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Contact lenses for all eye types

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses offer many benefits for people who need vision correction, including freedom of movement and a wider field of vision while exercising or playing sports and a more natural appearance. Getting the right contact lenses for your visual needs, eye health and lifestyle is a key part of being able to experience clear, comfortable vision every day.  

Successfully wearing contact lenses does require proper care to avoid developing discomfort or infection. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions on how long you should wear your contact lenses, how to properly store them if you aren’t wearing a daily use contact lens, and when to replace them. You will also need an annual eye exam so your doctor can make sure your eyes are healthy and to keep a current contact lens prescription.

We offer many different options for contact lenses.

Soft contact lenses  

Most people who wear contact lenses are prescribed soft contact lenses. If you have a common refractive error such as farsightedness or nearsightedness, single-vision soft contact lenses are a great option. There are a variety of wear schedules for soft contact lenses, from daily use to monthly lenses.

Toric contact lenses 

If you have mild to moderate astigmatism and good eye health, a soft toric contact lens can be a good option. People with astigmatism have a cornea that is shaped like a football instead of round like a baseball, which results in blurry or distorted vision, headaches, eye fatigue and discomfort, squinting, and difficulty with night vision. Toric contact lenses are designed to correct astigmatism.

Multifocal contact lenses 

As we age, the lenses in our eyes become less flexible. This age-related change in our eyes is called presbyopia, and it makes it harder to see things up close. Multifocal contact lenses can be a good option for people with presbyopia as they can allow you to see things up close and far away, without wearing reading glasses.

Rigid gas permeable lenses  

Rigid gas permeable lenses are made of a firm material that is highly breathable, allowing plenty of oxygen to pass through to the eyes. They are customized to fit the eyes, so they can allow for a wider range of vision correction. If your corneas (the front surface of the eyes) are shaped irregularly, custom rigid gas permeable lenses can be a great solution to provide the vision correction you need.


Orthokeratology, otherwise known as ortho-k, is a process of fitting special gas-permeable contact lenses to reshape the cornea.  Patients undergoing ortho-k wear special contact lenses at night while they sleep, and then enjoy clear vision during the day, without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. 

Orthokeratology is an ideal procedure for patients who no longer wish to wear eyeglasses or contacts during the day, and do not want to undergo laser vision correction surgery. Orthokeratology is a safe procedure when performed with high-quality lenses from a reputable practitioner.

Adults and children can benefit from orthokeratology. 

Scleral contact lenses

Scleral contact lenses are large-diameter rigid gas permeable lenses designed to vault over the entire front surface of the eye and rest on the sclera, otherwise known as the white part of the eye. Even though scleral lenses are rigid gas permeable lenses, they are usually more comfortable than regular RGP lenses because they are larger and rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye, which tends to be less sensitive than the cornea. Scleral contact lenses offer many benefits for people who cannot wear standard soft contact lenses due to eye health issues or lifestyle.

Dry eye

If you have chronic dry eye disease, then you may find wearing standard contact lenses to be very uncomfortable. Since scleral contact lenses vault over the front surface of the eye, there is a small space in which a reservoir for tears is created, providing a cushion of moisture for the front surface of the eye.

Moderate to severe astigmatism

If you have a moderate to severe case of astigmatism, then you may have found that standard contact lenses don’t provide the clearest, sharpest vision for you. Scleral contact lenses are stable due to their size, and the liquid under the scleral lenses can compensate for astigmatism.


If you have keratoconus, which causes your corneas to become thin and cone-shaped and causes distorted vision, you may have been told in the past that you aren’t a suitable candidate for contact lenses. Since scleral lenses vault over the entire front surface of the eye, they effectively replace the irregularly shaped corneas, allowing light to focus properly on the retina and providing vision correction for people with keratoconus.

Corneal irregularities after eye surgery

If you have experienced complications after eye surgery, then you may have found that wearing standard contact lenses doesn’t provide you with the vision correction you need. Since scleral contact lenses vault over the entire front surface of the eye, they will provide you with the sharp vision correction needed.


If you frequently play sports and are very active, then you may find that standard contact lenses tend to be uncomfortable because they are too easily dislodged, or because they slide around on your eyes. Scleral contact lenses are much more stable than standard contact lenses, so it’s harder for them to become dislodged from your eyes or slide around on your eyes, offering you sharp vision during sports.

Contact lenses at Ascension Optical

The eye doctors at Ascension Optical are experts at fitting patients in the right contact lenses for visual needs, eye health, and lifestyle. Book an eye exam with us today and let us know you’re interested in a contact lens exam and fitting.