If you're searching for the right contact lenses for your eyes, it can sometimes be challenging to find the ideal ones. At Miller Optometry in Yucaipa, CA, we provide various lenses, such as scleral lenses, to improve your vision. Before you visit us, learn more about these lenses below:
What are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral contact lenses rest on the sclera, which is the white part of the eye. These lenses are hard and gas-permeable, which allows more oxygen to reach your eyes. Along with that, they consist of fluid to keep the surface of your eye moist while you're wearing them. While they may be beneficial for most people, these lenses don’t work for people who have an abnormally shaped cornea or certain eye diseases. In addition, scleral contact lenses can provide people who can't wear soft contacts with an alternative to glasses.
What Does It Feel Like to Wear Scleral Lenses?
If your scleral lenses are properly fitted to your eyes, you shouldn't feel any discomfort when you wear them. Any pain that occurs when wearing the lenses can indicate that they are not correctly fitted. Our optometrists can speak with you about any symptoms you are experiencing and determine what is causing your discomfort. Sometimes, a bubble can occur within the liquid that stays in contact with the eye when your scleral lens is in place. Since the part of the eye that is in contact with the bubble may become dehydrated, it can cause discomfort even after you remove your scleral lens.
What to Expect During Your Scleral Lens Fitting
If you think that scleral lenses might be the right fit for your eyes, we recommend contacting our eye doctors to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, we will speak with you about your eye health and whether scleral lenses might be the right choice for you. Afterward, our optometrists will measure your eyes and recommend the ideal scleral lenses. We’ll also ask you to wear the contacts for a few hours on your own to test the fit and feel before deciding on the lenses that suit your condition. In addition, our optometrists may also recommend treatment with an IPL machine if you’re experiencing any symptoms dry eye.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
At Miller Optometry in Yucaipa, CA, we offer contact lens fittings, eyeglass fittings, and family eyecare. To learn more about our services or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (909) 797-0134 today. When you’re searching for an optometrist near me, we are happy to help!