Scleral lenses are an exciting innovation in contact lens technology that is used to treat a patient with high astigmatism, irregular astigmatism, keratoconus and dry eye disease.
With these specialty lenses the contact lens vaults over the cornea creating a new surface free of astigmatism or irregularities such as those found in patients with keratoconus, high astigmatism, and irregular astigmatism.
We have had successful fittings that brought vision from just seeing ‘the big E’ to almost perfect vision while wearing the lenses. Successful use has helped people maintain their employment, regain their ability to drive, and enjoy their life.
Benefits of wearing Scleral Lenses:
- High prescriptions
- High Astigmatism
- Keratoconus Correction
- Wearing Comfort for Dry Eye
- Can promote healing of the Ocular Surface
An added benefit of the lenses’ ability to vault over the cornea is that it creates a moisture lock on the cornea all day long. Unlike other contact lenses that pull moisture away from the cornea, the liquid chamber beneath the scleral lens creates a moist environment for the cornea all day long.
Whether a patient suffers from Dry Eye Syndrome, has an anatomical abnormality of the eye or an autoimmune condition that contributes to their dry eye, scleral lenses do not discriminate the cause and they can help maintain moisture on the cornea and provide relief.