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Clearer Vision Ahead: The Benefits of Scleral Lenses

The Purpose of Scleral Lenses

Scleral LensesScleral contact lenses are specialized lenses that provide clear, comfortable vision to people with keratoconus and other corneal conditions.   

These gas-permeable contact lenses are specially designed to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye. By providing a perfectly smooth optical surface, scleral lenses are able to effectively compensate for vision problems caused by corneal problems that can’t be addressed with regular contact lenses. 

Positive Impact of Scleral Lens on Vision

Scleral lenses can be a great option for individuals who need larger-than-usual gas-permeable lenses for increased comfort. 

They’re commonly worn by people with keratoconus, a progressive condition that causes the cornea to thin, weaken and bulge into a cone shape. They may also be prescribed to people with irregular astigmatism, and following LASIK or other corneal refractive surgery.  

Sclerals retain a reservoir of fluid, which makes them appropriate for individuals with severely dry eyes. 

The lenses’ benefits are clear: They provide: 

  1. Comfort
  2. Sharper and clearer vision
  3. Hydration
  4. Reduced sensitivity to light glare
  5. Durability

If you’re struggling with standard contact lenses due to corneal irregularities, schedule a consultation with in Niwot today! 

Our practice serves patients from Niwot, Longmont, Boulder, and Erie, Colorado and surrounding communities.