If you have never been able to wear contact lenses without discomfort, there are options available you may not know about.
Scleral Lenses: What are they?
Scleral lenses are fit to the sclera, or the “whites” of your eyes, leaving a “dome” filled with fluid over the cornea, which is the clear center of your eye covering the pupil. Scleral lenses are larger than conventional lenses, and are oxygen permeable.
Who is a candidate for scleral lenses?
- People that cannot get clear vision with eyeglasses or conventional contact lenses
- People who have irregularly shaped corneas as the result of eye surgery or a condition called keratoconus
- Those who have a hard time keeping their contacts in place. For example, some athletes who play rough sports can have this problem.
- Those with dry eyes from any number of eye or health conditions
Why are these contacts more comfortable for some people?
The cornea is a highly sensitive part of your eye, and if it is dry or unusually shaped, regular contact lenses can cause considerable discomfort. By fitting scleral contacts on the outer portion of your eyes, this discomfort is avoided. Fitting these lenses is a more involved process than the fitting of conventional lenses, but well worth the effort.
Take it from a DiNapoli Customer:
Stacia B. had irregularly shaped corneas and had given up on contact lenses until she was referred to DiNapoli Opticians.
“Mike DiNapoli was able to successfully fit me with lenses that I am now able to wear all day, every day, with absolutely no discomfort. Mike dedicated the time and had the expertise to make this happen. I now have 20/20 vision!”
Stacia B, DiNapoli patient