Vision Optique

Specialty Contacts in Houston

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Clear Vision for Hard-to-Fit Eyes

In some cases, conventional styles of contact lenses may not be suitable for your eyes or lifestyle. If you have ever been told that your eyes are “hard-to-fit,” we can help.

Typical soft and rigid-gas-permeable styles may work for some, but not for all. We will perform a thorough eye examination to ensure your eyes are fitted with lenses that work for you.

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Conditions that Require Specialty Contacts

Some common eye conditions that make typical contact lenses uncomfortable and, at times, painful. Ill-fitted contact lenses and untreated eye diseases can cause permanent damage and vision loss.

Keratoconus is an eye condition that occurs when the cornea begins to thin and bulge out, similar to a cone. The irregular shaped cornea causes light to focus incorrectly on the retina, creating distorted vision.

Astigmatism is an irregularity of the cornea where the cornea develops an asymmetrical shape, similar to an egg. Typically, the cornea is rounded, like a ball, so the oval shape causes light to refract differently on the retina. This type of refractive error creates distorted and blurred vision.

As we age, the lens in our eye becomes less flexible, making it difficult to change focus between near and far distances. Presbyopia occurs when the rigid lens creates difficulty in viewing objects up close, such as fine print, presenting a need for things like reading glasses.

Dry Eye Disease (DED) is an uncomfortable eye condition for many patients where the surface of their eye feels dry, red, and inflamed. Contact lenses can play a role in the treatment of dry eye disease.

Types of Specialty Contact Lenses

Although many different eye conditions can make it challenging to find the perfect pair of contact lenses, our expert doctors at Vision Optique are well-versed in finding some specialty lenses that work for you.

Scleral contact lenses are larger than typical styles of contact lenses and are designed to rest on the sclera (white portion) of the eye. Scleral lenses vault over the cornea, leaving a space between the back of the lens and the surface of the eye. This space acts as a “reservoir” for fluid to collect and continually bathe the cornea.

Additionally, scleral lenses are typically made of rigid gas-permeable material, so they retain their shape, creating a smooth surface for light to refract into the eye and onto the retina.

Scleral lenses are suitable to treat corneal irregularities such as keratoconus and irregular astigmatism. Additionally, scleral lenses are ideal for vision correction following corneal transplants and can help symptoms of dry eye as a result of Sjogren’s syndrome and other causes of Dry Eye Disease.

Hybrid contact lenses combine materials from both soft and RGP contact lenses. Usually, the central part of the lens is made from a rigid material, while the surrounding “skirt” is made from a soft lens material.

This design allows greater adaptability by providing the crisp vision of a rigid gas-permeable lens with the initial comfort of a soft contact lens.

Hybrid lenses are suitable to treat corneal irregularities such as keratoconus, astigmatism, and presbyopia, among other conditions.

Multifocal contact lenses are designed to provide clear vision at far, intermediate, and near distances. Multifocal contacts are available in both soft and rigid gas-permeable materials for flexibility and comfort.

Multifocal contact lenses come in 3 types:

  • Concentric, where the lens power varies in rings, moving toward the outer edge of the lens. Typically, near distance is in the center of the lens, with alternating near and distance power rings going outward.
  • Aspheric, where the central part of the lens is for distance, with a gradual shift towards near vision moving toward the outer edge.
  • Segmented, where the lens is segmented horizontally into near and far distance zones. These types of lenses usually have an atypical shape with a flat bottom to keep the lens from rotating on the eye.

Multifocal lenses are typically used to treat presbyopia and refractive errors such as myopia and hyperopia.

The newest and most exciting design of contact lenses on the market are lenses that target children between the age of 8 – 12 years old.

Myopia Management contact lenses can help to better control the amount of myopic (nearsighted) progression that occurs in children, especially during their early childhood development years.

The doctors at Vision Optique use both soft contact lenses (MiSight Brilliant Futures) and Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) lens designs to help your child achieve the best vision possible while greatly limiting the amount of progression that will occur in your child’s prescription.

We are dedicated to finding you a pair of contact lenses that work best for you.

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Where to Find Us


We are conveniently located at 5158 Buffalo Speedway near the corner of Buffalo Speedway and Westpark Drive, in the Kroger Shopping Center.

Our Address

5158 Buffalo Speedway
Houston, TX 77005

Contact Information

Phone: 713-838-2020
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

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