Scleral Lenses in Murray, KY
What Are Scleral Contact Lenses?
Most contacts sit directly on the cornea, the clear, front layer of the eye. Scleral contact lenses are unique in that they vault entirely over the cornea, and instead rest their edges on the whites (the “sclera”) of your eye.
Scleral lenses have a few special properties. They are a style of rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens, which means they are sturdier than soft lenses while also being more breathable and allowing more oxygen to flow around them. Scleral lenses are some of the largest specialty lenses to ensure that they vault completely over the cornea. And, they trap tears between the lens and the surface of the eye, creating a reservoir that keeps the eye from drying out.
Types of Scleral
Scleral lenses are custom fit to your eye, and we offer them in varying sizes to ensure the most stable and comfortable fit on your eyes possible. We can prescribe full, mini, and semi-scleral lenses, which are designed to rest on anywhere from the outermost sclera to the precise place where your cornea and sclera meet. We’ll determine which option is best for your eyes during a scleral lens consultation, and tailor it from there.
Why Choose Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are a unique solution even among specialty lenses, and their specific attributes can provide all kinds of health and vision benefits to our patients — especially those with certain conditions.
Dry Eye Syndrome
For patients with dry eye, scleral lenses are a two-in-one solution: not only do they provide vision correction to those who can’t comfortably wear other contacts, they actually help manage dry eye! Scleral lenses trap tears against the eye and are exceptionally breathable, supplying both hydration and oxygen to the eye.
Standard eyewear often can’t correct for the severely-misshapen corneas of people with strong astigmatism, keratoconus, or other cornea issues because it can’t be worn comfortably. Scleral lenses are custom-fit, rising above the cornea and maintaining a stable shape with precise vision correction.
Scleral Lens Exams & Fittings at Jarvis Vision Center
Scleral lenses are custom fit for each patient, which means you can only get them from eye doctors who are specially trained and experienced in using advanced technology to meet their patients’ needs. Dr. Reed Jarvis and Dr. Jesse Williams have years of experience getting patients the optimal lenses for the unique qualities of their eyes.
If you’re interested in scleral lenses, we’ll discuss the benefits and potential drawbacks, going over your responsibilities with the cleaning and maintenance of your specialized contact lenses.
If you decide to move forward, we’ll map and measure your eye to make sure your custom-made lenses will fit perfectly. Once we have your lenses, we’ll do a fitting to make sure your scleral contact lenses rest comfortably and correctly on your eye and show you how to put them in and take them out at home.
At Jarvis Vision Center, knowing our patients is important to us: when you trust us for your eye care, we build a relationship with you, keep track of your ongoing eye health, and ensure that you experience clear vision for years and years to come. Schedule a scleral lens exam online today!