You may have seen posts on the Scott Eye Care Facebook page about scleral contact lenses. What exactly are scleral lenses?
Scleral lenses are a large diameter lens that rests on the scleral of the eye. They don’t actually touch the cornea–they vault over the cornea. Because of this, scleral contact lenses can act as a sort of prosthetic cornea for people with misshappen corneas–patients with conditions such as keratoconus or post-corneal surgical corneas (RK surgery, corneal transplant).
Scleral lenses may also help patients who have severe dry eye, or patients who want to replace their bifocal glasses with contact lenses.
Ready more about scleral contact lenses at All About Vision.