Scleral Lenses

Scleral Lenses from Our Eye Doctor in Jonesboro, AR

Patients hoping to wear contact lenses now have more choices than ever when it comes to correcting vision issues. Among them are scleral lenses. Scleral contacts are one type of specialty lenses our optometrist offers. They benefit many individuals who fail to respond to other types of therapy for issues associated with the cornea. Patients who schedule a corrective lens evaluation at Fletcher Family Eyecare  in Jonesboro, AR, can look forward to a comprehensive evaluation and discussion with our eye doctor.


Overview of Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses are larger than standard contacts. Each lens sits on top of a tissue layer covering the white portion of the eye, known as the sclera. The lens creates a tear-filled vault over the cornea and prevents the lens from actually touching the cornea.

Our eye doctor notes that scleral contacts treat multiple eye conditions that fail to respond to other treatment options. They are also ideal for many patients who have tried other types of contacts but have found them uncomfortable. A few conditions scleral lenses treat include:

  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Keratoconus
  • Corneal ectasia
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Corneal dystrophy
  • Ocular surface diseases
  • High levels of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism

Labs can customize scleral lenses to meet each patient’s needs. Individuals who have suffered complications after surgery such as LASIK/RK/PRK, a corneal transplant, or pellucid marginal corneal degeneration have experienced a high level of success when using scleral lenses, according to our optometrist.

Each scleral lens is unique and provides an exact match to the shape of the patient’s eye. It is oxygen-permeable and treated with a special friction-reducing coating that also reduces deposits of lipids and proteins to accommodate patients who need greater wearing comfort, eye health, and quality of vision.

Schedule an Exam with Our Optometrist in Jonesboro, AR

Our Jonesboro, AR, optometrist provides evaluations for corrective lenses and prescription management. After determining the level of refractive correction a patient requires, our eye doctor will determine whether glasses or contact lenses will work best for his or her lifestyle.  In addition to scleral lenses, we offer other types of specialized contacts, such as gas permeable and bifocal lenses.  Be sure to call Fletcher Family Eyecare today at (870) 930-9200 to schedule an exam and enjoy our top-quality optometric services.

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