What are scleral contact lenses?
Scleral lenses (also known as scleral contact lenses) are large-diameter rigid lenses that vault the cornea and fits on the white portion of the eye, known as the sclera.
What are the benefits?
They are very comfortable to wear, similar to soft contact lenses and are used to correct a wide variety of eye conditions and prescriptions.
They are most useful in advanced cases of keratoconus, corneal grafts (penetrating keratoplasty), complicated LASIK refractive surgery and radial keratotomy (RK) cases.
These lenses capture fluid between the lens and eye surface, keeping the eye’s surface moist and isolated from the environment, which makes them ideal for patients working in dusty areas and people with dry eye conditions.
This lens modality is also useful for people that have astigmatism but have not been able to wear soft contact lenses successfully due to instability in vision and discomfort due to soft lens feel on the eye. Thus an excellent option for people requiring superior stability in visual performance in any arena of life. They also last much longer than soft lenses making it a potentially less costly option over the long term.
Available exclusively at Neovision Woodstock
The Neovision branch in Woodstock offers specialized contact lens fitting of scleral lenses for patients that present with high astigmatism, irregular astigmatism, keratoconus, severe dry eye, and post-surgical corneal ectasia. Contact Werner Nefdt at our branch in Woodstock for more information.