Scleral lenses are a specialized contact lenses that make contact lens use possible for many people for the first time - and they have advantages for normal contact lens wearers as well.
A scleral lens is a larger lens that rests on the sclera or white of the eye, rather than the colored portion (or iris).
The lens has many advantages which can make contact lens wear an option for those who have previously been told otherwise.
The lens, which covers a larger area than a normal contact lens, creates a pocket filled with artificial tears, fitting securely around the eye. Due to their size, scleral lenses provide sharper vision, greater durability, easier handling and a lower risk for complications.
We have a unique library of scleral contact lens solutions for you.
Are You One Of The 5 Patient Types That Would Likely Benefit From A Scleral Lens?
Candidates Include Patients with:
High or complicated prescriptions that have been told they can’t wear contact lenses.
If you have an unsuccessful history with other lenses either due to poor comfort or poor vision.
Keratoconus, corneal degeneration, transplants, scarring, trauma or post-LASIK complications.
Dry eyes or high sensitivity to light or Steve Johnson Syndrome.
What Are The 4 Main Benefits Of A Scleral Lens VS. A Regular Lens?
What Are Three Key Differences In The Scleral Lens Technology?
The lens doesn’t touch the cornea but rests on the sclera or the white part of the eye to increase comfort.
Microscopic adjustments with new advanced technology to customize the fit of each lens.
Can add highly customized, unique prescriptions onto each lens to provide even better vision.
Special Instances That Can Benefit From Scleral Lenses
It is not uncommon for someone who is legally blind from a corneal irregularity to regain great vision. This lens design provides a protective cushion of saline that can reduce pain and photosensitivity caused by other lens designs.
Scleral lenses are great for athletes who require excellent acuity and a stable lens fit while they are physically active.
They are also useful in situations where other contact lens types are not effective or appropriate, including dusty environments and contact sports.
Scleral lenses can provide hydration to the cornea in severe cases of dry eye and ocular pemphigoid.
They can also help in keeping the eye hydrated in conditions where the eyelids do not close properly such as facial nerve palsy, trauma, or ptosis.
We customize the lenses to the exact specifications of each individual wearer.
The entire process may take several visits in order to optimize the design and ensure the process of application and removal is comfortable and efficient. For these reasons professional fees associated with fitting scleral lenses and lens replacement costs are higher than other contact lenses. We are happy to discuss your specific costs based on your individual needs.
If you are looking for easy to follow instructions for how to insert and removal scleral contact lenses, then you have come to the right page.
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