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Scleral Lenses Blog

Interested in scleral lenses? Get the low-down from the eye doctor by checking out our blog dedicated to this fascinating contact lens for hard-to-fit patients:

A Guide to Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses are rigid gas permeable contact lenses that are often prescribed to patients with irregular corneas and severe dry eye syndrome, among other eye conditions. Read on to learn how to insert, remove and care for scleral lenses.

Tips For Wearing Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses are becoming increasingly popular among those with corneal problems and dry eye syndrome—and for good reason! Here are our top 5 tips for anyone who wears scleral lenses.

Can I Wear Contacts If I Have Astigmatism?

People with astigmatism may wonder whether they can wear contact lenses. They absolutely can! The two main contact lens choices for astigmatism are scleral lenses and toric lenses. Read on to learn more and discover how we can help.

5 Facts About Scleral Lenses

Scleral contact lenses were designed to vault over irregular corneas to create a smooth optical surface that provides sharp, comfortable vision. Here are 5 facts about sclerals to better understand how and why they work.

Keratoconus and Coronavirus

Scleral lenses are a good solution for people with keratoconus, a corneal condition that leads to nearsightedness. Besides observing general recommendations for staying coronavirus-free during the pandemic, scleral wearers should consider taking additional precautions. Read on to learn more.

Succeeding With Sclerals

Scleral lenses offer an excellent option for vision correction for people with irregular corneas, providing unparalleled comfort and improved eyesight. Learn more about these specialized lenses and how they've improved the vision and lives of these patients.

When All Other Contacts Have Failed, Scleral Lenses May Be the Answer

Many people with severe dry eye or irregularly shaped corneas find standard contact lenses uncomfortable or impossible to wear. Scleral lenses don’t touch the cornea, making them an excellent choice for people with these conditions.

Scleral Lenses Can Prevent Dry Eye, Tiredness, and Discomfort

Certain contact lens wearers experience eyes that are dry, red, itchy, uncomfortable, and painful. Though eye drops can offer relief, it tends to be temporary. Scleral lenses offer permanent comfort and relief while providing vision correction and hydration.

This Contact Lens Can Actually Treat Dry Eye Syndrome!

Wearing traditional contact lenses is particularly uncomfortable when you have dry eye syndrome as it can further exacerbate itchy and irritated eyes. Fortunately, there is a lens that isn’t only comfortable but can also improve dry eye syndrome.

What Is the Shape of a Healthy Eye and How Does It Affect Vision?

Your vision depends on your eyeball shape. A perfectly shaped eye will provide crystal vision, whereas any deviation in size or irregularity in contour will cause distortion. Read on to learn the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy eye shape.  

Ever Wonder How People See Following a Corneal Transplant?

It is not uncommon for patients to experience post-surgery refractive errors, particularly following a corneal transplant. To achieve clear and comfortable vision, scleral lenses are often prescribed.

Is there a cure for Keratoconus?

Ask Our LOCATION Eye Doctors: Is There A Cure For Keratoconus? Is your vision blurry or cloudy? Is it hard to drive at night because you can’t clearly make out street lights or other cars? Do you get headaches a lot, especially when reading? Does your prescription change every time...

Scleral Lenses and Dry Eyes

Scleral Lenses Help Even Dry Eyes! When it comes to having dry eyes, you’ve probably tried everything you can think of to get some relief. From artificial tears to medicated drops, and maybe even homeopathic remedies, nothing seems to give you long-term relief. Until now. Scleral lenses may just be...

Why choose an Optometrist who Specializes in Contacts vs Ophthalmologists

  Why Choose an Optometrist who Specializes in Contacts vs Ophthalmologists You need new contact lenses or maybe you’re just trying them out for the first time. How do you know who to turn to for the best advice and the right fit? At The Practice Name Scleral Lens and...

Post Lasik Complications? Scleral Contacts Can Help

LASIK left Lori with poor vision Lori lives in Mount Holly, North Carolina, and she had Lasik surgery in Charlotte, N.C. several years ago. Her Lasik surgery results were not what she had hoped so her Lasik surgeon recommended an enhancement procedure to improve her vision after Lasik. Lori ended...

Amy’s Glasses Made Things Look Too Small

Amy lives in Gastonia, North Carolina and she works at Holy Angels. She was seen for an eye exam at Complete Eye Care and needed contact lenses. Amy has worn contacts for years because she is extremely nearsighted. She has over 14 diopters of nearsightedness. This means any objects beyond...

Robby’s Scleral Lenses Are Covered By Insurance

Robby came in with significant vision problems including a "lazy eye' that he could not see from. Dr. Vaher fit him with Sclerals, which were covered by his insurance company. Robby is enjoying his ability to use his right eye again.

Sharon No Longer Experiences Dryness or Discomfort

Sharon has astigmatism and it was making contact lenses uncomfortable. She was fit with Scleral lenses and loves the crisp vision, and that she no longer feels any discomfort or dryness.

Gabi See’s Clearer With Custom Contact Lenses

Gabi is a seven year old girl who cannot believe her vision and comfort with Scleral lenses

Scleral Lenses After A Corneal Graft Transplant

John Nesto is from Charlotte, N.C. He came to Complete Eye Care in Belmont, N.C. because he needed a solution due to complicated vision issues. John had Keratoconus in both eyes and he had a corneal graft done in his left eye to try to treat the Keratoconus. John was...

Finding Clear, Comfortable Vision All Day: Tonja’s Story

Tonja was seen by an optometrist in Charlotte, North Carolina and she was found to have Keratoconus.  She has undergone a corneal transplant in each eye and reported having decreased vision in both eyes.  Tonja was referred to Dr. Barbara Marcussen at Complete Eye Care because she specialized in fitting...

Scleral Contacts for Keratoconus: Annette’s Story

Annette is a travel nurse from Gastonia, NC and came to Complete Eye Care in Belmont, NC for an eye exam.  Annette wore glasses and could only correct to 20/100- with her glasses.  She stated that she struggled to see while driving and could not drive at night at all...

Life with Keratoconus is better with Scleral Contact Lenses: Pam’s Story

Pam is from Gastonia, NC and had been diagnosed with keratoconus when she was a child.  Pam’s vision slowly decreased as she grew into a teenager and she had to undergo a corneal transplant in each eye in her early teens.  Pam was then fit for glasses but was not...

Scleral Lenses for Bifocal Wearers: Tracie’s Story

Tracie H. from Dallas, North Carolina was seen at Complete Eye Care for her routine eye exam.  She wanted to wear contact lenses, however, she was concerned she would not be able to because she needed bifocals.  Tracie also had moderate astigmatism and significant dry eyes.  Tracie had tried soft...

Scleral Lenses are a Great Alternative to Uncomfortable RGP Contact Lenses: Robert’s Story

Robert is a 46-year-old who lives in Gastonia, North Carolina. He has keratoconus and had undergone a corneal transplant in his left eye many years ago. He also had a scar on his right cornea from keratoconus. Robert had 20/70 vision best corrected with his glasses. He needed to see...

Scleral Lenses Help to Improve Vision after LASIK surgeries: Monica’s Story

After LASIK surgery Monica found comfort for her eyes with Scleral contact lenses.

Scleral Contact Lenses Improve Vision and Lives: David’s Story

David lives in Gastonia, North Carolina and took his father to an ophthalmologist in Gastonia. While David was there, he mentioned to the doctor that he had keratoconus. The ophthalmologist told David that he should see Dr. Barbara Marcussen at Complete Eye Care in Belmont, North Carolina because she specialized...

Sjogren’s Disease Can Cause Dry Eyes, Easily Treated by Scleral Contacts

Kevin, who lives in Gaston County, came to Complete Eye Care after researching doctors who specialize in scleral contact lenses near Charlotte.  He has Sjogren’s disease, which causes him to have severely dry eyes and mouth.  He was fit at Ohio State University Medical Center with a scleral contact lens...

Clear Vision with Scleral Contact Lenses after Corneal Transplants: Robert’s Story

Robert is a school administrator in Clover, South Carolina and he has keratoconus.  This condition led to him needing to have a corneal transplant in 1979 & 1980.  Prior to corneal transplants, Robert could wear contact lenses to treat his keratoconus.  Once he had the corneal transplants, his eyes could...

Bifocal Scleral Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes and Astigmatism

Brian, who lives in Gastonia, NC, was recently seen at Complete Eye Care to have his eyes examined.  Brian works at the newly built Publix in Lake Wylie, SC and happens to have a high prescription in both eyes.  He has a lot of astigmatism so he had to wear...

Scleral Contact Lenses after Corneal Transplant Surgery: Charity’s Story

Charity's pain from Keratoconus is gone thanks to Scleral lenses!

All About Scleral Contacts with Dr. Marcussen

We sat down last week with Dr. Marcussen and asked her several questions about her specialty, scleral contacts and the Gentle Vision Shaping System: Why fit scleral contact lenses? Scleral contacts have been shown to be the best option for people with high amounts of astigmatism, keratoconus, or any irregular...

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