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Enhanced Vision & Comfort with Scleral Lenses

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What are Scleral Lenses?

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Scleral contact lenses are rigid gas permeable lenses with an extra-wide diameter. As opposed to traditional contacts, scleral lenses vault over the entire cornea, leaving a gap between the lens and the corneal surface before coming to rest on the white part of your eye (your sclera).

Their unique design has taken scleral lenses to the top of the charts for ultimate wearing comfort, healthy eyes and excellent vision for people of all ages.

They are custom-fit to your eye and are perfect for those with hard-to-fit eyes, astigmatism, keratoconus, severe dry eye, or for those simply seeking more comfort when wearing contact lenses.

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What Are The Advantages Of Wearing Scleral Lenses?

With scleral lenses, you’ll experience consistently clear vision—even if you have an irregular cornea. Here are some of the benefits provided by scleral lenses:

  • Their super-size diameter ensures that they stay centered and stable on your eye, which also prevents them from popping out easily, even if you play sports or lead an active lifestyle.
  • They are made up from high quality, durable materials to last for the long haul.
  • The large size of the lens protects your eyes from debris, dust, and allergens, providing a perfect solution if you suffer from eye allergies.
  • They are composed of highly breathable gas permeable material, which ensures that ample oxygen reaches the eye, leading to healthy eyes and comfortable lens wear.
  • These lenses have a pocket that fills with moisturizing tears. This wet, lubricating cushion leads to a very comfortable wearing experience, as well as healthier eyes.

Ready to say goodbye to all those contact lenses that felt uncomfortable and didn’t give you sharp vision?

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Who Wears Scleral Lenses?

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Some wear them for increased comfort, while others choose sclerals because specific eye problems prevent them from wearing regular contact lenses or glasses.

Scleral lenses are extremely helpful in managing the following conditions:

Dry Eyes: For people with gritty, itchy and dry eyes, wearing traditional contact lenses are an added irritation. In contrast, the tear reservoir between the back of the scleral lens and the cornea, the front surface of the eye, allows your eyes to remain moist and comfortable all day long. This makes scleral lenses ideal for those with dry eye syndrome.

Hard-to-Fit Eyes: Those with irregularly shaped cornea, whether due to natural causes, an eye condition (i.e. keratoconus), or complications following surgery (such as LASIK), can at times develop vision problems that cannot be corrected using glasses or soft contact lenses. In such cases, scleral lenses provide a more comfortable, secure fit, and sharper vision.

Scleral lenses are particularly useful for managing these eye conditions:

  • Keratoconus
  • Astigmatism
  • Dry Eyes
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
  • Post-refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK, PRK)
  • Presbyopia

Whatever your case, we welcome you to call Dr. Nicholas Belill to discuss your needs and assess whether scleral lenses are a suitable and effective solution for your unique case.

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medical-plus medical-plus How do Scleral Lenses Help with Dry Eye Syndrome?

Scleral lenses tackle three factors simultaneously: they provide vision correction, they protect the eye, and they serve a therapeutic purpose by lubricating the eye. 

By filling the bowl of the lens with unpreserved saline solution prior to inserting it in the eye, you ensure that your eyes are always in a hydrated and comfortable environment. This provides relief from unpleasant dry eye symptoms such as pain, discomfort, eye redness, and itchiness while providing sharp, clear vision.

medical-plus medical-plus Why Do Scleral Lenses Offer Superior Comfort?

Scleral lenses are custom-fit to each person’s unique eye shape, corneal curves, and contours, providing unparalleled comfort. Their size and shape also ensure stability.

To design the lenses, Dr. Nicholas Belill will take exact measurements of your cornea through a process called corneal topography. This process ensures that your personal pair of scleral lenses allows the right amount of light in and sits stably on the eye, thus offering superior vision, all-day ocular hydration, and increased comfort. 

If other contact lenses haven't worked for you, don’t despair — you may be a candidate for scleral lenses. Talk to Dr. Nicholas Belill to determine your best course of action.

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When it comes to scleral lenses, every insurance company is different. Some cover the eye exams and custom fitting, but not the actual lenses. Others may cover a portion of the cost or 100% of the cost, but only if other treatment methods have been exhausted. It’s important that you consult with your  insurance provider to understand the particulars of your scleral lens coverage.

It is our strong belief that one’s quality of life is profoundly associated with one’s vision. Vision problems, whether due to keratoconus, LASIK, ocular trauma corneal irregularities, or dry eye syndrome, affect all aspects of a patient’s life.

Relieve your discomfort by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Nicholas Belill and we’ll help you find the best solution for your condition and lifestyle.

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  • Scleral contact lenses are ideal for patients with mild to severe keratoconus. Here’s why scleral lenses can reduce the need for corneal surgery and, in certain cases, may even be more effective than surgery.
  • Scleral lenses can be used for patients with keratoconus, for those requiring vision correction after eye surgery, and to treat many other eye conditions and disorders. Moreover, patients who struggle with prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses can now experience comfortable, superior vision by wearing scleral lenses.

  • Corneal Dystrophies are a group of inherited eye disorders that affect the cornea and can lead to corneal irregularities, causing patients to experience blurred vision. Scleral lenses offer the perfect solution, as they vault over the cornea, creating an evenly rounded dome that provides clear vision.
  • The many benefits associated with scleral lenses render them a popular and satisfying choice for patients desiring a clear and comfortable vision.
  • Scleral lenses offer an excellent option for vision correction for people with irregular corneas, providing unparalleled comfort and improved eyesight. Learn more about these specialized lenses and how they've improved the vision and lives of these patients.
  • Scleral lenses offer an excellent solution for those with keratoconus, astigmatism, dry eyes, myopia or presbyopia.
  • Scleral lenses are a great solution for those with Keratoconus, as they offer sharp vision and improved comfort.
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) is an inflammatory reaction that occurs when proteins are secreted in your tears. Learn what causes this condition and how scleral lenses can reduce your chances of developing GPC.
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  • Hybrid lenses are gas permeable lenses that include an outer skirt made of soft or silicone gel materials. These are great for those seeking to correct myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness), and are beneficial for specific visual impairments, such as keratoconus, astigmatism, or for those with a post-corneal transplant.
  • Scleral contact lenses are an excellent choice for patients requiring vision correction following a corneal graft, thanks to the high level of comfort and hydration they provide.
  • Eye complications following LASIK surgery, PRK, or RK can be remedied by wearing scleral lenses. They are the ideal option in providing clear and comfortable vision.
  • Scleral lenses are a specialized contact lenses that make contact lens use possible for many people for the first time - and they have advantages for normal contact lens wearers as well.
  • Scleral lenses are specialized contact lenses that are often prescribed for patients with keratoconus or extremely sensitive eyes.  After a short training and practice in caring for your scleral lenses, you’ll find it easy!
  • Scleral lenses are rigid contact lenses for hard-to-fit patients and are ideal for people with a vision prescription that exceeds the standard parameters of soft contacts.
  • An irregular cornea generally causes problems or limitations with vision, and can be more complicated to correct with standard eyeglasses or contact lenses. I
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