Specialty Contact Lenses

Specialty Contact Lenses services offered in Reno, NV

If you have unique vision or eye health needs and can’t comfortably wear conventional contact lenses, consider specialty contact lenses at Optic Gallery South Meadows in Reno, Nevada. Skilled optometrist Warren Whitley, OD, offers such lenses to perfect your vision in a safe, comfortable, and effective way. Call the office to schedule an eye exam!

Specialty Contact Lenses Q & A

What are specialty contact lenses? Specialty contact lenses at Optic Gallery South Meadows are customized for people with vision problems who cannot wear traditional contacts. The practice provides the perfect vision solution for you, regardless of your specific vision concern, vision correction preferences, and eye health.

The exceptional optometrists provide designer eyeglasses frames in addition to conventional and specialty contact lenses.

Which specialty contact lenses are available?

Some of the specialty contact lenses available at Optic Gallery South Meadows include:

Gas permeable lenses
Gas permeable contact lenses hold their shape due to rigidity. Your eye specialist might suggest gas permeable lenses if you have dry eye, keratoconus, giant papillary conjunctivitis (a condition that can cause red, irritated, and swollen eyelids), or other conditions that make wearing conventional lenses difficult.

Piggyback lenses
You can wear soft, piggyback lenses underneath gas permeable contact lenses. They act as a cushion that makes it easier to adjust to permeable contacts.

Monofocal lenses
Monofocal lenses provide one contact for close-up vision and another for distance vision in the opposite eye.

Scleral lenses
Rather than resting on the cornea of your eye, scleral lenses rest on the white of the eye and vault over your cornea. These lenses correct numerous vision problems and are advantageous if you suffer from dry eye or giant papillary conjunctivitis.

Bifocal lenses
Bifocal lenses are specialty contact lenses that provide prescriptions for both near and distant vision.

Am I a candidate for specialty contact lenses?

Your Optic Gallery South Meadows optometrist determines if specialty contact lenses are right for you after reviewing your eye health history, medical history, lifestyle habits, symptoms, and treatment preferences.

  • Astigmatism

  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis

  • Presbyopia (age-related farsightedness)

  • Keratoconus (thin, bulging cornea)

  • Dry eye syndrome​​​​​​​

Your optometrist determines if you’re a candidate for specialty contact lenses after discussing your medical history, eye health history, lifestyle habits, symptoms, and treatment preferences.

They also complete vision testing to evaluate your near and far vision and a comprehensive eye exam to screen for eye diseases and other eye-health problems.

​​​​​​​Your Optic Gallery South Meadows provider lets you know which vision-correction solution best matches your individualized needs.

​​​​​​​Call the Optic Gallery South Meadows office to determine if specialty contact lenses are right for you.

Services We Offer

We truly believe in routine eye examinations so that you can see as clearly as possible. Once you have to
get glasses or contacts, it is even more important to watch the health of your eyes. You also need
routine checks to ensure your prescription has not changed.

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