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Scleral Lenses & Sports | El Paso, TX

winter skierProfessional athletes strive to achieve perfection in their game, yet in rough sports like football or basketball, hope to avoid eye injury. Dry eyes, overuse of soft contact lenses, and LASIK surgery bear a number of risks that can permanently hamper one’s athletic career and result in permanent eye damage.

In addition, some up-and-coming athletes fail to perform well from poor vision. Fortunately, scleral lenses are a new hard contact lens that offers unmatchable comfort and visual quality that can ensure top performance.

What kind of athletes wear scleral lenses?

Keratoconus is an eye disease that affects the cornea, causing irregularities in shape and visual distortion. Some professional athletes who started their career in their teens and continued into college and beyond have been diagnosed with diseases similar to keratoconus and fear an early end to their game. While eye surgery may be recommended by ophthalmologists, and in some cases may be necessary, scleral lenses are a long term solution that helps athletes with eye diseases continue to perform with amazing vision.

Do Scleral Lenses work for all sports?

Scleral lenses are a sophisticated, customized contact lens that covers the entire sclera, the white part of the eye. Sports enthusiasts who can wear scleral lenses include nearly any sport.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Hiking or Rock Climbing

However, any direct contact sports like boxing, karate, or wrestling may not be an ideal fit for scleral lenses. Contact to discuss whether your sport will be enhanced with scleral lenses!