeable Lenses

Custom gas permeable lenses (includes intra-limbal, reverse geometry and mini-scleral designs) are custom designed to manage corneal irregularity or high refractive error. Their smooth, glass-like surface maximizes visual acuity.

Tinted Therapeutic Lenses

Tinted therapeutic lenses are used for corneal scarring, opaque corneas or light sensitivity.

Custom Soft Contact Lenses

Custom soft contact lenses are precisely designed and used for pathological myopia, high hyperopia, aphakia and/or high astigmatism.


Specialty Contact Lenses are custom designed to maximize your vision, improve comfort and protect or improve the health of your eyes. Each lens is unique. Specialty contact lens fitting is a rewarding process. Once complete, many patients report an improvement in their quality of life.

Did you know Pepose Vision
is also an advanced research facility?

Links

http://www.nkcf.org (National Keratoconus Foundation) note: type nkcf.org in web browser if redirected to a different page
http://www.sclerallens.org/how-use-scleral-lenses (scleral application and removal videos)
http://www.treatkeratoconus.com (SynergEyes ClearKone Website for Keratoconus)
http://www.synergeyes.com/lenscare (SynergEyes application and removal videos)

For printable version of scleral lens instructions, click here
For printable version of ClearKone lens instructions, click here


What's your next step?

Please come see us for your specialty contact lens needs.
Our experienced doctors will use advanced diagnostics to determine exactly how to help you see your very best, patiently answer your questions and carefully explain all your options.

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