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Scleral Lens Treatment

Optometry located in San Jose, CA

Scleral Lens Treatment

Scleral Lens Treatment services offered in San Jose, CA

If you have corneal eye disease, astigmatism, or dry eyes, scleral lens treatment can improve your eye health and vision. At Eye Luv Lucy Optometry in San Jose, California, Lucy Yen, OD, and her expert team offer state-of-the-art scleral lens treatment to restore your quality of life. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today. 

Scleral Lens Treatment Q&A

What is scleral lens treatment?

Scleral lenses are specialty, gas-permeable lenses that have a larger diameter than traditional contact lenses. They rest on the white of your eye and leave a gap between your cornea and contact lens. The gap fills with tears to offer additional comfort.

Scleral lenses are a good option if you have keratoconus, astigmatism, hard-to-fit eyes, or severe dry eye. The highly trained staff at Eye Luv Lucy Optometry can measure you for X-Cel specialty contacts, including Atlantis X-Cel scleral lenses. 


What are the benefits of scleral lens treatment?

Some of the many benefits associated with scleral lens treatment include:

  • Enhanced comfort
  • Ease of use
  • Oxygen permeable lenses
  • Improved vision
  • Less dry eye

This type of treatment is often beneficial if you struggle with corneal eye disease.


Is scleral lens treatment right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for scleral lens treatment, your eye doctor reviews your symptoms and medical history. They also complete a comprehensive eye exam and test your vision.

You might read letters and numbers from an eye chart or look through different corrective lenses during refraction testing. Your specialist may shine a light into your eyes, watch your eye movement, and dilate your pupils using eye drops before examining them. They might test the fluid pressure inside of your eyes or recommend you undergo imaging tests as needed. 


What should I expect during scleral lens treatment?

During scleral lens treatment, your eye doctor measures you for specialized contact lenses. When the lenses are ready, you can wear them over the white part of your eye. Your specialist ensures they fit properly and comfortably before sending you home.

Wear your contact lenses during the day and take them out at night before you go to sleep. Store the lenses in a contact case filled with a cleaning solution as directed by your Eye Luv Lucy Optometry specialist. When cared for properly, scleral lenses often last several years. See your optometrist as directed for additional eye exams and vision testing.

At the first sign of vision changes due to corneal eye disease, call the Eye Luv Lucy Optometry office or book an appointment online today to find out if scleral lens treatment is right for you.