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Sclerals Q&A

1. What are scleral contact lenses?

Scleral contact lenses are RGP contact lenses that are larger in diameter in order to vault over corneal irregularities to improve sight or corneal health.

2. Who is a good candidate for scleral lenses?

People who would benefit most from scleral contact lenses range from people with corneal degenerations such as keratoconus or pellucid marginal degeneration to post-surgical corneas such as post-RK, Post keratoplasty, to severe dry eye patients such as Sjogren’s syndrome sufferers.

3. What types of scleral lens are there?

Scleral lenses are custom lenses, meaning each lens is uniquely made, custom for each individual eye. Single Vision, Toric, and Multifocal optics are available in scleral lenses.

4. Are scleral lenses typically covered by medical or vision insurance?

When medically or visually necessary, vision insurances have been shown to cover all or some of the cost for the fit and the lenses.

5. Anything else you would like to add?

The fitting of scleral lenses can be tedious and time-consuming. The improvement of vision, comfort and eye health outweighs the expense of time and money for the patients that need them. For more information please visit https://sclerallens.org/ or contact our office for a consultation to see if they are right for you.

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