Lehmann Eye Center patients who have had trouble wearing contact lenses in the past, may be good candidates for scleral contact lenses. Scleral lenses have some of the same advantages of hard contact lenses, but they rest on the sclera (also known as the “white” of the eye), making them more stable on the eye, which creates better vision with increased comfort.
Scleral lenses are made with highly breathable, rigid gas permeable lens materials so plenty of oxygen reaches the front surface of the eye to keep it healthy and comfortable. The larger size helps stabilize these lenses, which can make them more comfortable. They also provide a better fit for patients with sensitive eyes, hard to fit eyes, irregularly shaped corneas (keratoconus), and/or dry eyes.
For more information about inserting and removing scleral lenses, watch the videos below or schedule an appointment because #SeeingIsBelieving at Lehmann Eye Center!