Unlike regular soft contact lenses that rest over the cornea, Scleral Lenses are a type of “extra-large” contact lens made of breathable rigid material that sits on the white part of the eye (sclera) instead of the cornea. This allows for a fluid-filled pocket to form over the cornea.
Sclera lenses provide an alternative for people with a variety of eye conditions that are hard to treat with conventional contact lenses and glasses.
These conditions can vary from Keratoconus, dry eyes, Ocular Surface Disease and many more.
Sclera lenses are custom made for each patient and are fitted to sit on the sclera. This fit helps maintain a constant reservoir of fluid between the lens and the cornea to ensure that it remains hydrated.
These lenses are more stable and are therefore less likely to accidentally dislodge from the eye.
The stability provided by the Scleral lenses also increases comfort that is comparable to regular soft contact lenses especially for people with unevenly shaped corneas.
With the advances in technology today, people with eye conditions that are unresponsive to conventional treatment should consider Scleral Lenses.
If you have an irregularly shaped cornea or hard-to-fit eyes, these lenses can be your ticket to sharp, comfortable vision.
Remember, the above conditions are only a few examples out of a variety of treatable diseases, therefore do not hesitate to ask our Doctors about your options.