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What Are Scleral Lenses?

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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).

They are particularly useful for managing eye conditions such as:

  • Keratoconus
  • Astigmatism
  • Dry Eyes
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
  • Post-refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK, PRK)
  • Presbyopia

We welcome you to call Dr. Jennifer DenHartog to discuss your needs and assess whether scleral lenses are right for you.

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What Are The Advantages Of Wearing Scleral Lenses?

With scleral lenses, you’ll experience consistently clear vision-even if you have an irregular cornea. Here are some of the benefits provided by scleral lenses:

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They stay centered on your eye and won't pop out easily.

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Durable
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High-quality materials mean they'll last for the long haul.

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Protects against allergies

Large lenses block debris, dust, and other allergens.

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Breathable materials

Breathable material ensures oxygen reaches the eye.

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Lubricating cushion

Pocket with moisturizing tears, for comfortable, healthy eyes.

Ready to say goodbye to all those contact lenses that felt uncomfortable and didn’t give you sharp vision? Call Dr. Jennifer DenHartog in West Des Moines for more info.

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Dr. DenHartog received her Doctor of Optometry from Indiana University School of Optometry. She earned her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology from the University of Iowa. She has been practicing in the greater Des Moines area since 2000. She is an active member of the Iowa Optometric...

Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus Treatment in West Des Moines

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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.

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Want To Try Scleral Lenses? Here's How!

First Step:

Call our conveniently located eye care clinic in West Des Moines to schedule an appointment with our professional scleral lens eye doctor.

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Second Step:
Lens Fitting

Your Specialty Contact Lens Center at Premier Vision Clinic eye doctor in Clive will measure your cornea using a process called corneal topography.

Third Step:
Enjoy Clear Vision

Your personalized scleral lenses will allow the right amount of light in and sit stably on the eye, thus offering superior vision, all-day ocular hydration, and increased comfort.

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FAQ | Understanding Scleral Lenses

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How do scleral lenses help with dry eye syndrome?

Scleral lenses are filled with a saline solution prior to inserting them, so your eyes are always hydrated and comfortable. This protects against dry eye symptoms such as pain, discomfort, eye redness, and itchiness while providing sharp, clear vision.

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What makes scleral lenses so comfortable?

Scleral lenses are always custom-fit, offering superior comfort. Their large size and shape also ensure stability, so that they don't fall out even during sports or other active lifestyle activities.

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Are scleral lenses hard to adjust to?

For some people, scleral lenses can take up to two weeks to fully adjust to. Helpful tips to adjust faster include wearing them a little each day to get used to them, being generous in how much lens solution you use when inserting them, and closely following the hygiene instructions laid out by your eye doctor.

It is our strong belief that good vision helps make a good life. Vision problems affect all aspects of your life.

Relieve your discomfort by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jennifer DenHartog and we’ll help you find the best solution for your condition and lifestyle.

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