Scleral Lenses

What Are Scleral Lenses and Who Needs Them?

Scleral lenses are a type of contact lenses that have comparable benefits to typical contact lenses, yet they cover a larger part of the eye including much of the “white”. They are considered more stable, and even though they are larger than other contacts they are just as comfortable.

People who need this type of lens are people who have irregularly shaped corneas, those who have dry eyes and those who have hard to fit eyes due to the shape of their eye in general or a sport they play. Patients with astigmatism also see better with Scleral lenses. To be a candidate to wear this type of lens you must be healthy enough to wear contacts in general, and you will likely have an eye condition that makes the larger lens a necessity. Many people with dry eye conditions feel that regular contacts are too irritating and give up trying to wear them, these specialized lenses allow more people to be able to opt into the comfort of contact lenses.

Sumner Vision serves Denver CO and the surrounding areas with quality optometry services if you need a specialist for dry eye syndrome or scleral lenses you have found the right doctor. Sumner Vision treats patients who need comprehensive eye exams, contact lens exams, and fittings and those who suffer from dry eye syndrome. Whether you are looking for a place to have your yearly exam or you need urgent care for eye discomfort, or infections, Dr. Sumner is the one to call for excellent care plus service.


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