What Are the Benefits of a Scleral Lens?

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In the United States, more than 45 million people benefit from the sight-clearing relief offered by contact lenses. These easy-to-use optical aids can quickly correct numerous visual complications without surgery.

Whether you struggle with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, or other ocular issues, our ophthalmologists are dedicated to devising the ideal solution for you. And if you aren’t a candidate for conventional lenses, we offer a range of practical alternatives at our Birmingham practice, including scleral lenses for those with specific concerns. So, contact us today at inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham for better vision tomorrow.

Scleral lenses offer multiple benefits, including a stable, comfortable fit

First off, they’re known as scleral lenses because they’re larger than standard contact lenses and designed to completely vault over the sclera, the white of the eye. Their larger size makes them indispensable for certain individuals who may not be great candidates for regular contact lenses.

Such individuals may be suffering from a complication called keratoconus, in which the cornea is cone-shaped, preventing the proper fitting of conventional, smaller lenses that may move about due to blinking and eye movements.

The abnormal corneal dimensions lead to visual impairments and make other lenses uncomfortable. But thanks to their increased eye-surface coverage, scleral lenses could prove an excellent option for those with active or athletic lifestyles that require a more stable fit. In addition, their gas permeability allows airflow to prevent irritation and dryness.

At inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham, you’ll benefit from our state-of-the-art, in-house optical laboratory

Here’s another major benefit: after you walk in for your comprehensive consultation, you may walk out with better vision. We’re proud to offer you the full capabilities of our modern optical laboratory. We can diagnose your eye health and then provide you with an almost instantly life-improving prescription within an hour or so. And our well-equipped, Birmingham-based optical shop has a variety of options that are as diverse as your needs. So, if you’re expecting to wait a while before receiving your prescription, you may be happily surprised to find yourself going home with your clear vision solution in hand.

Plus, at inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham, you’ll enjoy the type of detail-attentive care you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. We’ll formulate a unique plan to help you achieve optimal eye health. And with better vision, the benefits are nearly endless. No longer battling with your sight, you’ll be able to concentrate and perform better at school or work and find renewed enjoyment in your daily activities.

Clear vision is invaluable, so reach out to us today

Unfortunately, plenty of problems can plague one’s vision and ocular well-being. But we have good news: many ailments are treatable. And the results can be life-changing. With the correct prescription, we can clear up and brighten your vision while boosting your health and visual prowess.

So, don’t squint any longer, as these issues will not improve on their own. They may, in fact, get worse. But you can protect your eyes and prevent future complications with a simple call or message. So, contact us today at inVision Ophthalmology Birmingham to schedule an appointment with our expert ophthalmological team in Birmingham, AL.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.