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How do scleral lenses work? 

Scleral lenses are the latest innovation in gas-permeable contact lenses. These are large-diameter lenses that vault over the cornea and rest on the white portion (sclera) of the eye. Due to their larger size, they fit underneath the eyelids, making the lenses very comfortable to wear.

Candidates 

  • Keratoconus 
  • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration 
  • Keratoglobus 
  • Corneal Transplant (penetrating keratoplasty (PKP), DALK)
  • Dry Eye Syndrome 
  • LASIK, RK, or PRK 
  • High Astigmatism 
  • Trauma

How do specialty lenses work?

Rigid gas permeable lenses, such as sclerals, provide a rigid surface that masks the irregularities on the front surface of the eye to provide excellent quality vision in comparison to glasses and traditional soft lenses. Scleral lenses offer an added advantage of a thin cushion of fluid between the lens and the eye which makes this lens an excellent option for patients with dry eyes.

Advantages: 

  • Customized Vision Correction 
  • Superior Optics 
  • Excellent Oxygen Permeability 
  • Durable and Long Lasting 
  • Scleral Lenses: Extra Moisture for patients with dry eyes.

If you have been recently diagnosed with keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, or have undergone corneal transplants and are having difficulty seeing with glasses, contact 905-363-1140 for a specialty contact lens consult.