Scleral Lenses For Keratoconus Management

May 21, 2022 | Keratoconus

Our keratoconus patients are always asking for latest technologies for managing their keratoconus.

Thankfully there have been a number lately For the next few posts we will describe the latest that we have incorporated into our practice.

Firstly let’s discuss Scleral lenses in general. We are switching more and more of our Keratoconus patients over from small to the larger scleral lenses.

The advantage of this is:

  • They are very comfortable.
  • They do not move on the eye, and do not pop off the eye.
  • Dust does not get under the lenses
  • Vision is normally better than small lenses

Sometimes large lenses can be harder to remove which some people dislike. But normally, with practice, this becomes easier.

If you want to explore these lenses give us a call and we can arrange a trial fitting.

Are There Different Types of Scleral Lenses?

The size and functionality of scleral lenses varies. In general the larger the lenses the more conditions they can treat.

Corneoscleral lenses are approximately 13 to 14.5 mm in size. We normally use a 13.5 mm lens, adjusting the size depending on the eye size. These lenses are good for early keratoconus, providing improved vision and comfort compared to the smaller, GP lenses that are still popular.

Call us on the number below to try this design


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