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Specialty Lenses!

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At Vision Therapy Institute we offer more than spectacle lenses, and soft contact lenses for optical correction. We also treat medical conditions, such as Ocular Surface Disease, Keratoconus, and Myopia that require the use of Specialty Lenses for optimal optical/corneal treatment and correction. 

Here are some of the lenses we provide:

OrthoK Lenses: 

Specially designed gas permeable contact lenses that you wear overnight. While you are asleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (cornea) so you can clearly see the following day after you remove the lenses when you wake up.

Eye doctors prescribe ortho-k lenses for two purposes:

  • To correct refractive errors (primarily nearsightedness, but also astigmatism and farsightedness). 
  • To slow the progression of childhood myopia.


RGP Lenses:

Gas permeable contact lenses or rigid gas permeable contacts (RGP) are hard contacts. They’re made of a firm plastic material that allows oxygen to pass through to the eye (oxygen-permeable lenses).


Hybrid Lenses:

Hybrid lenses are a type of contact lens that combine the comfort of soft lenses with the superior visual quality of RGP lenses. They consist of a rigid center surrounded by a soft lens skirt.


Scleral Lenses:

A scleral lens, also known as a scleral contact lens, is a large contact lens that rests on the sclera and creates a tear-filled vault over the cornea. Scleral lenses are designed to treat a variety of eye conditions, many of which do not respond to other forms of treatment.


EyeFit/EyePrintPRO Prosthetic Lenses:

The EyePrintPRO is an optically clear, prosthetic scleral device designed to match the exact scleral contours of a patient’s individual eye which is unique like a fingerprint. Developed to address the most significant of elevation differences on an ocular surface, the EyePrintPRO accommodates patients with the most severe ocular disease, trauma, and/or ocular elevation differences. Through the rotational stability, enabled by this custom fit, the EyePrintPRO also features advanced optics, like optical prism in any direction, a fully customizable multifocal, and decentered optics. For most patients, this results in superior vision, a more comfortable fit, and translates into longer wear time.

If you have Ocular Surface Disease, Keratoconus, Myopia, or currently wear contact lenses, and have previously had trouble with the fit, comfort and wear time with your lenses, one of these options may work for you. Please contact our office to set up your Specialty Contact Lens Exam!

Written by Raigne Kirton

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