Scleral Lenses Foxboro Milford Norton MA

Scleral lenses are large diameter gas permeable contact lenses.

Scleral lenses are large diameter rigid gas permeable lens, ranging from 14mm to 20mm in diameter. The large diameter makes a scleral lens very stable when worn. These lenses are specially designed to rest on the sclera, the “white” of the eye, and vault over the entire corneal surface. The cornea is one of the most sensitive tissues in the body and by vaulting over it and resting on the much less sensitive sclera these lenses can provide a level of comfort unseen in traditional rigid gas permeable lenses. To correct an irregular corneal surface, a scleral lens replaces the irregular cornea with a smooth optical refracting surface to correct the following corneal conditions below:

  • Keratoconus
  • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
  • Corneal Trauma
  • Dry Eye Syndromes
  • Post Lasik
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Irregular Astigmatism
  • High Myopia – Over -6.00 D
  • Anisometropia

Improve Your Quality of Life With Scleral Lenses

Scleral lens fittings performed at Elliott Eye Doctors can help improve your quality of life by restoring your vision and ocular comfort, as well as preventing further damage to the ocular surface. The main indications for scleral lenses are corneal irregularities and ocular surface diseases however patients with refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism) who are unable to wear other forms of correction can benefit from scleral lenses as well.

Scleral lenses functionally replace the irregular or compromised cornea surface with a new imperfection free optical surface. This corrects poor and distorted vision caused by corneal irregularities, disease, and degenerations such as keratoconus, corneal transplants and other corneal and post refractive surgeries, traumatic corneal injuries, corneal lattice dystrophy and many more.

For many patients that suffer with corneal disease or diseases that affect the ocular surface, scleral lens treatment can be the ideal treatment capable of restoring vision and dramatically reducing eye pain and light sensitivity. Because of these amazing properties, these lenses have even been referred to as prosthetic and therapeutic devices.

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