Scleral Contact Lenses

Scleral Contact Lenses

We are experts at the fitting of all types of contact lenses. Sometimes people need specialty contact lenses to compensate for specific vision or eye-health problems. Our advanced, specialty scleral lenses are recommended for the treatment of keratoconus, dry eye syndrome and many other eye diseases. We will work with you to ensure you achieve the best and most comfortable vision possible.

You may have been told in the past that you cannot wear contact lenses because of an irregular cornea or other eye problems. Our contact lens specialist has been trained to fit specialty scleral contact lenses that can solve many vision and eye-health problems.

What are Scleral Lenses?

Rather than covering only a portion of the cornea (like conventional gas permeable lenses), scleral lenses are large GP lenses that vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the "white" of the eye (the sclera ). Because of their size, scleral lenses are more stable on the eye than conventional GP lenses making them less likely to accidentally decenter or dislodge from the eye. Sophisticated curves in the design create a protective tear layer between the eye and the lens, resulting in excellent comfort equal to or better than soft lenses and superior vision.

Scleral Lens Benefits

COMFORT - Tear layer maintains moisture on the cornea and does not dehydrate throughout the day.. This tear layer protects the eye from the contact lens and from wind, dust and allergens. Len thickness is minimized and edges are refined for little- to -no awareness on your eye or lid interaction. the lenses allows optimum oxygen transmission to the cornea and stem cells

VISUAL ACUITY - Clear, precise optics are prescribed to meet your vision needs. A custom “ Made to Order ” lens, crafted specifically for your eyes, provides optimal stability of the lens for consistently clear vision

Candidates for Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses dramatically improve visual acuity and comfort for a wide range of patients:

  • Highly irregular and/or diseased corneas requiring a special design.
  • Patients with ocular surface disease, severe dry eye, Sjogren's syndrome, and other medical conditions that may result in compromised comfort and acuity.
  • Patients who have healthy normal corneas but who may be presbyopic (need help for near tasks), suffer from dryness and unstable vision performance, as with toric soft lenses, or reduced comfort and degraded visual performance with other types of contact lenses.

Scleral lenses are a great option for those who have not had success with contact lenses in the past!

Call our office and see if scleral contact lenses can help you.