Scleral Lenses: A Specialized Contact Lens Available At CODET
We talked with contact lens expert, Nora Robledo OD, about scleral lenses, a lens adapted to the patient's condition and structure. Find out more about this amazing contact lens!
The eye is a complex organ. Unfortunately, different conditions and complications can develop in the eyes that require expert and specialized care. At CODET, we value each patient as unique which is why we invest in the latest, cutting-edge technology and remain dedicated to providing excellence in vision care with a complete range of ophthalmic services.
Among the services we offer is Contact Lens Service. This service evaluates patients with eye conditions requiring contact lens correction.
Scleral Lens Service at CODET
Through our Contact Lens Service, we have a wide variety of lenses that are prescribed according to the visual needs of each patient. One specific contact lens service that we wanted to tell you about is known as Scleral Lens.
Scleral Lenses are custom-made according to the patient’s visual needs. These lenses are known for being very comfortable and beneficial for visual health.
The director of the Contact Lens Service at CODET, Optometrist Nora Robledo, has answered some common questions about the scleral lenses. She has more than 25 years of experience, is a leader in the field and is active in contact lens research.
What Are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses, unlike the typical contact lens, have a large diameter, so they do not rest on the cornea but the white part of the eye, known as the sclera. Because they do not touch the cornea, they are a more comfortable fit for the patient. The space between the cornea and the sclera is filled with a saline solution.
Who Can Benefit From Scleral Lenses?
When we refer to scleral lenses we are talking about highly specialized lenses, which are mainly for patients with irregularities in their cornea, have severe dry eye syndrome, who have had previous surgeries or sensitivity to rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, or patients who have been diagnosed with Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration (PMD), Keratoglobus, patients with Post-corneal transplantation and corneal ectasia, and others.
How Long Do Scleral Lenses Last?
With proper care, scleral lenses can last from one and a half years to two years, so you can enjoy wearing them for a long time.
How Are Scleral Lenses Fitted?
At CODET, we have the most advanced diagnostic technology. We use this technology to produce a thorough assessment of the patient’s eye condition to design the scleral lenses. For the utmost accuracy, a series of tests are carried out to determine the patient’s visual capacity and tolerance to the lens.
What Are The Types Of Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are unique. There are different designs that are based on the condition and structure of the patient’s unique eye.
Schedule Your Appointment With The Expert In Contact Lenses
The Contact Lens Service at CODET offers the most current lenses available with providers who are able to personalize them for you. Schedule an appointment today with our Contact Lens specialist and find out if scleral lenses are the best option for you.