Specialty Contact Lenses

Specialty Contact Lenses services offered in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY
Specialty Contact Lenses

Specialty Contact Lenses services offered in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

All contacts are not the same. At Vistasite Eye Care of Sheepshead Bay, Stanislav Ilyusha, OD, and her team offer many types of contact lenses at the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood office in Brooklyn, New York. Specialty contact lenses that suit many needs for vision, comfort, wear, and aesthetic preferences are available. Call today or use the online tool to book a contact lens exam and learn more about the available types.

Specialty Contact Lenses Q & A

What types of specialty contact lenses do you offer?

Contact lenses come in a variety of shapes, thicknesses, and vision correction levels to meet patients’ unique needs. 

Specialty lenses include:

  • Rigid or soft gas-permeable lenses
  • Contacts for people with astigmatism or other complex vision problems
  • Specialized bifocal lenses
  • Extended, daily, weekly, and monthly wear lenses

Make an appointment at Vistasite Eye Care of Sheepshead Bay to learn more about the type of lens that is best for your needs.

Why would I need specialty contact lenses?

Specialty contacts fit people who have irregularly shaped corneas. The conventional contact lens sits directly on the eye's surface to cover the cornea. But not everyone’s cornea is shaped perfectly. This may be due to diseases like keratoconus, which leads to thinning of the cornea, or pellucid marginal degeneration, which causes corneal deterioration.

People who’ve had prior eye surgery that changes the shape of the cornea, such as a corneal transplant or LASIK surgery, may need specialty contacts.

Prior eye infections or injuries can cause permanent damage or changes to the shape of the cornea, so regularly shaped contacts won’t fit. Specialty contacts also offer a way for people with dry eyes to wear contacts; traditional versions often aggravate symptoms. 

What happens during a specialty contact lens fitting?

During your contact lens fitting, your provider tests your vision and assesses your overall eye health. They determine your exact prescription using your input and a series of lens samples. 

They take measurements of your eye’s shape and curvature to determine which lenses are best for your eyes. 

You’ll place a sample set of lenses in your eyes and sit for a few minutes. Your doctor then checks to evaluate the fit and position in your eye. You may need to try several sets of lenses to find just the right pair. 

You’ll learn how to insert and remove your lenses and how to take care of them. Some lenses are for daily use only or last longer but need to be removed for sleep. Other types may be worn nonstop for a week or longer. 

Call Vistasite Eye Care of Sheepshead Bay to schedule your appointment to be fit for specialty contact lenses. You can also use this website to book your visit online.