Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens is recommended. Specialized contact lenses, such as multifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with presbyopic visual conditions. At See & Be Seen Eyecare, we carry all top brands from ACUVUE, Alcon and Coopervision in stock! Ask us about UV protection in your contact lenses during your appointment.
Scleral contact lenses are a special offering at See & Be Seen Eyecare. Many of our patients have been told that they cannot wear contact lenses because of an irregular cornea or other eye problems. Dr. Patel is a specialist in fitting specialty scleral contact lenses, a large diameter, gas permeable, contact lens specially designed to vault over the entire surface of the cornea and rest on the white part of the eye (sclera).
By design, scleral lenses replace the irregular cornea to correct vision problems caused by keratoconus and other irregularities of the cornea. In addition, the liquid reservoir provides comfort to people with severe dry eyes who otherwise would not tolerate contact lens wear.
Who is a Candidate?
Scleral contact lenses are a great option for patients with corneal irregularities including:
- Pellucid Degeneration
- Post Radial Keratotomy (RK)
- Post LASIK
- Post Corneal Transplants
- High Astigmatism
- Corneal Scarring
Treatment with scleral contacts can also provide relief for patients with ocular surface disease. These can include:
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Ocular Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD)
- Sjogrens Syndrome
- Corneal Exposure
- History of Ocular Herpes (Shingles) and Auto Immune Disorders (i.e. Rheumatoid Arthritis)