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Scleral Lenses

Scleral Contact Lenses

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Custom Scleral Contact Lenses

If you have an irregular cornea from keratoconus, scarring, or surgery, there is an exciting 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.

Advanced Technology

We use the latest equipment to measure the topography (a hill map) of the surface of your eye with extensive data for the sclera.  These maps are used to create a completely custom lens.  These lenses are the most precise designs ever made!


OCT imaging is used to confirm the lens vaults the clear cornea and lands properly on the sclera. This ensures a healthy and comfortable lens experience.

The images displayed here were taken in our clinic. We use this technology for every patient.

Towne Lake Eye Associates

Our practice has been serving the community since 1996. We continue to invest in our people, education and technology to help you see your best.

We Have a Passion for Helping People with Scleral Lenses

These lenses often have the potential to dramatically improve the quality of vision.  We are so excited when a patient can fully live life again and is less limited by their eyesight.

Meet Dr. Keith and Danielle Walden

Dr. Keith founded the practice and has been voted Best Optometrist by separate readers’ choice awards over 25 times. He is a consultant for Bausch & Lomb specialty lenses and recently lectured at the Global Specialty Lens Symposium. He is a member of the Scleral Lens Society.

Danielle is a licensed optician specializing in contact lenses.


Frequently Asked Questions

Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question. Call or text 770.926.2858

Can you file insurance?

Yes! Many vision insurance plans including VSP, Eyemed, and Spectera have coverage for medically necessary contact lenses.

Are these lenses comfortable?

Yes! Surprisingly comfortable. The best designs combine comfort similar to a soft lens with the clear vision of a hard lens.

Do I need a referral?

No. We work with all referring doctors, but a referral is not necessary.

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