If you've been told in the past that you cannot wear contact lenses because of an irregular cornea or other problems, you may want to ask us about scleral contact lenses.
Scleral contact lenses are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses specially designed to vault over the corneal surface and rest on the "white" of the eye.
In doing so, scleral contact lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by corneal diseases such as kerataconus, pellucid marginal dystrophy, corneal transplants, scarred corneas, RK, and irregular astigmatism. Also, the space between the cornea and back surface of the scleral lens acts as a fluid reservoir to provide comfort for people with severe dry eyes who otherwise can not tolerate contact lens wear.
Most insurance programs do not automatically cover the full cost of scleral contact lenses, but we will contact your insurance company to verify any benefits they may offer. In some cases, your insurance may reduce the cost of your contact lenses and /or the the contact lens exam fee. Ask our office, Eye Care Arkansas in Little Rock for more details.
Watch the video below to learn more about scleral contact lenses