At Desert Eye Clinic in St. George, UT, we offer a selection of specialty contact lenses. These range from medically necessary lenses like scleral contacts to cosmetic lenses like color contacts. No matter what type of specialty contact lens you are interested in, our optometrist can help you find the right pair. Read on to learn more about the specialty contact lenses that we offer

Scleral Contact Lenses

Perhaps the most important type of specialty contact lenses that we offer is scleral contact lenses. These are rigid gas-permeable contact lenses. This means that they allow your eyes to breathe appropriately while sharpening the vision often times more than eyeglasses can. What makes scleral contact lenses different is that they rest on the sclera (the white part of your eye). Most contact lenses instead rest on the cornea. This can irritate, especially people with dry eyes. This is why scleral contact lenses are often prescribed to people with dry eye syndrome. Scleral contact lenses are also commonly prescribed to people with keratoconus

Multifocal Contacts

Multifocal contacts are lenses that have multiple prescriptions in the same lens. This can be handy for people who need varying prescriptions for near vision and distance vision. Some people with acceptable distance vision simply use multifocal lenses as an alternative to reading glasses. They have a near vision prescription but do not correct distance vision. However, multifocal contacts can have a corrective prescription for both near vision and distance vision

Color Contacts

Many color contacts that are sold in stores are low-quality items. Some of them are not even sterilized properly. This could lead to eye infections. The color contacts we offer are made from high-quality materials, and you can rest assured that they are properly sterilized.

Make Your Appointment Today

If you’re interested in specialty contact lenses, make an appointment at Desert Eye Clinic in St. George, UT, today. Call us at (435) 465-2230 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.