Why Scleral Lenses Offer Relief to Those with Dry Eye Syndrome
Contact Lenses You Can Wear With Dry Eyes
Traditional soft contact lenses are not an option for those with dry eyes, as the lenses sit right on the cornea, which can be very irritating for dry eye patients. Moreover, they tend to act as sponges, soaking up the moisture from the surface of the eye. Wearing soft contact lenses can, therefore, prove to be virtually unbearable for the dry eye patient.
Scleral lenses, on the other hand, are comfortable since they vault over the cornea and rest on the sclera, thus avoiding the sensitive cornea.
Scleral Lenses Provide Continuous Eye Hydration
The zone between the surface of the cornea and the scleral lens is filled with a saline solution. This acts as a constant source of hydration for the eye and provides ongoing relief for the dry eye patient.
Scleral Lenses Soothe and Protect the Cornea
People with dry eyes tend to have sensitive corneas that are prone to injury. The simple act of blinking can irritate the eye or even injure the cornea due to the mechanical friction of the eyelids on the cornea. Scleral lenses prevent damage to the cornea by shielding the patient’s eyes from the friction caused by blinking and protecting them from any external irritants or dust.
If you struggle with dry eye syndrome and have been looking for a more effective treatment method beyond eyedrops and artificial tears, ask Dr. Takeia Locke about scleral lenses. Dr. Takeia Locke will patiently assess and explain your condition to you and will perform a specialized, scleral lens custom-fitting to ensure that you receive the best fit for optimal visual clarity and comfort.
Call Dry Eye Treatment Center At Family Eye Care Center Of Atlanta today to schedule your consultation today. We help patients from Buckhead, Atlanta, Vinings, and Brookhaven, in the Georgia area enjoy great vision and comfort with scleral lenses.