Scleral Lenses in Kansas City, MO

If you struggle with an irregular cornea or other corneal issues, scleral lenses may be the right fit for you. These specialty lenses for corneal problems may provide comfort and clearer vision.

What Are Scleral Lenses & How Do They Work?

Scleral lenses are rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, they are recommended for people suffering from corneal irregularities or other corneal issues. Unlike standard gas permeable lenses, scleral contact lenses cover the entire cornea and rest on the “white” of the eye called the sclera. Because of this, scleral lenses are more comfortable and stable, and, unlike hard to fit contacts, function as a new corneal surface for patients who suffer from an irregularly shaped cornea, allowing them to have clearer vision. Scleral lenses also aid in relieving dry eye symptoms as they act as a reservoir for a sterile saline solution, keeping the eye in a constant liquid climate. Some scleral lenses are fully customizable to target your symptoms and correct your vision. Each patient is unique and they should be treated accordingly. With scleral lens options at Discover Vision, we have the custom treatment for your needs.

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Who Should Wear Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses can be used to treat a range of symptoms and conditions:

  • After surgery. If you are experiencing complications or irritations from surgeries such as LASIK, PRK, or Corneal Cross-Linking, Scleral lenses may ease discomfort 
  • Hard-to-fit eyes. If your eyes are sensitive to regular contact lenses, scleral lenses cover a larger area of the eye and are more stable, providing a more comfortable fit for your eye
  • Keratoconus. Since they don’t rest on the cornea, scleral lenses provide space and comfort for those suffering from keratoconus
  • Astigmatism. Scleral lenses provide a smooth surface over an irregular cornea, helping to sharpen and correct vision
  • Chronic Dry Eye. Scleral lenses keep the cornea constantly moisturized with a sterile saline solution, making them a perfect option for those who suffer from severe dry eye

If you suffer from any of these conditions, scleral lenses may be the right fit for you.

Contact Us Today For Scleral Lens in Kansas City, MO

At Discover Vision, we want you to find the contact lens that works for your vision needs. Contact us today for a contact lens consultation and scleral lens contact fitting.

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Scleral Lenses Benefits

Scleral lenses have various advantages over traditional contact lenses. Here we have listed some of the benefits of scleral contact lenses.

  • Comfortable. Scleral lenses have a larger diameter than corneal lenses, covering more surface area and resting on the white (sclera) of the eye, instead of the cornea, the most sensitive part of the eye
  • Stable. The scleral lens’s larger diameter prevents it from shifting on the eye, allowing it to stay centered and stable
  • Moisturizing. Scleral lenses have a pocket behind the lens that houses sterile saline fluid, which constantly moisturizes the eye
  • Customizable. Scleral lenses are customizable to your specific needs
  • Protective. Because of the larger diameter, scleral lenses help protect the eye against outside irritants such as allergies, dust and other debris
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Why Choose Discover Vision for Scleral Lens Fitting in Kansas City, MO?

At Discover Vision, we offer contact lens exams and scleral lens fittings with a scleral lens specialist from our team. Our team of doctors at Discover Vision eye clinic are known for their contributions to leading-edge eye care, research, and ground-breaking technologies and solutions.

The goal of our specialty lens providers is to provide attentive, specialized care. Our staff is dedicated to helping you in the most personalized way possible. Learn more about our specialty lens providers here.

Loren M. Beek, O.D.

Loren M. Beek, O.D.

Dr. Beek received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas and completed his Doctor of Optometry degree with Cum Laude honors from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Beek completed a residency in ocular disease at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Lloyd T. Dixon, O.D.

Lloyd T. Dixon, O.D.

Dr. Dixon is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He also holds a master’s degree in zoology from Tennessee State University. Dr. Dixon did his post-graduate training at Illinois University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry.


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Went for annual eyes exam and was very impressed with the service there. Dr. Dixon is well experienced and has created a good professional relationship giving me all information and tendencies I may have with my eyes as I grow older. Good checkup this time with no major changes to my vision.
David Wood

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My first visit went very smoothly. I was seen on time and the staff and Dr. Beek were extremely personable and professional. I’m quite pleased with my choice of a new office for my eye care needs.
Robert Hurst

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My experience with Dr Dixon was excellent. Dr Dixon is very professional and knowledgeable about his area of expertise. He is personal and he explains your condition in lay term where it is easy to understand. I give Dr Dixon five stars.
Luther Brown

Schedule a Scleral Contact Lenses Consultation in Kansas City Today

If you suffer from astigmatism, keratoconus, are experiencing any symptoms of dry eye or irritation after surgery, or if you have hard to fit, sensitive eyes, contact Discover Vision to schedule a scleral contact lens consultation in Kansas City today.

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How much do scleral lenses cost?

Scleral lenses price range depending on the brand and customization of the lens. Our goal at Discover Vision is to provide cost-saving options to help our patients get the care they need at the most affordable price.

Are scleral lenses covered by insurance?

Many vision insurance programs, including Medicare, may reimburse for scleral lenses when they are medically necessary.

What happens during scleral lens fitting?

Here’s what a contact lens fitting includes at Discover Vision Centers:
– Specific measurements of the eye
– Selection of the best contact lenses for your lifestyle and overall visual needs
– Evaluation of the contact lenses on your eyes
– Contact lens lesson on proper usage with your lenses
– Additional follow-up visits to check your prescription and fit
If you’re a first-time contact lens wearer, one of our technicians will walk you through the insertion and removal process. Your follow-up visit will include your doctor evaluating the health of your cornea and anterior ocular structures and making any necessary adjustments.

How difficult is it to insert and care for scleral lenses?

During our scleral lens fitting, one of our technicians will walk you through the process of inserting and removing, and caring for your scleral lenses. If any additional guidance is needed after the initial fitting, our team is available to answer any questions.

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