Revolutionize Your Vision and Comfort with Scleral Lenses
Scleral lenses offer a game-changing solution for individuals struggling with complex eye conditions such as high astigmatism, extreme dry eye, keratoconus, post-surgical complications, pellucid marginal degeneration, and corneal scars. With their unique design and custom fit, scleral lenses improve vision, comfort, and eye health. For individuals with complex eye conditions, scleral lenses can be life-changing.
What are scleral lenses?
Scleral lenses are specialized lenses that are designed to cover the entire cornea, the transparent, dome-shaped front part of the eye that covers the iris. The lenses create a tear-filled vault over the cornea, providing a protective barrier and a smooth optical surface that improves vision.
They can also be used to improve the appearance of disfiguring corneal conditions, such as scarring.
Scleral lenses are typically made from rigid gas-permeable materials such as silicon acrylate or fluorosilicone acrylate. These materials are highly oxygen permeable, allowing oxygen to pass through the lens and reach the cornea, which is important for maintaining eye health.
Their larger size and material composition make them highly customizable to match the shape of your cornea.
At our clinic, we have a skilled team that will customize your lenses to your individual needs. Our process includes assessing, scanning, and designing your lenses with the help of two on-site specialists, Dr. Sam Dhaliwal and Dr. Jasmine Li.
Mapping Your Eye's Terrain
We are the only clinic in Edmonton that uses The Eaglet-Eye Surface Profiler (ESP). The ESP offers more features than just a topographer; it is a profilometer that can generate accurate 3D height maps of the eye’s surface with incredible detail. The ESP can precisely and accurately map every tiny detail of the surface of each eye. Your ESP custom-designed scleral lens is made just for your eyes.
Full surface Scanning Technology
(The Eaglet-Eye Surface Profiler)
Corneal topography is a specialized photography technique that creates a 3D map of the cornea’s surface. This map helps identify any distortions in the cornea’s curvature, which can lead to vision problems such as astigmatism. It works by identifying features like mountains and valleys on the cornea’s surface, like a topographical map of the earth. By creating a detailed map of the cornea, eye doctors can diagnose and treat vision problems more accurately.
A corneal topography exam involves taking precise measurements of the cornea’s shape and curvature using a special instrument. This data is then used to create a color-coded map that can help diagnose eye conditions such as keratoconus. The technology used has unprecedented measuring accuracy across the cornea, limbus, and large areas of the sclera. This precision allows for a custom fit, resulting in optimal comfort and vision for patients.
Different types of Scleral Lenses
Scleral lenses come in different types, each with its own design and features. Scleral lenses come in different types to cater to various eye conditions. Mini-scleral lenses are smaller and more comfortable to wear, while large scleral lenses provide maximum stability and visual acuity. Hybrid scleral lenses have a rigid center and soft outer skirt, offering both visual clarity and comfort. Custom-designed scleral lenses are tailored to fit the unique shape of each person’s eye, making them ideal for those with complex corneal conditions. Lastly, scleral lenses for dry eye are designed to provide relief by creating a fluid reservoir between the lens and the eye. Your eye care professional can help you determine which type of scleral lens is best suited for your individual needs.
Advance Scleral Lenses Fitting
There are advanced options available for complicated eye conditions such as orbital trauma and patients with glaucoma surgeries. Additionally, scleral abnormalities like large pingueculas can also be fitted using these advanced techniques.
Eyeprint / Eyefit Prosthetic
We are one of the only clinics in Alberta that is certified and trained to use EyePrintPro, a type of scleral lens technology that involves obtaining a mold of the front surface of the eye.
Why Choose us?
At Dr. Sam Dhaliwal & Associates, our experienced doctors, Dr. Sam Dhaliwal and Dr. Jasmine Li are trained in ocular disease and specialty contact lenses so you can be sure you’re receiving the best care. We have developed strong relationships with our patients and various ophthalmologists and have established routines for treating complex eye health conditions to ensure the best possible care.
Far any assistance or to learn more about scleral lenses, please don’t hesitate to call and book an appointment with one of our two scleral lense specialists.