Contact lenses can be helpful for those who need vision correction but don’t prefer to wear glasses. However, sometimes having corneal irregularities can mean that standard contacts are not suitable. Custom contact lenses, such as scleral lenses, can help provide sharper vision in this case. Before visiting us for treatment at Vivid Sight Optometry in Walnut Creek, CA, learn more about scleral lenses below:
The Convenience of Contact Lenses
One of the reasons so many people like contact lenses is that they're very convenient. They aren't as obvious as glasses don’t slip during sports or in an emergency. Some people also feel that contact lenses provide them with clearer vision than glasses are able to offer, so they prefer these for everyday use or for more detailed tasks.
Traditional Lenses May Not Be Suitable for Everyone
If you have any eye conditions or irregularities in your cornea, you may not be a good candidate for traditional contact lenses. These sit right on the cornea and they need a smooth, even surface to fit comfortably and stay in place. However, those with eye diseases and conditions may find scleral lenses suitable in correcting their vision.
Custom Contact Lenses Can Be Great Options
Scleral lenses are custom contact lenses that are used in people who have irregular corneas. These lenses are larger and sit on the sclera, which is the white part of the eye. Since they aren't seated on the cornea, they aren't affected by irregularities in that surface. Scleral lenses can be a good choice for you if you can't wear traditional lenses, but still want to wear contacts.
Our Optometrists Can Help You Choose the Right Lenses
When you visit our optometrists, we can provide guidance and information on the various types of lenses to choose from, including scleral lenses. In addition to providing sharper vision, scleral contact lenses stay in place, provide relief from conditions like dry eye, and can last for up to five years if they are properly cared for.
Contact us Today
If you are considering scleral lenses, our team at Vivid Sight Optometry in Walnut Creek, CA, can answer any questions you may have. We will perform an eye exam to assess you vision and help you decide if scleral lenses are the right option for your condition. Contact us at (925) 932-4362 to schedule an appointment and to learn more about the services that we provide.