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Scleral Lenses:
The Secret to Clear, Comfortable Vision

If you're dealing with irregular corneas or severe dry eye, your search for comfortable, clear, and improved vision ends here at Advanced Family Eyecare in Waupaca in Waupaca. Our custom-fit scleral lenses are the solution you've been waiting for. With advanced technology such as the Eaglet-Profilometry for that snug, perfect fit, you're in for a whole new world of comfort!

See the World in a New Light

Scleral contact lenses, unlike your regular contacts, are a special breed of rigid gas-permeable lenses. They don’t just cover the cornea; they vault over it, leaving a space between the lens and the corneal surface. Instead, they rest gently on the white part of your eye, also known as the sclera.

Their unique design grants them the title of the most comfortable contact available, promising excellent vision for people of all ages.

Who Benefits from Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are a game-changer for individuals managing various eye conditions, including:

Keratoconus: Scleral lenses offer remarkable visual acuity and comfort and relieve those with corneal irregularities thanks to their large size and customized fit.

Astigmatism: Whether it's a birth condition, a result of post-refractive surgery, or other corneal procedures, scleral lenses offer an unbeatable solution for vision correction in patients with astigmatism.

Dry Eyes: If dry eye symptoms have you in constant discomfort, scleral lenses offer long-term relief with unparalleled comfort and clarity.

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC): Even those dealing with GPC can find comfort and enjoy improved vision through scleral lenses.

Post-Refractive Surgery (e.g., LASIK, PRK): When surgery complications create vision problems that glasses or soft contact lenses can't fully correct, scleral lenses provide clear and comfortable vision.Presbyopia: Scleral lenses also cater to those affected by presbyopia.

Post corneal graft: For patients who have undergone a corneal transplant, Advanced Family Eyecare in Waupaca is here to ensure you have the best possible vision. Speak with Dr. Cody Dagnall and Dr. Jake Pray to determine if scleral contact lenses are the ideal choice for you.

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Types of Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses come in three categories based on their size and primary contact with the eye's surface:

  • Corneo-scleral and semi-scleral lenses are notably larger than traditional GP lenses, resting near the junction between the cornea and the sclera.
  • Mini-scleral lenses vault over the corneal surface and rest on the anterior sclera.
  • Full scleral lenses are the largest, providing ample clearance between the lens's back surface and the cornea.

The Perks of Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses come with an array of benefits, including:

  • Super-Size Diameter: These lenses remain centered and stable on your eye, preventing unwanted pop-outs.
  • High-Quality Materials: Scleral lenses are designed for durability, providing a lasting solution for your vision requirements.
  • Allergy Protection: Their larger size is a barrier against debris, dust, and allergens.
  • High Breathability: The gas-permeable material ensures your eyes receive ample oxygen.
  • Lubricating Cushion: These lenses have a built-in pocket that holds moisturizing tears, ensuring a comfortable wearing experience and healthier eyes.

Say goodbye to uncomfortable contacts that compromise your vision. Reach out to Dr. Cody Dagnall and Dr. Jake Pray in Waupaca to discover the world of scleral lenses.

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Frequently Asked Questions | Scleral Lenses Demystified

Does Insurance Cover the Costs of Scleral Lenses?

While vision or medical insurance doesn't automatically cover scleral lenses, most providers will reimburse costs when medically necessary. Insurance terms and coverage levels can vary widely, so our team is here to assist you in navigating the process. Keep in mind that although scleral lenses may come at a higher initial cost, they offer extended benefits and durability.

What Makes Scleral Lenses so Comfortable?

Scleral lenses are custom-tailored to your unique needs, ensuring superior comfort. Their substantial size and design provide stability, even during active activities.

Are Scleral Lenses Hard to Adjust to?

For some individuals, it may take up to two weeks to fully adapt to scleral lenses. To make the transition smoother, consider wearing them gradually, use an adequate amount of solution during insertion, and diligently follow your eye doctor's hygiene guidelines.

What are Hybrid Contact Lenses?

They are the ultimate blend of comfort and adaptability for great vision. Our hybrid contact lenses at Advanced Family Eyecare in Waupaca in Waupaca bring together the comfort of soft lenses and the visual clarity of rigid lenses. This innovative combination provides an exceptional solution for individuals with distinct eye needs. Say farewell to trade-offs and welcome the ideal choice for your eye health.

Come for Clarity and Relief at Advanced Family Eyecare in Waupaca

Don't hesitate to contact Advanced Family Eyecare in Waupaca to explore whether scleral lenses are your perfect fit. Our dedicated team serves patients from across Waupaca and Iola, Wisconsin. Dr. Cody Dagnall and Dr. Jake Pray offer comprehensive evaluations and top-tier care.