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Are Scleral Contact Lenses Right for You?

When choosing corrective eyewear to improve your vision, there are several options, including contacts. However, not everyone can wear traditional contact lenses. Certain eye health and vision conditions make them uncomfortable. At Uptown Eyecare, serving Hunters Creek, Lake Nona, and Orlando, FL, we provide specialty lenses for those who can’t wear traditional contacts. One of these options is scleral contact lenses. These lenses have a wider diameter, so they vault over the eye’s cornea and rest on the whites of the eyes. Scleral lenses are great for patients with irregular corneas.

Conditions that Require Scleral Lenses

There are a number of eye conditions that scleral lenses can help with. One of these issues is dry eyes. Traditional contacts often dry out the eyes further. However, with scleral lenses, the contact does not touch the cornea, and it holds saline in it, hydrating the eye.

Those with irregular corneas can also benefit from scleral lenses. This includes keratoconus, which is an irregular-shaped cornea. These lenses also work for those who had eye surgery, like a cornea transplant or cataract surgery.

Our optometrist might also suggest scleral lenses if you have a high refractive error.

How Our Optometrist Can Help

If you want to wear contacts but have an eye health condition, you don’t have to give up. Our optometrist will perform an eye exam with several tests to determine if scleral lenses are right for you. You can test them out for a few days to see if the lenses feel comfortable and still correct your vision. If they don’t work, there are several other specialty contact lenses you can try.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Lake Nona Optometrist for Scleral Lenses

Finding the right contact lenses can be difficult, especially if you have an eye health or vision condition. However, our team is here to help. At Uptown Eyecare, serving Hunters Creek, Lake Nona, and Orlando, FL, our optometrist will determine whether scleral contact lenses are right for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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