High-Quality Scleral Contact Lenses in Northern Virginia
Ensuring a lifetime of clear and healthy vision can be easy, especially when you turn to Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry for your eye-care needs. Aside from our excellent eyeglass options, we also carry a wide selection of the highest quality contact lenses in Crystal City, VA and surrounding areas. These include scleral contacts, large-diameter gas permeable lenses which are specially designed to rest on the sclera. By functionally replacing the irregular cornea with their flawlessly smooth surface, scleral contacts help correct vision problems.
How do Scleral Contacts Differ From Standard Contact Lenses?
Scleral lenses are noticeably bigger than conventional contacts. Because they don’t touch the cornea unlike smaller contacts, scleral lenses induce less sensation, making them more comfortable to wear. They don’t move around on the eye’s surface, allowing for better balance. This means you can enjoy good vision in any direction without them falling off. If you happen to drop them, the large size of scleral lenses also makes them easier to find.
Here’s how these exceptional contact lenses in Alexandria, VA benefit you:
Better, More Comfortable Fit
Scleral lenses don’t touch the cornea, which is one of the most sensitive tissues in the body. Instead, they vault over the corneal surface and rest on the sclera. The reduced sensation these lenses can provide allow for extreme comfort. Scleral lenses also help rejuvenate the ocular surface by acting as a fluid reservoir. This prevents irritation and corneal abrasion.
Scleral contact lenses are custom designed for each patient, which makes them costlier than standard contacts. However, the improved comfort, vision, and worry-free performance they can provide more than makes up for the extra cost. In fact, compared to a year’s supply of soft contacts, there isn’t much of a difference.
These contact lenses are usually recommended by premier eye doctors for patients with hard-to-fit eyes, including those with keratoconus. Scleral lenses are designed to fit with little to no lens movement when you blink, making them more stable. Patients with severe dry eyes who have trouble wearing standard lenses may also benefit from this premium option, as scleral lenses help produce a preservative-free saline that bathes the corneal surface all day.
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Contact Us to Learn More About Scleral Contacts
Keep your eyesight clear and healthy with exceptional scleral contact lenses from Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry. Visit us at one our premier eye centers in Alexandria, Crystal City, Reston, and Falls Church. Contact us today to schedule your appointment