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Oakville, ON / 905.847.3937

Scleral & Other Specialty Lenses

Specialty Contact Lenses for Keratoconus & Other Eye Conditions

Certain eye conditions and refractive errors can complicate eye care. Something that may seem simple and common, like the use of contact lenses, can feel almost impossible for a patient with dry eye disease, keratoconus, or severe astigmatism.

Abbey Eye Care believes everyone deserves the option of contact lenses, which is why we carry a large variety of specialty contact lenses. This allows us to better serve patients with issues like keratoconus.

What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a disease that progressively changes the shape of your cornea. A healthy cornea maintains a round shape and a consistent thickness. With keratoconus, however, the cornea begins to thin and bulge out in the centre, becoming more and more cone-shaped. This changes the way the light refracts, causing distorted vision.

  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Excessive glare
  • Redness and swelling of the eye
  • Inability to wear contact lenses (due to discomfort or an improper fit)

Our Specialty Contact Lenses

Scleral contact lenses are one option for patients with keratoconus and other conditions that make contact lens wear challenging. Where most contact lenses only cover the cornea, scleral contacts cover the cornea and a portion of the sclera, or “the white” of the eye. This added coverage can make the lens more stable and comfortable for the wearer.

Ortho-K contact lenses are a special type of rigid lens often worn overnight as a means of myopia control. As the wearer sleeps, the contact lens gently reshapes their cornea, temporarily correcting their refractive error. This overnight correction allows users to go about their day without glasses or other corrective devices.

Traditional (or spherical) contact lenses offer a uniform curve across the surface of the contact lens, which can cause light to scatter as it hits the retina, creating more than one focal point. Aspheric contact lenses offer a gradient curve. The gradient curve causes light to bend to a unified focal point, offering potentially sharper vision.

Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism. Unlike spherical lenses, toric contacts offer different levels of correction along different axes of the lens. Because toric lenses require a specific orientation to work properly, they come equipped with unique design feature which helps the lens align properly with the eye.

Multifocal lenses offer multiple levels of correction within a single lens and are used to correct presbyopia; difficulty reading in people over 45. Multifocal contacts are also often used as a means of myopia control in children.

Visit Us in Oakville for a
Complete Eye Care Experience

Abbey Eye Care looks forward to serving you and your family. Our office is located on the Southeast
corner of Dundas and Third Line.

Abbey Eye Care

D15, 2501 Third Line
Oakville, ON, L6M 5A9

Contact Information

Phone: 905.847.3937
Fax: 1.866.356.2790
Email: [email protected]

Clinic Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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