BostonSight SCLERAL from an Eye Doctor in Dallas TX
At the Cornea Lens Institute, serving Dallas TX and the surrounding area, we offer the latest advancements in technology. This makes vision and eye problem correction less stressful and more comfortable for the patient. One of the treatments we utilize is BostonSight SCLERAL, one of the many specialty contact lenses used in our practice.
Background Information About Scleral Lenses
A scleral contact lens is a large-diameter gas permeable lens. These lenses are designed specifically for resting on the “white” of the eye. This is called the sclera. Scleral lenses customized to fit each unique eye replace the irregular cornea with a smooth optical surface. This correction can help treat difficult conditions such as: severe dry eye, keratoconus, cornea complications after surgery, and other corneal irregularities.
To help alleviate dry eye, the space between the scleral lens and the cornea act as a fluid reservoir and can provide comfort.
About BostonSight SCLERAL
Cornea specialists at the Cornea Lens Institute will use BostonSight SCLERAL for the scleral lens fitting process. The non-profit organization, BostonSight, created BostonSight SCLERAL. It's the first-ever system that is driven by data and evidence. The device accurately fits patients for scleral lenses. Each patient starts with the same starting point, regardless of their condition. It's the first fitting system that has both right-eye and left-eye anatomical designs.
Benefits of BostonSight SCLERAL and Scleral Lens
Those who have damage to their corneal tissue and corneal disease find that scleral lenses are more comfortable than the typical rigid gas permeable lens and even soft contacts. Those
who have graft vs host disease, also known as GVHD, may have sensitivity in their eyes, which prevents them from using contacts that fit around their cornea. Patients with GVHD will
notice the scleral lens from corneal specialists like those at the Corneal Lens Institute will be able to wear contacts. For those who have dry eye, these lenses tend to make the eyes
feel moister. A scleral lens covers the entire eye, so this type of contact rarely dislocates.
This innovative fitting system reduces the need for costly modifications after the initial procedure as well as refittings that are time-consuming for the patient. Ultimately, BostonSight SCLERAL eliminates the guesswork for the eye doctor. It also eliminates the optometry specialist's need for complex algorithms during the fitting. This means the entire process is more accurate. The major benefit of scleral lens fitting through BostonSight SCLERAL is that patients are more satisfied with the results, and eye doctors are more confident when sizing.
The Cornea Lens Institute utilizes the BostonSight® SCLERAL for Many Eye Conditions:
Irregular or distorted cornea
- Pellucid marginal degeneration
- Terrien’s marginal degeneration
- Salzmann’s nodular degeneration
- Corneal dystrophy
Ocular surface disease
- Dry eye syndrome
- Ocular graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)
- Sjögren’s syndrome
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Chemical or thermal burns
- Nerve damage
- Herpes simplex
- Corneal exposure
- Cornea transplant
- Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
- Radial keratotomy (RK)
- For injury
- For scarring
Call Your Optometrist in Dallas Today!
Contact the Cornea Lens Institute, serving Dallas and the surrounding area, at 214-739-8611 to schedule an appointment and discover the benefits of a scleral lens fitting using BostonSight SCLERAL. Your optometrist in Dallas looks forward to meeting you!