Scleral Lenses Modernize Classic Technology
When most people imagine contact lenses, they probably think of soft or hard contact lenses placed over the cornea. The small but effective shape can help many patients see better. But scleral contacts lenses were first designed in 1887. Unfortunately, those contacts were made of glass. But today, we have flexible, softer materials for more comfortable contacts.
Traditional lenses can benefit many contact lens wearers, and scleral lenses can accommodate some hard-to-fit eyes, like those with irregular corneas.
Book an appointment for a contact lens exam and ask us about our options!
Scleral Lenses for Vision Correction
Scleral lenses are effective for resolving vision-related issues secondary to irregular corneas, refractive errors, and many other conditions, including keratoconus. The lenses are custom-made for your unique eye shape, allowing a more precise fit for better comfort and vision.
- Blurry vision
- Distorted vision
- Light sensitivity
- Redness or swelling
Traditional treatments for keratoconus included corneal transplant, corneal cross-linking, and intacs (surgical eye implants). Scleral lenses can also be an effective treatment for keratoconus. As they are custom-fit, they’re more comfortable and better suited for the irregular cornea shape. The high-oxygen permeability and improved moisture also promote healing of the ocular surface.
Ask About Our Scleral Lenses
We want our patients to experience comfortable vision. When you visit us, we’ll help you find contact lenses that meet your unique eye care and vision needs.
Book an appointment with Valley Optometric Group to ask us about scleral lenses!
Valley Optometric Group is located on the corner of Kingswood Drive and Sylvan Avenue, right near Beyer Community Park.
If you’re having trouble finding our practice, please give us a call!
- 1401 Sylvan Ave
- Modesto, CA 95355
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Closed: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM daily for lunch