Specialty Contact Lenses
Bellevue, Kirkland, & Seattle

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Your Eyes Are Special, Your Contacts Should be, Too

Although our eyes may appear similar in shape and iris colors, they couldn’t be more different. What works for you with respect to vision correction, may not work for the next person.

And that’s why we’re proud to offer specialty contact lenses to suit your unique eyes.

Have you been told in the past that you can’t wear contact lenses? Haven’t found a pair that feels comfortable enough to wear regularly? We may have your solution right here at Specialty Eye.

All you need to get started is to book your contact lens exam. We’ll figure out the rest.

What Are Specialty Contacts?

Contact lenses are typically designed to help you see clearly without the use of eyeglasses. Specialty contact lenses can enhance comfort and fit for some people who have difficult-to-fit eyes, or they can help manage conditions like myopia and keratoconus.

What Types of Lenses Are There?

Contact lenses are designed to help people with refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia see for sports, school, and everyday life. They come in a variety of different materials and replacement schedules.

Soft Contacts (Torics and Multifocals)

Many people see perfectly wearing soft contact lenses made from soft plastic polymers or silicone hydrogel to correct near and distance vision. These lenses are available in different styles that allow you to wear them for daily use or extended periods of time, are usually disposable, and are available to correct astigmatism (torics) and presbyopia (multifocals).

Also known as “RGP lenses,” rigid gas-permeable lenses are an excellent option for people who need a little extra clarity, extra durability, and extra breathability. RGP lenses are made of a more durable rigid plastic material than soft contact lenses. They are particularly useful for correcting higher amounts of astigmatism, but may take longer to adjust to. RGP lenses are not disposable and are quite robust, so they typically last longer than soft contact lenses.

RGP lenses could be a great solution for your eyes if soft contact lenses aren’t giving you the clarity you crave.

Imagine combining the comfort of a soft contact lens with the clarity of a rigid gas-permeable contact lens, and you have the hybrid lens.

Hybrid lenses have a rigid gas-permeable center surrounded by a soft outer ring, making the outer edges of the contact lens more flexible and comfortable. Hybrid lenses are a great option for correcting myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia (multifocal). They may also be used by people who have irregularly shaped corneas, like those who have keratoconus.

Are Specialty Lenses Right For Me?

If you have tried to wear contact lenses in the past but were unsuccessful, specialty lenses may work for you. First, you will require a contact lens exam, which will measure the dimensions of your cornea and the quality of your tears. 

From there, your optometrist may prescribe specialty lenses to help you see without glasses. Get started by booking your exam today.

Our Locations

Bellevue

Steps away from beautiful Bellevue Square Mall, our office is conveniently located just off the I-405 on 106 Avenue NE.

  • 225 106 Ave. NE
  • Bellevue, WA 98004

Kirkland

Next to the Evergreen Hospital, our convenient location is on NE 128 Street, just off the I-405.

  • 11830 NE 128 St., Suite 1
  • Kirkland, WA 98034

Seattle

Only blocks from Pike Place Market, our office is on the corner of 4th Avenue and Stewart Street.

  • 1911 4th Ave.
  • Seattle, WA 98101

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Vision therapy is an incredible tool that has been used for decades to help adult and child patients with a multitude of visual disorders. It also helps improve learning, memory, thinking, executive functions, and attention. Vision therapy is well-researched and the brain science helping us understand how it works keeps getting better and better. The […]

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Contact lenses can be a great vision correction option for years, even if cataracts start to cloud your vision. But as the cataracts continue to develop, they’ll get to a point where surgery is your best route for clear vision. For some patients, cataract surgery allows them to see at all distances without vision correction. […]

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A child undergoes a convergence-divergence test using vectograms with polarized lenses.

Vision therapy is an incredible tool that has been used for decades to help adult and child patients with a multitude of visual disorders. It also helps improve learning, memory, thinking, executive functions, and attention. Vision therapy is well-researched and the brain science helping us understand how it works keeps getting better and better. The […]

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