Vision Therapy in Bethany

Are Scleral Contact Lenses Right for You?

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Scleral Lenses Candidates

Scleral lenses are custom-designed to offer remarkable visual acuity and comfort improvements for individuals with sensitive eyes or corneal irregularities. Unlike traditional contact lenses, scleral lenses vault over the cornea and rest on the sclera, creating an improved optical surface.

This design minimizes irritation to the cornea and provides exceptional comfort. Additionally, a reservoir of pure saline solution between the back surface of the lens and the front of the cornea ensures that the eye is consistently submerged in a liquid environment, promoting optimal eye health and comfort.

Scleral lenses are particularly well-suited for hard-to-fit eyes, such as individuals with keratoconus, astigmatism, or medium-high astigmatism that cannot be corrected comfortably with other contact lenses. They also offer the advantage of all-day hydration for comfortable wear.

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Are Scleral Lenses Superior to Traditional Gas-Permeable Lenses?

In terms of comfort, visual clarity, and stability, scleral lenses outperform small diameter rigid gas-permeable lenses. For individuals with corneal irregularities or heightened sensitivity, scleral lenses are often the preferred and sometimes the only viable option.

It's important to note that while scleral lenses offer numerous benefits, they may come at a higher cost compared to various other gas-permeable lenses, but may be covered by insurance in certain cases. The decision regarding which contact lens is best for your needs should be made in consultation with our team of experts.

Whether you're a first-time wearer with nearsightedness or have complex vision needs such as astigmatism, bifocals, or a distorted cornea, we are here to provide you with the most suitable solution.

Several factors determine whether you're a suitable candidate for scleral contact lenses:

  • Corneal Irregularities

    Scleral lenses are often prescribed for individuals with irregular corneas, such as keratoconus, corneal ectasia, or post-surgical complications. These lenses provide a smooth, uniform refractive surface, improving vision.

  • Dry Eye Syndrome

    Scleral lenses can be a game-changer for people struggling with dry eyes. The reservoir of saline solution between the lens and the eye helps keep the eye surface consistently moist, reducing discomfort and improving vision.

  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC

    GPC is a condition where the inner eyelid becomes inflamed due to contact lens irritation. Scleral lenses can be an excellent solution for GPC patients. Due to a customized edge profile, scleral lenses are shown to have less frictional impact on the sensitive inner eyelid.

  • Severe Astigmatism

    Scleral lenses can correct astigmatism effectively. The stable fit provided by these lenses ensures astigmatic patients enjoy clear and stable vision throughout the day.

  • Ocular Surface Disorders

    Individuals with ocular surface disorders like Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Sjögren's syndrome can benefit from the constant hydration and protection provided by scleral lenses.

  • Complex Prescriptions

    Scleral lenses are customizable to correct even the most complex vision problems, making them suitable for individuals with multifocal or high prescriptions.

  • Intolerance to Traditional Lenses

    If you've had discomfort or intolerance with traditional contact lenses, including soft or rigid gas-permeable lenses, scleral lenses may offer a more comfortable alternative.

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- Jul. 23, 2024
Bethany Vision Clinic has changed our lives...Dr. Engel made such a huge improvement for our son and... he will be our forever EYE guy!! His staff is simply amazing and always willing to help!!
- Jul. 16, 2024
Personal service and a real attempt to do what they can to solve or at least improve your issues and... to fit you in in an emergency
- Jun. 26, 2024
My experience with Bethany Vision Clinic the past several years has been excellent. In my opinion, t... he best eyecare facility in Lincoln. Dr. Engel's and staff are top notch!
- May. 22, 2024
Dr. Engel and Staff are always kind, efficient and swift!!!!
- Oct. 28, 2023
Personalized care and attention to details.
- Aug. 15, 2023
Recently moved to town, so needed to find a new eye doctor! I was very impressed and pleased by my v... isit with the entire staff! From the moment I walked into the door, the staff was very welcoming! The doctor was excellent! Picking new frames was easy! I am very pleased and would highly recommend Bethany Vision Clinic!
- Jun. 29, 2023
Bethany Vision Clinic is wonderful! They are friendly, patient, hassle free & great communicators. A... small hometown feel in the city.
- Dec. 29, 2022
Great people very professional
- Feb. 24, 2022
Dr. Engle listens!
- Feb. 17, 2022
I've been going here for over 15 years. After they changed owners a few years ago, I love it even mo... re. Staff is very friendly and treats you like a friend or acquaintance rather than a customer. The Dr. takes his time to explain things so you understand them and makes time to get you in very quickly if an urgent eye issue happens.
- Dec. 20, 2021
Very friendly, helpful staff. We really like the doctor and all the opticians
- Nov. 11, 2021
Dr. Engel was efficient and thorough and answered all of my questions. I love the contact lens polic... y to send home for ten days and then follow up to make sure they are working for you!
- Nov. 06, 2021
Always great, friendly service and a thorough exam. Highly recommend Dr Engel and his staff!!
- Oct. 12, 2021
Bethany Vision has the most terrific, friendly staff! Scheduling an appt has always been easy, and a... ppointments always quick. The waiting area looks cozy with a fridge, TV, magazines, and more, though I've never been able to enjoy it because I never have a wait! Dr. Engel has always provided tremendous care, taking the time to educate me on the overall health of my eyes and how to ensure healthy vision for years to come. He has helped to correct so many vision issues, and I cannot thank him enough. Love, love, love Bethany Vision Clinic!
- Oct. 01, 2021
Dr. Engel is the best!
- Aug. 11, 2021
This vision clinic did not disappoint me. It was recommended to me from my vision doctor in NC. I wa... s well cared for by Megan who also helped me pick out my frames. The doctor was excellent and showed a sincere touch. Don’t think about going anywhere else.
- Jul. 30, 2021
I’ve been seeing Dr. Engel for 20 years and now all my children see him. He’s the only one I’l... l trust to see them. He’s very kind and great with kids too. The staff is very helpful and kind. I have very sensitive eyes, especially to prescription adjustments, and they have been so helpful and accommodating.
- Jul. 22, 2021
Dr. Engel & his staff are very friendly & professional. These people know what they are doing. Highl... y recommend this place for any of your vision needs.
- Jul. 08, 2021
I appreciate being able to schedule an appointment during their extended hours. That is very nice of... them. Very pleasant and professional atmosphere.
- Jun. 03, 2021
Dr. Engle and his team are incredibly focused on delivering a high quality, top notch, and personal ... experience. They all really care! I would highly recommend!

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Scleral Lenses in Bethany

Our optometry practice in Bethany

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • EyeMed
  • Davis Vision
  • Spectera
  • Avesis
  • Medicare Part B

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Consult with Our Scleral Lens Experts

The best way to determine your candidacy for scleral contact lenses is through a comprehensive eye examination and consultation with Bethany Vision Clinic. During this evaluation, your eye doctor will assess your eye health, vision prescription, and specific needs. They will also take precise measurements to ensure a proper fit.

If you've been struggling with vision issues or discomfort related to your current eyewear, scleral contact lenses could be the solution you've been looking for. 

Don't let your eye condition limit your quality of life; Schedule an appointment with Bethany Vision Clinic today and explore the benefits of scleral lenses and determine if you're a suitable candidate.

(402) 466-6070