Why are sclera lenses so expensive? Because the lenses must be fitted and customized to fit each individual eye, there is more work involved in prescribing scleral lenses, which many patients assume will lead to higher cost. Patients are often surprised to discover scleral lenses are not excessively expensive.
Are sclera lenses good? Benefits of Scleral Lenses
Though scleral lenses are larger, they provide a high degree of clarity and comfort compared to the standard lenses. Scleral lenses provide a tear reservoir which continually provides moisture and oxygen to the eye, bringing relief to patients suffering from dry eye disease.
Can you see with sclera contacts? Scleral contact lenses are hard and larger than your cornea. They rest on the sclera, the whites of your eyes. Being gas permeable, they allow oxygen to reach your cornea and are better for eye health. They give better vision and can be used for longer periods.
Can you get custom contact lenses? Custom-made contact lenses are tailor-made to suit your exact eye shape. They are generally replaced annually. They are often the best choice if you have struggled to achieve a comfortable fit with contact lenses.