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How Long Does It Take To Switch From Glasses to Scleral Lenses?

girl putting on contact lensSwitching from glasses to scleral contact lenses can take some time and adjustment. Scleral lenses are larger than traditional contact lenses and are designed to correct more severe vision problems, such as keratoconus and severe dry eye. Unlike traditional contact lenses, scleral lenses are filled with a solution before being placed on the eye, which can take some getting used to.

Contact Specialty Contact Lens Center at Premier Vision Clinic in Clive today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of scleral lenses for your vision needs!

How Do I Get Fitted for Scleral Lenses?

Before switching to scleral lenses, it's important to have a thorough eye exam and consultation with an eye doctor  experienced in fitting scleral lenses. This will ensure that scleral lenses are the right choice for your individual needs and that they are properly fitted for optimal comfort and vision.

Once a decision has been made to switch to scleral lenses, the fitting process can take several visits to the eye doctor. During the first fitting, the doctor will take measurements of your eyes to determine the appropriate size and curvature of the lenses. The doctor may also make any necessary adjustments to the lenses to ensure a proper fit.

Adjusting to Scleral Lenses

It's not uncommon for it to take a few weeks to adjust to scleral lenses, as the larger size and filling solution can feel foreign to the eye at first. The eye doctor will provide instructions on how to properly insert, remove, and care for the lenses, as well as how to monitor for any potential complications.

Here's how your Clive eye doctor can help.

Overall, the process of switching from glasses to scleral contact lenses can take several weeks to complete. It is important to be patient and follow the guidance of your Clive eye doctor to ensure a successful transition to scleral lenses.

For more information on how scleral lenses can help improve your vision, contact Specialty Contact Lens Center at Premier Vision Clinic in Clive today!

Our practice serves patients from West Des Moines, Clive, Waukee, and Urbandale, Iowa and surrounding communities.


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