Scleral lenses represent a cutting-edge advancement in durable contact lens technology. These lenses, known for their larger size and enhanced comfort, are crafted from the same breathable material as standard gas-permeable lenses. Scleral lenses vault over the cornea and rest on the sclera, or white portion of the eye, hence the name. This larger design not only ensures a comfortable fit beneath the eyelid but also provides extra moisture for maintaining optimal eye health.
These lenses are a top choice for people dealing with specific eye conditions, such as keratoconus, a condition where the cornea thins and bulges into a cone shape, leading to issues like blurred vision and light sensitivity, as well as astigmatism, a defect in the eye caused by a deviation from spherical curvature, resulting in distorted images.
Additionally, they are beneficial for those who have undergone corneal transplant surgery, experienced dry eye, have corneal diseases, underwent LASIK or other surgical procedures, and individuals with corneas damaged due to trauma. Scleral lenses are also available for multifocal and bifocal wearers.