Specialty Contact Lens Fittings
Have you been told you are not a candidate for contact lenses?
Have you been told you have astigmatism or an abnormal prescription that does not allow you to wear contact lenses comfortably?
Have you been diagnosed with keratoconus?
Have you tried many soft contact lenses in the past and was not successful?
Do your current contact lenses cause dry eye?
We can help change the answers to the above questions. We specialize in custom contact lenses, that are specifically made for you and your eyes.
At Accuvision Dry Eye, we are dedicated to providing the highest-level of care with specialty contact lenses. We fit and prescribe specialty contact lenses utilizing the most innovative technology and can guarantee that we will find a contact lens that is right for your eyes.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral lenses offer superior vision and comfort. They have improved the lives of many people by allowing them to see clearer and more comfortably. Scleral contact lenses provide profound comfort and vision for patients with keratoconus, post-LASIK complications, post-radial keratectomy surgery, high astigmatism, high prescriptions, corneal scarring, and “hard-to-fit” eyes. Scleral contact lenses are also great options for dry eyes, as they keep the eye lubricated throughout the day.
A scleral lens sits on the sclera of the eye and vaults over the cornea, virtually eliminating friction and discomfort. This “dome” creates a new optical surface to replace the damaged cornea.
The reservoir of saline solution between the back the lens and the front of the cornea keeps the eye in a liquid environment, providing the ideal environment for ocular healing.
What are the advantages of wearing Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses offer superior vision and comfort.
Scleral lenses are larger in diameter than tradition lenses allow them to spread the weight over a much greater, less sensitive area of the eye. This provides comfort throughout the day. As the lens sits firmly on the eye, it offers more stable vision than traditional lenses that may move around, allowing for clearer, stable vision.
Scleral lenses are composed of highly breathable gas permeable material, which allows ample oxygen to reach the eye, allow for superior comfort and leads to healthy eyes. The large size of the lens also protects your eyes from debris, dust, and allergens, providing a solution for those suffering from chronic eye allergies.
Who are Scleral Lenses for?
Anyone desiring to have achieve the best vision and comfort in contact lenses.
Scleral lenses are particularly helpful in managing those the following conditions:
- Keratoconus: Keratoconus is a progressive condition in which the round dome-shaped cornea thins and causes a cone-like bulge to develop. Those affected have irregularly shaped corneas and cannot be properly corrected using glasses and traditional contact lenses. Scleral lenses are the ideal solution. Scleral contact lenses sit on the sclera and not the cornea providing sharpness, clarity, and comfortable vision.
- Post-corneal transplant: A corneal transplant replaces the damaged corneal tissue with a healthy donor corneal tissue. Following a transplant, the cornea may become irregular and astigmatic. Scleral lenses are the safest and the most comfortable way to correct for the irregular astigmatism.
- Dry eyes: Those who suffer from Dry Eye Syndrome may find that their traditional contact lenses are difficult to wear for more than a few hours. Scleral lenses contain a tear reservoir between the back of the lens and the cornea allowing for the front surface of the eye to remain moist and comfortable all day long.
- Hard-to-fit eyes: Those patients who have high or complication prescriptions where they are outside the normal parameters for traditional contact lenses. Patients with irregular shaped corneas from keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, post-LASIK corneal ectasia, chemical or burn injuries, allergies, and many more. All of these hard-to-fit patients have options other than glasses and can be good candidates for scleral contact lenses.
Does insurance cover scleral lenses?
Most vision insurance plans, and some medical insurances will cover the scleral contact lens fittings and the actual lenses. For many medical conditions – insurances will cover scleral lenses under medically necessary contact lens coverage. Our office can help you determine if you have coverage for scleral contact lenses.
If you are interested in seeing whether scleral lenses are right for you, schedule an appointment with us today!