What are Scleral Contact Lenses?
Scleral contacts are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses designed to vault over the entire corea and rest of the “white” of the eye (sclera). So, what’s the purpose of these lenses? While resting on your eye these lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth surface to correct vision problems.
Who can benefit from Scleral Lenses?
Many optometrists and ophthalmologists recommend scleral contact lenses for a variety of hard-to-fit lenses, including eyes with keratoconus. In cases of early keratoconus, a standard GP lens may be used. However, if the lens does not center properly on the eye or moves excessively with blinks and causes discomfort, switching to a large-diameter scleral contact lens may solve the problem. In addition to keratoconus, scleral contact lenses can be used for eyes that have undergone a cornea transplant, and for those with severe dry eye. Advances in lens design technology are allowing manufacturers to design scleral lenses that can correct more conditions than ever before, including bifocal sclerals for the correction of presbyopia.
What are the advantages of Scleral Lenses ?
Scleral Lenses have the ability to produce sharper vision than soft contacts can. These lenses also have greater durability, easier handling and less risk of complications.
I’m interested in trying Scleral Lenses, what is the process like?
If you feel that you may benefit from Scleral Lenses we encourage you to visit our office for a consultation. At this appointment Dr.Raghu will asses your symptoms and see if you are a candidate for these lenses. If he feels the lenses are right for you then he will begin the fit-customization process. This process will include lenses customized specifically for the shape of your cornea, one-on-one lessons with our Scleral Lens Experts, instructions, supplies and more. If you have never worn hard lenses it is important to remain patient during the process. We will work with you to ensure you feel completely comfortable and most importantly, you vision is clear!
For more information call or text our office at 732-730-3937.