Idaho Falls - Merlin Dr.

(208) 522-5594

Idaho Falls - Pancheri Dr.

(208) 529-4333

Pocatello

(208) 637-0841

Rexburg

(208) 356-0881

St. Anthony

(208) 624-3231

Pocatello

Rexburg

Idaho Falls - Merlin Dr.

St. Anthony

Idaho Falls - Pancheri Dr.

Pocatello

Rexburg

Idaho Falls - Merlin Dr.

St. Anthony

Idaho Falls - Pancheri Dr.

Scleral lenses are a type of specialty contacts lens that optometrists often prescribe to patients with certain eye conditions. These lenses are made to fit over the entire sclera or white part of the eye. They're designed to provide extra comfort and stability for those who wear them. To check if they’re right for you, get in touch with an optometrist at Summit Eyecare in Idaho Falls, ID, Pocatello, ID, St. Anthony, ID, and Rexburg, ID.

Scleral Lenses

The History

These lenses have been around for centuries, but they weren't always used for corrective purposes. There were at one point used to portect the eye from conditions caused by exposure.

The earliest lenses were made of hard materials like glass. These lenses could be very uncomfortable.

Today, these lenses are made from a variety of different materials. The type of material used depends on the patient's individual needs. These materials usually help to keep the eye moist and comfortable. Patients with severe astigmatism may require lenses made of rigid gas-permeable materials.

The Benefits of Scleral Lenses

These lenses offer several benefits for patients with vision problems. They provide vision correction. These lenses are often used to correct vision problems that cannot be corrected with glasses or traditional contact lenses. Also, these lenses can be comfortable to wear. Finally, these lenses can be used to treat eye conditions. For example, they are often used to treat dry eyes.

Types

These lenses come in a variety of different types. The type of lens that's right for you will depend on your individual needs. Here are some of the most common types of these lenses:

Standard lenses: These lenses are made to fit over the entire sclera. They're the most common type of lens.

Mini lenses: These lenses are smaller than standard scleral lens.

Gas-permeable lenses: These lenses are made of rigid gas-permeable materials. They can be used for patients with dry eyes.

Visit Us for Specialty Contacts

Hopefully, this article has helped clear up any questions you had about these types of lenses. If you're still curious or have more questions, an optometrist at Summit Eyecare can help. Schedule an appointment and see the effects of these speciality contacts for yourself. Call us at (208) 637-0841 Pocatello, ID,  (208) 624-3231 St. Anthony, ID, and (208) 356-0881 Rexburg, ID, Idaho Falls, ID, for (208) 522-5594 Merlin Dr. or for (208) 529-4333 Pancheri Dr.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Idaho Falls - Pancheri

Monday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt.

Sunday

Closed

Idaho Falls - Merlin

Monday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt.

Sunday

Closed

Pocatello

Monday

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

St. Anthony

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Rexburg

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Idaho Falls - Pancheri

Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt.
Sunday
Closed

Idaho Falls - Merlin

Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt.
Sunday
Closed

Pocatello

Monday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

St. Anthony

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Rexburg

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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