Scleral lenses are specialty contact lenses that have gained popularity among eye care providers and patients alike. Scleral lenses are large diameter contact lenses that vault over the front surface of the eye and rest smoothly on the sclera, or the white area. Before putting on the lens, it is filled with a nourishing fluid that keeps the front surface of the eye lubricated throughout the entire day. The unique lens design and stable material of scleral lenses provides many people with clear and comfortable vision.
Accidents happen. Even if we are extremely careful and take all the necessary precautions, injuries can still occur; eye injuries are no exception. From metallic foreign bodies to chemical burns, the front of the eye is particular susceptible to damage during unexpected injuries. One of the most common forms of injuries to the front of the eye is a scratch to the outermost surface, known as a corneal abrasion. When a corneal abrasion occurs, the epithelium, or the thin protective layer of the cornea, is broken, causing many uncomfortable symptoms. Luckily, simple corneal abrasions are usually quick and uncomplicated in their resolution. Read on to learn about how to deal with a scratched ocular surface.
Dry eye disease is a complicated disease process which can cause symptoms such as irritation and burning, in addition to visual disturbances like blurred vision. Millions of people are affected by dry eye syndrome, but they may not know the cause of their symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with dry eyes, or suffer from ocular irritation and blurred vision, read on to learn more about what could be causing your problems.