Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus
Keratoconus is an eye disorder characterized by the progressive thinning and bulging of the cornea, resulting in a cone-like shape. This condition prevents glasses from adequately correcting vision due to the irregular shape of the cornea. Scleral lenses, on the other hand, provide a comfortable and effective solution. These custom-designed lenses rest on the sclera, creating a new optical surface that improves visual acuity and comfort. They also maintain a liquid environment between the lens and the cornea, promoting optimal healing.
Compared to traditional gas permeable lenses, scleral lenses offer superior comfort and stable vision. Their larger size spreads weight over a broader area, preventing discomfort and lid interaction during blinking. Scleral lenses protect the cornea and provide a soothing bath of artificial tears. They are highly oxygen permeable and offer improved vision compared to glasses, with many patients achieving 20/30 or even 20/20 vision.
With scleral lenses, you can expect gradual improvements in clarity, color, and contrast. These lenses are designed to be worn throughout the day, allowing you to enjoy your activities with enhanced vision. To ensure proper fitting and customization, it is crucial to consult an experienced eye doctor who specializes in fitting scleral lenses for keratoconus patients.
If you are considering scleral lenses, our practice at The Woodlands, Magnolia, Shenandoah, and Tomball, Texas can provide the expertise and care you need. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through a thorough eye exam and explain the results clearly. We will then customize your scleral lenses for optimal comfort and visual clarity, allowing you to experience the benefits of improved vision and all-day comfort. Contact us today to regain your quality of life.