Scleral contact lenses are designed for patients who have difficulty wearing standard contact lenses due to an irregular cornea, such as Keratoconus. The lens is also used for other problems or conditions such as corneal transplant, severe dry eye, or if they are post LASIK and other refractive errors.
The sclera is the white part of your eye. The scleral contact lens is larger in diameter than standard contact lenses and is designed to cover the entire corneal surface, resting on the sclera of the eye. This makes the lens much more comfortable, and replaces the irregular corneal surface with a smooth surface. This helps to correct visual problems caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities.
Scleral lenses can also help people with severe dry eyes who cannot tolerate standard contact lenses. The space between the corneal and scleral lens acts as a fluid reservoir, providing moisture. The extra moisture makes wearing the scleral lenses quite comfortable.
Primary Eye care specializes in fitting patients with scleral contact lenses. There are different types and sizes of scleral lenses, we can determine which type and size is best for your specific needs.
For more information about scleral lenses and other specialty contact lenses, contact Primary Eye Care at Bloomfield:860-243-2020 / Windsor:860-688-1549 to schedule your appointment today.