Scleral Lenses

Scleral Lenses in Houston

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What Are Scleral Lenses?

Are you seeking a comfortable and effective way to manage dry eye, keratoconus, or other corneal irregularities? Scleral lenses in Houston might be your answer. 

Scleral lenses are large-diameter specialty contact lenses that vault over the cornea, resting on the white part of your eye (sclera). This unique design creates a fluid reservoir between the lens and your cornea, providing exceptional comfort and improved vision for those who struggle with traditional contact lenses.

At ProOptix Optometry & Dry Eye Center, we offer comprehensive scleral lens solutions. Contact us to schedule your appointment today and find out if scleral lenses are right for you.

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What to Expect at a Scleral Lens Fitting

A scleral lens fitting is a collaborative process typically spread over multiple appointments to provide the right fit and optimal lens performance. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

  • Initial consultation
  • Advanced eye examination
  • A scleral lens fitting with a scleral lens insertion tool and trial lenses
  • Refinement and follow-up

Regular follow-up appointments are essential to monitor your eye health and lens performance.

The Benefits of Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses can offer a range of benefits for patients struggling with various eye conditions. We’ll begin with a comprehensive consultation to discuss your vision needs, challenges with traditional lenses, and overall eye health history.

Dry Eye

Scleral lenses are a game-changer for those suffering from dry eye syndrome. Their unique design creates a fluid reservoir between the lens and the cornea, acting like a soothing oasis for the eyes. 

The constant lubrication can alleviate dryness, irritation, and discomfort, allowing you to experience lasting relief throughout the day.

Keratoconus, a condition that causes the cornea to thin and bulge irregularly, can significantly distort vision. Traditional contact lenses struggle to fit the uneven corneal surface, leading to blurry and unstable vision. 

Scleral lenses for keratoconus, however, vault over the irregular cornea, providing a smooth optical surface that corrects vision and delivers exceptional clarity. Scleral lenses can be a great solution for keratoconus patients who are not candidates for LASIK or other refractive surgery procedures.

​​Astigmatism is a common vision condition caused by an irregular corneal curvature. Regular contact lenses can sometimes compensate for mild astigmatism, but they often struggle with severe cases. 

With their custom-designed fit and smooth optical zone, scleral lenses can help correct even significant astigmatism.

Scleral lenses aren’t limited to dry eye, keratoconus, or astigmatism. Their unique design makes them beneficial for a variety of other corneal irregularities, including:

  • Post-surgical scars: Scars on the cornea can cause distorted vision. Scleral lenses can provide a smooth optical surface that bypasses the scar tissue, help to restore clear vision.
  • Pellucid marginal degeneration: A condition that causes the cornea to thin and weaken at the periphery. Scleral lenses can offer a stable and comfortable fit, protecting the weakened cornea and helping to improve your vision.

Scleral Lens Insertion & Removal

Proper insertion and removal of scleral lenses are crucial for their safe and effective use. Our qualified team will provide detailed instructions specific to your lenses and situation. 

Here is a simplified overview of the insertion and removal process. 


  1. Fill the scleral lens with sterile saline solution.
  2. Gently open your eyelids and place the lens on your eye.
  3. Use your finger to gently guide the lens into position.


  1. Gently pull down on the lower eyelid to see the lens clearly. 
  2. Look down and wiggle the lens slightly to break the seal.
  3. Gently remove the lens from your eye.

Visit a Scleral Lens Specialist in Houston

Don’t let dry eye, keratoconus, or other corneal irregularities limit your vision. Schedule a consultation with our experienced team at ProOptix Optometry & Dry Eye Center to learn more about scleral lenses in Houston. 

We can help you achieve clear, comfortable vision—contact us to schedule your appointment today.

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  • Houston, TX 77057

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