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Specialty Contacts in El Cajon, CA

Have you ever been told you can’t wear contact lenses because of a corneal irregularity? You may still have options available.

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At Main Street Optometry, we offer specialty contact lenses for people who are unable to wear regular contacts for vision correction.

Schedule an exam today—we may be able to help you find the specialty contacts you need for vision correction.

Do You Need Specialty Contact Lenses?

If you have a condition that causes a corneal irregularity, it can mean that you cannot wear traditional contact lenses.
A few examples of conditions that can prevent you from being able to wear regular contacts include:

  • Keratoconus
  • Corneal ectasia
  • Corneal scarring
  • Prior LASIK corrective surgery

In these situations, regular contacts can be hard to fit to the shape of the eye, can be irritating. and may not properly correct vision.

What Types of Specialty Contact Lenses Are Available?

The type of lenses you will need will depend on what condition your eyes have, as each type of specialty lens is designed to do different things.

Some of the most common forms of specialty lenses are:

Scleral Lenses – These lenses are larger in size, actually covering the sclera of the eye and vaulting the cornea. They are especially good for patients with corneal irregularities that make regular contacts uncomfortable.

Gas-Permeable Lenses – Gas-permeable lenses allow oxygen flow through the lens. The lenses can be smaller but are also customizable.

Custom-Made Soft Lenses – Soft lenses are made from a highly flexible material and are fully customizable to fit the shape of the eye.

Find the Specialty Contacts You Need

It is important that you are able to find contact lenses when you want them, and here at Main Street Optometry, we want to help you make it happen.

For more information about specialty contacts, call us at (619) 444-1153 or fill out this form for an appointment.

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