If you've been told in the past that you cannot wear regular contact lenses because of an irregular cornea or other problems, you may want to get a second opinion and ask THE EYE DOCTOR about scleral contact lenses.

Scleral contacts are larger and specially designed to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the “white of the eye” (sclera). In doing so, scleral lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by corneal irregularities.

Also, the space between the cornea and the back surface of a scleral lens acts as a fluid reservoir to provide comfort for people with severe dry eyes who otherwise could not tolerate contact lens wear.