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The Benefits of Scleral Lenses: Comfort and Clarity for Challenging Vision Conditions

Sep 1, 2023 | Contacts, Eye Health Info

For people with challenging vision conditions such as keratoconus and severe dry eye syndrome, finding the right contact lenses can be difficult. Luckily, advances in technology have led to the development of scleral lenses, which offer several benefits compared to traditional contact lenses. Scleral lenses are large-diameter contact lenses that vault over the cornea and rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye. In this blog, we’ll share some of the benefits of wearing scleral lenses.  

Enhanced comfort 

Scleral lenses are customized to fit the unique contours of your eye, providing a comfortable and secure fit. Unlike traditional contact lenses, scleral lenses rest on the white part (sclera) of the eye, creating a tear-filled vault over the cornea. This protects the cornea from rubbing against the lens, reducing irritation and discomfort.  

Relief from dry eye  

Since scleral lenses vault over the surface of the eye and create a cushion of moisture, they provide continuous relief for people who suffer from chronic dry eye. Additionally, scleral lenses are made from high-quality, oxygen-permeable materials that allow your eyes to “breathe,” preventing dryness and irritation. 

Improved visual acuity 

Another significant benefit of scleral lenses is the clarity of vision they provide. The lens design creates a smooth, even surface over the eye, which can provide crisper and sharper vision, particularly for individuals with keratoconus or other types of corneal irregularities or scarring.  

Additionally, because the lenses sit on the sclera and not the cornea, they can help to reduce some distortions that you may experience with traditional contact lenses. 


Scleral lenses are a highly effective and comfortable option for people with challenging vision conditions. They offer superior vision correction, maximum comfort, and protection for the cornea. If you’re in the Blue Island, IL area and are interested in learning more about scleral lenses, give us a call at (708) 385-0013. We can help you determine if these lenses are right for you and ensure that you get the best possible vision and comfort for your needs.