Enjoy Comfortable & Clear Vision With Scleral Lenses
Can't wear contact lenses due to severe dry eye or keratoconus?
Looking for an alternative to soft lenses that provides clearer, more stable vision?
Custom-fit scleral lenses offer superior vision and comfort
Contact Elgin Family EyeCare in Elgin to find out how they can help you see clearly and comfortably—day in, day out.
Scleral Lenses in Elgin
4 Benefits of Scleral Contact Lenses
Because they're custom fit, the cost of scleral lenses is usually higher than standard contact lenses. However, because sclerals last up to 2 years, they're more cost-effective in the long term.
Sclerals are larger than other types of contacts, which allows for better protection from debris, dust and allergens that may irritate or injure your eye.
Their extra-large diameter keeps the scleral lenses centered and steady on your eye. If you play sports or have an active lifestyle, their size, shape and customized fit will prevent them from popping out of your eye.
Scleral lenses form a pocket that fills with artificial tears as they vault over your cornea. This lubricating cushion provides an extremely comfortable wearing experience for all-day hydration.
With scleral lenses, you'll experience vision comfort and excellent optics like never before!
Scleral Lenses FAQs
Scleral lenses can provide immense relief to dry eye patients.
These custom-designed lenses vault over the cornea and rest on the scleral while avoiding the irritated cornea. The liquid reservoir between the lens and the cornea provides a continuous moist environment that protects the cornea and provides relief for those with dry, itchy and burning eyes.
Scleral lenses are custom-fit to your exact corneal measurements. This, along with the lenses’ extra-large size, makes the lenses both extra-comfortable and extra-stable on the eye.
This will largely depend on the type of insurance you have. Not all insurances are the same. Some plans will cover the exam and the lens fitting, but will not cover the lenses themselves. Others will agree to pay part or all of the cost, but usually, after other treatment options have been exhausted.