Scleral Contact Lens Experts in Greater Cincinnati

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The Scleral Lens Institute of Cincinnati

Do contact lenses irritate your eyes? Do you suffer from an eye condition that makes standard contacts impractical? Don’t worry! There’s hope! 2020 EyeCare is introducing more and more patients to scleral contact lenses.

We use exclusive scleral lens technology at our practice in Southwest Ohio. A contact lens exam at our clinic can help determine if scleral lenses are best for your visual comfort. For many, scleral lenses are the eyewear solution they’ve been waiting for but didn’t know enough about.

 

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What are Scleral Lenses?

Most contact lenses rest on the cornea, the clear dome covering the pupil and iris. These lenses are not ideal for those with irregular cornea shapes or who have experienced eye trauma. A possible solution for patients who need an alternative is scleral lenses.

2020 EyeCare is a premier scleral lens expert in Greater Cincinnati. We take a lot of pride in connecting troubled patients with specialty solutions. We can determine if scleral lenses make sense for you during a comprehensive eye exam.

The sclera is the white part of the eye, the area that surrounds your iris. Scleral lenses rest on the sclera and create a fluid reservoir over the cornea itself. The larger contact lens diameter means that certain complications involving the cornea can be avoided. Scleral lenses are gas permeable, meaning that lots of oxygen can still reach the surface of your eye.

Acculens scleral lenses do not move across the cornea, making them exceptionally comfortable. This lens mimics the shape of the cornea without ever resting on it.

A range of sizes allows BostonSight to help customize a fit that’s perfect for your eye. These lenses can be modified to get an even more exact fit on your sclera.

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A Versatile Solution

There are a variety of reasons that conventional contact lenses may not be right for you. Scleral lenses have a larger diameter and “vault” design, allowing more people to safely enjoy the convenience of contact lenses. Here are some of the reasons you may want to give scleral lenses a try.

Conventional lenses can leave your eyes irritated and dry. Scleral lenses have a tear-filled reservoir that surrounds the cornea. The sensation is often described as therapeutic and relieving for patients with dry eye syndrome.

Keratoconus is the extreme thinning of the cornea that results in a bulge-like shape at the front of the eye. This makes it very difficult for regular contact lenses to sit properly and refract light in an improved way. Scleral lenses avoid this by covering over the entire cornea and providing a smooth optical surface.

Injuries and trauma to the cornea or other parts of the eye can make contact lenses uncomfortable and sometimes unsafe to wear. In many circumstances, scleral lenses provide the answer for glasses-free corrected vision.

Not Just for Medical Reasons

Awareness of scleral contact lenses as a safe, affordable alternative to eyeglasses is increasing in recent years. Even if you don’t have keratoconus or chronic dry eye, you may find that scleral lenses simply make your eyes feel better. More relieved and refreshed eyes are common for people who make the switch to scleral.

Scleral lenses have found a niche in the eyewear industry as a cool way to change eye color and create special effects. The larger format of a scleral lens means the iris is completely covered, so there are endless creative ideas.

No matter your reason, the best place to ask questions and get introduced to scleral lenses is at 2020 EyeCare in Loveland—The Scleral Lens Institute in Cincinnati.

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Our Location

Find our office in the shopping plaza on the corner of Fields Ertel Road and Montgomery Road. We’re in-between Balance Cafe & Smoothies and EurAsia Kebab & Gyro House, and there is ample free parking available in the plaza.

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9553 Fields Ertel Rd
Loveland, OH 45140

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Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
10 AM6 PM
Thursday
Closed
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
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Sunday
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*We’re now open 2 Saturdays a month! Please call ahead for availability.

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Comprehensive eye exams are the first step towards maintaining good ocular health and vision for as long as you can, and we can make that happen.

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Dry eye disease can make performing everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. At 2020 Eyecare Ohio, we can help you find relief.

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