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Scleral Lenses Can Restore Your Vision

Scleral lenses are used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Keratoconus
  • Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) Complications
  • Intacs Complications
  • Glare, Dry Eyes, Halos, Starbursts and Ghosting
  • Complications from LASIK, PRK, and RK
  • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration (PMD)
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome

What are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral contact lenses are large-diameter lenses that provide clear and comfortable vision because the lenses do not actually touch the cornea. Instead, scleral lenses vault over the entire corneal surface, resting on the “white” portion of the eye known as the “sclera.” The space between the back and front portions of the scleral lens is filled with unpreserved sterile saline solution, which means that the eye always remains in a liquid environment. Scleral lenses cover a larger portion of the sclera, whereas semi-scleral lenses cover a smaller area.

These larger lenses also are more stable than conventional gas permeable contact lenses, which move with each blink because they cover only a portion of the cornea. Moreover, scleral lenses do not fall out, bits of grit do not lodge behind them during wear, and they are surprisingly comfortable to wear when fitted properly.

Diagram of how a scleral contact lens is fitted
Fitting the Scleral Contact Lens

There are three different types of scleral lenses:

  • Corneo-Scleral Lenses & Semi-Scleral Lenses

    Larger than conventional GP lenses; sit near the junction between the sclera and the cornea

  • Mini-Scleral Lenses

    Vault over the entire corneal surface and sit on the anterior sclera

  • Full Scleral Lenses

    Largest scleral lenses; provide greatest amount of clearance between the cornea and back surface of the lens

Scleral lenses are typically manufactured with highly breathable, rigid gas permeable lens materials. Thus, even though the lenses cover the entire corneal surface, they allow plenty of oxygen to reach the front surface of the eye to maintain health and comfort.

There are five primary categories of lenses used to treat patients in Illinois with keratoconus, glare, dry eyes, halos, starbursts, ghosting, complications from LASIK, PRK, and RK, and Sjogren’s Syndrome:

Scleral Lens Fitting Locations in Illinois

Chicago (Hyde Park)

1621 East 55th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60615

(773) 840-8204

Dr. Satpal Sarai

Dr. Satpal Sarai, O.D.

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Chicago (South Loop)

1243 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605

(312) 646-4662

Dr. Satpal Sarai

Dr. Satpal Sarai, O.D.

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Chicago (University Village)

1116 West Taylor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607

(312) 827-6467

Dr. Satpal Sarai

Dr. Satpal Sarai, O.D.

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Chicago (Wicker Park)

2121 West Division Street
Chicago, Illinois 60622

(773) 570-1674

Dr. Satpal Sarai

Dr. Satpal Sarai, O.D.

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Elmhurst

210 North York Road, Suite 102
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

(630) 478-8148

Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield, O.D.

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Lake Zurich

48 South Old Rand Road
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

(708) 949-4600

Dr. Robert Levine

Dr. Robert Levine, O.D.

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Libertyville

318 Peterson Road
Libertyville, Illinois 60048

(847) 584-1766

Dr. Robert Levine

Dr. Robert Levine, O.D.

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Lombard

837 South Westmore-Meyers Road
Lombard, Illinois 60148

(630) 280-3569

Dr. Matthew Hendrickson

Dr. Matthew Hendrickson, O.D.

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Serving scleral lens patients throughout Illinois

  • Aurora
  • Rockford
  • Naperville
  • Springfield
  • Peoria
  • Elgin
  • Barrington
  • Chicago
  • Greyslake
  • Gurnee
  • Hawthone Woods
  • Joliet
  • Lake Barrington
  • Lake Zurich
  • Libertyville
  • Mundelein
  • Oak Lawn
  • Orland Park
  • Palos Heights
  • Tinley Park
  • Vernon Hills
  • Wauconda