Scleral Lenses: Are They Right For You?

Do you suffer from irregular corneas or severe dry eye? Consider scleral lenses!

What are Scleral Lenses?

The diameter of scleral contact lenses is extra-wide, gas permeable. Scleral lenses cover the entire cornea in contrast to traditional contact lenses, leaving a gap between the lens and the corneal surface before resting on the white part of your eye (your sclera).

People of all ages enjoy their unique comfort, healthy eyes, and superior vision with scleral lenses because of their unique design.

Astigmatism, keratoconus, severe dry eyes, and those with hard-to-fit eyes can benefit from custom-fit lenses.

What Are The Advantages Of Wearing Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses may be used to improve vision and reduce pain and light sensitivity for people suffering from a number of disorders or injuries to the eye, such as patients with Dry Eye Syndrome, Graft vs. Host disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Microphthalmia, Keratoconus, Corneal Ectasia, Aniridia, Neurotrophic Keratopathy / Keratitis (anesthetic corneas). Patients who cannot close their eyes completely can experience improved comfort with the use of scleral lenses.

Scleral lenses have been highly successful for patients with post-LASIK / RK / PRK, corneal transplant and pellucid degeneration complications. Injuries to the eye such as surgical complications, chemical and burn injuries also may be corrected with the use of scleral lenses.

Scleral lenses are custom fit to address the patient’s individual needs. Memorial Eye Center provides established expertise and innovative technology to fit this highly precise lens. Scleral lenses offer clarity and comfort for patients who have been previously told they were not good candidates for contacts or who have been unsuccessful with other types of contact lenses.

If you suffer from dry eye, sensitive eyes, a medical condition or injury, ask the doctors of Memorial Eye Center if the large diameter scleral lenses are right for you.