Specialty Contact Lenses in San Mateo, San Jose, San Ramon, & Juneau

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Optical Illusions is proud to carry a large variety of specialty contact lenses. More than ever before, we can cater to patients who need something a little different with our unique inventory of specialty contact lenses.

Scleral Lenses

Scleral contact lenses are a fantastic alternative for those who find regular contact lenses uncomfortable. They are often used to treat dry eye, keratoconus, or irregular corneas. These dynamic lenses rest over the entire sclera (the whites of our eyes), rather than just over the cornea, and are a great contact lens alternative for people who have difficulty wearing regular contact lenses.

Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is a treatment that uses specialty gas-permeable contact lenses to correct refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

These lenses are worn overnight and temporarily reshape the cornea during sleep. When the contact lenses are removed in the morning, there is no need for further vision correction, as the effects typically last throughout the day.

To reap the full benefits of ortho-k, you must be diligent in wearing your lenses consistently, or else the temporary shape of your cornea will revert to its myopic state.

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Aspheric contact lenses are designed to mitigate complications caused by spherical aberrations of your eye. These lenses do not have a spherical shape and bulge outwards more towards the middle of the lens while remaining more flat around the edges. This shape causes light to focus to a point at the back of the eye rather than the overall area. As such, they provide enhanced vision in terms of both resolution and depth of focus.

Toric lenses are made using different corrective powers on different parts of the lens to help correct problems with astigmatism.

They are designed to focus on different parts of the lens—specific to the wearer—to correct the nearsightedness or farsightedness that goes along with astigmatism. They are also designed in a way that allows them to rotate to the perfect angle on your eye to help mitigate astigmatism.

The key feature of bifocal and multifocal contact lenses is that they offer more than 1 type of prescription in a single lens.

Bifocal lenses are used when 2 powers of correction are needed, and multifocal lenses are used when 3 or more prescriptions are required. Bifocal lenses also have visible transition lines while multifocal lenses have seamless and invisible transition lines.

These lenses are most often used for individuals with presbyopia.

Hybrid lenses are a combination of 2 different contact lens types. The inner portion of the lens is rigid or gas-permeable, and the outer part is made of a softer lens, which improves both comfort and stability.

These contact lenses are a fantastic alternative for people who are averse to high levels of exposure to light. Transition lenses contain a special element in their composition which allows for them to change at a molecular level when exposed to different levels of light. When you are exposed to bright lighting conditions, these lenses will help your vision remain clear and comfortable.

Which Contact Lenses Are
Right For Me?

If you are curious about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help with any of your contact lens needs!

Our Locations

San Mateo

  • 194 Hillsdale Shopping Center
  • San Mateo, CA 94403

San Jose

  • 377 Santana Row, Suite #1115
  • San Jose, CA 95128

San Ramon

  • 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite #1104
  • San Ramon, CA 94583


  • 9309 Glacier Hwy, Suite A103
  • Juneau, AK 99801

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With this technology, we can provide truly personalized and comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages.

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