For Your Best Vision Yet: Scleral Contact Lenses from Illumineyes Vision Care
Scleral contact lenses are designed to extend beyond the cornea and rest on the whites of the eye, the sclera, giving the contact lens its name. Because of they are larger in size than their standard counterparts, they offer better fit and stability, making them more comfortable to wear.
Depending on their intended purpose, scleral contact lenses vary in size, going from anywhere between 14.5 mm and 24 mm in diameter. The average human cornea is about 11.8 mm in diameter, so even the smallest scleral contact lenses will easily cover the entire corneal surface. Milder cases of keratoconus and irregular astigmatism arising from refractive surgery and corneal grafts are typically managed with lenses running smaller sizes.
Who Should Wear Them
Scleral contact lenses can be worn by anyone who wants better vision from contact lenses, but are particularly ideal for those with:
- Irregularly Shaped Corneas – Those with irregular corneas suffer from a condition called keratoconus, which cannot be fully corrected with prescription soft contact lenses or eyeglasses.
- Dry Eye Syndrome – Scleral contact lenses’ large diameter creates ample space between the lens and the cornea, resulting in a fluid reservoir that provides sustained lubrication for the eyes. This makes scleral contact lenses also ideal for those with other disorders affecting the quantity or quality of tears.
- Hard-to-Fit Eyes – If conventional gas-permeable contacts are not comfortable to wear, with your eye shape causing lenses to easily dislodge, scleral contact lenses may provide the relief you’re looking for.
What We Offer
At Illumineyes Vision Care, all scleral contact lenses are custom-made to meet a patient’s exact specifications, allowing us to provide the best level of vision, comfort, and overall eye health. Thanks to the latest in eye care technology, we are able to utilize imaging devices to the best of their ability to give you what you need.
Talk to Us!
IlluminEyes Vision Care welcomes patients from Nashua, Merrimack, Hudson, Lowell, and Tyngsborough. To learn more about scleral contact lenses and what we can do for you, just give us a call today at (603) 598-1620. To request a consultation with one of our eye doctors, you can also use our online scheduler.