Scleral Lenses from Vista Eye Care
Finding the right contacts to suit your specific eye condition can be challenging. However, scleral lenses are a popular choice for many patients who have had difficulty wearing conventional contacts in the past. At Vista Eye Care in Las Cruces, NM, we provide contact lens fittings to include scleral lenses. Learn more about scleral contact lenses below.
Understanding Scleral Lenses
Scleral contact lenses are larger-sized contacts that rest on the white part or sclera of the eye. They are custom fit and help patients with corneal distortions or irregularities improve visual acuity and comfort. In addition, the larger size makes them more stable than conventional gas-permeable lenses.
Candidates for Scleral Lenses
Many patients who want to wear contacts but cannot wear traditional lenses may be good candidates for scleral lenses. These lenses are great for patients with certain eye conditions, including:
- Hard-to-fit eyes: Patients with an irregular cornea due natural causes or a specific eye condition. Conditions such as keratoconus, astigmatism, dry eyes, and presbyopia make finding a comfortable pair of contacts a challenge.
- Dry Eyes: Patients with dry eyes find it difficult to wear traditional contacts. The scleral lens creates a reservoir between the cornea to keep the eye moist and comfortable.
- Children: Children that may have an ocular disease or severe dry eyes can benefit from wearing scleral lenses. Also, children with high refractive errors or irregular corneas are great candidates.
Changes from Scleral Lenses
Once you have been fitted with lenses, you can expect your vision to start improving. You will see improvements in color, clarity, and contrast. You should also wear your contact lenses all day without experiencing any issues. Many patients are happier since they can do the activities you love without relying on glasses.
Inserting Scleral Lenses
It can be a bit challenging to learn how to insert scleral lenses at the beginning. We will train you on how to insert the lenses properly. A team member will provide you with the training until it becomes habitual. The lenses are very durable and easy to handle.
Contact Vista Eye Care in Las Cruces for Scleral Lenses
Scleral lenses offer a great alternative to traditional contacts. If you have not been able to wear traditional lenses in the past, scleral lenses could be a great option for you. The professional team at Vista Eye Care is here to address all of your concerns. Contact our office to book your eye appointment today.