Dr. Inayatali is certified from the Scleral Lens Institute and Paragon CRT as an orthokeratologist to fit the most complex lens types including Scleral Lenses. At the Eye Center of Houston, we individualize fittings to fit our patient’s needs, whether it be conventional fittings or advanced customized contacts using our latest OCT technology, our goal is to deliver the clearest most comfortable vision possible. In partnership with The Dry Eye & Speciality Center, we are able to custom create speciality lenses to perfectly and seamlessly fit all and any eyes with minimal to almost no discomfort.
What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus occurs when your cornea — the clear, dome-shaped front surface of your eye — thins and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape.
A cone-shaped cornea causes blurred vision and may cause sensitivity to light and glare. Keratoconus usually affects both eyes and generally begins to first affect people during puberty. The specific underlying cause is not fully determined and can be attributed to multiple factors including genetic and environmental ones.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral lenses are larger customized lenses that improve vision for patients suffering from corneal trauma and/or disease.
Scleral lenses are beneficial for patients with eye disorders (keratoconus), Lasik, RK, and or surgical complications. Lenses are a comfortable option to enhance vision and bypass corneal irregularities. Patients who have been unsuccessful with glasses or soft contact lenses are often great candidates for scleral lenses.
If you suffer from keratoconus, corneal disease, injury, or dry eyes, schedule your consultation with Dr. Inayatali.
Scleral contacts are gas-permeable contact lenses with a wide diameter that vault over all the entire corneal surface and settle on the white of the eye (sclera). Scleral contact lenses vault above the cornea and rest their weight on the sclera. These lenses can help with vision problems caused by abnormal corneas, refractive defects, and a variety of other disorders.
There are a variety of scleral lenses, each having its own attributes and features.
- Semi scleral lenses
- Mini scleral lenses
- Full scleral lenses
Which lens suits you the best? This can be recommended by an expert eye specialist, which can be found in good eye hospitals.
Use of Scleral Lenses
As Scleral contact lenses have become an important clinical option for patients with ocular surface disease because they shield the ocular surface, provide constant corneal hydration although providing optimal vision correction, and mostly used in combination with other treatments. Scleral lenses will help you see better and reduce pain. Some of the symptoms of having dry eyes and an indication for you that it may lead to an eye disease are.
- Blurry Vision
- Intense eye pain
Are Scleral Lenses Right For You
Scleral lenses should never be used as the first action against any eye complications. If you are being faced with dry eyes or other complications, the first thing you need to do is visit an effective eye care hospital like the dry eye specialty center. Scleral lenses can also benefit patients who can’t wear regular contact lenses due to extreme dry eyes. The area between the cornea and the scleral lens serves as a moisture reservoir. Wearing scleral lenses is much more convenient thanks to the additional moisture.