Specialty Scleral Contact Lenses are large-diameter lenses that cover the entire corneal surface (clear layer covering the colored part of the eye) and extend onto the sclera (white part of the eye). The scleral lens lies over the cornea without making direct contact with it. The scleral lens is creating an even dome-shaped surface over the irregular corneal surface, that may be uneven or damaged due to an eye condition or surgery, allowing for clearer vision, healthier corneas and improved comfort.
At our North Brunswick office, we offer specialty scleral contact lens services for patients with corneal eye conditions such as keratoconus, corneal transplants, and corneas that have experienced an unsuccessful laser corrective eye surgery (such as LASIK or PRK). Patients with moderate to severe dry eye syndrome, especially due to an auto immune disorder such as Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, rosacea and lupus, also benefit from specialty scleral contact lenses. The sterile saline solution in between the scleral lens and cornea acts as a barrier that provides continuous hydration to the cornea.
We use the latest technology, including customized corneal mapping and imaging to fit custom designed contact lenses, which give patients the chance to obtain clearer vision than they would have been able to with glasses or otherwise.