Category Archives: design and prescribing

Healthy Habits and Contact Lens Care

Contact Lens Care Tips for Your SpecialEyes Patients At SpecialEyes Contacts, successful patient outcomes are among our highest of missions. Not only do we aim to provide the finest precision vision correction, we are also passionate about ... Read on...

Contact Lens Design: SpecialEyes Announces Partnership with Volk Eye Check

Volk Eye Check Device Integrates SpecialEyes Arc Length Calculator to Deliver Enhanced Contact Lens Design SpecialEyes is pleased to announce a new partnership with Volk Optical, which has integrated SpecialEyes’ Arc Length Contact Lens Calculator ... Read on...

Online Sagittal Depth Calculator and SpecialEyes' Custom Soft Contact Lens Design

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The Benefits of Hioxifilcon Contact Lens Material

Given the variety of contact lens materials on the market today, patients can feel overwhelmed by the choices when ordering  custom soft contact lenses. Eye-care professionals play a critical role in educating patients on their contact lens material ... Read on...

Benefits of Customizing Prism with Custom Soft Toric Contact Lenses

Base down prism ballast approach Each soft contact lens manufacturer determines the amount and location of prism in their soft toric contact lens designs.  Specialeyes has chosen a base down prism ballast approach for their custom soft toric and ... Read on...

Trouble-shooting the Fit of a Custom Soft Contact Lens

As with any custom soft contact lens it is imperative to make sure the fit of the contact lens is correct and optimal before chasing vision.  It is only when fit and centration are achieved that a practitioner can move on to mastering the ... Read on...

SpecialEyes' Custom Optic Zone Diameter

Contact lens patients present with various visual concerns, the most common of which are alleviated with performing refractions over the contact lens. Some, however, go beyond the typical over-refraction and can frustrate both patient and ... Read on...

Toric Contact Lenses and Importance of Repeatable Over-refraction

In the precision prescribing of soft custom toric contact lenses, correcting for patients’ astigmatism and any potential cross cylinder effect, a repeatable over-refraction is of utmost importance. Read on...

Assessing Rotation of Customized Toric Contact Lenses

We have all had the experience of fitting a pair of customized toric contact lenses only to discover that the orientation diagnostic markings are off axis – not aligned where they should be. Read on...

IT IS NOT HARD to Design a Custom Soft Contact Lens

The assumption for many prescribers is that designing a custom soft contact lens is similar to designing a rigid contact lens. Upon the introduction of soft contact lenses, previous experience was “hard” contact lenses, and that background still ... Read on...