Specialty Lenses For Specific Needs
Standard lenses don’t work for everyone. At Village Optical, we offer specialty lenses for patients with more complicated prescriptions. These lenses can benefit patients with irregularly shaped corneas, keratoconus, or dry eye disease.
If you have questions or are interested in specialty contact lenses, book an appointment today!
Taking a Closer Look at Your Eyes
Patients who have difficulties with standard contact lenses may benefit from a corneal topography test. This test creates a 3D image of the surface of your cornea.
Normally used to detect eye conditions like keratoconus, corneal topography is also helpful in fitting more complicated prescriptions for contact lenses!
Contact us today to discuss your contact lens options, and to book a corneal topography test.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) Contact Lenses
Ortho-K lenses are specially designed contact lenses that temporarily reshape your cornea to improve vision. They are mainly used to correct nearsightedness (myopia). Generally, Ortho-k lenses are worn overnight to help reshape the surface of the eye as you sleep.
Reshaping helps light focus on the retina correctly, providing clear vision during the next day without glasses or contact lenses. These visual improvements are temporary, but can be maintained with continued use of the lenses.
Ortho-K contact lenses have worked to manage myopia progression in children as young as 6 years old.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contact lenses are gas permeable lenses designed to dome over your cornea’s surface and rest on the sclera (the white of the eye). Scleral lenses can often help patients with specialized prescriptions, like irregularly shaped corneas or keratoconus.
Patients with dry eye disease also benefit from scleral contact lenses, as the space between the cornea and the back surface of the scleral lens acts as a fluid reservoir. This fluid reservoir creates comfort for those not usually able to wear contact lenses.
Set Yourself up With Personalized Lenses
At Village Optical, we believe in setting our patients up with the best options and providing individualized care. Our optometrists will be happy to tell you more about specialized lenses and discuss what would work best for your vision and lifestyle.
Give us a call to find out if specialized lenses are for you!
Located in St. Vital
Find us off the intersection of St. Mary’s Road and Dakota Street, near Dakota Family Foods and Jolly Mug Restaurant.
- 1079 St. Mary’s Road
- Winnipeg, MB R2M 3T2
- Phone: 204.253.9219
Hours Of Operation
We are closed on all statutory holidays, as well as Remembrance Day and Boxing Day.
We are also closed on Saturdays in July, and long weekends.
- Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
- Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed