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

Visit our doctors to have a complete contact lens exam!

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 They were originally made of glass and couldn’t be worn for more than a few hours at a time.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

Ankeny

  • 111 NW 9th St
  • Ankeny, IA 50023

Johnston

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

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Dry eye syndrome, also known simply as dry eye, is a prevalent condition that affects many people. There is no single treatment option because several things can cause dry eye, which we’ll look at in this article. You don’t necessarily need an examination to diagnose dry eye. However, suppose over-the-counter (OTC) eye drops don’t offer […]

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It can be a frustrating experience if you go to get new glasses only to find out your prescription is expired. Fortunately, getting a new one is not difficult, but it will require an exam. While possibly unexpected, eye exams are almost always a good idea. The optometrist will not only update your prescription, but […]

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September 1, 2022
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Can You Wear Contacts With Pink Eye?

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Most of us have probably dealt with the unsightly and uncomfortable condition of pink eye at some point in our lives. Depending on the cause, it can be easy to deal with, but it may also require medication. So, if you’re developing symptoms, it’s a good idea to see an eye doctor for an eye […]

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a woman rubs her eyes as she does not have dry eye relief

Dry eye syndrome, also known simply as dry eye, is a prevalent condition that affects many people. There is no single treatment option because several things can cause dry eye, which we’ll look at in this article. You don’t necessarily need an examination to diagnose dry eye. However, suppose over-the-counter (OTC) eye drops don’t offer […]

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It can be a frustrating experience if you go to get new glasses only to find out your prescription is expired. Fortunately, getting a new one is not difficult, but it will require an exam. While possibly unexpected, eye exams are almost always a good idea. The optometrist will not only update your prescription, but […]

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Most of us have probably dealt with the unsightly and uncomfortable condition of pink eye at some point in our lives. Depending on the cause, it can be easy to deal with, but it may also require medication. So, if you’re developing symptoms, it’s a good idea to see an eye doctor for an eye […]

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