Eye Exams in St. John’s, FL

Specialty Contact Lenses

We Offer Specialty Contacts for a Variety of Needs

St. Johns Eye Associates is proud to support our community with eye care that goes above and beyond. Our eye doctors have a vast amount of experience with specialty contact lenses and are able to recommend the best kind for your needs.


Specialty Lenses in St. Johns County

What Are Specialty Lenses?

Have you ever been told that your eyes are “hard-to-fit” for contact lenses? If so, this simply means to us that you need a different solution to vision correction, and we can help! We have specialty lenses for different kinds of conditions, such as astigmatism, age-related farsightedness (presbyopia), or eye diseases like keratoconus and dry eye. Our staff will cater to your unique vision and eye health by matching you with the right solution.

Scleral Lenses

Scleral contact lenses are larger than traditional contact lenses and have a unique design where they vault over the front of the eye — the cornea — and rest on the whites of the eyes, or the sclera. This structure means the contact does not touch the front of your eye and instead creates a reservoir that locks in tears. Scleral lenses are ideal for patients with dry eye disease, sensitive or irregular corneas, keratoconus, Sjogren’s syndrome, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, and those recovering from a corneal transplant.

Scleral Contact Lenses in St. Johns County
Toric Lenses for Moderate Astigmatism

toric lenses

For patients with moderate astigmatism, we offer toric lenses. Astigmatism occurs when your cornea isn’t perfectly round and is instead shaped more like an oval, meaning traditional contact lenses often won’t fit. Toric lenses are made specifically to sit on astigmatic corneas to provide a perfect fit and superior vision correction! These lenses offer different focusing powers in the vertical and horizontal planes of the lens, and they even have a weighted bottom that keeps the lens in the right place when you blink!

Hybrid Lenses

If you want both the outstandingly crisp vision of rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses and the seamless wear of a soft contact lens, then hybrid lenses may be a great choice for you. These lenses have a hard center that allows oxygen to pass through for breathability, and a soft skirt around the core that helps the lens position itself automatically on your eye. Hybrid lenses are beneficial if you have a vision condition like presbyopia or astigmatism, or an eye health condition such as keratoconus, irregular corneas, or a corneal transplant.

Hybrid Lenses in St. Johns County
Ortho-K lenses in St. Johns County

Ortho-K Lenses

For children as young as seven with myopia (nearsightedness), we can manage their condition and slow its progression with ortho-k specialty contacts. Ortho-K lenses are custom-fit and worn while your child sleeps to gently reshape their eyes’ surface. When your child wakes up, they’ll enjoy visual clarity throughout the day without the need for eyewear, making this an ideal option for kids with highly active lifestyles.

Multifocal Lenses

For comfortable daytime vision correction, our myopia experts offer various types of soft multifocal contact lenses, including NaturalVue® multifocals, MiSight® 1 day lenses for children, and multifocals from the trusted eyewear maker, Bausch + Lomb. Multifocal contacts have several powers of vision correction in one single lens to help you see clearly at any distance, reducing the need for multiple pairs of glasses. By providing multiple focal strengths, these specialized soft lenses effectively ease eye strain and lower the likelihood of your myopia getting worse.

Multifocal Lenses in St. Johns County
Contact Lens Exam Room at at St. Johns Eye Associates

Don’t See the Specialty Lenses You Need? We Can Help!

If you don’t see the specialty lenses you think may work for you, let us know! Our eye doctors will examine your eyes with cutting-edge tech and get to know your needs personally. If after our comprehensive contact lens exam we don’t think one of the above options would suit you best, we’ll suggest another kind that can do the trick. We won’t settle until you leave with a solution that allows you to see the world with vivid clarity.


Christian W.

“The staff were very friendly, and made the appointment fun to be at. There was no hard sell on contacts and glasses and the doctors were very nice and gave good advice.”

Jillian T.

“The staff is always friendly and I have never had to wait longer than 5 minutes to be seen. They listen and understand your problems and help find solutions. Dr. Phillips explained everything to me in layman’s terms so I could understand his thought process. They took the time to explain my benefits and let me know the cost each step of the way so I wasn’t shocked at the end with an unexpected bill. Additionally, the staff helped me pick out the best glasses for me and were so patient through my indecisiveness. They offer a two year scratch warranty on glasses purchased from them – which is amazing! Highly recommend this office!”

Derrick H.

“Great visit for my annual checkup. As usual the staff is very friendly and professional. Everything from my initial check in through all of the eye tests, the eye exam and selection of new glasses was done in a professional manner and expeditiously accomplished.”

Keisha H.

“Great visit. The office is always very clean and the staff is extremely friendly and professional. The make sure they answer all your questions and concerns and the processes they have in place helps keep their patients safe during these times.”