Scleral Contact Lenses

Scleral lenses are larger than traditional contact lenses and made of a unique material that allows oxygen through. Instead of sitting on the front surface of the eye, scleral lenses curve over the entire cornea and rest on the white portion (the sclera) of the eye. The space between the edge of the lens and the eye’s surface creates a pocket the user fills with a sterile saline solution. This smooths out corneal abnormalities and helps maintain hydration, which makes the scleral lenses more comfortable to wear. Our optometrist at Eye Gallery in Plano, TX can help you decide if scleral lenses are right for you.

scleral-contact-lenses

Who Can Wear Scleral Lenses?

Anyone can wear scleral lenses. They are usually worn by those who suffer from corneal irregularities. If you suffer from chronic dry eye, degenerative conditions such as keratoconus, or you have had refractive surgery, you might be a good candidate for scleral lenses. If the cornea can no longer maintain its normal dome shape, standard contact lenses will not correct your vision. Not every person with a corneal abnormality or chronic dry eye can tolerate surgery. Scleral lenses are a comfortable and effective solution for a variety of eye issues.

Are Scleral Lenses Safe?

Poor fit or improper handling causes most issues that users encounter with scleral lenses. People have been wearing scleral lenses successfully for many years and studies have shown them to be safe and effective.

Fitting Scleral Contact Lenses

Every pair of scleral lenses meets an individual's specific needs. The fitting process is more detailed than traditional lenses because a topographer makes a digital map of the corneal surfaces. Then, this information is used to create a custom-made pair of scleral lenses that fit comfortably. Wearing contacts designed to be an exact fit means scleral lenses will cost more than traditional contacts or eyeglasses When cared for properly, scleral lenses can last between one and two years before they need to be replaced.

Visit Us for Scleral Lenses in Plano, TX

At Eye Gallery, we have been sharing the benefits of scleral contact lenses with residents of Plano, TX for many years. When you first visit our office, our optometrist will assess your condition to determine whether or not scleral lenses are right for you. Call us today at (972) 519-0006 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor. 

Plano Location
1900 Preston Rd Suite 265
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 519-0006

Plano Location

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Plano Location

Monday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "The best optometrist I have ever seen! Highly recommend."
    Jessica S. / Plano, TX