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  • It’s not uncommon for contact lenses to fit comfortably. The shape of the eye is not always the same across patients, and some conditions, ocular diseases, or surgery can alter the eye’s shape or surface. This can make wearing contacts uncomfortable, unclear, or just not worth it. With our Specialty Contact Lens Center, we assess complex situations and find the best solutions to clear and comfortable vision.
  • Dry Eye Disease
    • Having dry eye disease is uncomfortable and causes eyes to become red and irritated. It makes it seem impossible to have a contact lens on top of that, which can sometimes worsen the symptoms. If you are not currently receiving treatment for dry eye, we recommend scheduling an appointment and taking care of the issue before looking into contacts. Once the dry eye is under control, our doctors will work together to determine what lenses and wearing schedule will work best with your sensitive eyes.
  • Astigmatism
    • Astigmatism can be a difficult condition to fit because rather than being round, the cornea has two curves, meaning two focus points. This odd shape can cause lenses to have difficulty staying in place and maintain perfect vision.
  • Giant Papillary Conjuctivitis (GPC)
    • This condition occurs when the inner surface of the eyelid becomes inflamed. Wearing contact lenses can worsen the condition because they carry protein deposits. Our doctors will find a solution to help minimize the buildup and get you back to being comfortable.
  • Keratoconus
    • Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease where the normal cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. This cone leads to distorted vision, glares, and light sensitivity. Lenses will need to match the cone shape to be comfortable, and some lenses can potentially assist in correcting the shape.
  • Ocular Surface Disease
    • Ocular surface disease (OSD) results from Dry Eye Syndrome and Blepharitis. The surface of the eye becomes damaged, and the top layer of cells can begin to die off. If you are not currently receiving treatment for OSD, we recommend scheduling an appointment and taking care of the issue before looking into contacts. Once your OSD is under control, our doctors will work together to determine what contact lenses will work best with your fragile eyes.
  • Post Vision Correction Surgery
    • Sometimes complications and symptoms still linger after corrective surgery. With the correct set of contact lenses, you can manage these symptoms and get back to seeing clearly.
  • Presbyopia
    • For adults over 40, presbyopia is a common condition. The eyes age just like the rest of the body, and around this time, they begin to lose their ability to focus on close objects. Our doctors will discuss your options of multifocal lenses or monovision to see what will work best for your lifestyle.

If you have one of these conditions or find contact lenses difficult to wear, schedule an appointment with us. We will use the latest technology and our years of expertise to find a solution that is comfortable and convenient for you.

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Starting March 30th, we will be open Monday and Thursday, 9 AM to 1 PM.

We will have a team member available to take your calls to place eyewear and contact lens orders, handle shipping requests, and answer any questions about eye emergencies and eye health.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!