Specialty Contact Lenses
We provide our patients with custom designed contact lenses, both for daily use and to correct medical conditions. Specialty lenses are used to improve vision beyond the capabilities of glasses, compensate for irregular corneas, and even reduce the symptoms of dryness, pain, blurred vision, and light sensitivity.
Specialty lenses might also be a good fit for you if you have corneal scarring, opaque corneas, or iris deformities.
If you're not sure whether specialty contact lenses are right for you, this brief video hosted by our own Dr. Joel Quist provides helpful information.
The EyePrintPRO is specifically used for patients with diseased corneas and various corneal conditions. This transparent prosthetic scleral device is designed to match the exact contours of an individual eye by taking a “mold” of the cornea. EyePrint then fabricates an exact duplicate of the scleral lenses, giving you the best vision and comfort possible.
Corneal Refractive Therapy
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), also called orthokeratology or ortho-k, involves wearing specially designed contact lenses that gently alter the curvature of the cornea. This corneal reshaping temporarily corrects myopia, or nearsightedness. CRT has shown to slow the progression of childhood myopia.
Scleral lenses are large diameter rigid gas permeable lenses that completely cover the cornea. The cornea is bathed all day long with fluid to rejuvenate the ocular surface. Scleral lenses are used to treat a great number of ocular diseases and conditions. And because scleral lenses never actually touch the cornea, they are both soothing and extremely comfortable.
Corneal Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Corneal gas permeable contact lenses offer better clarity at all distances. Multi-focal gas permeable contacts can provide freedom from glasses and allow better vision at the computer, while reading, and even at a distance. The high oxygen permeability of these lenses also provide exceptional eye health.
Schedule Your Eye Exam Today!
In addition to ocular exams, Dakota Vision Center offers an entire spectrum of eye care services, including medical eye care, contact lens evaluations, specialty contact lenses, pediatric and InfantSEE exams, and vision therapy for the whole family. Simply stop in to either of our convenient locations or make an appointment with an eye care specialist today.
Have questions? Contact our friendly and knowledgable optical staff.