Scleral contact lenses are specialized lenses designed to fit the entire cornea, providing an even layer of moisture and protection from irritants and bacteria. This makes them particularly useful for those with unique vision needs or those who suffer from dry eyes or other eye issues.
In this blog, we will discuss who would benefit best from these contact lenses.
Patients with Corneal Irregularities or Diseased Corneas
Those with corneal irregularities, such as keratoconus or an irregularly shaped cornea, may benefit from scleral contact lenses. These lenses provide extra protection for the eye and can help improve vision by helping the light refract evenly over the entire eye surface.
Patients with High Astigmatism
Those with higher amounts of astigmatism may find that scleral contact lenses can help to reduce the distortion caused by this condition. The extra layer of protection from the lens helps to keep light from bouncing off the eye at different angles, which can lead to blurred vision and headaches.
Patients with Dry Eyes
Scleral contact lenses can help those who suffer from dry eyes as the lens helps to provide a layer of moisture over the eye and prevents irritants from entering. This can reduce irritation, redness and blurred vision often associated with dry eyes.
Patients with Presbyopia
Presbyopia is a common age-related condition that causes difficulty focusing on close objects. Scleral contact lenses can help correct this by providing a more even surface for the light to refract off, reducing distortion and improving visual clarity.
Benefits of Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contact lenses offer many benefits, including improved comfort, visual acuity, reduced risk of eye infections and improved quality of life. The extra layer of protection provided by the lens also helps keep irritants out while providing an even layer of moisture over the entire cornea.
Insight Vision Center Optometry in Costa Mesa, CA, can help patients find the perfect lens. With a wide selection of brands and sizes available, you’ll surely have a lens that will provide the comfort and clarity you are looking for. We also do vision therapy for those who need it. Call us at (714) 486-3315 or visit today to learn more! You can also fill up our online form for any questions or concerns. We serve clients in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, CA.