Have you ever been told that you can’t wear traditional soft contact lenses because of corneal irregularities or some other condition? Scleral contact lenses just might be the answer to your vision problems. Scleral lenses are gas-permeable, large-diameter contact lenses that sit on the white part of the eye (the sclera). These high-quality contact lenses provide vision correction for specific medically necessary conditions. Unlike traditional contact lenses that rest directly on the eye, the unique design of scleral contact lenses is that they arch over the entire cornea, touching only the white of the eye (the sclera). Scleral lenses are exceptional, innovative vision-correction options for many patients with vision impairment.
In order to determine if scleral contact lenses are right for you (and considered medically necessary), it is best to make an appointment. During your exam, we will verify your prescription, do a thorough health check of the eye front to back, including a wavefront corneal map to assess the cornea’s curvature, and determine if you are a good candidate. After completion of the exam, Dr. Lam will review all aspects and make recommendations based on the assessment.
Scleral contact lenses have helped many of our patients improve their quality of life with sharper vision. During the custom fitting process, Dr. Lam will measure your visual acuity, corneal topography, use diagnostic contact lenses to get measurements to ensure a secure fit, and order custom lenses for your eyes. This will ensure healthy eyes, comfortable lens wear and superior vision with your scleral contact lenses. The scleral lenses that will be dispensed to you can last several years if they are cared for properly.
Many patients have not heard of scleral contact lenses before. Learn more about this solution and if it’s right for you or a member of your family.
Some of the many benefits of wearing scleral lenses include:
Your Fort Worth eye doctor might recommend you wear scleral lenses if you have one of the following conditions:
To clean your scleral contact lenses:
To fill your scleral contact lenses fluid reservoir: