SCLERAL LENSES BY PAUL MOLDOVANOS OPTOMETRIST
These lenses have been both the most exciting, challenging and rewarding of my career.
They have also been the most positively received lenses due to their stability and comfort, as well as being the only contact lenses that mask the symptoms of dry eye disease.
As with hard lenses, Sclerals are indicated in cases where the corneal surface is irregular. Some examples are Keratoconus, post-Corneal Grafts, unmanageable dry eye, Sjogren’s Syndrome, post-LASIK and post-RK complications, Steven-Johnson Syndrome, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration, Corneal injury, high Myopia and Astigmatism.
Sclerals are much larger (17 to 20 mm), than hard lenses, which vary from 8 to 10 mm. They do not float on the tear layer, but actually rest on the white part of the eye (the sclera), hence their name.
If you are not succeeding with your current contact lenses, either due to poor vision, poor comfort, dry eye, or a combination of the above, give our Scleral lenses a chance. With hundreds of successful fits since their introduction in 2014, we would love to provide the opportunity to give you clear, comfortable vision.
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