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3 Myths about Scleral Lenses

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Scleral lenses are larger than your average contacts because they also cover the white part of the eye. They are one of the most effective treatments when dealing with relatively complicated conditions. Nonetheless, people may be hesitant to try them, usually due to misguided concerns.

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As the premier authority in everything contact lenses in Brooklyn, NY, Park Slope Eye wants to debunk the most common misconceptions about scleral lenses. This way, you can fully appreciate their important benefits and make informed decisions about the best care for your eyes.

Here are three of the most common misconceptions:

They Are Costly

At a glance, a scleral lens may cost a little more than ordinary contacts. What many fail to realize is that its value is well worth the cost. Once you experience the difference in terms of clarity of vision and comfort, the cost will become an afterthought.

In cases when there is ocular surface disease or corneal irregularity, your insurance may cover your scleral lenses. As you seek for the best eye care while staying within your budget, focus on exploring options to lower your out-of-pocket expenses, not going with inferior eye solutions.

Are There Side Effects?

Sometimes people considering scleral lenses are wary about their long-term effects. Still, there is no evidence about any complications arising due to scleral lens wear over time. As a matter of fact, this technology has been available for more than a decade now, yet no one from its many thousands of wearers have reported any health-related issue.

If you are concerned about the effects of scleral lenses, ask your eye doctor in Park Slope. Experienced eye specialists are always at the forefront of industry trends and news.

They Are Your Last Resort

It holds true that sclerals are the answer if other options are not effective. In reality, these lenses can be used to correct many common refractive errors. As they are more stable than other contacts, they can work well with people with an active lifestyle. If you suffer from mild to modern dryness of the eye due to your contacts, wearing scleral lenses can give you the necessary correction of vision minus the dry eye syndrome. The choice is yours. You can choose to wear eyeglasses in Brooklyn, NY, but the scleral lens option is also at your disposal.

Discover more about sclerals by consulting your experienced eye experts. Call Park Slope Eye now at (347) 380-7070 to talk about the benefits of wearing these lenses.


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  • Written by Justin Bazan

    Dr. Justin Bazan is a 2004 SUNY College of Optometry graduate. He established Park Slope Eye in 2008 with the goal of providing high quality eyecare and incredible eyewear for the neighborhood. He has a true passion for optometry and stay up to date with the current research and trends. He is active in the profession and holds several leadership positions on the local, state and national levels. Dr. Bazan is a Park Slope local and can often be seen out in the neighborhood so be sure to say Hi next time you see him!

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