Scleral Contact Lenses Are a Solution for Vision Problems
Suppose you have experienced vision problems that cannot be corrected with traditional contact lenses or eyeglasses. Sclera contact lenses may be the solution. These specialty lenses are larger than conventional contacts and rest atop the sclera, the white portion of the eye, without touching the cornea. Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C. in Lancaster, NH, can help with personalized contact lenses for your needs.
What Are Scleral Contact Lenses?
Scleral contact lenses are gas-permeable lenses that treat various eye issues that do not respond to other correction forms. They are custom-made for each patient and require both experience and precision to fit properly.
Scleral lenses are an answer for many individuals who have already tried several types of contacts without finding acceptable comfort. These lenses are often used to treat corneal refractive errors, improve vision, and reduce sensitivity to light for patients affected by certain vision issues, including:
- Dry eye syndrome
- Inability to close your eyes
- Anesthetic corneas
- Corneal ectasia
- Graft-versus-host disease
Who Can Benefit from Scleral Contact Lenses?
Scleral contact lenses can also help individuals who have received a corneal transplant, experienced pellucid marginal degeneration, or had complications after a procedure such as LASIK. Our ophthalmologists note that these patients have found considerable success with scleral lenses.
Fitting scleral contacts sometimes requires several trial lenses. In addition, it may be necessary to try various sizes and curvatures to match a patient’s vision needs. Patients interested in a fitting exam for these lenses should visit one of our offices for more information.
Protect Your Vision with Regular Eye Exams
Your vision is worth preserving. Regular eye exams from your optometrist at Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C. will help protect your sight.
Our eye doctor in Lancaster can detect vision problems before they impede your vision. In addition, early treatment of eye problems will keep them from worsening and causing irreparable damage to your vision.
Personalized Eye Care Services at Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C.
Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C. proudly provides high-quality, personalized eye care services for the entire family. Our team has experience meeting the eye care needs of individuals at every phase of their lives.
Learn more about scleral contact lenses with Shippee Family Eye Care, P.C. by calling Lancaster (603) 788-3561, St. Johnsbury (802) 748-3536, Montpelier (802) 223-7723, or our Littleton office at (603) 444-2484.