Scleral Contact Lenses
At Vision Source in Magnolia and Aldine, TX, we provide a variety of treatments, such as scleral contact lenses, to improve your vision. When you visit us, our optometrists will perform an eye exam to learn more about your condition and determine if scleral lenses are suited for your specific needs. Before visiting us, learn more about these lenses below!
What Are Scleral Lenses?
When people think of contact lenses, they usually think of the small circular lenses that fit directly over the iris and the pupil. The lenses can help treat various conditions and provide more of a natural look. Scleral lenses, however, are larger than standard contacts and cover the cornea and rest on the sclera.
What are Some Benefits of Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses can offer a variety of benefits. First, they are gas-permeable, which means that they allow oxygen to pass through your eyes. You can also wear them longer than regular lenses and they provide a sharper vision than eyeglasses. These contact lenses can help those with myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism see more clearly.
How are Scleral Lenses Worn?
Scleral lenses are weighted, so they will fit properly on your sclera without rotating. While they can be worn up to 14 hours, they should still be removed at night. It can take some time to get used to inserting these lenses and our optometrist can help when you visit us.
What Are Some Disadvantages of Scleral Lenses?
While scleral lenses are more expensive than standard lenses, they can also last up to three years. Not only that, debris can enter the lenses, so they need to be cleaned daily. When they are not cleaned properly, certain bacteria and viruses can enter your eyes and lead to further complications.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you are considering scleral contact lenses, let our team at Vision Source in Magnolia, and Aldine, TX, help. We can help you with insertion, removal, and ensure that the lenses fit comfortably. To schedule your appointment, contact our Magnolia office at (281) 252-6060 or our Aldine location at (281) 449-7400 today. When you’re seeking an optometrist near me, we are ready to assist you!