Scleral contact lenses are life changing custom designed contact lenses that provide clear and comfortable vision for patients suffering from various corneal conditions such as keratoconus, high refractive error, and ocular surface disease including dry eye syndrome.
Due to their large diameter, scleral contact lenses differ from conventional gas permeable lenses as they vault over the corneal surface and rest on the white part of the eye known as the sclera. Scleral contact lenses do not touch the cornea and are filled with a preservative free saline solution prior to insertion. This fluid reservoir provides a comfortable wearing experience and a hydrated environment for the cornea. Not only does the large diameter provide patients with better comfort, but it also provides better lens stability on the eye and makes it nearly impossible for the lenses to dislodge when worn. With better lens stability and comfort, scleral contact lenses are able to provide clear vision and an added layer of protection for the eye.
If you suffer from a corneal condition and have been told that conventional soft contact lenses and glasses are unable to provide you with clear vision, call our office today to schedule a scleral contact lens consultation!
-Dr. Sukhpreet Kahlon, O.D.