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Specialty Contact Lenses at Bladen Eye Center, NC

At Bladen Eye Center, we offer specialty contact lenses that combine innovation with personalization to unlock new dimensions of visual clarity and comfort, regardless of eye shape or condition. When conventional contact lenses fall short in addressing specific visual challenges, these specialized lenses step in, offering tailored solutions that cater to diverse eye conditions and unique needs.

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What are Specialty Contact Lenses?

Specialty contact lenses, also known as custom or therapeutic lenses, go beyond the standard options available to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. They address specific eye conditions and vision issues that may not be fully corrected with traditional lenses or eyeglasses. These lenses are carefully crafted to provide optimal vision and comfort for individuals with complex refractive errors, irregular corneas, or specific eye health concerns.

Types of Specialty Lenses

Gas Permeable (GP) Lenses

These lenses are made from rigid materials that allow oxygen to pass through, making them suitable for various conditions, including astigmatism and presbyopia. GP lenses provide sharp vision and can correct even high levels of refractive errors.

Toric Lenses

For individuals with astigmatism, toric lenses correct both nearsightedness or farsightedness and astigmatism simultaneously. Their unique shape ensures proper alignment of the eye for clear vision.

Multifocal and Bifocal Lenses

These lenses cater to presbyopia, a condition that affects near vision as we age. Multifocal lenses provide different prescriptions in different parts of the lens, allowing for clear vision at various distances.

Scleral Lenses

These large-diameter lenses vault over the entire cornea and rest on the white part of the eye (sclera). They are particularly beneficial for individuals with irregular corneas, such as those with keratoconus, and offer improved comfort and vision.

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) Lenses

These lenses are worn overnight, gently reshaping the cornea to correct refractive errors temporarily. They provide clear vision during the day without the need for daytime eyewear.

Hybrid Lenses

Combining features of soft and rigid lenses, hybrid lenses provide the comfort of soft lenses with the visual acuity of rigid lenses. They are suitable for irregular corneas and conditions like keratoconus.

Prosthetic Lenses

These lenses mask eye irregularities or color differences. They are often used for medical and cosmetic reasons, providing a natural appearance to the eye.

Scleral Lenses: Revolutionizing Comfort for Dry Eye

Dry eye syndrome can severely impact daily life, causing discomfort, irritation, and blurred vision. Scleral lenses have emerged as a groundbreaking solution for dry eye patients. With a unique design that vaults over the cornea, these lenses create a reservoir of fluid between the lens and the eye’s surface. This moisture-rich environment helps alleviate dryness, protect the ocular surface, and enhance comfort.

Individuals with conditions such as Sjögren’s syndrome, Meibomian gland dysfunction, and chronic dry eye can experience remarkable relief with scleral lenses. These lenses provide visual clarity and create a protective barrier that shields the eyes from environmental irritants, making them an invaluable tool in managing dry eye symptoms.

Choosing the Right Contact Lens for You

Finding the perfect specialty contact lens begins with a comprehensive eye examination and consultation with our experienced optometrists. They will evaluate your eye condition, lifestyle, and preferences to determine the most suitable lens type for your needs. Each lens is carefully tailored to your unique eye anatomy, ensuring a comfortable fit and optimal visual outcome.

Our Specialty Contact Lens Services