Scleral Contact Lens Fittings in Apex and Zebulon, NC
If you have been told that you cannot wear contacts due to an ocular condition, scleral contact lenses may be an option for you.
What are Scleral Contact Lenses?
Scleral Contact Lenses are specially designed gas permeable (GP) contacts that are completely customized and unique to each patient’s eye, which is why they require a special fitting process. They are larger in diameter and have little or no lens movement during blinks, making them more stable. The edges of the lens rest on the white part of the eye rather than the more sensitive cornea, making them extremely comfortable to wear. Scleral contact lenses vault the cornea masking the patient’s visual distortion caused by the underlying corneal shape, providing excellent visual outcomes. They, also, protect the cornea and provide an excellent refracting surface for patients with severe dry eye disease.
Who Needs Scleral Contact Lenses?
Patients that require scleral contact lenses often have hard to fit eyes for a number of reasons, including some of these below:
● Keratoconus – a progressive thinning and warping of the cornea (prolate shape).
● Pellucid Marginal Degeneration – a progressive thinning and warping of the cornea (oblate shape).
● Neurotrophic Keratopathy
● Irregular Astigmatism
● Dry Eye Disease
● Post Corneal Transplant
● Post-Refractive Surgery Ectasia– If a patient develops a significantly warped cornea due to its weakened structure after surgery, LASIK, PRK, and RK, can affect your visual acuity over time.
● And more…
Schedule a Scleral Contact Lens Fitting at NC Eye Associates
Don’t let an ocular condition keep you from wearing contact lenses. An experienced eye care professional can help you determine if scleral lenses are right for you. Contact our optometrists at NC Eye Associates to schedule an exam and a scleral consultation today!