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Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contact lenses are truly life changing lenses. They are large gas permeable lenses that feel like soft contact lenses. They can correct the optical distortions produced by irregular corneal shapes such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration or irregular astigmatism following a corneal transplant. They also are a treatment for severe dry eye.
These lenses are also an option for people with astigmatism, require a multifocal correction, or have a large refractive error.
The concept of scleral lenses have been around for a very long time but have not been practical until just recently. With the development of super oxygen permeable lens materials along with computer driven lathes to manufacture lenses in odd shapes scleral lenses have become a reality. They are now the preferred method for correcting unusual refractive errors.
If you have not been happy with the clarity of vision or the comfort of your contact lenses perhaps scleral lenses are the solution.
Dr. Wheatall will guide you through the scleral lens fitting process and let you experience how these lenses can improve your vision.