Can losing a contact lens be traumatic?
For keratoconus patients, losing a scleral lens can be.
Imagine scanning the floors for a contact lens worth hundreds of dollars? In rare cases, even thousands! That little piece of plastic means a whole lot more than the average contact lens wear.
Scleral lenses are one of the most advanced custom contact lenses available, allowing keratoconus patients to see clearly with unbelievable comfort. However, when that contact lens falls or gets lost, scrambling on the floor blindly feeling for that lens is the difference from being able to see to spending countless hours back at the eye doctor’s office and reordering another pair of scleral lenses. In some circumstances, a person won’t get a replacement unless they wait a few weeks.
At Turner Eye Institute, we’ve guided keratoconus patients to achieve their ideal vision through the latest procedures, including scleral lenses, intacs, and corneal crosslinking.