Scleral Lenses for Irregular Corneas
If you have an irregular cornea from keratoconus or surgery, there is an exciting new contact lens option available.
When the front surface of the eye is irregular, glasses and soft contact lenses are helpful, however images can still be
ghosted and do not appear crisp.
A scleral lens is a rigid gas-permeable lens that is about the size of a soft contact lens and
specially designed to vault the entire cornea and rest on the white of the eye, the sclera. These lenses provide excellent vision
with a smooth optical surface that functionally replaces the irregular cornea lying below. They are also very comfortable because
they are custom designs for each individual eye, the white of the eye is not as sensitive as the clear cornea, and the lens vaults
the cornea creating a reservoir of fluid that bathes the front of the eye.
We are so excited about the success of this lens that we invested in a computerized mapping system from the Netherlands.
The ophthalmic device provides precise topography of the cornea and sclera that is used to manufacture each custom lens.
For many patients the results have been life changing!
Scleral lenses are often considered medically necessary and many insurance plans provide benefits toward these lenses.
Please call our office with any questions at 770-926-2858.