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Scleral Contact Lenses

Have astigmatism, keratoconus or severe dry eye?

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What Are Scleral Lenses?

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Scleral contact lenses are an extra-large type of rigid gas permeable lenses. Unlike traditional contacts, scleral lenses vault over the entire cornea, leaving a gap between the lens and the corneal surface. They rest on the white part of your eye (your sclera).

Scleral lenses are particularly useful for managing eye conditions such as:

  • Keratoconus
  • Astigmatism
  • Dry Eyes
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
  • Post-refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK, PRK)
  • Presbyopia

We welcome you to call Dr. Eric White and Dr. Joe Mannen to discuss your needs and assess whether scleral lenses are right for you.

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Benefits of Wearing Scleral Lenses


With scleral lenses, you’ll experience superior vision and comfort, even if you have an irregular cornea. Below are some of the benefits of wearing sclerals:

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They stay centered on your eye and won't pop out easily

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Durable
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High-quality materials mean they'll last for the long haul

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Protects against allergies

Large lenses block debris, dust, and other allergens

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Breathable materials

Breathable material ensures oxygen reaches the eye

Lubricating Cushion in the lenses
Lubricating cushion

Pocket of moisturizing tears for all-day comfort and hydration

Ready to say goodbye to all those uncomfortable contact lenses and say hello to crystal clear comfortable vision? Book your appointment Dr. Eric White and Dr. Joe Mannen in San Diego today!

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Eric M. White O.D.

Eric M. White O.D.

Dr. Eric White has been in private practice since 1985. He and his wife, Lorie, are high school sweethearts, having celebrated more than 40 years of marriage, they have 3 sons; Tyler, Cameron and Sam and also have a miniature Dachshund to keep them busy. Dr White is a graduate...

Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus Treatment in San Diego

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Are you suffering from:

    • Blurred or distorted vision.
    • Sudden worsening or clouding of vision.
    • Increased light sensitivity.

One of the most common conditions that scleral lenses help to address is keratoconus. This condition occurs when the normally round, clear part at the front of the eye, the cornea, begins to thin and bulge into a cone or football-like shape. This can severely harm your vision.

Scleral lenses help with this by providing a dome-like surface over the abnormal cornea, creating proper refraction for clear vision.

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Ready To Try Scleral Lenses?

First Step:

Call our eye care clinic in San Diego to schedule an appointment with our professional scleral lens eye doctor.

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Second Step:
Contact Lens Fitting

Your Scleral Lens Center at Complete Family Vision Care eye doctor in San Diego will measure your cornea using a process called corneal topography.

Third Step:
Enjoy Clear Vision

Your customized scleral lenses will allow the right amount of light in and sit stably on the eye, offering superior vision, all-day hydration and increased comfort.

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FAQ | Understanding Scleral Lenses

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How do scleral lenses help with dry eye syndrome?

Scleral lenses are filled with a saline solution prior to inserting them, so your eyes are always hydrated and comfortable. This protects against dry eye symptoms such as pain, discomfort, eye redness, and itchiness while providing sharp and clear vision.

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What makes scleral lenses so comfortable?

Scleral lenses are always custom-fit to your eye which offers superior comfort. Moreover, their large size and shape also ensure they sit stably on your eye and don't pop out even during sports or other activities.

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Are scleral lenses hard to adjust to?

For some people, it can take up to 2 weeks to fully adjust to scleral lenses. Here are a few tips: wear them a little each day to get used to them; be generous in how much lens solution you use when inserting them; and, closely follow the hygiene instructions laid out by your eye doctor.

Experience a whole new world with scleral lenses!

Relieve your discomfort by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Eric White and Dr. Joe Mannen and we’ll help you find the best solution for your condition and lifestyle.

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