Scleral lenses are large gas permeable contact lenses that are custom designed and computer lathed for each individual patient. These medical devices require proper evaluation and are prescribed by a licensed and skilled eye care practitioner. Scleral lenses vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the white part of the eye, which is called the sclera. A chamber of sterile saline is held between the front of the eye and the contact lens allowing for maximum comfort and exceptional vision, even for patients with irregular corneas. This layer of tears helps to minimize ghosting, distortions, glare, and halos to provide patients with the best vision they have had in years while experiencing a comfortable wearing experience.
Anyone can wear scleral lenses, however, they are particularly great for patients who have eye conditions in which they cannot see clearly with traditional glasses or contact lenses due to irregular corneas or dry eyes. This includes patients with keratoconus, post-LASIK ectasia, post-RK ectasia, corneal transplants, severe dry eye, high astigmatism or prescriptions, graft vs host disease, and/or corneal scarring.
Dr. Kuzniar has extensive experience in fitting scleral contact lenses. She completed a corneal disease and contact lens residency where she worked under the creator of the most popular scleral lens designs in the country. Dr. Kuzniar is a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Society (FSLS), an honor that only 4 practicing optometrists in Michigan have achieved. She has fit countless scleral lenses on patients to improve their quality of life. Dr. Kuzniar travels around the country both lecturing on scleral lenses and working with doctors in their offices to fit their own patients. You can rest assured that you are in good hands at Elevate Eye Care with the knowledge and experience you can trust to improve your vision. Even if you were unsuccessful with contact lens wear in the past, we will work with you to provide a positive experience to improve your vision.
For more information about scleral lenses, please do not hesitate to call our expert eye care team.