Scleral Contact Lenses from Our Eye Doctors in Colorado Springs, Falcon, and Windsor
At Alpine Vision, our eye doctors in Colorado Springs, Falcon, and Windsor are happy to provide a wide range of optical products to suit your unique eye care needs. If you're looking for contact lenses that are suitable for corneal conditions, scleral lenses may be a great option for you. Our eye care team is proud to carry a wide range of scleral lenses to suit your needs, including innovative BostonSight lenses for those with irregular corneas and ocular surfaces.
What Are Scleral Contact Lenses?
Specifically, scleral contact lenses refer to specialized lenses that are designed to cover the entire white part of the eye in addition to the corneas for a more comfortable fit. In fact, the term "scleral" itself refers to the white part of the eye, which is known as the sclera. Most traditional contact lenses are only designed to cover the cornea, which can lead to discomfort for those who suffer from corneal conditions and other irregularities on the surface of the eye itself.
Scleral contact lenses are also gas-permeable, which means they're suitable for those who suffer from eye/vision conditions like astigmatism and even keratoconus.
If you've been told by an eye doctor that you cannot comfortably wear traditional contact lenses, now is a good time to schedule a contact lens consultation with our eye doctors to determine whether you may be a viable candidate for scleral lenses.
Benefits of Wearing Scleral Contact Lenses
There are many benefits you can enjoy from wearing scleral contact lenses. For starters, if you're unable to comfortably wear other types of contact lenses, scleral lenses could allow you all the benefits and convenience of finally being able to wear contacts instead of traditional corrective lenses/frames.
Furthermore, because of their larger size and the greater surface area they take up over the eye, scleral lenses are much more likely to stay in place (especially during eye blinks) than conventional lenses that only cover the corneas of the eyes. As a result, those who wear scleral lenses may find that they have a much lower risk of developing eye irritation. This is especially true for those who have abnormalities in the shape of the cornea or eye lens that would otherwise make it difficult for traditional lenses to stay in place.
Scleral lenses by their very nature are also custom fit to each individual's unique eye shape, and adjustments can be made to troubleshoot any problems with fit or comfort that may arise. In this sense, scleral lenses are much more likely to result in a comfortable fit than just about any other type of contact lens.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Windsor, Colorado Springs, or Falcon Optometrists
If you're interested in finding out more about scleral lenses or would like to schedule a consultation with our Windsor optometrists, contact Alpine Vision at any of our three locations today. We'd be happy to explore your options with you, including BostonSight scleral lenses, and help you find the right option for your needs.