Specialty Contact Lenses in the Des Moines Metro Area

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Contact Lenses for Different Eye Conditions

Gone are the days where contacts are tricky to prescribe and wear! Thanks to advances in contact lens technology, most people can wear contacts! Still, some people may not be good candidates for contact lenses, but we can’t determine that until we’ve had a look at your eyes

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Our Specialty Lenses

Scleral Contacts

Scleral contacts are designed to sit on the white of the eye (the sclera). This makes them ideal for those with irregular corneas.

These contact lenses generally have a large diameter and cover more of the eye than traditional lenses. Scleral lenses were the first contact lenses invented! They were originally made of glass and couldn’t be worn for more than a few hours at a time. Fortunately, things have changed a lot since 1887.

Keratoconus is when the cornea, which is normally rounded and smooth, thins and becomes cone-shaped. This irregular shape can lead to vision problems like distorted vision and myopia.

Different types of contact lenses can be used to treat keratoconus, including custom soft lenses, gas permeable contacts, hybrid lenses, and scleral lenses. Our optometrists can determine which lens will be the most appropriate for you!

MiSight® lenses are used for myopia control for children. These single-use, daily disposable contacts help slow the elongation of the eye that leads to myopia.

These lenses can be used by children as young as 8. Contact lenses allow your child freedom from frames while maintaining better vision and let them get back to being kids.

Paragon CRT lenses are specialty contact lenses that use corneal refractive therapy (CRT) to slow the progression of myopia in children. These lenses gently reshape the cornea during sleep, so no corrective lenses need to be worn during the day.

Discover the World of Contacts with Metro EyeCare

Come visit for a contact lens exam and see what type of lenses are available for you and your family!

Our Locations

Altoona

  • 1005 8th St SW, Suite A.
  • Altoona, IA 50009

Johnston

  • 5501 NW 86th St., Suite 500
  • Johnston, IA 50131

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If you have blepharitis or dry eyes, your optometrist may suggest a treatment called BlephEx to help.  If you are suffering from blepharitis or dry eye syndrome, it is an eye condition that can cause red, swollen, irritated, itchy eyelids, BlephEx treatment may be a suitable option for you. While it can be uncomfortable, blepharitis […]

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The uncomfortable symptoms experienced with dry eyes can lead to redness and irritation in the eyes. Dry eye disease is a condition that can make even the simplest daily tasks difficult. Fortunately, there are contact lenses available that can help alleviate some of these symptoms.  Depending on the cause of your dry eye, your eye […]

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Driving at night can be difficult at any age, especially if you have a preexisting vision problem. Between glare, difficulty seeing in the dark, or a delayed reaction time, it can be difficult to do so safely. But why does it become more difficult as you age? As you get older, your eyesight naturally gets […]

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If you have blepharitis or dry eyes, your optometrist may suggest a treatment called BlephEx to help.  If you are suffering from blepharitis or dry eye syndrome, it is an eye condition that can cause red, swollen, irritated, itchy eyelids, BlephEx treatment may be a suitable option for you. While it can be uncomfortable, blepharitis […]

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Driving at night can be difficult at any age, especially if you have a preexisting vision problem. Between glare, difficulty seeing in the dark, or a delayed reaction time, it can be difficult to do so safely. But why does it become more difficult as you age? As you get older, your eyesight naturally gets […]

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