Have you ever been told in the past that you are not a good candidate for contact lenses?
This could be due to having an irregular cornea or other eye issues, but you could be wearing contact lenses with the best visual clarity and comfort with Scleral Contact Lenses. For over 10 years at Focal Point Optometry, many patients have been leaving our office glasses-free for the first time. Many of whom have been told, “they could NEVER wear contact lenses.”
What are Scleral Contact Lenses?
Scleral contact lenses are gas permeable contact lenses, typically measuring about 18-22mm diameter and are designed to cover the entire corneal surface of the eye.
Why do patients choose Scleral Lenses?
Since scleral lenses are larger than typical contact lenses, they cover the white part of the eye (sclera) and do not rest on the cornea like other contacts. Because the cornea is a highly sensitive tissue, patients with irregular corneal surface issues, like Keratoconus, may typically find Scleral Contact Lenses more comfortable.
Other corneal surface issues:
- Irregular Corneal Issues
- Keratoconus (Mild-Advanced cases)
- Post Corneal Transplant
- Pathologically Dry Eyes
- Severe Dry Eyes (non pathologic)
- Severe Ocular Surface Disease(s)
- Post LASIK Ectasia, Post- RK
- Sjogren’s Syndrome, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Comfort and Visual Clarity
Scleral lenses help to replace the irregular shape of the cornea with a smooth optical surface, helping to correct vision problems that are caused by the irregular corneal surface issues like.
How do I get fitted for Scleral Contact Lenses?
The first step of being fitted into Scleral Contact Lenses is to schedule your eye exam today.
If the doctor finds you are a great candidate for scleral lenses, then a topographical analysis along with a detailed exam of the ocular surface will be performed on your cornea in order to find the exact size and material for your eye.
Since these are larger than normal contacts we do customized trainings with each of our patients who are fit
in these lenses. During the training, you will be trained by a technician and the doctor on safe insertion, removal, and care of your lenses.