Clearer and Healthier Vision through Scleral Contact Lenses
If you want an alternative to eyeglasses to improve your vision, you might want to consider using contact lenses instead. Keep in mind, there are no generic lenses that can fit every patient. Fortunately, there is one exceptional option that may be the solution you are looking for–scleral contact lenses fromDr. Robert Gerowitz, Optometrist PC, your eye doctor in Palatine, IL.
What are Scleral Contact Lenses?
They are large diameter, gas permeable lenses which completely cover the cornea and extends onto the sclera, or the “white of the eyes”. When you’re suffering from an eye condition and in need of an excellent alternative to traditional eyeglasses or lenses, Dr. Robert Gerowitz, Optometrist PC can definitely deliver. Our high-quality scleral lenses offer the same advantages of conventional contacts, including:
- Sharper vision: Scleral contact lenses offer outstanding optical quality, allowing for improved eyesight. They can be used to treat vision problems related to myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, bifocal needs and Keratoconus.
- Enhanced Comfort: Because scleral contact lenses do not touch the highly sensitive cornea, they induce less sensation to the eyes, making them more comfortable to wear. Wearing them bathes your cornea with a preservative-free saline solution to refresh your eyes’ surface. They also eliminate the potential for irritation, inflammation, and other issues involved with ill-fitting contact lenses.
- Greater Stability: Unlike standard contacts, scleral lenses are more stable, so they cannot be dislodged as easily.
Are You Eligible for Scleral Contact Lenses?
Patients with vision problems caused by irregularly shaped corneas, like keratoconus, cannot be treated fully by standard eyeglasses or standard contact lenses. They may benefit more from scleral contact lenses because they provide sharper vision. Individuals who lead an active lifestyle may also rely on the stability of these lenses to fully enjoy their activities. If you have eyes that are too dry for conventional contacts, scleral lenses help act as a tear reservoir to keep your eyes’ surface healthy and comfortable.
Contact Us Today!
When in need of top-quality scleral contact lenses to maintain and improve your eyesight, turn to Dr. Robert Gerowitz, Optometrist PC. Call us today at (847) 705-7777 or fill out this form to schedule your in-office consultation. We’d love to hear from you!