Specialty Contact Lenses in La Quinta, Palm Desert, & Yucca Valley

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Specialty Contact Lenses for Your Unique Needs

Contact lenses can provide the same vision correction you enjoy with your glasses, but can also help address different vision conditions and eye issues. 

At Desert Eye Associates, we offer specialty contact lenses for many different needs, including for kids with myopia, patients with hard-to-fit eyes, and those with dry eyes

Our doctors work with you to recommend the contact lenses that suit your vision needs. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.

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How Contact Lenses Can Help

Contact lenses can correct several refractive errors, such as:

    • Hyperopia

    • Presbyopia

    • Astigmatism

We can also help manage eye conditions like dry eye and keratoconus with the goal of helping you wear contact lenses comfortably. Every individual’s visual needs are unique, and we’ll work closely with you to find contact lenses that support your vision, eye health, and daily lifestyle.

We also offer specialty contact lens options to help correct various vision problems and eye issues such as keratoconus and irregular corneas.

Our Specialty Contact Lens Options

Contact lenses can be sorted into 2 main categories, soft contact lenses and rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses. Under these main categories are different types of contacts designed for different needs, such as scleral lenses and ortho-k lenses. 

Soft lenses are made of flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea, which can provide comfort throughout the day. RGP lenses are made of a harder, less flexible plastic, which can provide sharp vision and added durability.

Ortho-k Lenses

Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is a nonsurgical procedure that uses specially designed contact lenses to gently and temporarily reshape the curvature of the cornea. This temporary reshaping provides an alternative way of correcting vision without the need for glasses or traditional contact lenses during the day.

Ortho-k lenses can provide numerous benefits, including improved vision without the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses, reduced risk of eye infections, and slowed myopia progression.

Scleral contact lenses are larger than traditional contacts and rest on your sclera—the white part of your eyes. These lenses can provide extra space over your cornea’s surface to improve breathability and create a fluid reservoir between your lens and cornea, which can help relieve dry eyes.

Scleral lenses can be an excellent option if traditional contact lenses aren’t compatible with your eyes due to issues like dry eye and keratoconus.

MiSight 1 day lenses are soft contact lenses that can help manage myopia for children. MiSight lenses are designed to work by correcting nearsightedness while also slowing the progression of myopia at the same time. MiSight lenses incorporate correction zones that correct myopia in all gaze positions.

In addition to helping control myopia progression, MiSight lenses can provide numerous benefits, including clear vision without the need for glasses, convenience, and a design focused on comfort for kids.

Multifocal contact lenses, like multifocal glasses, feature more than one prescription, allowing them to offer a gradient of vision correction in one lens. Multifocal contact lenses are typically prescribed to patients with presbyopia, an ocular condition that affects our near vision as we age, but they may also be recommended for children’s myopia management needs.

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Finding Your New Contact Lenses

We are committed to helping you find the right vision correction solutions. We keep your comfort, safety, and personal preference in mind when it comes to your contact lenses. Whether you’re dealing with issues such as dry eye or keratoconus and need scleral lenses, or your kids need myopia control lenses, we are ready to help you find the right fit.

Contact us to schedule your appointment today and discover which types of contact lenses can help you.

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Our Location

Yucca Valley Office

  • 56970 Yucca Trail, #103
  • Yucca Valley, CA 92284
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Palm Desert Office

  • 37029 Cook Street, #105
  • Palm Desert, CA 92211
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La Quinta Office

  • 79710 Highway 111, #101
  • La Quinta, CA 92253
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