Specialty Contact Lenses

Visioncare Associates

B.G. Shily, O.D.

Specialty Contact Lens Practice located in Beverly Hills, CA

Contact lenses have made major advance over the years and are more comfortable than ever before. B.G. Shily, OD, at Visioncare Associates, a specialty contact lens practice, in Beverly Hills, California would like to enhance and provide you the highest quality eye care services and specialty contact lenses such as keratoconic, post-refractive, and cosmetic (special effects) lenses with the latest state-of-the-art-diagnostic instrumentation in a compassionate patient-centered environment. Please, call our office or use the online booking button to schedule a consultation to see how specialty contact lenses can help you see better. See well, be well…

Specialty Contact Lenses Q & A

What are specialty contact lenses?

If you have chronic dry eye or astigmatism, which is a curvature of the eye, you may have been told that you’re not a candidate for contact lenses. With advances in eye care, specialty (custom) contact lenses are now available to improve your vision, even with your unique eye care needs.

Custom Lenses 

  • Keratoconic Lenses
  • Scleral Lenses
  • Post Refractive Surgery Lenses
  • Post Corneal Transplant Lenses
  • Cosmetic (Post Trauma) Lenses
  • Cosmetic (Special Effects) Lenses
  • Hybrid Contact Lenses

For specialty contact lenses, call Visioncare Associates or use the online booking button.

What are the different types of specialty contact lenses?

Dr. Shily at Visioncare Associates offers a number of different specialty contact lenses to meet almost any eye need and treat certain eye conditions.


Keratoconus is an eye condition that causes the normally round cornea to thin and bulge into a cone shape, affecting your vision. Dr. Shily uses a number of different specialty contact lenses to improve vision in his patients with keratoconus, including:>

  • Gas-permeable contact lenses
  • Soft contact lenses
  • Hybrid contact lenses 
  • Scleral contact lenses

Dr. Shily works one-on-one with you to find the perfect contact lens to fit your eye.

Scleral lens indication:

  • Keratoconus
  • Corneal ectasias
  • Keratoglobus
  • Pellucid marginal degeneration.
  • Corneal scars
  • Neuropathic pain


Toric contact lenses were specifically designed to improve vision in people with astigmatism. Dr. Shily offers both soft and rigid gas-permeable astigmatic contact lenses.


If you need to stretch out your arm to read the directions on the back of a package, you may have presbyopia, which is the gradual loss of near vision that occurs as you get older. Bifocals are used to correct this type of vision loss. If you don’t want to wear glasses, Dr. Shily can provide specialty bifocal contact lenses to improve your eyesight.

Post-refractive surgery lenses

Refractive eye surgery is meant to fix your vision so you don’t have to wear glasses. However, your vision may not be perfect after surgery, or you may experience other vision issues over time. Dr. Shily provides specialty contact lenses if you’re experiencing vision issues after your refractory surgery.


What are the benefits of specialty contact lenses?

Contact lenses offer a number of benefits that go beyond improving your vision. You may want to consider contact lenses for your specialty eye needs to give you more freedom to pursue activities such as tennis, jogging, or swimming.

You may also prefer contact lenses to minimize alterations in your appearance.  


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