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Specialty Contact Lenses

Our eyes are like finger prints, everyone’s are different! At Dr. Sam Dhaliwal and Associates we know conventional contact lenses don’t work for everyone and our Doctors will work with you to find a lens that will fit your needs.

Scleral Contact Lenses

Scleral lenses are large diameter lenses that are designed to rest on the sclera (white part of the eye) and create a tear reservoir over the cornea. The lens has a curve which acts like a regular cornea and helps focuses all light to a single point on the retina. Patients with keratoconus, post-refractive surgeries, corneal transplants, corneal scars, high refractive errors, severe dry eye and other eye conditions can find improvement in vision with scleral lenses.

Patients who have tried wearing traditional contact lenses in the past but find them uncomfortable or difficult to wear in their day to day life can find success with scleral lenses. Scleral lenses are more stable and can provide a higher level of comfort for many people, this makes them a great option for patients who’ve been told they have a condition that prevents them from wearing contact lenses.

Benefits of Scleral Lenses:

Dry Eye

Traditional contact lenses can irritate dry eyes making them very uncomfortable to wear.

Because of the liquid reservoir between a scleral lens and the cornea, these lenses can provide major relief to dry eye patients who have been unsuccessful with other dry eye treatments.

Keratoconus

Traditional contact lenses can irritate dry eyes making them very uncomfortable to wear.

Because of the liquid reservoir between a scleral lens and the cornea, these lenses can provide major relief to dry eye patients who have been unsuccessful with other dry eye treatments.

Keratoconus is a progressive disease that affects the cornea by causing it to bulge forward resulting in an irregular cone shape.

Keratoconus can affect one or both eyes and can cause a variety of symptoms including blurred vision, double vision, dizziness, sensitivity to light and trouble seeing when wearing glasses or contact lenses.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common refractive error that occurs when the cornea is irregularly shaped and prevents light from focusing properly on the retina, resulting in vision being blurred or distorted at all distances.

Scleral lenses are great for astigmatism because they are more stable than regular contact lenses.

EyePrint PRO / EyeFit PRO Scleral Lense

An EyePrintPRO/EyeFitPRO is an optically clear prosthetic scleral device designed to match the exact contours of the individual eye. This superior fit enables the best vision and comfort possible.

Book a comprehensive eye exam with one of our Doctors who will evaluate your vision and eye health to see if scleral lenses are a good option for you. If you are a candidate our Doctor will guide you through a Specialty Contact Lens fitting to find a custom lens that will fit all your needs.

Our doctor will begin by using corneal topography to a generate a three-dimensional image of the surface of your cornea which is used to make your customized scleral lenses.

Since scleral lenses are custom made for you the fitting process may take several visits to ensure the best vision and fit. Once you are comfortable with your lens fit our experienced technicians will guide you on insertion and removal and handling as they require more precision and caution than traditional lenses.

Many patients can wear their scleral lenses for 12-14 hours each day, although some patients may need to remove the lenses occasionally throughout the day to clean them and reapply fresh saline to stay comfortable.

Depending on the makeup of your natural tears and how well you take care of your scleral lenses, they should last approximately 1-2 years.

When it comes to coverage for your scleral lenses, every insurance company is different. Some insurance companies will cover the lens fitting but not the actual lenses, while others may cover a portion or 100% of the cost. It is important that you check with your specific insurance provider to understand the particulars of your scleral lens coverage.

Speak to one of our team members for help with your insurance claims.

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Duette: Hybrid Lenses

Duette hybrid lenses combine the best parts of soft contact lenses and RGP lenses. With a soft outer edge to provide comfort in combination with a rigid center to provide greater visibility, patients who have made the switch to Duette lenses have found that their vision is better than ever before! The lens also has a built in UV blocker for protection from the sun, and a material design that enables a greater flow of oxygen to help keep the eye healthy.

Duette lenses are great option for:

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Ortho-K Lenses

Are you looking for a way to correct your nearsightedness without surgery or having to worry about contact lenses and glasses in your day to day life?

Ortho-K lenses are a specialty designed gas permeable lens that helps to slow the progression of myopia in children and temporarily reverses myopia or astigmatism in adults. Ortho-K lenses are worn overnight and works to gently reshape the cornea while you sleep, in the morning the eyes are the correct shape to provide clear vision without needing to use your glasses.

Ortho-K is great option to:

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MiSight Myopia Control CLS

MiSight contact lenses help slow down the progression of myopia in children. These lenses focus light on the retina and use a series of peripheral rings to create myopic defocus to maintain the shape of your child’s eyes and slow down myopia progression

Multifocal CLS

Multifocal lenses are a great solution for patients with Presbyopia. There are many options available to fit your individual needs.. Multifocal contact lenses offer the best of both worlds, clear distance and near vision, eliminating the need of wearing reading glasses over your contact lenses