Contact Lenses For Eye Allergy Sufferers
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Scleral Lenses: Added Protection From Eye Allergies
Other Conditions That Can Benefit From Scleral Contact Lenses:
- Corneal Ecstasia
- Severe Dry Eyes
- Sjorgen’s Syndrome
- Stevens – Johnson syndrome
- Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
- Post Lasik Complications
- Graft versus host disease
- Post RK Complications
- Severe Eye Allergies
- Neurotrophic keratopathy
- Post PRK Complications
Scleral contact lenses are a specialized contact lens that has a hard lens that creates a barrier to the outer surface of the eye. Therefore, the allergens such as dust, pollen, dander, and smoke do not come into direct contact with the eye. These effectively reduces the irritation on the eye quite well and reduces significantly the eye allergies symptoms.
Patients report that after using scleral contact lenses for their eye allergies, that their eyes were comfortable, that their eyes are not as irritated, and that their eyes are not getting as much mucus discharge. They feel their vision, dryness, and itching is very greatly reduced. Many of these patients have tried soft daily contacts and say that scleral lenses provide significant relief of eye allergies when compared to soft contact lenses.
While Soft disposable lenses are the go-to contact lens for allergy sufferers, Scleral wearers still benefit from the additional benefits of allergy reduction.
The Three C’s Of Scleral Lenses
Every allergy sufferer knows that while contact lenses may be great for their lifestyle and look, they are not necessarily comfortable. Scleral Lenses, on the other hand, are considered the "gold standard" of comfort for contact lens wearers. The vaulted design shields your eyes from irritants, reduces friction, allows room for lubricants, and stays firmly in place. For eye allergy sufferers, sclerals are the ideal contact lens.
No more itchy, watery eyes causing blurred vision and discomfort. Combined with proper treatment of ocular allergies by an optometrist, Scleral lenses will revolutionize the way you see. By completely vaulting over the irregular or scarred cornea, Scleral contact lenses are able to provide clarity of vision that far exceeds daily contacts or glasses.
One thing an allergy sufferer knows is that on a good day contact lenses are great, but on a bad day...they become unbearable. Scleral Lens wearers experience consistency other contact lens wearers can't expect. The artificial tears reservoir ensures consistent moisture, the large diameter maintains consistent positioning of the lens, and the large smooth surface provides consistent image quality and vision, all while shielding the eye from allergens and irritants.
Q&A On Sclerals & Eye Allergies
The impact is gradual, taking up to a couple of weeks before the patients really notice the improvement and a reduction of their allergy symptoms. For scleral contact lens patients that have ocular allergies, our optometrist may prescribe some allergy drops to help with the speed of the recovery of the allergy symptoms.
Scleral lenses are super comfortable and they do help the patient see extra clear, extra comfortably, and patients who have mild, moderate and even severe allergy problems may even able to wear lenses much longer than traditional contact lenses. This is accomplished by having less of those annoying symptoms of eye allergies than with traditional contact lenses.
The reason daily disposable lenses are the ideal solution for allergy sufferers is that the lenses do not build up a layer of allergens, as do multi-use lenses. However not every patient is an ideal candidate for soft daily contacts. For patients that post LASIK or possess irregular corneas, people who are in a job that such as construction, or patients with severe dry eyes, Sclerals offer the best of comfort and vision with mid-level allergy reduction.