What are scleral contact lenses?
- Posted on: Dec 10 2014
Lenses that are 18 mm or smaller are subcategorized as mini-sclerals.
The average human cornea is approximately 11.8 mm in diameter so even the smallest scleral contact lens is designed to cover the entire corneal surface.
Are you a good candidate?
Scleral GP lenses are particularly helpful for the following conditions:
- Irregular Corneas – such as keratoconus & other corneal degenerations
- Hard to fit eyes – if your eyes cannot be fit comfortably with traditional GP lenses or the shape of your eye causes the lens to dislodge from your eye, scleral lenses can provide a more stable fit.
- Dry Eyes – If your eyes are too dry to wear conventional lenses, scleral lenses can help! The space between the scleral lens and the cornea acts as a tear reservoir to keep the front of the eye more moist and comfortable.