Specialty Contact Lenses in Chicago, IL

Specialty Contact Lenses

At Norwood Park Eye Center in Chicago, IL, we understand that every eye is unique, making personalized eye care essential. Our specialty contact lenses are designed to cater to a wide range of vision correction needs, ensuring that even those with specific challenges can enjoy clear and comfortable vision. Whether you have astigmatism, presbyopia, or other specialized needs, our team is here to find the perfect solution.

We are committed to providing customized vision solutions that enhance your life. Visit us to explore how specialty contact lenses can transform your vision experience. Your clarity and comfort are our top priorities. Schedule your appointment today and see the world with new eyes!

Types of Specialty Contact Lenses

Scleral lenses are a breakthrough in eye comfort and clarity, offering an ideal solution for individuals with irregular corneas or severe dry eyes. Unlike traditional contact lenses, scleral lenses vault over the cornea and rest on the white part of the eye, the sclera. This design creates a tear-filled vault that enhances comfort and improves vision by providing a smoother optical surface.

Gas permeable (GP) lenses, also known as rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, offer sharp vision and durability. These lenses are crafted from a firm, oxygen-permeable material, allowing your eyes to “breathe” and remain healthy. Ideal for individuals with astigmatism, presbyopia, or those needing high levels of vision correction, GP lenses maintain their shape when you blink, providing clearer vision than soft lenses.

For those experiencing presbyopia, the age-related loss of near vision, Norwood Park Eye Center offers innovative solutions like monovision and multifocal lenses. Monovision lenses correct one eye for distance vision and the other for near vision, allowing your brain to adapt and blend the two for clear vision. On the other hand, Multifocal lenses contain multiple prescription zones for near, intermediate, and distance vision in each lens, mimicking the eye’s natural focusing ability. These lenses provide a seamless transition between viewing distances, reducing dependency on reading glasses or bifocals.


Specialty contact lenses are designed for individuals with specific eye conditions that standard contacts cannot adequately correct. These include lenses for astigmatism, bifocal needs, keratoconus, and other corneal irregularities.

Individuals with hard-to-fit eyes, high astigmatism, dry eyes, or post-surgical eyes often benefit from specialty lenses. Our eye care professionals can determine the best type of lens based on your unique needs.

With technological advances, specialty lenses are designed for optimal comfort and vision clarity. We’ll work with you to ensure a perfect fit.

A comprehensive examination at Norwood Park Eye Center can determine if specialty contact lenses suit you. Our experts consider your vision needs, lifestyle, and eye health.

Absolutely. We offer multifocal and bifocal contact lens options to correct presbyopia, allowing you to see clearly at all distances without needing reading glasses.

Caring for specialty lenses is similar to standard contact lenses, but specific types may require unique care routines. We provide personalized instructions to ensure your lenses remain clean, comfortable, and safe for your eyes.



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