Specialty Lens Consultation

Specialty Eyeglass & Contact Lenses

Complete Prescription & Vision Correction Services

Family Eye Care Center Has You Covered!

When you have a unique eyeglass prescription, it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for. At Family Eye Care Center in Elkins, we offer a broad range of specialty eyeglass lens options to meet just about any prescription vision need you may have. We can also provide lenses with many combinations of features to deliver exceptional vision correction, as well as improved performance and comfort.

Welcoming Patients From Near & Far

Eye Doctor Proudly Serving throughout WV

Dr. Craig offers a comprehensive range of vision correction and specialized lens services designed to meet the needs of patients of all ages with conditions including astigmatism, as well as some rare eye and vision conditions for which treatment may be hard to find close to your home. We welcome local patients, as well as those with unique vision needs traveling to see us from areas throughout West Virginia. If you would like to learn more about the possibilities, call and let us know what type of lenses you’re interested in. To schedule a specialty lens consultation, call: (304) 636-9111.

Specialty Lens Consultation

When you schedule a specialty lens consultation, we first confirm your eye health. Then, an experienced optical technician will carefully review your vision prescription and unique lifestyle needs. We provide a professional recommendation for the optimal lenses to help you achieve the crispest, clearest possible vision, as well recommendations for comfort and performance enhancement features. We offer a convenient selection of specialty corrective lenses from some of the world’s finest brands in vision technology.

Specialty Contact Lenses

Contact lenses can conveniently and effectively correct many types of visual deficiencies. These include Myopia (nearsightedness), Hyperopia (farsightedness), Astigmatism, Presbyopia (poor focusing with reading material and other near vision tasks), and other conditions. At Family Eye Care Center, we offer many different lenses to address our patients’ vision needs with ultimate comfort and flexibility.

Ask about available options to correct multiple conditions with one lens!

Specialty Eyeglass Lenses

Bifocal Contact Lenses – Trifocal – Astigmatism – Multifocal Progressive Lenses

If you are in need of a specialized lens prescription to correct a vision abnormality, sight deficiency, congenital, acquired, or age-related eye issue, you are in the right place. Dr. Craig is one of the most experienced eye care professionals in the region. He has successfully diagnosed and corrected an extensive range of treatable medical eye conditions and visual deficits in patients of all ages. At Family Eye Care Center, we offer many types of specialty and custom lenses for effective correction to match most eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions – including multiple issues.

Specialty Lens Materials, Tints & Coatings

Family Eye Care Center offers our patients crisp, clear vision with many types of standard and specialty lens materials, as well as advanced lens tints and coatings. We can help you achieve optimal vision while enjoying superior performance, comfort, and function – without sacrificing style.

Eyeglass Materials

High-Index Plastic / Polycarbonate

Thinner lightweight lens
Ideal for some stronger prescriptions


Thinner, lightweight, more impact-resistant than high-index lenses with UV protection
Required for children’s lenses & ideal for sports and safety lenses


Thicker, lower cost lens with great optics


Flatter lightweight lens type

About Optical Quality

Refractive Index & Abbe Value

Generally, materials have little effect on the corrective power of the lens. You can achieve effective vision correction with all of the materials we carry; however, in order to provide equivalent correction, some lens types would be heavier while others may produce optical distortions. In most cases, Dr. Craig will choose the best lens material for you based on your lifestyle and eyewear performance needs. If you have a specific preference, please be sure to let us know.

Refractive Index: How efficiently the lens bends light. Higher numbers can provide greater vision correction in a lighter weight lens.

Abbe Value: Degree of chromatic aberration (optical errors like haloes and colors) the lens contains, especially near its edge. Higher Abbe value = higher optical quality.

Eyeglass Coating Options

Anti-Glare / Anti-Reflective Lens Coating
Decreases internal & external light reflection, glare, and halos on the lens

Increases light transmittance through the lens for improved vision

Ideal for stronger prescriptions, night use & improved cosmetic appearance

Anti-Scratch Lens Coating
Hard coating applied to the front and back of lenses to help minimize lens damage if glasses rub against a rough surface

Anti-Fog Lens Coating
Helps minimize moisture accumulation in humid environments

Eyeglass Tint Options

UV Protection
Helps protect against the sun’s harmful rays that can contribute to macular degeneration and cataracts

Blue Light Filter
Limits the penetration of disruptive light from digital screens

May improve sleep
Ideal for those who regularly use a computer, phone, or screen device

Sunglass Tint Options

Available for Custom Prescription & Non-Prescription Glasses

Specialized tint decreases harsh glare of bright light and reflections from water surfaces

Ideal for sunglasses and outdoor use

Available in classic black, brown, and trendy colors

Lens darkens in direct sunlight and returns to clear indoors

Ideal for those who prefer not to carry both eyeglasses and sunglasses

Essilor Authorized Eyecare Provider

Cutting Edge Lenses for Superior Crisp Vision

Family Eye Care Center is proud to be your local Essilor authorized eyecare provider. For more than 170 years, Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc. has been the industry leader in cutting-edge lens technology. Essilor manufactures some of the finest lenses in the world, including Varilux®, Crizal®, Transitions®, Xperio UV™, and Eyezen™ brand lenses.

Superior Vision at Any Distance

Glare, Scratch & Smudge Resistant

Comfortable Light Control & Ultimate UV Protection

The Best Vision Under the Sun. Sharp Colors & Max UV Protection

Defend Against Eye Strain

Want the Ultimate Lens?

The following packages offer superior vision clarity, performance, and lens maintenance for many of our patients with single vision and progressive prescriptions. If you want the best in function and style, ask Dr. Craig if an Essilor Ultimate Lens Package is right for you. Explore other lens options below to find the perfect lens for your lifestyle.


Essilor Ultimate Progressive Lens Package


Single Vision

Essilor Ultimate Single Vision Lens Package


Schedule a Specialty Lens Consultation

Contact Family Eye Care Center

We take all the time required to deliver the highest quality vision services. Dr. Craig Hyre and staff are happy to answer all your questions to help ensure your vision needs are met. To schedule a specialty lens consultation, call (304) 636-9111.