What Are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral contact lenses are an extra-large type of rigid gas permeable lenses. Unlike traditional contacts, scleral lenses vault over the entire cornea, leaving a gap between the lens and the corneal surface. They rest on the white part of your eye (your sclera).
Scleral lenses are particularly useful for managing eye conditions such as:
- Dry Eyes
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
- Post-refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK, PRK)
We welcome you to call Dr. Jennifer DenHartog to discuss your needs and assess whether scleral lenses are right for you.
Benefits of Wearing Scleral Lenses
With scleral lenses, you’ll experience superior vision and comfort, even if you have an irregular cornea. Below are some of the benefits of wearing sclerals:
They stay centered on your eye and won't pop out easily
High-quality materials mean they'll last for the long haul
Large lenses block debris, dust, and other allergens
Breathable material ensures oxygen reaches the eye
Pocket of moisturizing tears for all-day comfort and hydration
Ready to say goodbye to all those uncomfortable contact lenses and say hello to crystal clear comfortable vision? Book your appointment Dr. Jennifer DenHartog in West Des Moines today!
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Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus Treatment in West Des Moines
Are you suffering from:
- Blurred or distorted vision.
- Sudden worsening or clouding of vision.
- Increased light sensitivity.
One of the most common conditions that scleral lenses help to address is keratoconus. This condition occurs when the normally round, clear part at the front of the eye, the cornea, begins to thin and bulge into a cone or football-like shape. This can severely harm your vision.
Scleral lenses help with this by providing a dome-like surface over the abnormal cornea, creating proper refraction for clear vision.
Ready To Try Scleral Lenses?
Call our eye care clinic in West Des Moines to schedule an appointment with our professional scleral lens eye doctor.
Your Specialty Contact Lens Center at Premier Vision Clinic eye doctor in West Des Moines will measure your cornea using a process called corneal topography.
Your customized scleral lenses will allow the right amount of light in and sit stably on the eye, offering superior vision, all-day hydration and increased comfort.
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