Scleral contact lenses are the keratoconus’ specialists most effective keratoconus treatment.
What is a Scleral Contact Lens?
Scleral contact lenses rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye, and vault over the cornea. Scleral contacts distribute their weight on the less sensitive sclera which makes them much more comfortable than other lenses. The vision with a scleral contact lens is also more stable than the visual acuity experienced with a gas permeable lens. In the video below Dr. Richard Driscoll, the keratoconus specialist at Total Eye Care discusses keratoconus treatment with scleral contact lenses.
Medically Necessary Contact Lenses
Many vision plans consider the treatment of keratoconus with contact lenses as medically necessary and often provide coverage. Some vision plans also call this type of coverage visually necessary contact lenses. Numerous conditions are considered covered under this provision such as:
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
- High Astigmatism
- High Refractive Error (usually about 10.00D of correction)
- Irregular Astigmatism
- Post Refractive Surgery
- Post Corneal Transplant
Personalized Keratoconus Treatment Consultation
Total Eye Care offers free consultations to help patients decide which keratoconus treatment may be best for them. You can schedule a free keratoconus consultation with Dr. Driscoll by calling us at 817.416.0333. You can also schedule it online at any time.
Keratoconus Treatment Resources
We have curated some resources on keratoconus we feel every patient with keratoconus will find helpful.
Overview of Keratoconus – KeratoconusDoctors.com
What is Keratoconus, How is it Diagnosed and Treated – TotalEyeCare.com
Keratoconus Treatment Options – KeratoconusDoctors.com
Scleral Contact lenses Insertion and Removal Video – The Eye Doc Blog