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New Lens Offers Hope For Vision Sufferers

A new type of lens is changing the way people see – and changing their lives! Here’s how it works: your cornea makes up for 2/3 of the eyes’ focusing power. If your cornea is distorted either due to disease, injury or astigmatism, your cornea is no longer round. Wearing a traditional hard contact lens can cause corneal irritation and fluctuating vision.

That is where the scleral Lens comes in. This new lens offers comfort – and hope. The scleral lens is a large diameter contact lens that completely vaults over the distorted cornea. The edges of the lens rest on the sclera (the white part of the eye) and never touch the sensitive nerve endings on the cornea. These lenses tend to be more comfortable than traditional hard contact lenses.

Several patients of Optometrist Marty Schneider, O.D., in Camarillo, have found the scleral lens has changed their lives. The lenses offer unsurpassed comfort and exceptional vision to patients who were on the verge of giving up hope of having a functional vision. This lens is especially beneficial to patients dealing with:

  • keratoconus (ghosting, multiple images or halos),
  • pellucid marginal degeneration (a degenerative corneal condition),
  • poor vision after vision correction surgery
  • undergone a corneal transplant
  • poor vision from soft contact lenses

Dr. Marty Schneider at Camarillo Vision Center is one of a few local optometrists to offer this service. Getting fitted for a scleral lens takes a lot of precise fitting at the hands of an optometrist, and an evaluation must be done beforehand.

If you or know of someone who suffers from keratoconus, or distorted vision who cannot wear traditional contacts have them give Dr. Schneider a call at (805) 987-2400