Who Wears Scleral Lenses?
Elevated Eyecare, Providing Scleral Lenses for Patients From McDonough, Georgia
Scleral lenses are traditionally used for patients with keratoconus and vision correction after eye surgery, but today, eye doctors utilize modern scleral lenses to treat many other eye conditions and disorders. Many of Dr. Santrell Hart-Moreland‘s patients who were previously unable to wear contact lenses or struggled with prescription eyeglasses can now experience comfortable, superior vision through scleral lenses.
What Are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are specialized contact lenses that can effectively manage various eye diseases and visual conditions.
Unlike traditional soft contacts, these lenses rest on the whites of the eye (the sclera) without touching the sensitive cornea. They also hold artificial tears in a small pool between the lens and the eye, providing longer-lasting moisture to the cornea.
This makes them an excellent option for patients with irregularly shaped corneas, corneal injuries, or those recovering from corneal transplant surgery.
Each pair of scleral lenses is custom-made to fit the unique shape and prescription needs of each patient, resulting in improved visual clarity and comfort.
Benefits Of Wearing Scleral Lenses
Scleral lenses from Elevated Eyecare have many advantages over traditional lenses. Our patients enjoy wearing them for their:
Their larger size and high-quality material makes them comfortable and allows for a smooth, round shape that sits gently over the eye and stays in place, even during movement. They can be comfortably worn for up to 14 hours.
Patients with irregular corneas are unable to wear soft contact lenses since they rest directly on the cornea. Scleral lenses rest on the sclera, completely avoiding the cornea.
Although they’re more expensive than basic soft lenses, they provide long-term financial value. This is because with scleral lenses, you don’t have to purchase lens solution and replacement lenses every few months.The cost can also be reduced if your vision insurance plan includes contacts.
Scleral lenses’ are gas permeable, which makes them breathable and ideal for extended wear, unlike soft contacts that can lead to eye infections when overused.
The smooth surface of the lens acts as a replacement for the cornea, leading to sharper, clearer vision.
Tailor-made for you:
Every patient has unique eye shapes and corneal curves and contours. Custom-fitting scleral lenses to your specific case will ensure the best visual clarity.
Scleral Lenses For Eye Disorders And Diseases
Scleral lenses are often used to treat eye diseases and conditions including:
- High levels of refractive error (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism)
- Keratoconus, a condition caused by an irregular-shaped cornea
- Dry eye disease caused by meibomian gland dysfunction
- Corneal ectasia, a condition that can develop after vision correction procedures like LASIK
- Corneal dystrophy, a rare genetic eye disorder
- Ocular surface diseases
- Post-radial keratotomy (RK), a surgical procedure used to treat myopia
- Post cataract surgery
- Corneal trauma (abrasions or scratches to the eye)
- Pellucid marginal corneal degeneration, a rare, degenerative eye condition
- Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder affecting the glands of the eyes and mouth
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), a rare but serious condition usually caused by a reaction to infection or medication.
If you have any of these eye diseases or their symptoms, contact us for help.
Scleral Lenses For Eye Allergies
Scleral lenses can be beneficial if you have allergic reactions to pollen, dust particles, smoke, or pet dander. They cover a large area of the eye, which can reduce persistent redness, itching, watering, and soreness.
Are Regular Contact Lenses Not Working For You?
Consider scleral lenses if standard soft contacts just aren’t cutting it.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Santrell Hart-Moreland at Elevated Eyecare today!
Ready to get fitted for scleral lenses or need more information? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Santrell Hart-Moreland and we’ll help find the best solution to treat your condition. Contact Elevated Eyecare today and let us help you get the proper care and visual clarity you deserve.
Our practice serves patients from McDonough, Stockbridge, Ellenwood, and Jonesboro, Georgia and surrounding communities.