Corneal conditions can make wearing contact lenses difficult. In fact, many people with corneal conditions think they simply cannot wear contacts. However there is a wonderful option: Scleral Lenses.
What are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are designed to cover the entire corneal surface. The large diameter of scleral contact lenses allows for larger coverage. The scleral lens can transform an irregular cornea into a smooth optical surface. There is also a space between the scleral lens and the cornea which allows for a fluid reservoir to alleviate dry eyes.
Who is a Candidate for Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are a great solution for people with corneal conditions such as keratoconus, irregular corneas, corneal ectasia, and certain post-operative conditions.
Where Do You Get Scleral Lenses?
Specialized training and expertise is required to be able to properly fit scleral lenses. Mike DiNapoli, Optician and Owner of DiNapoli Opticians, is the Capital Region’s leading practitioner for scleral lenses. Mike has treated over 600 patients with corneal conditions and has fitted thousands of patients with challenging prescriptions.
If you would like to learn more about scleral contact lenses, please schedule a contact lens fitting appointment.