The Benefits of Scleral Lenses
At Jackson Eye in Fairburn, we are proud to offer our patients the very latest in vision correction technology, including scleral lenses. Scleral lenses are a type of custom contacts that provide a number of benefits for patients, including improved vision, comfort, and improved eye health. Let’s learn more about scleral lenses and how they can help you achieve your best possible vision.
What are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are large-diameter contact lenses that rest on the white part of the eye (the sclera) and vault over the entire cornea. Unlike traditional contact lenses, which can cause dryness and irritation, scleral lenses are filled with saline solution, which helps keep the eyes hydrated and comfortable all day long. There are many benefits to wearing scleral lenses, including:
Scleral lenses provide patients with sharper, clearer vision than traditional contact lenses. In fact, many patients who wear scleral lenses experience a significant improvement in their vision. If you have been struggling to see clearly with traditional contact lenses, scleral lenses may be right for you.
Because they are filled with saline solution and do not rest directly on the cornea, scleral lenses are extremely comfortable to wear. Many patients who wear scleral lenses report that they forget they are even wearing them.
Improved Eye Health
Since they vault over the cornea and do not come into direct contact with the eye, scleral lenses help promote healthy eyes. In addition, because they keep the eyes hydrated all day long, scleral lenses can help prevent dry eye syndrome.
Scleral lenses can be used to correct a wide variety of vision problems, including:
Scleral lenses can correct both regular and irregular astigmatism. Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea becomes thin and cone-shaped. Scleral lenses can help stabilize the cornea and improve vision in patients with this condition.
Presbyopia is age-related farsightedness that typically begins to develop in patients around age 40. While presbyopia cannot be cured, scleral lenses can help improve near vision in patients who have this condition.
Are Scleral Lenses Right For You?
If you are interested in learning more about scleral lenses and whether they are right for you, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jackson. During your appointment, we will conduct a thorough eye exam and evaluation to determine if scleral lenses are the best option for you.
Visit Jackson Eye for an Eye Exam and Contact Lenses
Scleral lenses are a type of custom contacts that can provide patients with sharper, clearer vision than traditional contact lenses. Jackson Eye is proud to offer scleral lenses to our patients in Fairburn, GA. Call our team today at (770) 629-4351 to learn more or to book an appointment.