Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in Albuquerque

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Now’s the Time to Try Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have always been a popular option for vision correction, and thanks to modern technological advancements in the contact lens industry, more people can choose contact lenses than ever before.

Thanks to these advancements, contact lenses can address many vision conditions, such as myopia and keratoconus, and support your comfort and clarity more than ever before. 

At our practice, we use our modern fitting technology in our contact lens eye exams to choose contacts for your eyes’ individual needs. Visit us today to get started with contact lenses.

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Fitting Your Eyes with sMap3D Technology

During our contact lens fittings, we use the sMap3D technology to help fit our patients with corneal conditions. The sMap3D technology takes detailed imagery of the cornea and sclera of the eye using 360-degree coverage and precision.

This customized measurement assists in minimizing refits for your contacts by taking a complete measurement of the cornea without interference from the eyelid.

The Power of Scleral Contact Lenses

For those with a corneal condition, the cornea can be misshapen or have a different curvature. This can make wearing traditional contact lenses difficult as they won’t fit the cornea correctly.

Scleral contact lenses are larger than traditional contact lenses, fit over the cornea, and rest on the sclera of the eye, which sits right outside of the cornea. This larger size makes it easier to fit for those with corneal conditions, such as keratoconus and dry eye and makes it more comfortable to wear.


Keratoconus occurs when the cornea of the eye becomes thin and cone-shaped. Because of this irregular shape in the cornea, light cannot properly enter the retina at the back of the eye, and vision problems, such as blurring, can occur.

Scleral contact lenses can help correct these vision problems for those with keratoconus due to the large shape of the contact, adjusting for the irregular shape in the cornea.

Dry eye occurs due to decreased tear production or a problem with the tear film, causing decreased moisture in the eye. Dry eye can make your eyes feel irritated, making contact wear uncomfortable.

In addition to dry eye therapy, the larger shape of scleral contact lenses can help hold in moisture and keep out debris more than traditional lenses. This makes them a great option for those with dry eyes.

Contacts for Hard-to-Fit Eyes

At Sandia Vision Clinic, we offer specialty contacts that work for hard-to-fit eyes. Due to a corneal condition or certain vision conditions, specialty contacts may be the best option for you and your eye’s unique needs. 

We offer multifocal, gas-permeable, and hybrid contacts, in addition to scleral contacts and contacts for myopia.


Multifocal contact lenses carry 2 different prescriptions in them for those who need clearer vision for seeing objects far away and near. Multifocals provide a gradual transition between the two focus points, similar to progressive eyeglasses.

Multifocal lenses can be an asset as you age since presbyopia, or difficulty seeing objects up close, is a common vision error for those over 45.

Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contacts are hard lenses that hold their shape and let oxygen through as you wear them. RGP lenses provide clear, crisp vision and tend to be durable due to the harder material.

RGP contacts are also a good option for those with astigmatism or keratoconus since the lens provides clearer vision for an irregular corneal curvature than a softer lens.

Hybrid contact lenses can provide the best of both worlds. They are a combination of a soft and hard contact lens with a more rigid material in the center and a soft outer ring.

Hybrid lenses combine the crisp vision of a harder lens like an RGP with added comfort due to the soft perimeter. These types of contacts can also be a good option for hard-to-fit eyes or for those with corneal conditions.

Contacts for Myopia Control

As certified providers, we offer specialized contact lenses designed for myopia control to help slow the progression of nearsightedness in children.

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is when objects up close can be seen clearly, but those farther away become blurry. Myopia can make it difficult to complete everyday tasks and can make learning and development harder for school-aged children.

Contact lenses are one of the myopia control treatment options that we provide at our practice. Specifically, orthokeratology lenses help to reshape the cornea as you sleep to change the shape and slow down the progression of myopia.

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If you have hard-to-fit eyes, a corneal condition, or just want to see the world with clearer vision, contact lenses could be a great option for you.

Visit our practice today for an eye exam and contact lens fitting today.

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Our Locations

Heights Office

  • 3701 Eubank Blvd. NE
  • Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Nob Hill Office

  • 112 Hermosa Dr. SE
  • Albuquerque, NM 87108
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