Specialty Contact Lenses Specialist

Antelope Valley Optometric Center

Optometrists located in Lancaster, CA

Even people who are hard to fit for contacts lenses or who suffer from eye conditions can find contact lens options at Antelope Valley Optometric Center. For over 30 years, the skilled optometrists and their staff have provided the most innovative treatment options available, including specialty contact lenses, for people in Lancaster, California, and the neighboring communities. To learn more about the specialty contact lenses available at Antelope Valley Optometric Center, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Specialty Contact Lenses Q & A

Antelope Valley Optometric Center

What are corrective lenses?

The eye doctors at Antelope Valley Optometric Center may recommend corrective lenses, like eyeglasses or contact lenses, to correct refractive vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism. These vision problems occur due to an abnormally shaped lens or cornea in the eye.

The cornea is the outer surface where light enters the eye. As it passes into the eye, the lens focuses the light on the retina, where it changes into electrical signals for the brain to then interpret. When the cornea or lens bend out of shape, the light entering the eye is not focused correctly on the retina and disrupts the image received by the brain

Corrective lenses alter the way light enters the eye so it hits the retina in an ideal way, resulting in clear vision.

What are the different kinds of contact lenses?

Antelope Valley Optometric Center offers a wide range of contact lens options, including the most recent releases from industry leaders in contact lens manufacturing. These lenses come in a variety of options that can be replaced daily, every two weeks or monthly, as well as quarterly or yearly.

In addition to standard contact lenses, Antelope Valley Optometric Center also offers specialty contact lenses.

What are specialty contact lenses?

The eye doctors at Antelope Valley Optometric Center might recommend specialty contact lenses for hard-to-fit contact lens wearers or those suffering from eye issues like pellucid marginal degeneration, postoperative complications, and corneal transplants. Some specialty contact lenses include:

  • Rigid gas permeable lenses: provide remarkably sharp optics, especially for people with higher prescriptions
  • Hybrid lenses: a combination of hard and soft lenses, the hard central lens provides superior optics and the soft surrounding skirt guarantees increased comfort
  • Scleral lenses: large diameter lenses for highly irregular corneas or other hard-to-fit conditions

Dr. Jeff Clark at Antelope Valley Optometric Center specializes in providing soft lenses for people with keratoconus, also known as conical cornea.

What is keratoconus?

Keratoconus occurs when the cornea thins and bulges from the eye. This change in shape causes light rays entering the eye to lose focus and can lead to distorted or blurry vision that affects the ability to drive and perform daily tasks like reading.

To address keratoconus, Dr. Clark might recommend special, custom-made soft lenses to correct your poor vision comfortably.

For more information on specialty contact lenses and how they can help restore optimal vision, call Antelope Valley Optometric Center or schedule an appointment online today.