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Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus: How They Can Help

Scleral Lenses for KeratoconusIf you have keratoconus, you know how frustrating it can be to deal with distorted vision, glare, and halos. Fortunately, there's a solution that can help improve your vision: scleral lenses. These specialized contact lenses are designed to fit over the entire cornea and provide clearer vision, increased comfort, and protection for your eyes. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of scleral lenses for keratoconus and why you should consider booking an appointment at Altig Optical to learn more.

What are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are larger in diameter than traditional contact lenses and are designed to rest on the sclera (the white part of the eye) instead of the cornea. This creates a tear-filled vault between the lens and the cornea, which can help protect the cornea and improve vision. Scleral lenses are made of a breathable material that allows oxygen to flow through to the eye, reducing the risk of dryness and discomfort.

How Scleral Lenses Work for Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a condition that causes the cornea to become thinner and more cone-shaped, resulting in distorted vision. Scleral lenses can help by creating a smooth surface over the cornea, which can correct refractive errors and improve vision clarity. The tear-filled vault also helps to protect the cornea and keep it moisturized, reducing the risk of further damage.

Benefits of Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus

One of the most significant benefits of scleral lenses for keratoconus is improved vision. Scleral lenses can provide sharper and clearer vision than glasses or other types of contact lenses, particularly for those with advanced keratoconus. Additionally, because scleral lenses are designed to rest on the sclera, they can be more comfortable for those with sensitive or dry eyes. Finally, because the lenses create a barrier between the cornea and the environment, they can help protect the cornea from further damage.

Don't let keratoconus hold you back any longer. Book a scleral lens appointment at Altig Optical today to learn more about scleral lenses and how they can help improve your vision.

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