Do Scleral Lenses Help With Dry Eyes?

A man taking his glasses off because of dry eyes while working in front of the computerLack of adequate lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye results in the common ailment known as dry eyes.

Do scleral lenses help with dry eyes? Can they help you avoid pain, irritability, and eyesight issues?

In this blog, we will explore the role of scleral lenses in managing dry eyes and whether they can provide relief for individuals suffering from this condition.

What Causes Dry Eyes

Insufficient tear production or excessive evaporation of tears can lead to dry eyes. This may cause symptoms like redness, sensitivity to light, burning or stinging sensations, impaired vision, and a gritty feeling in the eyes.

Factors such as aging, hormonal changes, certain medications, prolonged screen time, contact lens wear, and environmental factors can contribute to dry eyes.

Do Scleral Lenses Help With Dry Eyes?

Large, gas-permeable contact lenses called scleral lenses are placed on the sclera, or white portion, of the eye. Between the lens and the cornea, these lenses form a reservoir filled with fluid. They can continuously hydrate and lubricate the surface of the eyes.

By maintaining a stable tear film and protecting the cornea from exposure to the environment, scleral lenses can help alleviate symptoms of dry eyes. 

Scleral lenses offer several advantages for managing dry eyes. They provide a barrier against environmental irritants and help retain moisture on the ocular surface. 

They reduce the evaporation of tears. Additionally, scleral lenses are custom-designed to fit each patient’s eye. They ensure a comfortable and secure fit that minimizes friction. The liquid reservoir beneath the lens also acts as a cushion, protecting the cornea and relieving discomfort associated with dry eyes.

Book Your Dry Eyes Treatment in Oregon  

Scleral lenses can be an effective option for managing dry eyes and providing relief from associated symptoms. If your quality of life is being negatively impacted by persistent dry eye symptoms, make an appointment with The Eye Clinic P.C. by calling (503) 297-4718.

Our eye care professionals can evaluate your condition, determine the underlying cause of your dry eyes, and recommend the most appropriate treatment.

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