Specialty Contact Lenses
SPECIALTY CONTACT LENSES
Nuvision Centers provides specialty contact lenses to address a variety of eye concerns. Our doctors can determine the cause of your symptoms and recommend the appropriate contact lenses for you.
WHAT ARE SCLERAL CONTACT LENSES?
Scleral contact lenses are a remarkable advancement in eyecare technology! Scleral contact lenses are custom designed contact lenses that sit on the white part of your eye (the sclera). The lenses maintain a layer of fluid between the back of the lens and your eye, which keeps your eyes hydrated, and creates the crispest and sharpest vision of any contact lens! Scleral lenses are very comfortable and are less likely to become loose or fall out than regular contact lenses. They are an option for patients who are unable to wear regular contacts due to having “hard-to-fit” eyes.
Our optometrists at Nuvision Centers often recommend scleral lenses contact lenses for patients with corneal conditions such as:
- Severe Dry Eye
- High prescriptions or high astigmatism
- Corneal transplants
- Radial Keratotomy (RK)
- Corneal scarring
But even if you don’t have a diagnosed eye condition, scleral lenses may help.
Call us at (480) 860-1330 to schedule a free specialty contact lens consultation
HOW DO I KNOW IF I
NEED SCLERAL LENSES?
The easiest way to determine if you need scleral lenses is to call our office at (480) 860 1330. Our team will be happy to connect you with one of our doctors specializing in specialty contact lenses for a brief introductory call. We work closely with many of the top corneal surgeons in Phoenix and will be happy to discuss all of your options from surgery to contact lenses.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR FITTING
SCLERAL CONTACT LENSES?
Proper fitting starts with choosing a doctor who is experienced in the fitting of scleral contact lenses. Your doctor will start by taking a computerized map of the front surface of your eye using a machine called a corneal topographer. From this data, your doctor may have you try on multiple lenses of different sizes and curvature to help design your custom lens. They will use a piece of equipment called an optical coherence tomography, that will precisely measure the fit of your contact lens. From this information your doctor will custom design your lens. The fitting process is iterative, and you can expect multiple fitting visits, and lens reorders as your doctor refines your contact lens to give you the most comfortable lens, and sharpest vision possible!
Our Contact lens fitting technology:
Corneal topography is an imaging technique used to map the surface of the eye, known as the cornea. It can determine if specialty contacts are needed due to cornea irregularities. You can compare it to a map of the world that uses colors to show features like mountains, hills, and valleys. This technology produces a detailed image to determine the shape of the cornea and can diagnose or monitor present eye conditions.
Wavefront technology produces a wavefront map to determine how well light passes through the eye. The wavefront map is like an optical fingerprint. A normal eye will produce a map that is completely flat, whereas an eye with irregularities will create a map with ripples or bumps in it. This technology is helpful when needing to correct complex refractive errors that can’t be corrected with traditional eyeglasses or contact lenses. Specialty contacts or other treatments can be used instead.
Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-contact method to produce high-resolution cross-sectional images of the cornea and anterior segment of the eye. This technology allows doctors to view the contact lens. Irregular corneas can make it difficult to wear traditional contact lenses.
Anterior segment OCT can determine if specialty contacts are a better option for your unique eyes.