Scleral Lenses have a large diameter of 14 mm to more than 20 mm. Add to that their high permeability and these lenses prove to be a lifesaver when treating conditions such as…
Benefits of Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral Lenses have a large diameter of 14 mm to more than 20 mm. Add to that their high permeability and these lenses prove to be a lifesaver when treating conditions such as Keratoconus, dry eyes and post-Lasik corneal ectasia. These lenses are known as scleral lenses because they completely cover the white part of the eye known as the sclera. These lenses are designed for the ultimate benefit of patients suffering from different types of ocular conditions. In any case, these corneal lenses are designed to support the cornea and provide comfort to the wearer exclusively.
Advantages of Scleral Lenses
As mentioned above, Scleral Lenses have a large diameter. This allows them to be more comfortable and secure than other corneal lenses. The cornea is definitely one of the most sensitive parts of the eye. Scleral Lenses rest securely on the conjunctiva which is a clear and soft tissue over the sclera. This is precisely why Scleral Lenses do not induce a major sensation on the cornea and are incredibly comfortable.
In some cases, the corneal tissue is so damaged that it becomes even more important to protect it from touching the lens. Even though Scleral Lenses stay away from the cornea, you can rest assured that the corneal tissues will be bathed in a preservative-free saline solution all day long and will help in rejuvenating the ocular surface.
Another added advantage with Scleral Lenses is that they are responsible for extending themselves onto the lower and upper lids. Hence, they rarely ever dislocate and demonstrate incredible stability and centration.
Patients suffering from all kinds of ocular conditions such as the dry eye syndrome, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, Keratoconus, Sjogren’s syndrome, and post-Lasik corneal ectasia can benefit from the regular use of Scleral Lenses. For more details, get in touch with us at www.eyefreedom.com!