When traditional contact lenses aren’t comfortable or don’t work with your eye conditions, there is another option. If you have keratoconus or dry eye disease, or you just don’t find vision correction from soft contacts is up to your standards, scleral lenses can help you attain crisp, clear vision.
We offer scleral lenses in a broad range of prescriptions and can customize them to fit your eyes. Learn more about what scleral lenses can do for you.
Scleral contact lenses are larger in diameter than traditional contact lenses. Instead of sitting on the cornea, as traditional lenses do, they “vault” over it. They rest on the whites of your eyes (the sclera), hence the name scleral lenses.
These lenses are custom-made for each individual. Your optometrist will take into account your eye shape and will take some measurements to ensure the fit is just right.
Scleral lenses are rigid gas permeable lenses. While they are firm like older-style hard contact lenses, they are different in that their materials allow for oxygen to flow through and reach the eye.
If you want to wear contact lenses, but have been told you have hard-to-fit eyes or haven’t found lenses comfortable in the past, book an appointment with us today. We can help!
Almost anyone who wants crisp, clear vision is a good candidate for scleral lenses. But, they are well-suited to people with certain eye conditions.
Those with keratoconus have cone-shaped corneas, preventing light from focusing properly on the retina which makes vision blurry. Scleral lenses provide a comfortable and secure fit as the lenses don’t actually sit on the cornea.
Scleral lenses vault over the cornea, creating a fluid reservoir between the lens and the ocular surface. This keeps the eye moist and comfortable as the tears are in contact with the ocular surface for a longer period of time.
Scleral lenses, like any contact lenses, require a comprehensive eye exam and fitting. Book an appointment today to see if scleral lenses are right for you.