Scleral lenses have recently reemerged onto the contact lens market and are becoming a popular specialty lens design. Scleral lenses are large diameter rigid gas permeable lenses that can be beneficial to virtually any patient, including patients with corneal disease (i.e.keratoconus), dry eye syndrome, or post-surgical corneas. These lenses are designed to rest on the sclera (white part of the eye) and completely vault the cornea, masking any irregularities. Because the sclera has considerably fewer nerve endings than the cornea, scleral lenses are more comfortable than traditional rigid gas permeable lenses.
Synergeyes hybrid contact lenses are uniquely designed because they consist of a rigid gas permeable (RGP) center and a soft skirt. The RGP center provides high quality vision and the soft skirt provides all day long comfort. Synergeyes offers a wide variety of lenses that can meet any visual need.
We are proud to offer Synergeyes’ newest lenses, Duette and UltraHealth. The Duette lens is a premium lens with a state-of-the-art design and is made of highly “breathable” materials. This lens is ideal for patients who are nearsighted or farsighted, patients with or without astigmatism, patients who desire more consistent, comfortable vision throughout the day, and patients who have previously given up on soft or RGP contact lens wear. The UltraHealth lens is Synergeyes’ premium lens for the irregular cornea. This lens is ideal for patients with corneal conditions like keratoconus and for patients who have had corneal surgery.
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is a non-surgical, temporary process that involves wearing a rigid gas permeable lens overnight in order to safely reshape the cornea. The end result is clear vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses. CRT works best for patients with low to moderate nearsightedness and low to moderate astigmatism.
CRT is great for active patients who are involved in sports, patients who experience troublesome contact lens wear, or patients seeking a safe alternative to refractive surgery.