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For Los Angeles residents who want the best eye doctor and scleral contact lenses, contact Dr. Paul Super. He specializes in scleral contact lenses, scleral lenses keratoconus, and gas permeable contact lenses.
These types of lenses are designed for people who have problems with their corneas that prevent them from wearing traditional contact lenses.
Whatever your need for contact lenses in LA, Dr. Paul Super can help at www.eyesitela.com.
If you have been told that you cannot wear contact lenses because of an unusually-shaped cornea, you might want to get a second opinion from Dr. Paul Super. You could be a candidate for scleral contact lenses.
Scleral contacts are large, gas permeable contact lenses that are made to vault over your corneal surface and rest on the white of the eye (the sclera). In doing this, scleral lenses basically replace the irregular cornea with a smooth optical surface to correct your vision problems that may be caused by keratoconus.
Keratoconus is an eye disease where the normal, round cornea begins to thin and bulges into a cone-like shape. This cone shape begins to deflect light as it goes into the eye on the way to the retina in the back of the eye. This problem causes distorted vision.
As the cornea starts to get a more irregular shape, it can lead to progressive nearsightedness and irregular astigmatism that can cause more problems with distorted and blurred vision.
Research shows that weakening corneal tissue that leads to keratoconus cold be caused by an enzyme imbalance in the cornea. This imbalance causes the cornea to be more sensitive to oxidative damage from free radicals, which can cause the cornea to weaken and bulge outward.
If you think you think you may need scleral lenses keratoconus, please contact Dr. Paul Super today for a comprehensive eye examination.
Scleral contact lenses are a type of gas permeable contact lens that are different than conventional soft contacts. They are not mass produced like other lenses, so they can be more expensive.
While the per-lens cost of gas permeable lenses is higher, one pair of these lenses may last an entire year. Thus, the annual cost of wearing scleral lenses may be the same as cost of contact lenses.
Fitting gas permeable lenses on eyes with keratoconus can be more involved than fitting with traditional soft lenses. Dr. Paul Super will work closely with you to fine tune your prescription and fit so that you have perfect vision.
Dr. Paul Super has many years of experience fitting Los Angeles patients with scleral contact lenses and other popular contacts and eyewear. Contact Dr. Paul Super today at www.eyesitela.com or call (310) 820-2020.