Scleral lenses are very large diameter
gas-permeable lenses ranging from 14mm to 20mm that completely vault the
cornea, "land" and rest on the white part of the eye called the sclera,
and create a reservoir of tears.
Because of their size and this
tear reservoir, they are typically extremely comfortable and at times
may provide better vision correction than other standard contact lenses,
glasses, and even surgery.
Scleral lenses incorporate a unique design that eliminates
irregularities of the shape on the front surface of the eye to correct
The lenses are made of materials that let oxygen
pass through the lens and provide a thin cushion of fluid that stays
between the lens and eye that makes them very comfortable, reduces
redness and creates a healthy environment for the eye.
is appropriate for most prescriptions and is available for patients who
need help reading (multifocal / bifocal) and those with astigmatism (torics).
Who is a candidate for Scleral
Scleral lenses may be the best strategy for
providing patients with optimal visual correction, particularly in
patients who have the following conditions such as:
• Pellucid marginal degeneration
• Post-penetrating keratoplasty
(corneal transplant surgery)
• Post-radial keratectomy
• Salzmann nodular degeneration and other corneal degenerations
• Recalcitrant dry eye, GVHD, Sjogren's KCS, Steven's Johnson
• Congenital Nytagmus
• Normal corneas -
athletes and active individuals, patients requiring bifocal correction
|We have successfully fit all of the above conditions
with great success and the
practice truly feels this lens
modality can significantly improve one’s quality of life.