Thanks to continuous research in contact lens technology, different kinds of contact lenses are now available to suit the unique needs of patients. Each type of lens is carefully engineered to address specific vision needs. Scleral contact lenses are a special type of contact lenses that have a wider diameter than regular lenses.
Read on as EyeSite of The Villages, your trusted provider of eyeglasses and other eye care products, explains everything you need to know about scleral contact lenses.
The greater surface area of scleral lenses allows them to cover your entire cornea and extend up to your sclera, the white part of your eyes. They are typically made of rigid, gas-permeable plastics with a fluid reservoir, which makes them more comfortable to wear than standard contact lenses.
Vision Problems They Can Manage
With their larger size, scleral contact lenses are a great option for people with hard-to-fit eyes. Individuals with keratoconus, dry eye syndrome and other corneal irregularities are great candidates for scleral lenses. Your eye doctor explains that the wider surface of these lenses area acts as a substitute for your impaired or uneven cornea, letting you see clearly.
In addition, scleral contact lenses’ bigger diameter makes them more stable than regular contact lenses, so you won’t have to worry about the lenses shifting in your eyes or becoming dislodged. They contain a fluid reservoir and gas-permeable material for enhanced comfort.
We take pride in being the first and only clinic in the area to offer scleral lens fittings. During your appointment, we’ll perform an eye exam to determine whether scleral lenses are a good way to manage your vision problem. We’ll also give you instructions on how to handle and care for your scleral lenses.
Call us today at (352) 504-4560 to schedule an appointment and learn more about scleral contact lenses. We provide eye care to patients from Fruitland Park, FL, and nearby areas.