In Texas, pollen and sunshine are everywhere. While many people don’t experience many symptoms, there are quite a few of us who have eye allergies and dry eye symptoms on a daily basis. Patients with these eye conditions experience a range of symptoms from dryness, itchiness, and burning to excessive tearing or redness. While our eye doctors have treated a number of dry eye & eye allergy patients with prescription eye drops, Omega-3 supplements, and even punctal plugs for excessive tearing, occasionally, our eye doctors resort to a recent, innovative solution via custom, specialty contact lenses called scleral lenses.
Unlike conventional contact lenses, scleral contact lenses are hard, rigid contact lenses that rest on top of the sclera, the white part of the eye. Not only do scleral lenses provide amazingly clear vision, but they create a gap above the eye’s surface to make a tear reservoir. Many symptoms of dry eye and eye allergies are due to poor tear composition as well as allergens reacting to the eye. By utilizing a hard contact lens, your eyes receive a substantial layer of protection plus comfort to soothe your eye’s surface. Scleral lens wearers notice a reduction in irritation, dryness, and redness and rarely find the need for eye drops.
Speak to our eye doctors and our staff about scleral lenses and improving the quality of your eyesight, today.