Scleral Lenses Offered in Katy, TX
Scleral lenses are specialty contact lenses that get their name because they rest on the sclera, or white portion of the eye. Conventional lenses tend to barely overlap the eye’s iris, whereas larger scleral lenses cover the entire cornea as well as a portion of the sclera.
About Scleral Lenses
The larger size gives scleral lenses a number of advantages over traditional smaller contact lenses. Your optometrist in Katy offers specialty scleral lenses and can advise you on their applications at their Katy optometry office.
Scleral lenses are made with rigid, gas permeable but highly breathable materials. This allows plenty of oxygen to reach eye and make the contact lens wearing experience much more comfortable. They can be custom made and custom fit to each client to ensure an ideal solution for each contact lens wearer.
What Eye Conditions Are Ideal for Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses may be used to improve vision and reduce pain and light sensitivity for people suffering from a number of disorders or injuries to the eye, such as patients which Dry Eye Syndrome, Graft vs. Host disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Microphthalmia, Keratoconus, Corneal Ectasia, Aniridia, Neurotrophic Keratopathy / Keratitis (anesthetic corneas). Patients who cannot close their eyes completely can experience improved comfort with the use of Scleral lenses.
Scleral lenses have been highly successful for patients with post-LASIK / RK / PRK, corneal transplant and pellucid degeneration complications. Injuries to the eye such as surgical complications, chemical and burn injuries also may be corrected with the use of scleral lenses.
Scleral lenses are custom fit to address the patient’s individual needs. Dr. Mostaghimi and the team at Today’s Vision Cinco Ranch bring established expertise and innovative technology to fit this highly precise lens. Scleral lenses offer clarity and comfort for patients who have been previously told they were not good candidates for contacts or who have been unsuccessful with other types of contact lenses.
If you suffer from dry eye, sensitive eyes, a medical condition or injury ask Dr. Mostaghimi if the large diameter scleral lenses are right for you.
Advantages of Scleral Contact Lenses
- Greater comfort
- Sharper vision
- Better stability on the eye
- Easier to handle
- Greater durability
- Less risk of complications
There are different sized scleral lenses from mini to full scleral lenses depending upon your eye care and vision needs. Your optometrist in Katy can assist you in making the right choice for your vision needs if specialty contact lenses are required.
Visit Your Optometrist in Katy For a Scleral Contact Lens Consultation
If your conventional contact lenses are causing issues and you believe scleral lenses might be for you, your Katy optometrist at Today's Vision in Katy can help. Schedule an appointment with our doctor of optometry today to determine if scleral lenses are right for you.