There are a number of eye problems that can lead an individual to be unable to achieve functional vision or comfort with glasses or conventional contact lenses. Such individuals may require the use of specialty custom contact lenses. 

About Us

The Specialty Contact Lens Clinic specializes in optometric care for patients with a variety of conditions such as keratoconus, pathological myopia (nearsightedness), ocular surface disease, irregular corneas after surgery, and scarred/ disfigured eyes. This clinic designs custom lenses for patients to address these conditions so that they may see clearly and comfortably. 

Our Services

We begin our evaluation by utilizing best in class equipment and techniques to comprehensively evaluate the size, shape, health, and correction of the eyes. This allows us to determine the best contact lens for the individual patient and provide the highest quality care. We perform trial contact lens fittings in the office and then order the customized lenses for each patient. 

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Do you need specialty contact lenses? 

If you answer yes to any of these questions, come see us for a specialty contact lens consultation so we can determine if custom contact lenses are right for you! 

Do you feel that your vision is blurry even when corrected with glasses or soft contact lenses? 

Have you been diagnosed with keratoconus? 

Have you had surgery or an eye injury that resulted in corneal scarring and want to know if you can achieve better vision or improve the cosmetic appearance of the eye? 

Do you have severe dry eye and your current treatments are not reducing your symptoms? 

Specialty Contact Lens Facts

This clinic designs custom lenses for patients so that they may see clearly and comfortably.

Keratoconus can significantly affect a person’s ability to function in school, work, and extracurricular activities. 

Contact Us

Appointments can be made in person or by telephone.

Specialty Contact Lens Clinic 
Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science
200 Minor Addition
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

(510) 642-2020 

Clinic Chiefs 
Kathy Tran, OD, FAAO
Associate Clinical Professor

Pam Satjawatcharaphong OD, FAAO, FSLS
Assistant Clinical Professor