What Are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are very large diameter gas-permeable lenses that hold their shape on the eye and create a chamber of tears that stay adhered to the ocular surface. Because of their size, they are typically extremely comfortable and provide better vision correction than most surgeries, standard contact lenses, and glasses.
Unlike traditional contact lenses that sit on your cornea, scleral lenses gently arch over the entire cornea and rest on the white part of your eye, known as the sclera. This design creates a gap between the lens and the corneal surface. This space is filled with a soothing saline solution that can provide relief for sore eyes and help provide a comfortable wearing experience throughout the day.
Who Needs Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are not just another vision correction option; they are a transformative solution for those with specific eye care needs.
These specialty contact lenses may be the best option for a range of ocular conditions including:
- Severe dry eye
- Evaporative dry eye
- Meibomian gland dysfunction
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Neurotrophic corneas
- Exposure keratitis (with eyelid conditions, such as Bell’s Palsy)
Scleral lenses may also be the best solution for patients who need optimal vision correction due to irregular astigmatism:
Schedule an Appointment with a Scleral Lens Specialist
Embrace the clarity and comfort scleral lenses can offer. Call 713-526-1600 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today with our Houston scleral lens specialists and step into a world of enhanced vision tailored just for you. We offer scleral contact lens fittings at the following locations: