Contact lenses are a great option, giving you the chance to go through your day with clear vision and without glasses. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t think they can wear contact lenses, either because they find them uncomfortable, or because they’ve been told their eyes are too hard to fit.
The truth is that contact lenses may still be an option for you. It’s all a matter of finding the right contact lenses. We’re excited to offer scleral lenses, which fit and function slightly differently from standard contact lenses.
Interested in scleral lenses? Schedule a contact lens exam and fitting today.
Scleral contacts are a special type of contact lenses that, simply put, cover more of the eye. Standard contact lenses cover the surface of the cornea. Scleral lenses, on the other hand, extend past the edges of the cornea to the sclera (the medical term for the white part of your eye.)
Lots of patients have tried contact lenses in the past but found them too uncomfortable or difficult to wear. Scleral contact lenses offer extra stability and a higher level of comfort in many cases. These special lenses may be a particularly good option for patients who’ve been told their eyes are “difficult to fit” or that they have a condition that prevents them from wearing contact lenses.
Standard contacts can aggravate an extreme case of dry eye, making them almost unbearable to wear.
Scleral lenses leave a space between the surface of the cornea and the lens which acts like a reservoir, preventing moisture from evaporating and keeping the eye hydrated throughout the day.
Astigmatism is a refractive error caused by an irregular eye shape. Not only does this impact vision, but it makes contact lenses rotate, causing fluctuations in vision.
Scleral lenses are great for astigmatism because they’re more stable than regular contacts.
A typical cornea has a uniform thickness, with a consistent curve over the surface. When the cornea starts to thin and bulge outwards in the centre, it’s called keratoconus.
Because scleral lenses vault over the cornea rather than actually touching it, they’re perfect for correcting corneal abnormalities like keratoconus. The uniform curve of the lens essentially acts the way a typical cornea would, focusing light at a single point on your retina for clearer vision.
Dr. Ritesh Patel, OD
Dr. Alvin Yang, OD
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All the rave reviews about this place are spot on. Absolutely top notch customer service, friendly staff, and welcoming atmosphere. I never thought I’d ever enjoy going to the Optometrist this much.
All the staff were excellent at ensuring everything was explained well and with utmost professionalism and courtesy. Every detail of my entire visit was smooth and efficient.
Tried out See & Be Seen after seeing some great reviews online, and they most definitely lived up to the hype! Easy to get to location in Liberty Village, very cool shop interior, great range of eyewear, and an awesome bunch of staff to boot! Their customer service was top notch from the minute I booked my appointment, right up until walking out the door with some fresh new glasses.
This was my first in-depth eye exam, and Dr. Patel and his team make the process very easy and interesting to help you understand all about the health of your eyes. If you’re considering getting a check-up or in need of new glasses, 100% pick See & Be Seen.
I can’t even begin to express my love and admiration for the team at See & Be Seen Eyecare. Incredible, above and beyond service. Exceptionally friendly and they IMMEDIATELY made me feel like family. Dr. Patel blew me with his friendly and helpful personality and the staff are just so bubbly and accommodating. I feel seriously blessed to have found this team. Thank you!!
The best Optometrist I have ever seen, the entire staff is extremely warm and welcoming. They use high quality lenses, and cary the best fashions for frames. The atmosphere is also warm and welcoming unlike other old fashioned stark white clinics. 100% would recommend and visit again! Plus cool eyeball pictures!
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I went to See & Be Seen by chance the first time around. I was thrilled with the level of customer service I received and the welcoming staff. From the wonderful receptionist who immediately made me feel like a friend to Dr. Patel who is very caring to the assistance i received in finding the best glasses possible. I couldn’t imagine having a better experience.