What are Scleral Contacts

Scleral contacts have been around since the 1950s. It was originally used as a treatment for cataracts. Today, scleral lenses are worn by millions of people worldwide.

These lenses are special, very precisely made contact lenses that may help people with corneal problems such as keratoconus, corneal transplants, and more.

These special contacts are a type of contact lens that rests on the white part of the eye (the sclera) and covers the entire cornea. They are larger in diameter than traditional contact lenses, and they are filled with a saline solution rather than air. This makes them heavier and more difficult to insert and remove than traditional contacts. However, they are much more comfortable to wear and provide superior vision quality. If you have a condition that cannot be adequately treated with traditional contacts, these may be an option for you.

Dr. Cazares is certified in fitting ZenLens, a scleral lens that has helped many of his patients see better than they ever have before.

Do you or someone you know have a corneal disease or dysfunction? Call us to see if this option is right for you!