Contact lenses can help you see more clearly and eliminate the need for glasses. However, if you don’t qualify for traditional lenses, you still have options, such as scleral lenses. When you visit us at Family Eye Care in Chico, CA, we can perform an eye exam and find the best solution for your condition. In the meantime, you can learn more about scleral lenses and how they can correct your vision below!
What are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are contact lenses that are larger than traditional lenses. Instead of sitting on the cornea like most standard contacts do, these sit on the sclera, which is the white part of the eye. Since these don’t touch the cornea, they are recommended for people who do not qualify for traditional lenses.
Who is a Good Candidate for Scleral Lenses?
You might be a good candidate for scleral lenses if you have corneal irregularities. This is because standard lenses won't sit on irregular corneas correctly, which can lead to discomfort. Scleral lenses may be a better option, as they are designed to stay in place and provide clearer vision at all times. If you’re interested in scleral lenses instead of glasses, speak with our optometrists and we can address any questions you may have and help decide if you qualify for these lenses.
How Can Our Optometrists Help?
When you visit us, our optometrists will perform an eye exam and determine if scleral lenses are suitable for your condition. We will work closely with you to find you the lenses that you desire, which will fit comfortably while also protecting the health of your eyes and providing you with clearer vision. Not only that, but our optometrists can also provide you with guidance on how to take care of your lenses so they can last longer and let you know when you visit us again for a follow-up appointment.
Contact us About Scleral Lenses Today!
If you are considering scleral lenses, our team at Family Eye Care in Chico, CA, would be happy to assist you and provide you with additional information on this treatment. We can thoroughly evaluate your eyes and decide if you are a good candidate for this type of vision correction. Contact us at (530) 899-3939 to learn more about our treatment options and to set up your consultation. Our team looks forward to helping you achieve a sharper vision!