Thanks to the advances in optical technology, everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. We offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit the patient’s needs. We offer daily disposables, extended soft wear lenses, gas permeable lenses, scleral and hybrid lenses.
Scleral contact lenses are often used for people who are unable to use traditional contact lenses. There are plenty of eye conditions where traditional lenses simply won’t work.
Scleral lenses get their name because they cover the whole eye instead of just a portion of the cornea. They rest on the sclera (the white part of your eye). Since they are much larger than traditional lenses, they are more stable on eyes and don’t get dislodged easily.
Scleral lenses are also more comfortable—once you put them in! For this reason, they can also be used on sensitive eyes or irregularly shaped corneas. Scleral lenses can also be used by people who suffer from dry eyes.
People who find regular gas permeable lenses uncomfortable may prefer hybrid lenses. These lenses still provide a rigid shape and consistent curvature, but the edges are soft.