Scleral Contact Lenses Lone Tree
also serving Denver
One type of contact lens for keratoconus is scleral or semi-scleral gas permeable lenses. These large-diameter GP lenses rest on the white part of the eye (the sclera) and vault over the irregularly shaped cornea.
Scleral GP lenses cover a large portion of the sclera, and semi-scleral lenses cover a smaller portion. Both types provide a more stable fit than smaller, conventional gas permeable lenses, which cover only a portion of the cornea and move freely with each blink.
Scleral and semi-scleral lenses can be more comfortable than conventional GP lenses for someone with keratoconus because they don’t exert any pressure on the sensitive corneal tissue. Also, the large diameter and more stable fit of these specialty gas permeable contacts decrease the risk of the lenses dislodging or falling off a cone-shaped cornea.
Scleral Contact Lenses Denver
The optometrist team at ParkRidge Vision in Lone Tree specializes in fitting custom and hard-to-fit lenses including scleral contact lenses. Visit our clinic and find out if Scleral contact lenses are right for you. Our office is only minutes way from Denver, CO.