Scleral Lenses vs. Standard Soft Lenses
Standard Soft contact lenses are the most common choice for people who want to see clearly without having to wear glasses. Scleral Lenses are a good choice for individuals who have
- dry eyes
- irregularly shaped corneas due to keratoconus, or
- poor vision and complications after LASIK surgery.
These lenses rest on the sclera (the white part of the eye), and are about the same size as soft lenses. They serve as a new surface over the eye and that is why they restore vision for people who have distortions due to keratoconus or complications after LASIK. Scleral lenses store saline solution between the back of the lens and the front of the cornea and that is why they are give relief to those who suffer from dry eye. Scleral lenses are custom-designed for each eye. They are therefore more stable and less likely to pop out. Scleral lenses correct astigmatism even in people with highly irregular corneal surfaces and are a great option for people that are very nearsighted.
To learn if you have a corneal condition that would benefit from scleral lenses, call our office; 732-679-2020. We help patients from Aberdeen, East Brunswick, Manalapan, Matawan, Marlboro, Monroe, Parlin. Sayreville, South Amboy, South River, Spotswood, Lawrence Harbor, Cliffwood Beach, and throughout New Jersey.