Vision Source Aldine

(281) 449-7400

Vision Source Magnolia

(281) 252-6060

Scleral Contact Lenses

Myopia can cause blurry vision and make certain tasks such as driving difficult. At Vision Source in Magnolia and Aldine, TX, we provide comprehensive eye exams to learn more about your condition and treatment to help you see more clearly. Before visiting us, we invite you to keep reading to learn why it’s important to manage myopia!

Myopia Managements

What is Myopia?

Myopia is a condition that causes objects that are close to appear clear, while those that are far away are blurry. Along with that, you may also experience eyestrain, headaches, and have to squint to see items clearly. While there is no cure for myopia, its progression can be slowed with the right treatment.

Managing Myopia

Since myopia, also known as nearsightedness, can get progressively worse, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Our optometrists can help you manage the condition and preserve your vision. When you visit us, we will begin with an eye exam to learn more about your eye health and can recommend the necessary treatment after. This condition is often treated with eyeglasses and contact lenses. With the right prescription, we can help provide a clearer vision and prevent myopia from progressing. We work with each patient individually to prescribe eyeglasses, soft contact lenses, or hard contact lenses as needed, depending on their specific needs.

Sometimes, eyedrops similar to those used to dilate the pupils during an eye exam are also prescribed for myopia management. While the drops may not be able to improve your eyesight right away, they may be able to protect your vision in the long term. Our optometrists may also recommend orthokeratological lenses. These lenses are worn while you sleep and reshape the cornea, which changes the way light enters your eye and lands on the retina. The lenses are taken out when you wake up and you can enjoy clearer vision during the day.

For some patients, vision therapy can also be effective for myopia. Vision therapy is a series of exercises, which strengthens eye focusing and the eye-brain connection. Our eye doctors also provide suggestions on how to protect your vision and prevent your myopia from worsening. We can suggest when to take breaks from screen use, spending more time outside, and scheduling regular eye exams.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

If you are experiencing and symptoms of myopia, let our team at Vision Source in Magnolia and Aldine, TX, help. To learn more about the treatments that we provide, contact our Magnolia office at (281) 252-6060 or our Aldine location at (281) 449-7400 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we are ready to assist!

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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!

Scleral Contact Lenses

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!

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