Who is a good Candidate for scleral lenses?
Anyone seeking to achieve the best vision with contact lenses is a great candidate for scleral lenses. Scleral lenses are particularly useful in managing the following conditions:
- Irregularly shaped corneas
- Dry Eyes
- Post-refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK)
Those with dry eyes may find traditional contact lenses difficult to wear. Scleral lenses provide a tear reservoir between the back surface of the full scleral lenses and cornea, keeping the front of the eye moist and comfortable.
What are custom scleral lenses?
Here at Family Eye Care Optometry, we utilize the very latest medical technology to custom design your scleral lenses using the S-MAP 3D System.
Your corneas are like a fingerprint, unique from anyone else, so why not get the perfect lenses that your eyes deserve?
Custom designed scleral lenses help patients with corneal irregularities achieve dramatic improvements in visual acuity and comfort.
Scleral lenses vault over the cornea and rest on the sclera while avoiding the affected cornea. This creates a new optical surface instead of the damaged cornea and prevents discomfort by resting on the less sensitive sclera of the eye.
Custom designed scleral lenses provide greater comfort and vision than other types of contact lens options. They are also extremely durable and will last much longer than other types of contact lenses.
Major Benefits of Scleral Lenses over Soft Contact Lenses
1) Custom Scleral Lenses Provide More Comfort!
Our patients report comfort as the most prominent feature of the scleral lens. Most patients report all day comfort with their lenses.
The Custom Scleral Lenses are larger in diameter and avoids the sensitive cornea when you blink and the eyelids don’t catch the edges of the lens.
2) Custom Scleral Lenses provide improved vision!
Patients with keratoconus have clearer vision with scleral lenses than with their glasses or other contact lenses. With glasses, patients typically see 20/200, with custom scleral lenses their vision is typically 20/30 to 20/20!