For Comfortable and Clear Vision
Have irregular corneas or severe dry eye?
Try scleral lenses in All About Eyes Optometry,
They’re custom fit, providing more comfortable, clear, and improved vision.
Have You Heard of Scleral Contact Lenses?
Many people have had bad experiences with contact lenses in the past. Some people have worn contacts for years and because of changes in their eyes they may no longer be a candidate for traditional contacts. There is hope for these patients with newer contact lens technology. Contact lens technology has evolved significantly over the years. Today, there are specialty lens options for nearly everyone. Perhaps the most versatile type of specialty contact is the scleral contact lens.
They are particularly useful for managing eye conditions such as:
- Dry Eyes
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
- Post-refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK, PRK)
A scleral contact lens is a large contact lens that rests on the sclera and creates a tear-filled vault over the cornea. Scleral lenses are designed to treat a variety of eye conditions, many of which do not respond to other forms of treatment.
We welcome you to call All About Eyes Optometry to discuss your needs and assess whether scleral lenses are right for you.
Are Scleral Lenses Right for You?
A scleral contact lens might benefit patients suffering from:
- Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
- High Astigmatism
- Injuries to the eye from burns or chemicals
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Corneal degeneration
- Corneal dystrophy
- LASIK-related complications like corneal ectasia
Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus Treatment in
One of the most common conditions that scleral lenses help to address is keratoconus. This condition occurs when the normally round, clear part at the front of the eye, the cornea, begins to thin and bulge into a cone or football-like shape. This can severely harm your vision. Symptoms include:
- Blurred or distorted vision
- Sudden worsening or clouding of vision
- Increased light sensitivity
Scleral lenses help with this by providing a dome-like surface over the abnormal cornea, creating proper refraction for clear vision.
FAQ | Understanding Scleral Lenses
How do scleral lenses help with dry eye syndrome?
Scleral lenses are filled with a saline solution prior to inserting it, so your eyes are always hydrated and comfortable. This protects against dry eye symptoms such as pain, discomfort, eye redness, and itchiness while providing sharp, clear vision.
What makes scleral lenses so comfortable?
Scleral lenses are custom-fit for each person, offering superior comfort. Their large size and shape also ensure stability, so that they don’t fall out even during sports or other active lifestyle activities.
Are scleral lenses hard to adjust to?
For some people, scleral lenses can take up to two weeks to fully adjust to. Helpful tips to adjust faster include wearing them a little each day to get used to them, being generous in how much solution you use when inserting them and closely following the hygiene instructions laid out by your eye doctor.
It is our strong belief that good vision helps make a good life. Vision problems affect all aspects of your life.
Relieve your discomfort by scheduling a consultation with and we’ll help you find the best solution for your condition and lifestyle.