Dr. Barry Leonard’s office is now licensed to provide patients with BostonSight SCLERAL lenses, a significant advance in vision therapy. Scleral lenses are an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t want to wear glasses but finds traditional contact lenses uncomfortable. Read on to learn more about how this exciting new advancement in lens technology could help you!
Scleral contact lenses are a form of ocular prosthesis that rests over the sclera, the opaque outer layer of the eye. They are designed to form a “vault” over the cornea that naturally fills with tears, keeping the eye moist and hydrated. These new lenses may help with many debilitating eye conditions, from Keratoconus and corneal dystrophy to dry eye syndrome and damage from shingles.
Because they do not come into contact with the cornea and cannot be dislodged by the eyelid, scleral lenses are also more stable and comfortable than traditional contact lenses. They are also an ideal choice for anyone who suffers from advanced irregular corneas or any type of advanced ocular surface disease. The fluid reservoir over the eye can compensate for irregularities in the corneal surface and keep your eyes hydrated and healthy.
If you have ever been told in the past that you are not a good candidate for contacts, or if you have a serious ocular condition that prevents you from wearing regular contact lenses comfortably, then scleral contacts could be the perfect fit for you.
BostonSight is well known for its PROSE lens, which is a high-quality scleral lens for improving the vision of people with Keratoconus and other Corneal dystrophies that is only available direct from the manufacturer, in Boston. If you want the clear vision of the Boston PROSE lens, but don’t want to travel to Boston to do it, we have the BostonSight Scleral lens with all the same clear qualities of the PROSE lens.
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BostonSight’s new SCLERAL lenses represent a significant advance in scleral lens technology. Using data from more than 7,000 patients, the designers built a scleral lens fitting system that is easier and quicker than traditional lens fitting processes. The system allows your Optometrist to eliminate the guesswork from contact lens fitting, which means fewer refitting appointments and less time in the chair. Your doctor can measure your eyes more accurately, make complex modifications in real-time, and ensure that the lenses fit your eyes comfortably in just a few minutes.
Sometimes your left and right eyes need something a little different from your contact lenses. Since the BostonSight SCLERAL system measures each eye independently, BostonSight is also offering a unique scleral lens voucher program to help patients afford the investment in scleral contacts. And since the new measurement system requires less expensive equipment and pricey staff training, your Optometrist can pass the savings to you!
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Scleral lenses are made to wear daily for typically 10-16 hours and cleaned every night. Depending on your lens care habits scleral lenses should last about 1-2 years.
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Scleral lenses are not excessively expensive. These lenses are often covered by insurance and, they provide enough of an improvement over regular lenses in both comfort and vision that patients are happy to make the investment.
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Dr. Barry Leonard and his staff are proud to offer BostonSight SCLERAL lenses in our office and to share this exciting new advance in contact lens technology with our customers. If you would like to learn more about this new technology or to find out whether you are eligible for scleral lenses, please call us at 818-891-6711 today. We would be happy to answer your questions or schedule an appointment!