What are Scleral Contact Lenses?

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Have you been told that you can’t wear contact lenses because you have an irregular cornea or any other eye problems that won’t allow you to wear a regular contact lense? You might want to talk to your eye doctor about scleral contact lenses.

What is it? – A scleral lens is a large contact lens that rests on the sclera (the white of the eye) and creates a tear-filled vault over the cornea. They can be used to treat a variety of eye conditions that may not respond to other forms of treatment.

Medical uses – Scleral lenses can be used to improve vision and reduce pain and light sensitivity for people who suffer from disorders or injuries to the eye, including dry eye syndrome, corneal ectasia, keratoconus, after LASIK or other refractive surgery, and more. They may also be used with people who have eyes that are too sensitive for other smaller corneal-type lenses, but still need a more rigid lens for vision correction.

Made for your eye – Scleral lenses can be custom made to fit your eye perfectly and fit your reason for needing them. The lens fitting system has both left and right anatomical designs. This eliminates the complex fitting algorithms from the lens fitting. There are various different fitting options for the many different shapes of eyes. Ask your eye doctor to see if these are an option that could help you.

Talk to your eye doctor to see if scleral lenses can help to improve your eye health and vision. Book your appointment with your Valley Eyecare Center eye doctor. Call us at 602-955-2700 or schedule online today.

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