There are certain eye conditions that cannot achieve clear vision through glasses or conventional contact lenses. These conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Pellucid Marginal degeneration
- Patient with corneal transplants
- Past injuries resulting in irregular astigmatism
- Radial Keratotomy (RK) patients with fluctuating vision
- Severe dry eye
These conditions require a rigid contact lens that is custom made to perfectly fit the shape of your eye.
How much better will I see?
Results will vary between individuals, as each case is unique, but the improvements can be significant. Keratoconus patients often realize life changing improvements such as the ability to read and drive. Some scleral wearers may obtain 20/20 vision, but this is not guaranteed.
How long do the lenses last?
With proper care and handling lenses typically last one to two years. Vision progression may also necessitate new lenses.
Are the lenses covered by insurance?
Medical insurance and vision plans may cover some or all of the cost of scleral lenses depending on several factors. We would be happy to assist in find thing information out for you.