Scleral Contact Lenses In Ft. Worth, Texas
Scleral Lenses: The Revolutionary Contact Lens Technology Providing Incredible Comfort And Visual Clarity
Dr. Robert Chu provides advanced contact lens fittings at Eyeworks serving patients from Ft. Worth, Southlake, River Oaks, and Benbrook
Have you tried to wear contact lenses only to end up wearing glasses as you suffered too much discomfort? Is your vision worsening due to Keratoconus or other corneal conditions?
Say Goodbye To The Old Days Of Contact Lenses That Didn’t Work For You!
Thousands of people who suffer vision loss as a result of various corneal conditions (listed below) can now see clearly once again through scleral lenses. Those who couldn’t wear contact lenses due to eye conditions or discomfort are able to correct their vision safely & successfully. Say goodbye to the old days of contact lenses that didn’t work for you. You no longer have to suffer discomfort or simply being forced to live with poor vision. At Eyeworks, Dr. Robert Chu, provides advanced custom contact lens fitting for even the most hard-to-fit-patients.
What Are The Advantages Of Scleral Lenses? It’s All In The Shape!
Scleral Lenses Are More Wearable And Protect Your Eyes Better
The vaulted dome design of scleral lenses offers unique advantages over traditional contact lens design. Scleral lenses move around much less than regular contacts, making them superior for physical activity, with far less irritation.
The vaulted dome shape of a scleral lens provides a smooth replacement corneal surface, improving vision for people with corneal scarring or corneal irregularities due to LASIK eye surgery complications, Keratoconus, or other eye conditions.
The design of the lens creates a pocket of space between the eye and the lens. The lens is filled with lubricating saline solution before insertion, providing hydration and comfort all day long.
The size of the lens means that your eyes are more protected from debris, dust, and other allergens, making it a good solution for someone that also suffers from eye allergies.
Enjoy Better Vision
Scleral lenses also provide unparalleled visual acuity by shielding the damaged cornea with a perfect optical surface. Its larger design means the lens is firmly in place, which further enhances vision when compared to traditional lenses. Due to their size and shape, scleral lenses provide greater durability, easier handling and a lower risk for complications. Eyeworks has a wide range of custom scleral contact solutions that can work for you.
Scleral Lenses For Keratoconus And Other Eye Conditions
Because of the unique shape and comfort of scleral lenses, they are an ideal solution for people with the following eye conditions:
Rarer conditions include:
Because of the unique shape and comfort of scleral lenses, they are an ideal solution for people with certain eye conditions:
- Severe Dry Eyes
- Post-refractive surgical complications
- Post LASIK eye surgery complications
- Post RK eye surgery complications
- Post PRK eye surgery complications
- Severe astigmatism
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Trauma to the cornea
- Corneal ectasia
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Post Corneal Graft
- Irregular Cornea
- Severe Dry Eye
- Ocular Pemphigoid
- Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
Rarer conditions include:
- Map-dot-fingerprint dystrophy
- Basal membrane dystrophy
- Meesman's dystrophy
- Reis-Bückler's Granular dystrophy
- Thiel-Benke's dystrophy
- Macular dystrophy
Scleral Lenses For Keratoconus And Other Eye Conditions
The clear tissue on the eye’s outermost surface covering the pupil and the iris is called the cornea. The cornea’s function is to bend and focus light going into the eyes. Normally, the cornea has a smooth shape to provide clear vision. When the shape of the cornea becomes irregular, the light entering the eyes is not focused properly. Consequently, an individual will suffer distorted and irregular vision.
Keratoconus is a condition of the cornea that affects between .1% to .5% of the population, or 300 thousand to 1.6 million Americans. Keratoconus causes severe vision loss and discomfort but can be effectively corrected with scleral contact lenses. Eyeworks provides advanced eye care for keratoconus patients from all over the state of Texas including many patients from Ft. Worth,Southlake,River Oaks, and Benbrook.
Our eye doctor has helped many patients, who were once legally blind due to their corneal scarring, regain excellent vision after being properly fit with scleral lenses.
People suffering from severe dry eye can find therapeutic benefits from transitioning to custom designed scleral lenses. Sclerals keep the cornea moisturized and protected while minimizing irritation to the eyelids and the rest of the eye.
Scleral lenses are extremely effective at correcting high astigmatism and irregular astigmatism. Because of their rigidity, scleral lenses can correct astigmatism to allow for excellent vision.
Scleral contacts are an ideal option for anyone that is severely nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. For presbyopia patients, scleral contacts can be designed as multifocal contacts to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. Because scleral lenses are firmly positioned on the eye and do not move as soft contact lenses do, they provide unmatchable comfort compared to standard multifocal lenses.
All scleral lenses rest on the white part of the eye, the sclera. Our optometrist, Dr. Robert Chu, will customize the scleral lenses by determining the exact diameter and space between the cornea and sclera. Some scleral lenses may have a space of a few millimeters, called mini scleral lenses, while standard scleral lenses are larger, full sized lenses. The larger scleral lenses are often recommended on very irregular corneal surfaces.
Unlike regular contact lenses, scleral lenses are custom fit to the eye, requiring significantly more training on the part of the optometrist, expensive equipment, and multiple visits to achieve the optimal fit. In addition to the fitting process, the patient must also be trained on how to properly care, insert, and remove scleral lenses. Because of these reasons, professional fees associated with fitting scleral lenses and lens replacement costs are higher than other contact lenses. We are happy to discuss your specific costs and payment options based on your individual needs.
Does Vision Or Medical Insurance Cover The Cost Of Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are not automatically covered by vision or medical insurance. Most insurances will reimburse the costs for scleral lenses when medically necessary, yet the rates and restrictions vary greatly from one vision insurance provider to the next.
Depending on your plan, some of the costs associated with professional fitting or lenses may be covered. In general, medical insurances do not cover scleral lens fittings. Our insurance team will provide assistance in helping you apply any insurance benefits towards your scleral lenses. However, given that insurance policies vary widely we cannot guarantee how much coverage you will receive from your insurance.
Note: Scleral lenses are hard lenses and last far longer than soft contact lenses. While their costs may be greater, their lifespan and benefits often become an affordable investment.
- Consultation and testing (Digital Imaging)
- Scleral Lens Fitting
- Dispensing of the Lens
- Scleral Lens training for care, insertion and removal
- Scleral Lens Follow up(s) for micro adjustments
Dr. Robert Chu fits custom scleral lenses that are designed to match the exact contours of your eye. We begin by using a topographer to digitally map out the exact dimensions and shape of your eye. Based on these measurements, a scleral lens is customized to ensure maximum comfort and acuity. Scleral lenses are crafted using microscopic adjustments for an ideal fit. Plus, our office carries the latest technology to ensure the highest level of care and precision in developing each scleral lens.
Our optometrist, Dr. Robert Chu, has experience fitting a wide variety of specialty contact lenses for virtually any type of hard-to-fit contact lens patient. Scleral lenses are often the go-to lens for our patients due to their higher level of quality and unique features.
Our inventory of diagnostic contact lenses enables our optometrist to examine, test and prescribe the most suitable lenses for your eye-care needs. Our patients are often deeply touched by the enormous sense of relief they feel when they are able to manage their keratoconus and other corneal conditions successfully without surgery.