Scleral Contact Lenses do not contact the Cornea at all!
Keratoconus is an eye disease where the cornea becomes thinner and begins to bulge out.
When the cornea bulges vision can get very blurry and unstable along with double vision and light sensitivity.
Keratoconus can be caused from a combination of genetics, hormones and environmental factors such as rubbing the eyes.
Early stage keratoconus can be treated with soft contacts or glasses, but as the cornea bulges further and distortions increase, Scleral Contact lenses are the preferred treatment.
Scleral lenses are large contact lenses that fit on the sclera and over the cornea. Since the lens does not touch the cornea, saline fluid fills the space in between to smooth everything out and give patients the best possible vision and comfort.