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Scleral Lenses: Your Solution for Keratoconus

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Keratoconus, derived from the Greek words 'kerato' (cornea) and 'conus' (cone-shaped), is a non-inflammatory eye disorder characterized by the progressive thinning of the cornea. This thinning leads to the development of a cone-like bulge in the cornea.

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Scleral Lenses: A Visionary Solution

Scleral lenses, custom-designed to address corneal irregularities, have revolutionized the vision and comfort of keratoconus patients. These lenses vault over the cornea and rest on the sclera, sparing contact with the damaged cornea while providing maximum clarity and comfort.

What Sets Scleral Lenses Apart?

Traditional glasses fail to correct vision for people with keratoconus because of the irregular cornea shape. Scleral lenses are different. They create a new surface that covers the irregular cornea and sits comfortably on the white part of the eye (sclera). This design prevents discomfort and maintains a liquid environment between the lens and cornea, promoting optimal healing.

Scleral Lenses Provide Comfort Beyond Compare

Traditional contact lenses, due to their smaller size, can cause discomfort, especially with corneal irregularities. With their larger diameter, scleral lenses distribute their weight across a broader, less sensitive area. This prevents eyelid interference and discomfort, allowing wearers to enjoy extended comfort throughout the day.

Scleral Lenses Offer Improved Vision

While glasses often provide 20/200 vision, scleral lenses typically elevate vision to 20/30 or even 20/20. Moreover, the stable positioning of scleral lenses ensures consistently clear vision, making them an excellent choice for those seeking comfort and visual acuity.

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Female Smiling Wearing Sunglasses

Embrace Upgraded Eyesight with Scleral Lenses

With scleral lenses, you'll notice gradual enhancements in clarity, color perception, and detailed contrast in your visual field, enabling you to enjoy your favorite activities with superior vision.

Trust Southern Eyecare Associates for Your Keratoconus Care

To ensure you receive the best care and optimal results, consult our experienced eye doctors. The Scleral Lenses and Keratoconus Center of Southern Eyecare Associates has the expertise to provide you with comfortable and clear vision. Contact us to regain your quality of life.