Dry Eyes Sufferers….. Meet Scleral Contact Lenses
Most people just don’t get how much dry eyes can affect your quality of life. Everything from comfort to your vision are seriously effected.
For many cases of moderate and severe dry eyes, our eye doctor, Dr. Marcussen, recommends Scleral Contacts. Sclerals are special custom fitted contact lenses that form a vault over your eye, leaving a little room for lubricating drops that leave you with Crisp Vision and Superior Comfort.
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A Patient Talks: Scleral Lenses For Dry Eyes
Q&A with Dr. Marcussen, OD
Are Scleral Lenses an Option For Severe Dry Eyes?
The short answer is YES! Scleral lenses have been shown in multiple studies to dramatically reduce the symptoms of pain, discomfort, and vision impairment from moderate to severe dry eyes. The two primary kinds of dry eyes that sclerals are used for are:
- Evaporative dry eye-Linked to Meibomian Gland Disorder (MGD)
- Aqueous-deficient dry eye- Usually a result of a disease such as Sjögren’s syndrome and chronic graft vs. host disease