Scleral Lenses: The solution for distorted corneas
High astigmatism, Keratoconus, Pellucid Degeneration, Corneal Transplants, Refractive surgery (LASIK, RK, PRK) Complications, Severe Dry Eye-- do any of these terms sound familiar to you?
Patients with "hard to fit" corneas frequently experience unsatisfactory vision, contact lenses falling out, or discomfort. Soft contact lenses tend to be comfortable but don't provide adequate vision. Rigid gas permeable lenses provide good vision but tend to be uncomfortable and fit poorly.
Scleral lenses are the answer to this problem. These specialty lenses are make of rigid gas permeable material, so they provide the vision of a rigid lens. Because they are large and do not move, patients experience the comfort of a soft lens.
Scleral lenses vault over the cornea and rest on the sclera (the white part of the eye). The liquid reservoir fills in the gaps between the cornea and the lens, creating a smooth surface and excellent vision. Many patients even experience better vision in their scleral lenses than they do in their glasses!
Call us today at (303) 651-2020 to schedule your FREE evaluation and see if scleral lenses are right for you.