scleral contacts for dry eyes

Scleral Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes

scleral contacts for dry eyes

Are you tired of dry, irritated eyes? Scleral contact lenses for dry eyes can help! Their size, fit, and ability to retain moisture make them an excellent solution for those seeking relief from dry eye symptoms.

In this guide, we'll explore the benefits of these unique lenses, how they work, and why they could be the perfect fit for you.ย 

What this article covers:

How Do Scleral Lenses Remedy Dry Eyes?

The unique design of these hydrating contact lenses, which cover the entire corneal surface and rest on the white part of the eye, create a tear-filled cushion that moistens your eyes, providing relief, retaining moisture and improving vision.

This design is particularly beneficial for those with dry eye syndrome.

This condition refers to cases where the eyes cannot produce sufficient lubrication. This could be due to a lack of tear production, or producing tears of poor quality. This can lead to irritation, inflammation, and potential damage to the eye's surface.

Designed to alleviate these symptoms, scleral contact lenses offer an effective treatment for dry eyes. Larger than traditional contact lenses, they are custom-fitted for each individual to ensure comfort and optimal function, i.e., enhanced oxygenation.

Why is this important? A lack of oxygen can reduce tear production. This is where scleral lenses come in.

Made from gas-permeable material, they allow oxygen to pass through the lens, providing a much-needed continuous supply of oxygen to the cornea.

How Do Scleral Contact Lenses Work?

Unlike conventional daily contacts, scleral lenses have a larger diameter. This feature allows them to vault over the cornea without touching it. The lenses have a reservoir, which the wearer fills with hydrating fluid anew each time they are inserted.

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This baths the eye in fresh solution, providing the necessary moisture. This unique design minimizes irritation and helps to reduce dryness, with the added benefit of covering a more extensive portion of the eye's surface, acting as a shield against external irritants.

Scleral lenses are particularly beneficial for individuals with irregular corneas or chronic dry eyes. In our experience, they are an option that can bring much-needed hydration and relief.

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Tips for Getting the Most From Scleral Lenses

As mentioned, scleral lenses can be a game-changer for people who suffer from dry eyes. It's worth noting that they require proper care and handling, just like other popular options such as Clariti One-Day contacts or Bio True contacts.

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Here are two key factors to consider to ensure maximum benefit:

Proper Fitting

A snug fit is essential for all contact lenses, whether you're wearing scleral lenses, Bausch and Lomb Infuse contacts, or any other type.

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Embrace The Comfort

Give yourself time to adjust to the new feeling of comfort and hydration. Suppose you've previously worn non-prescription colored contacts or Freshlook contact lenses.

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Give yourself time to adapt. Adjusting to a fresh set of scleral lenses can take on average, up to two weeks. The cushioning effect of scleral lenses can provide a unique and satisfying experience.

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Hygiene And Usage

Make sure to wash your hands prior to handling the lenses. Unwashed hands could transfer germs and bacteria to the scleral lenses and your eyes, potentially causing an infection.

After use, remove any microorganisms and debris from the lenses. This can be achieved by rubbing the lenses thoroughly once removed. This should be followed up by rinsing with saline solution.

And remember to store your lenses properly.

benefits of scleral contacts for dry eyes


Based on our research and experience, scleral contact lenses for dry eyes are more than just a trend; they're a practical solution for many.

We found that with proper care, these lenses can significantly improve the quality of life for those with dry eyes.

Fresh Lens has been supplying these and other leading contact lens brands for over 20 years. We aim to bring you the best in the industry at unbeatable prices. Let's find the perfect lens for you!

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Frequently Asked Questions.

How do I order contact lenses?

Ordering contact lenses through Fresh Lens is a simple process:

Browse and Choose: Explore our extensive collection of contact lenses to find the perfect fit for your needs. Whether you're looking for daily, weekly, or monthly lenses, we have a wide range of options to suit your lifestyle.

Enter Your Prescription: Have your prescription details ready? Great! Enter the necessary information during the ordering process. This ensures that you receive lenses tailored to your specific vision requirements.

Add to Cart: Once you've input your prescription, add the selected contact lenses to your cart. Take your time to review your choices and ensure they align with your preferences and prescription needs.

Checkout with Ease: Ready to proceed? Head to the checkout, where you'll provide your shipping details. Our user-friendly interface makes it a breeze to complete your purchase securely. Simply follow the prompts and finalize your order by making a seamless payment.

Remember, itโ€™s important to have a current prescription from your optometrist when ordering contact lenses. Stay safe and take care of your eyes! ๐Ÿ‘€

How fast will I get my contact lenses?

We understand how important it is to receive your contact lenses quickly and efficiently. At Fresh Lens, we offer several shipping options to ensure your order arrives as promptly as possible.

For Canadian Orders:

  • Your contact lenses will be shipped via Xpresspost and typically take 3-5 business days to arrive from the date of your order. You'll receive a tracking number once your order ships, so you can follow its journey to your doorstep.

For US Orders:

  • We provide three convenient shipping methods to cater to your needs:
  1. USPS Tracked Packet: Your lenses will arrive in 3-5 business days.
  2. Xpresspost USA: A faster option, with delivery in 2-3 business days.
  3. Next Day USA: For the quickest delivery, your lenses will arrive in 1-2 business days.

Regardless of the method you choose, weโ€™ll email you a tracking number once your order ships. Please note that while these are average shipping times, actual delivery may vary slightly. If your prescription is not in stock, it may take an additional 2 business days to order from the manufacturer.

Choose Fresh Lens for reliable and swift delivery of your contact lenses!

How can I renew my expired prescription?

Renewing your expired prescription with Fresh Lens is quick and easy! We offer a free online tool that allows you to update your prescription in just 6 minutes (available for orders over $200).

Hereโ€™s how it works:

  1. Take the Test Online: All you need is your phone, computer, and 10 feet of space. The test takes about 6 minutes to complete.
  2. Doctor Reviews Your Results: A licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist in your region will review and approve your results.
  3. Use Your Results: Access your updated prescription anytime through our online portal.


  • Convenient: Complete the test from the comfort of your home.
  • Accessible: Access your prescription anywhere, anytime.
  • Doctor Approved: All prescriptions are issued by licensed eye care professionals.

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