Untitled 1

What are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are very large diameter gas-permeable lenses ranging from 14mm to 20mm that completely vault the cornea, "land" and rest on the white part of the eye called the sclera, and create a reservoir of tears.

They are called "scleral" lenses because, these lenses cover the "white" of the eye (the sclera). Because of this type of fit, they are less likely to accidentally dislodge from the eye compared to conventional GP lenses.

Because of their size and this tear reservoir, they are typically extremely comfortable and at times may provide better vision correction than other standard contact lenses, glasses, and even surgery.

Scleral lenses incorporate a unique design that eliminates irregularities of the shape on the front surface of the eye to correct your vision.

The lenses are made of materials that let oxygen pass through the lens and provide a thin cushion of fluid that stays between the lens and eye that makes them very comfortable, reduces redness and creates a healthy environment for the eye.

The lens is appropriate for most prescriptions and is available for patients who need help reading (multifocal / bifocal) and those with astigmatism (torics).

Insertion, removal and care of scleral lenses

Who is a candidate for Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses may be the best strategy for providing patients with optimal visual correction, particularly in patients who have the following conditions such as:
• Keratoconus
• Pellucid marginal degeneration
• Post-penetrating keratoplasty (corneal transplant surgery)
• Post-radial keratectomy
• Post-LASIK ectasia
• Salzmann nodular degeneration and other corneal degenerations
• Recalcitrant dry eye, GVHD, Sjogren's KCS, Steven's Johnson syndrome|
• Congenital Nytagmus
• Normal corneas - athletes and active individuals, patients requiring bifocal correction too!

We have successfully fit all of the above
conditions with great success and the practice
truly feels this lens modality can significantly
improve one’s quality of life.
Black Rock Vision Center's Eye Doctor and Staff Provide
Quality Eye Care and Personalized Service You Can Trust

Grand Eye Care Optometry

RENO HOURS: 
MON 8:00 - 5:00
TUE 11:00 - 7:00
WED 8:00 - 5:00
THU 8:00 - 5:00
FRI 8:00 - 4:00
SAT Closed
SUN Closed
WINNEMUCCA HOURS: 
MON closed
TUE 9:00 - 5:00
WED 9:00 - 5:00
THU 9:00 - 5:00
FRI 9:00 - 5:00
SAT 9:00 - 5:00
SUN closed





Ready for the next step?  REQUEST YOUR EYE HEALTH
AND VISION EXAMINATION

Black Rock Vision Centers are in Reno Nevada and Winnemucca Nevada
Dr. Southam and his caring eye staff provide personalized 'One-on-One' eye care. The Black Rock Vision Centers in Reno and Winnemucca Nevada have earned their reputations of providing the finest in eye healthcare, eyewear and contact lenses.

We will make every effort to take a complete approach to your eye care. This means that we will take the time to not only understand your eye health and visual needs, but your general health, lifestyle, and dietary habits as well. This is somewhat rare in health care today, but we think you will find it to be a refreshing change.

Seeing 20/20 doesn't necessarily mean your eyes are healthy. Many eye problems can only be detected during a thorough eye exam. Our eye doctor uses the latest innovative diagnostic equipment to detect even the smallest changes in your vision and eye health. We will evaluate your risk factors for diseases of the eye. It's important to know that diseases of the eye can also be an indicator of general health issues.

Schedule your Eye health and Vision appointment today with our experienced eye care providers at our Reno or Winnemucca Optometrist offices and give your vision the level of care and attention it deserves.

facebook twitter


Black Rock Vision Center - Reno 3201 Lakeside Dr. Reno, NV 89509 Phone: (775) 825-0559 Fax: (775) 829-7918
Black Rock Vision Center - Winnemucca 625 Sheehan St Suite E Winnemucca, NV 89445 Phone: (775) 625-4733

© 2019 All content is the property of Black Rock Vision Center ™ & assoc. vendors. | DISCLAIMER | HIPAA
Website Powered and Developed by EyeVertise.com