Have you been told in the past that you are not a good candidate to wear either soft or hard contact lenses? Often this can be for many reasons, most commonly due to irregular corneas after eye surgery, congenital eye diseases like keratoconus, contact lens intolerance from dry eye disease or dislodging of conventional gas permeable (rigid) contact lenses. I am pleased to announce that I am now prescribing scleral contact lensesthat can deliver improved vision and comfort using cutting-edge technology. They are called scleral lenses because, instead of touching the cornea (like typical contact lenses), these contact lenses vault over the entire corneal surface and rest comfortably on the “white” of the eye (the sclera). Scleral lenses provide initial comfort similar to soft lenses while offering clear comfortable vision often unachieved with glasses or conventional contact lenses in people with irregular corneas and hard to fit eyes.
In order to prescribe these specialty lenses, I use an instrument called a topographer that measures the shape of the cornea (window of the eye) by measuring 8000 points with extreme accuracy. I then design customized lenses for your eyes. In regard to vision insurance, most contact lens benefits can be used towards the diagnostic evaluation of these lenses and many medical insurance carriers cover this medically necessary treatment. Our office will be more than happy to check with your specific plan for details.