What Are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral contact lenses are an extra-large type of rigid gas permeable lenses. Unlike traditional contacts, scleral lenses vault over the entire cornea, leaving a gap between the lens and the corneal surface. They rest on the white part of your eye (your sclera).
They are particularly useful for managing eye conditions such as:
- Dry Eyes
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
- Post-refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK, PRK)
What Are The Advantages Of Wearing Scleral Lenses?
With scleral lenses, you’ll experience consistently clear vision—even if you have an irregular cornea. Here are some of the benefits provided by scleral lenses:
They stay centered on your eye and won't pop out easily.
High-quality materials mean they'll last for the long haul.
Large lenses block debris, dust, and other allergens.
Breathable material ensures oxygen reaches the eye.
Pocket with moisturizing tears, for comfortable, healthy eyes.
Ready to say goodbye to all those contact lenses that felt uncomfortable and didn’t give you sharp vision? Call us for more info.
Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus Treatment
Are you suffering from:
- Blurred or distorted vision.
- Sudden worsening or clouding of vision.
- Increased light sensitivity.
One of the most common conditions that scleral lenses help to address is keratoconus. This condition occurs when the normally round, clear part at the front of the eye, the cornea, begins to thin and bulge into a cone or football-like shape. This can severely harm your vision.
Scleral lenses help with this by providing a dome-like surface over the abnormal cornea, creating proper refraction for clear vision.
Want To Try Scleral Lenses? Here's How!
Call our conveniently located eye care clinic in Americus to schedule an appointment with our professional scleral lens eye doctor.
Your Regional Eye Center eye doctor in Americus will measure your cornea using a process called corneal topography.
Your personalized scleral lenses will allow the right amount of light in and sit stably on the eye, thus offering superior vision, all-day ocular hydration, and increased comfort.
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