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Cornea & Contact Lens Center

    Complete diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative care with a nationally recognized clinical faculty and an in-depth knowledge of contact lens designs, the cornea & contact lens team is here to deliver complete diagnostic, therapeutic and preventative care, as well as provide you with contact lenses to suit your individual lifestyle and needs.

    We offer standard contact lenses as well as:

    Multifocal Contact Lenses

    These lenses can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism (distinctive curvature of your cornea) in combination with age-related loss of close-up vision (presbyopia). They are available in both soft and gas permeable (GP) varieties.

    Pediatric Contact Lenses

    From our experience, infants and children adapt well to contact lens wear. At the University Eye Center, we fit children and infants with contact lenses for eye conditions that would normally require them to wear thick, bulky eyeglasses.

    Aphakia (congenital cataracts), amblyopia (lazy eye), anisometropia (the two eyes have unequal refractive power) and myopia (nearsightedness) are just a few diagnoses where contact lenses may provide therapeutic benefit.

    Specialty Contact Lenses

    Eye injury, disease, infection or surgery can leave the eye surface irregular. Custom GP lenses can help in a way that glasses and soft contact lenses cannot. Our team is trained to utilize the most advanced contact lens designs and materials to maximize vision, comfort and eye health. Types of specialty lenses include custom soft lenses, GP lenses, hybrid lenses (a combination of hard and soft lenses) and scleral lenses (rigid lenses with a larger diameter).

    Keratoconus

    This progressive condition in which the cornea thins and begins to bulge can cause blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Depending on severity,

    treatment may include soft contact lenses, rigid contact lenses, hybrid lenses or scleral lenses. In extreme cases, surgery may be necessary. Our doctors will participate in ongoing co-management of your care, with the surgeon to ensure optimal outcomes.

    Corneal Reshaping (Ortho-K)

    Ortho-keratology is most often used to temporarily correct myopia and lesser degrees of astigmatism. Ortho-k can be prescribed for overnight wear to eliminate the need for contact lens or glasses wear during the day.