Contact lenses are a convenient vision correction solution for anyone who has poor vision. Unfortunately, some people are unable to wear regular contact lenses for one reason or another. Scleral lenses are a possible solution for persons who have been told that they are not able to wear traditional contact lenses.
What are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are special contact lenses that are specifically designed to accommodate the needs of persons who can’t wear regular lenses. Scleral lenses are soft and gas-permeable, which means they are very similar to regular soft contact lenses.
Unlike soft lenses, though, Scleral lenses are extra large; their span covers the entire cornea instead of just a portion of the cornea like regular soft lenses. The outer edges of Scleral lenses rest on the whites of the eye. The size and proportion of Scleral makes them less likely to shift out of place or to fall off the eye accidentally.
Who Should Wear Scleral Lenses?
Only persons who have been told by their eye doctor that they should wear Scleral lenses will need these kinds of contact lenses. Most persons with irregular-shaped corneas or with very sensitive eyes may benefit from wearing Scleral lenses. Persons with the condition known as “dry eyes” may also be good candidates for Scleral lenses. If you have been told you must wear glasses instead of contacts lenses, your eye doctor may recommend Scleral lenses.
Are There Different Kinds of Scleral Lenses?
There are three different categories of Scleral lenses. Your eye doctor will inform you which kind is right for your situation and your eyes. They are Corneo – Scleral lenses, mini – Scleral lenses and full Scleral lenses.
If you need corrective eye wear and you have been told you can’t wear regular contact lenses, talk to us about Scleral lenses. They might be a good solution for you!