Have You Ever Been Told That You “Can’t Wear” Contact Lenses? Scleral Contact Lenses Are Made for You.
For millions of Americans, contact lenses are ruled out as an option due to irregularly shaped eyes, certain eye diseases (including dry eye), and other patient-specific factors that can eliminate candidacy for traditional soft or gas permeable contact lenses.
This is where scleral contact lenses can provide tremendous benefits. They are ideal for:
- People with keratoconus
- People with dry eye syndrome or another corneal disease
- People that have had prior eye trauma or corrective surgery (including LASIK/LASEK/PRK)
If you’ve been told that you can’t wear traditional contact lenses, scleral contact lenses may be the solution you’re looking for.
The Benefits of Gas Permeable Contact Lenses With Superior Comfort & Suitability for Many People
Compared to soft contact lenses, gas permeable contact lenses allow as much as four times as much oxygen to pass through the lens to the eye. This process is essential for eye health, as our eyes depend on oxygen to stay healthy.
Unlike eyeglasses, contact lenses provide vision correction that satisfies your needs without changing your appearance. They are also ideal for people that cannot wear eyeglasses (due to work or other reasons). These benefits are also true of scleral contact lenses, which emulate the benefits of traditional contact lenses while remaining more accessible to those with eye diseases, astigmatism, etc.
Scleral contact lenses do not rest on the cornea. Instead, these lenses are larger and rest on the sclera (the white part of the eye) and surround the cornea.