Specialty Contacts

Medical and Specialty ​Contact Lenses

for the Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Lake Tahoe area.

Since opening in 2016, Battle Born Eye Care has quickly become the premier specialty contact lens practice in Northern Nevada.

What are specialty contact lenses?
Specialty contact lenses are custom designed for patients with medical eye conditions or high prescriptions who otherwise cannot tolerate or should not wear conventional contacts.

Who can benefit from specialty contact lenses?
Patients who have the following eye conditions may be greatly helped with specialty contact lenses:

  • Corneal Transplant

  • Radial Keratotomy (RK) Complications

  • LASIK/PRK Complications

  • Corneal Scarring

  • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration

  • Keratoconus

  • Sjogren’s Syndrome

  • Dry Eye

  • Keratitis

  • Graft vs. Host Disease

  • High Prescription

  • Unequal Prescription

Scleral (large diameter hard lenses)

Scleral contact lenses are typically reserved for more challenging eye problems. They are often an excellent option for patients with advanced corneal disease and severe dry eye. Dr. Chris Nannini has extensive experience fitting these lenses over the last decade and has successfully fit patients with advanced keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration and corneal scarring due to infection, severe dry eye, Sjogren’s Syndrome and graft-versus-host disease. In addition, patients who have had corneal surgery, such as LASIK, radial keratotomy (RK) and corneal transplant have been able to realize a dramatic improvement in their vision thanks to Dr. Nannini’s expertise with these lenses.

RGP (rigid gas-permeable) hard contact lenses

There are many instances where RGP lenses are a superior choice to soft lenses. Patients with high degrees of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism can benefit greatly from an RGP lens. In addition, we are often able to provide enhanced vision for patients with keratoconus and other corneal irregularities. We can also customize our RGP lenses into bifocal and multifocal designs to assist our patients over age 40 to see better up close as well as in the distance.


Orthokeratology is a very unique process which utilizes a specialty retainer lens to gently reshape the contour of the eye. These lenses are worn only while sleeping and allow the wearer to have excellent vision during the day without the need for daytime contact lenses or glasses. This makes ortho-k a wonderful option for athletes such as swimmers and those who play contact sports. It is also a great alternative to LASIK and is completely reversible once lens wear has been discontinued. Although ortho-k has been around for decades, it has only recently been used to slow down the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, adolescents and adults.

Soft contact lenses

Soft lenses are the most common types of lenses prescribed by eye doctors. We fit soft contact lenses to correct all types of visual problems including hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism. We also fit multifocal soft lenses which assist our patients over age 40 see better both far away and up close.

​​​​​​​We have Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia

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