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Specialty contact lenses

Custom, specialty contact lenses may be necessary for certain eye conditions, the most common being corneal ectasias (keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, post-LASIK ectasia), corneal transplants or certain corneal injuries. These condntions create an irregular cornea that soft contact lenses cannot correct. 

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.

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

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.

  • These lenses provide the best clarity for patients with irregular corneas  where glasses and traditional contact lenses fall short.



Ortho-K lenses, short for orthokeratology, are a type of specialized hard 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.

There are several benefits, including the following:

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).

contact 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 is filled with a fluid-filled reservoir that helps to compensate for any corneal irregularities by creating a perfectly rounded surface, resulting in clear and comfortable vision.





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.
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