What are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are a type of rigid gas permeable lenses that vault over the entire cornea and rest on the whites of the eyes (the sclera), resulting in a stable and ultra-crisp vision.
This makes them comfortable and useful for managing eye conditions such as:
- Dry Eyes
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
- Post-refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK, PRK)
Book a consultation with Dr. Santrell Hart-Moreland to see if scleral lenses are ideal for you.
Advantages Of Wearing Scleral Lenses
Scleral lenses offer many benefits for people with irregular corneas and other eye conditions. They include:
- Large size: The oversized diameter of scleral lenses helps keep them stable and centered on the eye.
- High-quality materials: They’re made of durable, long-lasting materials that offer excellent vision correction.
- Allergy protection: Their large size helps protect the eye from debris, dust, and allergens.
- Breathable material: Gas-permeable materials allow oxygen to reach the eye.
- Moisturizing cushion: They create a pocket that fills with artificial tears which keeps the eye moisturized and comfortable.
If you're ready to try scleral lenses for improved vision and comfort, contact Dr. Santrell Hart-Moreland in McDonough for more information.
Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus Treatment in McDonough & Fayetteville
Scleral lenses provide vision correction for people with keratoconus, a condition that causes the cornea to bulge into a cone-like shape.
It can severely harm vision, with common symptoms being blurred or distorted vision, sudden worsening or clouding of vision, and increased light sensitivity.
FAQ | Understanding Scleral Lenses
How do scleral lenses help with dry eye syndrome?
Scleral lenses are filled with saline solution before inserted in the eye, providing constant hydration for the eyes. This prevents common dry eye symptoms such as pain, discomfort, redness, and itchiness.
What makes scleral lenses so comfortable?
They’re custom-fit for each unique eye, meaning they’re comfortable and meet the individual’s needs. They also fit securely because of their large size, meaning they won’t fall out or shift around during activities.
Are scleral lenses hard to adjust to?
It may take up to two weeks to fully adjust to scleral lenses. To make the adjustment period quicker, wear them for short periods each day, use as much saline solution as possible, and carefully follow hygiene instructions.
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