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Scleral Lenses in Greensburg and Murrysville, PA

Experience The Difference Of Scleral Lens Contacts

Fitted With WaveFront Technology

Scleral contact lenses have allowed thousands of patients who have suffered vision loss due to keratoconus, post-refractive surgical complications, severe dry eyes, post-R-K surgery, post-LASIK surgery, and a host of other corneal conditions to see clearly and comfortably once again.

WaveFront technology

Fitting Scleral lenses with WaveFront technology allows our optometrist to make the most accurate and custom fit based on 11,000 different points on the cornea. This technology means that the level of fit and comfort you will experience with your Scleral Lenses will be vastly superior to any other Scleral Lens available.

If you’ve been told in the past that you cannot wear contact lenses, or had trouble with contact lens comfort, be sure to ask about scleral contact lenses

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How do I know if I can wear contact lenses

Yes, a person with presbyopia (the need to wear reading glasses) can wear contact lenses! Many options are available to you. Some designs can be challenging with certain types of prescriptions, but the multifocal scleral lens meets the challenge of most prescriptions and provides vision at long and short distances and everything in between. The right contact lens can give you a competitive edge!

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Who Can Benefit From Scleral Contact Lenses

The lens is appropriate for most prescriptions and is available for patients who need help reading (multifocal/bifocal) and those with astigmatism (torics), and especially good for people with:

  • Post-Refractive Surgery
  • Dry Eye Symptoms
  • Keratoconus
  • Other Corneal Conditions
  • Post-Corneal Transplant
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How Do Scleral Lenses Work?

Scleral lenses incorporate a unique design that eliminates irregularities in the shape of the front surface of the eye to correct your vision. The lenses are made of materials that let oxygen pass through the lens and provide a thin cushion of fluid that stays between the lens and the eye that makes them very comfortable, reduces redness, and creates a healthy environment for the eye.

WHY SCLERAL LENSES?

Scleral lens technology is a fast growing area of the contact lens industry. Scleral contacts are large-diameter, gas permeable contact lenses designed specifically to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the “white” of the eye (sclera). In doing so, scleral lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities.

Also, the space between the cornea and the back surface of a scleral lens acts as a fluid reservoir to provide comfort for people with severe dry eyes who otherwise could not tolerate contact lens wear so scleral contacts also help provide a contact lens solution for people with dry eyes.

Keratoconus

The cornea is the clear tissue on the outermost surface of the eye covering the iris (color tissue) and pupil. The main function of the cornea is to bend and focus light entering the eye. A normal cornea will have a smooth shape. A cornea with an ectasia will have an irregular shape or a bulge. This irregular corneal shape does not focus light correctly and will create irregular and distorted vision. Ectasias can be caused by corneal problems such as keratoconus or may result after surgery such as LASIK or after injury to the eye.

Keratoconus is the most common ectasia. The cause of the condition is not clearly known, but it can occur in all races and both sexes. It is a condition in which the cornea thins and bulges into a cone shape causing distorted vision. Scleral contact lenses are the best option for people with keratoconus.

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Have you always wanted to ask a leading expert questions about Scleral Lenses? We have put together a page with answers to the most common questions our Optometrists and Scleral Lens experts are asked by their patients.

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Many people who undergo Lasik and Radial Keratotomy R-K surgery still require vision correction as a complication from their surgery. Scleral Lenses are the preferred method of vision correction for post surgery patients.

Learn About Post Lasik Options

While our professional opinion is that Scleral Lenses using WaveFront Corneal mapping is the most effective method of vision correction for Keratoconic patients, visit this page for an overview of the many options available.

Learn About Keratoconus