Scleral Contact Lenses

Wearing contact lenses is a common way to treat vision issues, but some people cannot wear regular contact lenses due to the shape of their eyes. At El Paso West EyeCare & Contact Lens Center, we want to help everyone in the El Paso, TX, area see as well as possible. Our optometrist can fit you for scleral lenses if you find standard contact lenses difficult or impossible to wear. We are here to tell you more about scleral contact lenses and how they can help your eyes and vision.

Scleral Contact Lenses

What Are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses cover the entire cornea of your eye and sit on the scleral, which is the white part of the eye. Most contact lenses sit on the cornea because they are smaller than scleral lenses. Smaller lenses might not seat themselves correctly on your eye if you have an irregular eye shape. Contact lenses that do not fit properly can cause blurry vision and severe discomfort. Scleral contact lenses offer an alternative for people with irregular eye shapes due to their larger size.

Are You a Good Candidate?

You may be a good candidate for scleral lenses if you have irregular or uneven corneas. Eyeglasses are the most common vision correction option for people with corneal irregularities, but they can be challenging to wear for people who play sports or participate in outdoor activities. You should talk with your optometrist about scleral lenses if you have astigmatism, keratoconus, or other eye conditions that make wearing standard contacts painful or impossible.

What Are the Risks of These Lenses?

There are minimal risks to wearing scleral lenses, but improper care can lead to scratches or infections. You must be careful when you remove scleral lenses to prevent them from scratching your eye. You must also clean them thoroughly since scleral lenses often collect debris due to their larger size.

Get Scleral Lenses From an Optometrist Near You in El Paso, TX, Today

Scleral lenses offer an alternative to standard contact lenses for people with irregular or uneven corneas, so contact El Paso West EyeCare & Contact Lens Center in El Paso, TX, to see if scleral lenses are the right choice for your vision needs. We can get you contacts that fit perfectly and keep your eye and vision health strong. Call us and schedule an appointment today at (915) 242-0682.

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