Scleral lenses are larger than regular contact lenses that are used to restore the ocular surface in conditions that do not respond to other treatments and in people who cannot obtain good vision and comfort with glasses or conventional contact lenses.
These lenses are custom made for each patient and are fitted in a way to vault the cornea and maintain a constant reservoir of fluid between the lens and the cornea to ensure that it remains hydrated. More over, this fluid layer also compensates for the surface irregularities, leading to improved vision. Our scleral lenses are highly permeable to oxygen and provide the comfort of a soft lens with higher optical quality. Most patients will have no sensation or awareness of the lens while wearing it.
Scleral lens designs currently available are considered the best option on the market to provide health benefits and increased comfort. These lenses eliminate blurred and distorted vision, promote healing of the ocular surface and protect the cornea from the surrounding environment and eyelids. Our doctor strives to continuously update her expertise in the area of contact lens design, thereby providing our patients with the latest lens technology and the best solution for their signs and symptoms.
Examples of conditions treated with scleral lenses:
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