Keratoconus Contact Lenses from Our Optometrist
Stone Canyon Eye Care in St. George, UT, can create specialized contact lenses for people with keratoconus. Dr. Smith has successfully treated many patients with keratoconus in his career. The first-line treatment for keratoconus is a particular type of contact lens. These contacts can provide numerous unique benefits. Keep reading to learn more about getting custom contacts for Keratoconus.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contact lenses are often prescribed for keratoconus. Scleral contacts are gas-permeable rigid contacts. Gas-permeable means they allow your eyes to breathe. These contacts are more extensive than standard contacts, as they rest upon the sclera (the white part of the eye). Most contacts rest upon the cornea.
Scleral Contact Lenses Work for Keratoconus
As standard contacts rest on the cornea, they may not be secure in an eye with an irregularly shaped cornea. Scleral contacts are more secure because they do not rest on the cornea. Also, standard contacts are not made specifically for you.
On the other hand, scleral contacts are custom-made to fit your eyes. Custom fir refers to how effectively they fit eyes affected by keratoconus, unlike standard contacts. Scleral contacts are also much easier to insert. This ease is beneficial, as people with keratoconus often find standard contact lenses complicated to put in.
How Scleral Contacts Are Made
The process begins with a careful exam. Next, Dr. Smith will take numerous measurements of your eye to help him create the scleral contacts. He will then make the contacts and have you try them out. At this point, Dr. Smith will tweak the lenses to ensure you have the best vision and comfort possible. Finally, you will continue seeing, the doctor regularly so that he can check on the effectiveness of your scleral contacts.
Schedule an Appointment for Custom Contacts
If you want to get scleral contacts from our optometrist, contact Stone Canyon Eye Care in St. George, UT, today. Our optometrist, Dr. Smith, will examine your eyes and make scleral contacts that will correct your vision effectively. If you'd like to learn more contact us and we will be happy to provide you with more information. Finally, if you're ready to make an appointment, call us at (435) 359-2020, and we'll help you set a time to meet with Dr. Smith. We would be happy to assist you with whatever you need. Just remember to speak with our optometrist if you have any further concerns.