At Johnson i-Care, we understand the challenges that individuals with keratoconus face when it comes to finding comfortable and effective vision correction. That’s why we offer specialized fittings for scleral contacts, providing a customized solution for patients with keratoconus.

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What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that affects the shape of the cornea, causing it to thin and bulge into a cone-like shape. This irregular corneal shape can result in blurred and distorted vision, making it difficult for individuals to achieve clear sight with traditional eyeglasses or standard contact lenses.

The Scleral Lens Advantage

Scleral contact lenses have emerged as a revolutionary solution for managing keratoconus. Unlike traditional lenses that rest on the cornea, scleral lenses vault over the cornea and rest on the white part of the eye (the sclera). This design provides several key benefits for those with keratoconus:

  1. Improved Comfort: Scleral lenses are larger in diameter, ensuring that they do not come into direct contact with the sensitive corneal surface. This reduces irritation and discomfort, making them a more comfortable option for individuals with keratoconus.
  2. Enhanced Visual Acuity: By vaulting over the irregular cornea, scleral lenses create a smooth optical surface, correcting vision more effectively than traditional lenses. This results in sharper and clearer vision for individuals with keratoconus.
  3. Stable Fit: Scleral lenses are known for their stability on the eye, providing a secure fit that minimizes lens movement during blinking. This stability contributes to consistent vision throughout the day.

The Fitting Process at Johnson i-Care

Our experienced optometrists in Hendersonville are dedicated to providing personalized care for individuals with keratoconus. The scleral lens fitting process involves several steps:

  1. Comprehensive Eye Exam: We begin with a thorough eye examination to assess the extent of keratoconus and gather essential information for a customized lens fitting.
  2. Topography Mapping: Utilizing advanced corneal topography technology, we create a detailed map of the cornea’s shape. This information guides the design of scleral lenses tailored to the unique needs of each patient.
  3. Customized Lens Design: Based on the gathered data, our optometrists work with specialized laboratories to create scleral lenses that precisely match the individual’s corneal irregularities.
  4. Fitting and Adjustment: During the fitting appointment, we ensure the scleral lenses provide a comfortable and optimal fit. Adjustments are made as needed to guarantee the best possible vision correction.

At Johnson i-Care, our commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions for vision challenges extends to individuals with keratoconus. Scleral contact lenses offer a comfortable and effective way to address the unique needs of those with this condition. If you or a loved one is living with keratoconus, schedule a consultation with our skilled optometrists to explore the benefits of scleral contacts and embark on a journey towards clearer, more comfortable vision.