Hayden Optometric Inc.
94 N Main St Mansfield MA 02048 +1 508-339-3952
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(508) 406-9342

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Mansfield, MA


Specialty Contact Lenses

Many individuals with “hard to fit” eyes have been told in the past that contact lenses are not a suitable option for their eyes. That is no longer the case. Thanks to advances in contact lens technology there are now a wide variety of specialty contact lenses designed specifically for “hard to fit” eyes.

Hayden Optometric is proud to offer a wide range of specialty contact lenses to suit your unique vision needs. For more information, and to determine if specialty contact lenses might be right for you, please contact us today.

Ortho-K Lenses

Ortho-k lenses, also known as orthokeratology lenses, are ridgid, gas permeable contact lenses that are used to correct refractive errors overnight. You wear the contact lenses overnight while you sleep, allowing them to temporarily reshape your corneas and correct your refractive error. When you wake up you remove the lenses and are able to go about your day without having to rely on glasses or contacts for clear vision.

Ortho-k is often used as a method of myopia control, and has been shown to reduce the progression of myopia in children.

If you wish to stop treatment simply stop wearing your ortho-k lenses. This will allow your corenas to revert to their natural shape. Ortho-k lenses cannot fix your refractive errors permanently, so it is important for you to wear your lenses every night in order to continue to benefit from clear vision during the day.

Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses are much larger than standard soft contact lenses. Instead of just covering your cornea they also cover the sclera, or white portion, of your eye. The larger surface area helps make them more comfortable and stable, making them a popular choice for patients with “hard to fit” eyes. Scleral lenses are particularly effective for patients with dry eye disease, since the lens acts as a barrier, reducing evaporation and allowing your eye to retain more moisture.

Multifocal Lenses

There are two main types of multifocal contact lenses: Simultaneous vision designs and segmented designs.

  • Simultaneous vision designs are divided into specific regions which correct your far, intermediate, and near vision. These regions are mapped out so that objects always appear sharp, regardless of how far or near they are to you. Simultaneous vision design lenses are further subdivided into two types:
    • Concentric designs are calibrated so that near and far distance vision rings are arranged in concentric circles on the surface of the lens.
    • Aspheric designs are calibrated so that distance or near power is in the center of the lens, and there is a gradual transition to the other powers as you move away from the center of the lens.
  • Segmented designs work more like bifocal or trifocal eyeglasses. The central and top portion of the lenses are calibrated to help you view distant objects, while the lower portion of the lense is calibrated to help you view close up objects. Segmented designs are also referred to as alternating or translating designs.

Toric Lenses

Toric lenses are contact lenses specifically designed to correct astigmatism. Most toric lenses are soft contact lenses, but they are available as rigid gas permeable (GP) lenses as well. The main difference between toric and regular spherical contact lenses is that spherical contact lenses have the same power on all portions of the contact lens. This means that if your lens rotates when you blink your vision will remain unaffected.

Toric lenses have different powers on their different meridians, allowing them to correct the varying amounts of nearsightedness and farsightedness on different meridians of the eye which are associated with astigmatism. To make sure your lenses don’t accidentally rotate (and compromise your vision) toric lenses incorporate a design feature that ensures the lenses always rotate to the correct orientation on your cornea.

Hybrid Lenses

Individuals with astigmatism may find that hybrid lenses are best able to meet their vision needs. Hybrid lenses are made up of a rigid, gas permeable central zone surrounded by a soft fitting zone. Correctly fitted hybrid lenses provide the best of both types of lenses recommended for astigmatism: the sharp vision of gas permeable lenses and the comfort of soft lenses.

Hybrid lenses are also a good choice for individuals who play sports. Hybrid lenses are about the same size as toric lenses, and have thinner edges than traditional gas permeable lenses. This means they are significantly less likely to be dislodged during high impact activities.

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Alcon has one mission: to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon is uniquely poised to serve every contact lens wearer by addressing the full life cycle of their needs.

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Alden Optical

At Alden Optical, our custom and specialty contact lenses are more than made to order. They’re made to measure up to the incredibly high standards of the world’s most demanding contact lens specialists.

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Bausch & Lomb

Bausch + Lomb is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands globally, offering the widest and finest range of eye health products including contact lenses and lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses, and other eye surgery products.

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Cooper Vision

We create and execute innovation that is unmatched in the contact lens industry. There's much more to our story than that, however. You'll find that what sets us apart is how we approach our business. We collaborate, we listen, and we enjoy what we do.

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A luxury brand, distinguished by its stylistic originality combined with the superior sartorial content of its creations. The strong identity of the Dolce & Gabbana brand has evolved over the years while always remaining faithful to its inherent standards.

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Dolabany Eyewear

Our unique designs are always at the forefront of eyewear fashion, implementing new materials and concepts, such as our latest collection frames made with TR-90 material which is extremely lightweight, durable, and hypoallergenic.

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Technologically advanced memory metal. Designed to stay in adjustment. More durable than other materials. A lightweight, comfortable, and extensive selection of styles.

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Johnson & Johnson

As a primary resource to optometrists and eye care professionals, Johnson & Johnson aims to make the world a better place by providing health solutions for everyone. Explore well-known, trusted products with a brand responsible for improving daily lives.

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The essential choice in children’s eyewear, flexible and safe, Italian-made Miraflex glasses are BPA free, rubber free, latex-free, hypo-allergenic & anti-bacterial, with no metal parts.

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Oakley invents each new product with a design philosophy called sculptural physics: the discipline of solving problems with science and wrapping them in art. Supported by an infrastructure that includes the latest tools of technology, Oakley engineers and artisans continue to expand the company’s array of product categories.

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Paragon offers a surgery and glasses free method of correcting and controlling myopia. Paragon CRT lenses work for children or adults, gently reshaping the cornea while you sleep. After about a week of nightly wear, you’ll be able to go without glasses or contacts during the day. Try Paragon’s CRT lenses and discover daily freedom from myopia.

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Founded in 2009, Shwood was born from a Madrone tree limb, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store. The goal was simple. Create a product that encompasses the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings.

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Wave Contacts

Wave contact lenses are made like no other by using the Scout Topographer and Wave Contact Lens Software. The idea is simple: create a lens that nearly mirrors the cornea for the most precise and comfortable fit available. Regardless of the design, Wave produces a lens that is thinner, more comfortable and better centred.

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Zenlens scleral lenses are designed to bring ultimate comfort and stability. These remarkable lenses can be fine-tuned to give the ideal fit. Zenlens contacts are an excellent choice for visual clarity and ocular comfort.

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    94 N Main St
    Mansfield, MA 02048

    Contact Information

    Phone: 508-339-3952
    Fax: +1 (508) 339-6907
    • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
    • Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thursday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
    • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • Saturday: 8:30am - 11:30am
    • Sunday: Closed
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    Why Choose Hayden Optometric?

    Our Brands

    Our Brands

    Your eyes are unique, and so is your sense of style, which is why selecting your frames and lenses is a very personal choice. Your frames should fit your sense of style, and your lenses should suit your vision needs. Hayden Optometric Inc. is proud to offer a wide variety of brands so that we can help you find the frames and lenses that best suit your needs and style.

    We're Revolutionizing Eye Care

    We're Revolutionizing Eye Care

    Hayden Optometric wants to be a thought leader in the eye health industry. We are always dedicated to making life better for our patients. In fact, our own Dr. Joel Hayden has leveraged his knowledge as an optometrist and nutritionist to develop his own line of eye wipes and fish oil to bolster your eye health.



    Dr. Hayden is also the founder of HALT Myopia; the Hayden Advanced Lens Therapy System. Designed for nearsighted kids, HALT Myopia has been called “LASIK for kids,” only without lasers, scalpels, pain, recovery, or risk of overcorrection.

    Read more about HALT and other methods of myopia control.

    The Future of Eye Health Technology

    The Future of Eye Health Technology

    We really value innovation. That’s why we rely on some of the most advanced technology available to help us examine, diagnose, and treat all of our patients. When you choose Hayden Optometric, you know you’re getting some of the most state-of-the-art equipment the industry has to offer.