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:
- Their super-size diameter ensures that they stay centered and stable on your eye, which also prevents them from popping out easily, even if you play sports or lead an active lifestyle.
- They are made up from high quality, durable materials to last for the long haul.
- The large size of the lens protects your eyes from debris, dust, and allergens, providing a perfect solution if you suffer from eye allergies.
- They are composed of highly breathable gas permeable material, which ensures that ample oxygen reaches the eye, leading to healthy eyes and comfortable lens wear.
- These lenses have a pocket that fills with moisturizing tears. This wet, lubricating cushion leads to a very comfortable wearing experience, as well as healthier eyes.
Ready to say goodbye to all those contact lenses that felt uncomfortable and didn’t give you sharp vision?
Who Wears Scleral Lenses?
Some wear them for increased comfort, while others choose scleral because specific eye problems prevent them from wearing regular contact lenses or glasses.
Scleral lenses are extremely helpful in managing the following conditions:
Dry Eyes: For people with gritty, itchy, and dry eyes, wearing traditional contact lenses is an added irritation. In contrast, the tear reservoir between the back of the scleral lens and the cornea, the front surface of the eye, allows your eyes to remain moist and comfortable all day long. This makes scleral lenses ideal for those with dry eye syndrome.
Scleral lenses are also used to treat ocular surface conditions which involve severe inflammation or dryness of the ocular surface. Scleral lenses are filled with a non-preserved saline solution, which bathes the eye all day providing comfort for patients suffering from a variety of conditions. Many patients with some of these conditions cannot even keep their eyes open without the use of their scleral lens.
Hard-to-Fit Eyes: Those with irregularly shaped cornea, whether due to natural causes, an eye condition (i.e. keratoconus), or complications following surgery (such as LASIK), can at times develop vision problems that cannot be corrected using glasses or soft contact lenses. In such cases, scleral lenses provide a more comfortable, secure fit, and sharper vision.
Scleral lenses are particularly useful for managing these eye conditions:
- Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
- Dry Eyes
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
- Post-refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK, PRK, PK)
Whatever your case, we welcome you to schedule a specialty lens consultation after your comprehensive eye examination to discuss your needs and assess whether scleral lenses are a suitable and effective solution for your unique case.