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Providing and helping fit specialty contacts including hard & soft lenses

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Benefits of Specialty Contact Lenses

  • Many of these specialty lenses can correct astigmatism, or work as bifocals, allowing patients to have clear vision in the distance and up close.
  • Patients who need specialty contact lenses sometimes have keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, or have had an eye surgery such as LASIK, PRK, or RK, that creates a cornea with a unique shape. In many of these cases, traditional contact lenses do not work, but specialty contact lenses can.

Ortho-K Lenses

Reshape your vision with Ortho-K Lenses

Ortho-K lenses, short for orthokeratology, are a type of specialized gas-permeable contact lens that are designed to reshape the cornea of the eye while you sleep. By doing so, they correct a variety of vision problems such as astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia, allowing you to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses during the day.

Why Ortho-K?

Benefits of Ortho-K Lenses

There are several benefits to using Ortho-K Lenses. Some of them include:

Improved Vision

Ortho-K lenses allow you to enjoy clear vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses.


Unlike other forms of vision correction, Ortho-K lenses are non-surgical, making them a safe and effective option for people who are not good candidates for LASIK surgery.

Suitable for Children

Ortho-K lenses are particularly beneficial for children as they can slow down the progression of myopia and help manage other eye conditions.

Long-Lasting Results

While patients should wear their lenses every night for best results, the effects of Ortho-K lenses can often last for up to two full days.


The reshaping of the cornea is not painful, as it is caused by hydraulic forces rather than squeezing or "squishing."

Covered by FSA/HSA

Ortho-K lenses are eligible for reimbursement through flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs).

Scleral Lenses

What are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are large diameter rigid gas permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye, rather than on the cornea. The space between the scleral lens and the cornea creates a fluid-filled reservoir that helps to fill in any corneal irregularities and create a perfectly rounded surface, resulting in clear and comfortable vision.

Why Scleral Lenses?

Benefits of Scleral Lenses

There are several benefits to using Scleral Lenses. Some of them include:


Scleral lenses are designed to be comfortable, with most patients reporting that they are the most comfortable contact lens they have ever worn.

Clear Vision

Scleral lenses can provide clear and sharp vision, particularly for patients with corneal diseases, dystrophies, and degenerations, corneal scars and irregularities, and those who have had corneal transplant or refractive surgery.


Scleral lenses can be used to correct a variety of vision problems, including keratoconus, myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.


Scleral lenses can provide protection for the cornea, particularly for patients with severe dry eye or other ocular surface conditions.


With proper care and maintenance, scleral lenses can provide long-lasting vision correction.

Customizable Fit

Scleral lenses are customizable to fit the unique curvature and shape of your eye, resulting in a more precise and comfortable fit compared to traditional contact lenses.

Experience Ortho-K or Scleral Lenses with Carbon Valley Eye Care Today.

Experience the benefits of Scleral lenses. Contact Carbon Valley Eye Care today to learn more and achieve clear vision with expert care.

The world of specialty contact lenses is changing at a rapid pace, and our doctors stay current with the latest in technology. Whether you need scleral lenses, RGP (hard) contact lenses, Orthokeratology, Duette lenses, or custom-made soft lenses, our doctors have experience with hundreds and hundreds of cases.

What are specialty contact lenses?

Contact lenses rest on the front of the eye (the clear window called the “cornea”), and if a patient doesn’t have a “regular” cornea, specialty lenses may be necessary. You may need custom contact lenses if you’ve been told you have an “irregular cornea” or “corneal ectasia” or if you’ve had an eye injury. Mass produced soft contacts are not designed to work on an irregular cornea.

Some conditions that can cause an irregular cornea include: Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration (PMD), corneal ectasia due to eye surgery, corneal transplant, having had LASIK or PRK, or any type of eye or cornea injury or scarring.

At Carbon Valley Eye Care we have over a decade of experience with all kinds of lenses on all types of eyes. Our level of experience means that you will get the best lens for your eye. We will work with you and help you find the specialty lenses that will work best for your eyes and visual needs.

Having attended national conferences on specialty contact lenses, our office has cultivated relationships with the best lens labs in the country, and we use local labs whenever possible to expedite things.

Specialty lenses come in 4 global categories, all of which we provide:

Scleral lenses:

large diameter lenses that don’t touch the cornea. These lenses have exploded in popularity since 2010 because they are very comfortable and deliver excellent vision. They are versatile, with the ability to correct almost any vision problem and compensate for almost any type of corneal irregularity. Scleral lenses can also be used as a treatment for severe cases of dry eye.

RGP lenses (AKA “hard contacts”):

RGP lenses are hard contact lenses that rest on the cornea and can be used for a variety of conditions. They come in many designs, including for astigmatism and bifocals.

Hybrid lenses:

Contact lenses that have an RGP center, with a soft lens border. These lenses can offer the sharp vision delivered by RGP lenses combined with the comfort of a soft lens.

Custom soft lenses:

These are similar to “regular” soft contacts but have some very important differences so that they work for irregular corneas.

Specialty lenses are also available in different optical designs. They can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. For adult patients, they can be made as multifocal or bifocals so that the wearer will not need to use reading glasses.

Dry Eye Treatment Forms

To save time on your dry eye visit, please fill out and print or email the following forms before you come in. Forms can be emailed to info@carbonvalleyeyecare.com.

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