Have you ever been told that you can’t wear traditional soft contact lenses because of corneal irregularities or some other condition? Scleral contact lenses just might be the answer to your vision problems. Continue reading to learn more about scleral contact lenses.
WHAT ARE SCLERAL CONTACT LENSES?
Scleral lenses are gas-permeable, large-diameter contact lenses that sit on the white part of the eye (the sclera). These high-quality contact lenses provide vision correction for specific medically necessary conditions. Unlike traditional contact lenses that rest directly on the eye, the unique design of scleral contact lenses is that they arch over the entire cornea, touching only the white of the eye (the sclera).
What are the benefits of scleral contact lenses?
Some of the many benefits of wearing scleral lenses include:
- Ease of use
- Enhanced comfort
- Oxygen permeable material
- Less dry eyes
- Clear vision
- Reduced glare and halos
Scleral lenses are exceptional, innovative vision-correction options for many patients with vision impairment.
What would make Scleral Contact Lenses medically necessary?
Your Fort Worth eye doctor might recommend you wear scleral lenses if you have one of the following conditions:
- Hard-to-fit eyes
- Severe dry eye
- Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
- Cornea scarring
- Irregular corneas
- Post LASIK corneal ectasia
- Corneal transplant
Are scleral contact lenses right for me?
In order to determine if scleral contact lenses are right for you (and considered medically necessary), it is best to make an appointment. During your exam, we will verify your prescription, do a thorough health check of the eye front to back including a wavefront corneal map to assess the cornea’s curvature and determine if you are a good candidate. After completion of the exam, Dr. Lam will review all aspects and make recommendations based on the assessment.
What happens during a scleral lens fitting?
During the custom fitting process Dr. Lam will measure your visual acuity, corneal topography, use diagnostic contact lenses to get measurements to ensure a secure fit, and order custom lenses for your eyes. This will ensure healthy eyes, comfortable lens wear and superior vision with your scleral contact lenses. The scleral lenses that will be dispensed to you can last several years if they are cared for properly.
Our solution recommendations
To clean your scleral contact lenses:
- ClearCare WITHOUT HydraGlyde
- Unique pH
- Tangible Clean
- Boston Simplus
To fill your scleral contact lenses fluid reservoir:
Real Patient Reviews
Scleral contact lenses have helped many of our patients improve their quality of life with sharper vision.
Other Eye Care Services
In addition to scleral contact lenses, Fort Worth Eye Center offers a wide range of other eye care services to the Fort Worth community.
Eye Disease Management
We diagnose and manage ocular diseases such as Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts, and many more!
Did you know your optometrist can help you with red eyes, pink eye, sore eyes, foreign body removal and other eye emergencies? We will always offer same day appointments for you under these circumstances.
We offer many treatment options to help you achieve clear vision, including LASIK. LASIK is an eye surgery that uses an ultraviolet light laser to alter the shape of the cornea to correct vision. If you’re tired of wearing glasses or regular contact lenses, come in and let’s find out if LASIK is a good option for you.
Prescription Glasses & Sunglasses
Explore the most unique prescription glasses and sunglasses in Fort Worth right here in our optical boutique! LEARN MORE
We offer many types of eye exams including comprehensive, diabetic, and contact lens eye exams. LEARN MORE
Meet Your Fort Worth Eye Doctor
At Fort Worth Eye Center, we care about your patient experience just as much as we care about the health of your eyes. Dr. Dan Lam, eye doctor and owner of Fort Worth Eye Center, and his entire team are equipped to give you the best experience possible when you visit our practice.
The Fort Worth Eye Center Approach
At Fort Worth Eye Center, our approach is simple. We aim to provide all patients with the best eye care in Fort Worth. Our eye doctor and our eye care team are prepared to give you and your family the best experience from the moment you make your first appointment.
Learn more about the Fort Worth Eye Center’s approach to eye care by reading other patient reviews!
“I had my visit today. This is a nice and clean office. Lauren was amazing and patient. Dr. Lam was very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for a good eye doctor this is the place.“
“I have a very unique situation with my eyes and Dr. Lam fitted me for scleral lenses, which no other doctor has recommended before. I have never been able to see this well in my LIFE! I owe my amazing vision to him and the staff at Fort Worth Eye Center. I will never go anywhere else for my eye care needs!“
“The service here was exceptional! I walked in after work and got a thorough eye exam! Dr. Lam was amazing! He is very personable, knowledgeable, and took his time explaining my results. I highly recommend the Fort Worth Eye Center!!!“
Common Eye Conditions
They say the eye is the window to the soul, but in reality, the eye is the window to the rest of the body. Many systemic diseases can cause intermittent complications to the eye or can lead to life long vision loss.