18 Feb Scleral Lenses
For those with an irregular cornea, who cannot wear contact lenses, scleral lenses may be the solution you are looking for. In fact, scleral lenses offer the same advantages that RGP lenses do including sharper vision, durability, easier handling, and less risk of complications.
They are called scleral lenses because, instead of covering only a portion of the cornea (like conventional RGP lenses), they cover the entire corneal surface and rest on the white of the eye. With this in mind, we offer some insight on what they are and who benefits from wearing them.
The sclera is the white part of the eye that surrounds the cornea.
Scleral Lenses: THE SIZE IS WHAT MAKES THEM UNIQUE
What makes a scleral contact lens so special is the size. Because of their size, these lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth surface. This helps to correct vision caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities. Additionally, the space between the back surface of a scleral lens and the cornea acts as a fluid reservoir. As a result, it provides comfort for those with mild to severe dry eyes that otherwise would not be able to tolerate wearing contact lenses.
Anyone who wants to achieve the best vision possible can benefit from scleral contact lenses.
Who Benefits From Wearing Scleral Lenses?
Generally speaking, anyone who wants to achieve the best vision possible can benefit from this type of contact lens. But, scleral lenses are particularly helpful for those with dry eyes, irregular corneas, and hard-to-fit eyes. Scleral lenses typically will provide sharper vision, a more comfortable and secure fit, while acting as a tear reservoir to keep the front of your eye more moist and comfortable.
Now Available: New Scleral Lens Technology At Murata Eyecare
If you cannot see clearly with glasses or regular contact lenses, we have state of the art technology to help you see clearly and comfortably. The sMap3D measures your eyes with extreme accuracy (1 million points) to make customized contact lenses designed especially for you! With custom-made lenses to your exact specifications we can provide you with the best possible vision, eye health and comfort. Contact us today at (805) 522-7007 to book a contact lens exam, or to learn more about our new technology.