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Scleral Contact Lenses Specialist

Alamo Eye Care

Optometry & Specialty Contact Lens Practice located in San Antonio, TX

If you experience astigmatism, dry eyes, or corneal eye disease, scleral contact lenses can improve your vision and overall eye health. At Alamo Eye Care, Melanie Frogozo, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Swati Kumar, OD, FAAO, and their expert team offer this highly effective vision-correction treatment at their San Antonio, Texas, office. Call the office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Scleral Contact Lenses Q&A

What are scleral contact lenses?

Scleral lenses are gas-permeable, specialty contacts that have a larger diameter than many other types of lenses. They rest on the white part of your eye, feel comfortable, and help you see clearly at every distance.

Why might I need scleral contact lenses?

Your eye doctor might recommend you wear scleral lenses if you have:

  • Hard-to-fit eyes
  • Astigmatism
  • Nearsightedness
  • Severe dry eyes
  • Keratoconus
  • Irregular corneas

The experts at Alamo Eye Care measure your eyes and order custom-fitted lenses that help you see clearly.

What are the benefits of scleral contact lenses?

Some of the many benefits of wearing scleral lenses include:

  • Ease of use
  • Enhanced comfort
  • Oxygen permeability
  • Less dry eye
  • Clear vision

Scleral lenses are exceptional, innovative vision-correction options for many patients with vision impairment.

Are scleral contact lenses right for me?

To find out if scleral lens treatment is right for you, your eye doctor discusses your medical history and symptoms. Then, they complete an eye exam and comprehensive vision testing to determine how well you see from short and long distances.

You read letters and numbers on an eye chart and look through various corrective lenses to help your eye doctor determine your vision prescription.

During an eye exam, your specialist dilates your pupils with eye drops to get an in-depth view of your eyes. Then, they test fluid pressure inside your eyes to screen for glaucoma and complete imaging tests as needed.

What happens during scleral lens treatment?

The Alamo Eye Care team measures your eyes to fit you for custom-fitted lenses during scleral lens treatment. You can begin wearing them after your doctor ensures they fit your eyes properly. Wear the lenses during the day and take them out when you sleep. Keep them moist by placing the lenses in a plastic case filled with contact solution.

See the Alamo Eye Care team regularly to ensure your vision hasn’t changed. Scleral lenses can last several years if you care for them properly. Handle the lenses gently, and avoid placing them in your eyes if they get damaged.

At the first sign of vision problems, see the Alamo Eye Care team for an evaluation to determine if you’re a candidate for scleral contact lenses. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.