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At Our Vision Quest Eye Care Center, Inc in Dover and Milford, DE, our optometrists care about your eyes. If your contact lenses are irritating you or you just can’t seem to find some that fit your eye condition, scleral lenses may be a good option.
Before we define scleral lenses, let's look at the root of the phrase - "sclera" refers to the white of the eye. Scleral lenses are contact lenses that rest on the whites of the eyes, whereas conventional, non-scleral lenses only cover part of the cornea.
When conventional contact lenses are hard to fit, scleral lenses might be used instead, providing additional comfort and stability to their wearer.
The three most common conditions treated with scleral lenses are:
If you suffer from any of the conditions listed above, it's worth discussing whether you should get fitted for these lenses.
Your vision insurance might cover the cost of scleral lenses, but they do cost more than conventional lenses. Each pair of scleral lenses has to be custom tailored to fit your eye, which in turn requires special instruments and additional measurement by your eye care provider; all three of these factors contribute to the increased cost.
Whether you're ready to get scleral lenses or have any other questions about your eye health, call us at Vision Quest Eye Center today or visit us online - we're here to serve Dover (302-678-3545) and Milford (302-424-9424), DE!