How safe are scleral lenses?
Although this may be the first time you have heard of scleral lenses, they aren’t a new invention.
In fact, they are the oldest type of contact lenses, invented in the early 16th century by Leonardo da Vinci.
However, the first prototypes that were manufactured in Europe were not very permeable to oxygen. As a result, they caused many negative side effects, such as corneal swelling.
Nowadays, modern scleral lenses are designed and crafted with precise technology, new materials, and computer-driven lathes. This leads to a higher level of safety and comfort.
Contemporary sclerals have a high oxygen permeability, which reduces the risk of eye complications.
Patients with keratoconus can have crystal-clear vision along with protection of the sensitive corneal surface.
Scleral Lens Fitting
The eye doctor will map your cornea using advanced corneal topography equipment. This generates a detailed diagram of your cornea, which is used to make customized scleral contact lenses.
We equip our office with the newest technologies in order to ensure an efficient eye care experience and lenses that fit you perfectly.
Is it difficult to insert and care for scleral lenses?
At the very beginning, it can be tricky to insert scleral contacts. Yet, our optometrists provide complete instruction and training.
After a short practice period of inserting and removing your lenses, you’ll have no trouble at all! Scleral lenses are very durable and easy to handle.
You must care for scleral lenses in the same way as standard contacts. Right after you remove them, clean and store them with the recommended disinfectant.