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Scleral Lenses in Chicago, IL

Scleral Lens Experts at Big City Optical

At Big City Optical, we’ve set ourselves up to offer an extensive range of eyewear, from the most modern frames to specialty contact lenses. Scleral lenses are one of the more unique solutions, and make an excellent alternative for those with sensitive eyes, dry eye disease, and more.

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What Are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are harder and larger than traditional contacts, which allows them to rest on the sclera (the white part of the eye) without touching the cornea (the front of the eye). They also create a tear reservoir between the lens and the eye.

This combination makes them exceptional for patients with keratoconus, dry eye, or symptoms following eye surgery. As an added benefit, they last longer and offer clearer sight than most standard lenses!

What Are Scleral Lenses Used For?

Scleral lenses can provide a viable contact lens option, and even offer relief, for a wide variety of front-of-eye ailments including keratoconus, myopia, astigmatism, dry eye disease, ocular surface diseases, post-surgical complications, corneal scarring, and more.

They also excel at correcting poor vision — these larger, more durable lenses stay in place better, and maintain your vision prescription extremely well.

Woman covering her left eye with her hand.<br />
Contact Lens exam and fitting at Big City Optical<br />

Targeted Relief Starts with a Contact Lens Exam 

Getting you in the right lenses begins with your exam: we use best-in-class instrumentation to thoroughly map your eye’s surface and look for any concerns. Our expert team of eye doctors and opticians know how to ensure that your lenses fit comfortably, and that your eye health is protected.

If you have sensitive eyes or a condition that prevents you from wearing traditional lenses, that’s where scleral lenses and similar options can help. Give us a call — relief may be a contact lens exam away!

Why Choose Us?

Big City Optical is a convenient, prime destination for specialty and scleral lenses in Chicago, thanks to extremely thorough exams backed by cutting-edge technology and compassionate experts. Our comprehensive contact lens exams focus on thoroughly understanding your eyes’ unique shape and condition — and our eyewear experts will take all this information into account, to make sure scleral lenses align perfectly with your vision, health, and lifestyle preferences.

Book an appointment today to learn more about how scleral lenses can make clear, convenient vision correction easy!