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The Benefits Of Scleral Contact Lenses


In the realm of vision correction, technology continues to evolve, offering new horizons for those seeking clearer, crisper sight. Among these innovations, scleral contact lenses stand tall, redefining visual clarity and comfort for individuals with unique ocular needs, such as keratoconus. As a leading keratoconus specializing in scleral contact lenses, we seek to inform those who yearn for impeccable vision and enhanced eye health of the remarkable benefits these custom contact lenses offer.

Scleral Contact Lens Design

Imagine a lens that doesn't rest on your cornea but instead arches over it, providing a protective cushion of fluid. This is the ingenious design of scleral contact lenses. Scleral lenses are larger in diameter than traditional contacts, covering the entire corneal surface and resting on the white part of the eye, known as the sclera. The space between the lens and the cornea is filled with sterile saline solution, which not only corrects vision but also provides unparalleled comfort.

Vision Correction Beyond Ordinary

Scleral contact lenses are a game-changer for individuals with conditions such as keratoconus, irregular corneas, and severe dry eyes. Unlike conventional lenses, which may struggle to provide clear vision on irregular surfaces, scleral lenses vault over imperfections, creating a smooth optical surface. This unique design results in sharper and more consistent vision, even for those with challenging eye conditions.

The Gift of Moisture & Comfort

For those plagued by chronic dry eyes, scleral lenses offer a haven of relief. The reservoir of saline solution between the lens and the eye acts as a constant source of moisture, preventing dryness and discomfort. This makes scleral lenses an ideal choice for individuals who have tried traditional contacts but found them to exacerbate their dry eye symptoms.

Eye Protection

Scleral lenses provide a protective barrier that shields sensitive eyes from environmental irritants. Whether it's dust, pollen, wind, or pollutants, the lens acts as a barrier, reducing the likelihood of discomfort and irritation.

Enhanced Stability & Comfort

Scleral lenses' large size contributes to their impressive stability. This stability makes them an excellent option for athletes, active individuals, or those who lead dynamic lifestyles. The lenses remain securely in place, even during rapid eye movements, providing clear vision without the worry of dislodging or discomfort.

Aesthetic Appeal & Concealed Vision Correction

In addition to their functional benefits, scleral lenses offer aesthetic advantages. Their larger size often means they cover a portion of the white of the eye, which can mask the appearance of certain eye conditions, such as corneal scarring. This concealment enhances both visual and psychological comfort, allowing individuals to present their best selves with renewed confidence.

Personalized Fitting for Optimal Results

The road to scleral lens optimization begins with a meticulous fitting process. Our experienced optometrists perform precision measurements to craft custom lenses that cater to your unique eye structure, ensuring optimal comfort and vision correction. The fitting process involves precise measurements and adjustments to guarantee a secure fit and to prevent any discomfort or irritation.

The Future of Vision Correction

Scleral contact lenses are the embodiment of cutting-edge technology and innovative design, offering a lifeline to those previously deemed ineligible for traditional contact lenses. Our eye clinic is committed to harnessing the power of scleral lenses to transform lives, providing newfound clarity, comfort, and confidence to individuals with diverse vision needs. In the world of vision correction, the benefits of scleral contact lenses are nothing short of revolutionary. From correcting challenging conditions to delivering unparalleled comfort and clarity, these lenses redefine what is possible in the realm of eye care and eyewear. As an eye clinic dedicated to the well-being of our patients, we celebrate the transformative power of scleral contact lenses, offering a new lease on life for those seeking the ultimate vision correction solution. Schedule a consultation with our Edmonton optometrists today to begin your journey towards uncompromised vision that will open your eyes to a world of possibilities.

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What Is The Average Cost Of Scleral Contact Lenses (2024)?

Scleral contact lenses are specialized custom-crafted lenses.

Reasons To Consider Scleral Contact Lenses

Scleral contact lenses offer numerous benefits, especially to those with unique needs.

Disadvantages Of Scleral Contact Lenses

These custom made, larger than normal, lenses possess a number of challenges.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eyes can result in itchy, scratchy, watery eyes.

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You cannot. To purchase scleral contact lenses, you must purchase them from the optometrist that measured and fitted you for scleral lenses.

With proper care and a stable prescription, patients can typically expect their scleral contact lenses to have a functional lifespan of approximately 2 years.