What are Scleral lenses?
A scleral contact lens is a specialty gas permeable lens that is custom fit for an individual’s eye. This type of contact lens works especially well in patients who have corneal disease, scarring, dystrophies, or past corneal surgeries.
" A scleral lens can offer clarity and comfort for patients who have been previously told they were not good candidates for contacts"
I look forward to the opportunity to work with patients to design custom contact lenses which provide optimal vision to the patients distinct visual needs.
Bradley D. Sparks
The Fitting Process
Prescribing medically necessary contact lenses (MNCL) is a process. Since every patient’s eye is different and because these lenses are totally customized for an individual eye it often takes several visits to complete a lens design that not only fits well but provides adequate vision and exceptional comfort.
In situations that require contact lenses for adequate vision and quality of life, Specialty Contact Lenses are considered “medically necessary” and are often covered by most medical and vision insurance providers.
Our staff will work with the patient to check benefits before the fitting process begins to avoid any surprise out-of-pocket costs.
Other types of specialty lenses fit by Dr. Sparks
- Synergeyes Hybrid Lenses
- Specialty tinted soft contact lenses for migraine headache
- Prosthetic soft contact lenses for deformity
- Aperture contacts for photophobia
- Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
- Toric Colored Contact Lenses
- Transitioning Soft Contacts
Who Can Benefit from Scleral Contact Lenses?
- Ocular Surface Disease, Dystrophy or Degeneration
- Salzmann’s Nodular Degeneration
- Terrain’s Marginal Degeneration
- Corneal Scarring
- Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy
- Corneal Irregularities
- Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
- Secondary Ectasias
- Post-Refractive surgery
- Endothelial Dystrophy
- Folds or rupture to Bowman’s Membrane
- Recurrent Corneal Erosions
- Post Corneal Transplant
- Dry Eye Disease
- Over 50 years old
- Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Graft vs. Host Disease
- Stevens Johnson Syndrome
- Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency
- Regular Corneas with Refractive Errors
- High Refractive Error (Greater than 10D in ANY meridian)
- High Amounts of Astigmatism
- Presbyopia (Presbyopia (Multifocal options available))
- Prosthetic Lenses