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Due to the complexity of fitting specialty lenses, and in order to comply with U.S. federal law, Specialty Vision Products does not sell our customized contact lenses directly to patients.

We take great pride in manufacturing a wide range of premium custom and specialty lenses. We work with eye care practitioners like yours to solve complicated fitting challenges on a daily basis.

Please use this site to better understand your contact lens options, then talk with your eye care professional.

Customized Lenses Manufactured
For Your Unique Visual Needs

There are patients that don't fit in standard soft lenses. These include:

  • Astigmatic presbyopes
  • Keratoconics and other irregular cornea patients
  • High myopes
  • OrthoK patients

Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision Products provides lens options which include custom soft lenses, GP lenses and sclerals for medically indicated conditions like keratoconus, irregular corneas and post-surgical conditions. Zenlens scleral lens, our unique design, and NovaKone soft lens which is specially designed for keratoconus, have both been extremely valuable to specialty practitioners.

In addition, custom soft lenses for severe astigmatism and other needs are an alternative when standard soft lenses have not been successful. Learn more about our C-Vue products >

Custom Soft Lenses

For patients with more unique vision needs, soft lenses can be custom made for patients with high astigmatism or presbyopia. Learn more about our C-Vue products >

Boston Gas Permeable Lenses

The Boston brand name includes both GP materials, made into contact lenses, and the solutions tailored for care of GP contact lenses.

Some GP lenses are smaller in diameter and float on the pupil and some of the iris (the colored part of the eye). Other GP lenses, called scleral lenses, have a larger diameter and float over the entire iris and onto the sclera (the white part of the eye). Your eye care professional will order GP lenses in customized parameters for your prescription.

Are GP Lenses Right For You?

Boston gas permeable contact lens materials are made for all different eye conditions and needs. Click on your condition to learn more.


Boston gas permeable contact lens materials can be made into a wide variety of special designs for high myopes and astigmatic patients.


As you age, your eyes change. People in their forties often need glasses for reading smaller print on devices and in print. Boston materials are available in several different multifocal and bifocal designs to meet your changing visual needs.

If you don’t want to wear eyeglasses, ask your eye care professional about this option.

Irregular Corneas

Patients with conditions such as keratoconus, post-surgical ectasia and pellucid marginal degeneration often find that specialty lenses made from GP materials are a good option for vision correction.

GP lenses of various sizes are used to correct patients with irregular corneas. Scleral lenses, with a larger diameter, float over the entire cornea.

Correct Your Vision While You Sleep!

Bausch + Lomb Vision Shaping Treatment (VST) is an innovative process that uses customized shaping lenses to gently correct your vision while you are sleeping. You simply wear the lenses at night, so you don’t need to wear them during the day. Most patients see clearly without glasses or contacts, all day long.

How does it work?

Bausch + Lomb VST process treats nearsightedness and mild astigmatism.

With Bausch + Lomb VST process, you work in close partnership with your eye care professional. He or she will prescribe shaping lenses that are custom-fitted to the specific contour of your eyes. Every night, these shaping lenses gently reshape your eye to correct your vision while you sleep. In the morning, you take your shaping lenses out and see clearly all day long.

Are you a good candidate for VST?

Bausch + Lomb VST process treats nearsightedness and astigmatism and is suitable for people with lifestyles where glasses and contact lenses can be problematic:

  • Athletes and others with active lifestyles
  • People whose profession requires hassle-free visual freedom
  • People who aren't ready for or who aren't candidates for LASIK surgery