Damon Ezekiel, Principal Optometrist and Owner at Ezekiel Eyes:
“It is with regret that I announce that Kai, my colleague optometrist, has left Ezekiel Eyes to move back to Singapore.
Kai will return to his family and continue his optometry career in a Singapore Hospital eye clinic.
Kai was with us for seven years and was a much valued member of our team.
I would like to thank him for his great work and in particular for being the instigator of our Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for our many Dry Eye patients.
I have no doubts that Kai will succeed in whatever endeavours he undertakes, and I wish him all the very best on his new start in Singapore.
Meanwhile, I am on the look-out for another colleague to join me and help to continue the amazing things we do at Ezekiel Eyes to improve the quality of life of our patients. Stay tuned for news on that front.
You’ve been told in the past that you need corrective lenses. You’ve
chosen to go with contacts but the ones that you’ve been given are so
uncomfortable and don’t seem to be helping with your condition at all.
You’ve elected to just not wear any corrective lenses because of this which is only making your situation worse.
If this sounds like you then you should talk to your doctor about scleral contact lenses. Scleral contacts are comfortable as well as help with many of the rarest eye conditions. You can also get special effect ones that can grant you vision while your cosplay.
To help you decide if you’re ready to talk to your contact lens specialist optometrist about these contacts, here is a complete guide on these benefits and more.
1. They’re More Comfortable
are many patients who look at scleral lenses and get more than a little
intimidated by their size. They’re meant to cover the user’s entire eye
which is where they got their name.
It’s for this reason that
potential users are afraid that they won’t be very comfortable but this
fear is unwarranted. Sclera lenses are custom made for the patient so
they’re actually way more comfortable than other lenses.
lenses don’t move around too much because they’re made to fit your eye
perfectly. This means you’ll never have to worry about them becoming
They’re also a fairly gentle fit. There is little to no pressure or compression to the tissues in your eye.
2. They will Work When Nothing Else Will
you have a certain eye issue that none of your other contacts or
glasses seems to solve, then sclera lenses may be the thing that you
need. For one, they’re custom made to not only fit your eyes but also to
deal with your condition.
For another, they create a fluid
layer which not only keeps your eyes hydrated all day long without the
need for drops but also helps regulate the shape of your cornea. You’ll
immediately notice a positive difference.
3. Scleral Lenses give amazing value
A lot more work goes into scleral lenses than other contacts. This is because again, scleral lenses are custom made to fit your eyes and deal with any conditions that you have.
What price would you put on your eyesight? Scleral lenses can help you to see again, giving you the freedom to have a job, drive a car, and live the life you want.
Private Health Insurance applies to scleral lenses just like other contact lenses. They normally last for two years with normal use.
If you’re thinking of investing in scleral lenses, you’ll find that the benefits outweigh the money that you spent on them.
4. Promote the Healing of the Ocular Surface
protect the surface of your eyes while also correcting your vision.
They do this by opening your eye to an oxygen permeable fluid chamber.
This keeps any irritants from getting into your eyes.
end, the lenses allow the ocular surface of your eyes to heal because
nothing can get in and scratch it. This will be a huge help if you’ve
had a corneal transplant or have suffered through some sort of chemical
damage. Your eyes will be able to heal and adjust.
If you have keratoconus you’ll need contacts that won’t move around too much when you blink. To this end, if you get regular contact lenses when you have this condition they may be too uncomfortable to deal with or worse, damage your eyes.
Scleral lenses are traditionally prescribed to people
who have hard-to-fit eyes. They will be the only contacts that will be
able to centre correctly on your eyes if you have keratoconus.
6. Other Eye Issues
isn’t the only eye condition that these contacts can help with. Again,
they’re the perfect thing to protect the surface of your eyes if you’ve
had a corneal implant or chemicals have gotten into your eyes.
They also help if you have uncomfortably dry eyes from conditions like Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Sjogren’s syndrome. These lenses even combat severe cases of astigmatism.
7. Special Effects
don’t have to have some sort of eye condition or bad vision to be
prescribed scleral contacts. Some choose to get them for purely cosmetic
They can drastically change the look of your eyes so
that makes them perfect for theatrical and cosplay purposes. Keep in
mind that these contacts are usually only for aesthetics. They usually
don’t have the same benefits as normal scleral lenses.
8. Caring for Them
would think that because the lenses are special that the caring
instructions would be a little more complex than regular contacts but
this isn’t the case. For the most part, the caring instructions are the
same. You take them out at the end of the day, don’t put them under tap
water, and don’t swim, sleep or take a bath with them in.
only difference is they need to soak in a particular type of solution
but your eye doctor will provide this for you or at the very least, tell
you what solution to use.
Talk to Your Optometrist About Scleral Contact Lenses
your regular contact lenses aren’t cutting it anymore, (or if they
never did) try talking to your eye doctor about scleral contact lenses.
They will be custom made to fit your particular condition while not
being too much more expensive than the lenses you have now. Start seeing
Are you ready to get yourself into a new pair of lenses? Contact us today to make yourself an appointment.