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 contact lenses are ideal for persons who have special needs or requirements for vision correction. The eye conditions include:
The condition of dry eye is all too common, and can be even more prevalent in persons in middle and older age. It is often causes by a lack of tears and well as the tendency of tears to drain too quickly via the tear ducts in the eye. Scleral lenses have a larger space between the rear surface of the lens and the cornea. This acts as a reservoir to keep tears close to the eye to aid in moisture and greater comfort.
Irregularly Shaped Corneas and Hard To Fit Eyes
The corneas can in some cases have an irregular shape, sometimes caused by keratoconus. It can be difficult for people with these issues to find lenses that fit them properly. Since scleral lenses are oversized, they can fit even irregularly shaped corneas to assist with vision correction.
Hard to fit eyes fall into the same category; if you have trouble finding comfort with standard or conventional lenses, scleral lenses can often provide a solution. These lenses also offer a more stable and secure fit for active persons or those who participate in sports.
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 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.