In the last few years, technological advances have led to the re-emergence of the Scleral contact lens. Since this lens is designed to rest on the "white" part of the eye (also known as the sclera) this lens was named the Scleral lens. These lenses are not for everyone, but for those who require a custom contact lens, these can be some of the most comfortable and rewarding types of lenses.
For patients that have a history of Radial Keratotomy (RK), LASIK, serious eye injuries or infections that left the eye irregularly shapen, severe dry eyes, or a form of Keratoconus Scleral contact lenses can be the answer to your problems.
West Texas Eyecare has invested in cutting edge scleral mapping technology to ensure the best most accurate fit possible as quickly as possible and is one of the few practices in the country that regularly fits scleral contact lenses for any condition. In many cases, these lenses are covered in full with participating eye insurance plans.
While you might leap at the thought of permanently correcting vision problems, laser surgery isn't always the best eye care option. For instance, if you suffer from thin corneas, untreated cataracts, diabetes, certain autoimmune diseases, or a corneal disease called keratoconus, you should avoid laser eye surgery.
Some of our patients simply don't like the idea of any kind of surgery, or they want a reversible procedure. Orthokeratology may be an ideal choice for these individuals. Using the latest technology, your eye care professional will map the shape of your corneas precisely and then fabricate special contact lenses. Unlike standard contacts, you'll wear these lenses at night. The lenses perform a subtle corneal reshaping as you sleep, meaning that you can take them out the next morning and enjoy perfect or near-perfect vision.
Ortho-K can help you see clearly for one or two days at a time, or possibly even longer. By wearing them regularly at night, you can maintain your clarity of vision for as long as you decide to continue using them. If you decide to use another form of vision correction, simply stop wearing the Ortho-K lenses and your corneas will assume their previous shape once again. Talk to our knowledgeable staff to see whether Ortho-K makes sense for you.