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North Spring Texas State Optical

Located at 24504 Kuykendahl Rd, Ste 500, Tomball, TX 77375

Enhanced Vision & Comfort with Scleral Lenses

Have irregular corneas or severe dry eye?
Try scleral lenses!
They’re custom fit, providing more comfortable, clear, and improved vision.

Have You Been Told You Can’t Wear Contact Lenses?

Are your regular lenses uncomfortable? Do they dislodge or pop out of your eyes? Is your vision not as clear as you’d like it to be? Well-fitted scleral lenses stay in place on your eyes and do not move around, even when you blink.

Conventional contact lenses may be unwearable or uncomfortable for the following reasons:

  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Keratoconus/ Keratoglobus
  • ​​Post- LASIK/RK/PRK Ectasia
  • Corneal trauma and injury
  • Corneal Dystrophies, such as Fuchs and Map-Dot-Fingertip Corneal Dystrophy

Custom-designed scleral lenses help patients with corneal irregularities or other conditions achieve dramatic improvements in visual acuity and comfort.

Dr. Bryan Roof, OD

Dr. Bryan Roof, OD

Dr. Bryan Roof grew up in the southeast portion of Houston, in Seabrook. He attended the University of Texas at...
24504 Kuykendahl Rd, Ste 500
Tomball, TX 77375
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What Are Scleral Contact Lenses?

Scleral contact lenses have a larger diameter than other lenses and are gas permeable, which allows oxygen to pass through the lens to the eye.

The purpose of the larger diameter is to cover the cornea and smooth out irregularities creating a surface to stabilize vision problems, such as keratoconus or astigmatism.

Moreover, the reservoir of saline solution between the back surface of the lens and the front of the cornea ensures that the eye is always in a liquid environment — making it optimal for healing while providing unparalleled ocular comfort.


Have Dry Eyes and Struggle to Wear Contacts?

Sclerals tackle three factors simultaneously: they provide vision correction, they protect the eye, and they serve a therapeutic purpose by lubricating the eye. Scleral lenses decrease pain, discomfort, eye redness and itchiness while providing sharp, clear vision.

Benefits of Scleral Contact Lenses

1Stable Vision

Their extra-large diameter keeps them centered and steady on your eye. Even if you play sports or have an extremely busy lifestyle, their size prevents sclerals from easily popping out.

2Perfect for Hard-to-Fit Eyes

Sclerals are especially suited for patients with keratoconus, astigmatism, severe dry eye syndrome, and other conditions that make it uncomfortable—even impossible—to wear standard contact lenses.

3Unparalleled Eye Comfort

Scleral contact lenses are custom-made for each wearer, ensuring a perfect and highly comfortable fit. Whether you have dry eyes, keratoconus, astigmatism, or similar complications, scleral lenses offer unparalleled vision and comfort.

4All-Day Eye Moisture

The space between the lens and the surface of the eye is filled with saline solution to provide all-day ocular hydration.This lubricating cushion provides an extremely comfortable wearing experience.

What to Expect At Your Scleral Lens Consultation


Speak with Dr. Bryan Roof

Our eye doctor will answer any questions or concerns you may have about scleral lenses. You’ll also discuss your medical history and past experiences wearing contact lenses.


Get an Eye Exam

Dr. Roof will examine your eyes thoroughly to get an idea of the size and shape of your cornea. The eye exam will also help determine whether scleral lenses are right for you.


Get Fitted for Scleral Lenses

The eye doctor will insert the scleral lenses and evaluate corneal clearance to ensure they fit properly. You will be offered guidance on how to insert and properly care for your scleral lenses.

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Once you have been properly fitted for scleral lenses, you can expect to gradually see improvements in clarity, color and detailed contrast between multiple images and objects within your visual field. The comfort you’ll experience will enable you to wear your custom-made scleral lenses all day long so that you can keep doing all the things you love – but with better vision.

We Design Scleral Lenses Tailor-Made for YOU

At Texas State Optical North Spring we provide the most thorough care for our patients and use the most advanced technology to assist in contact lens fittings.

It is our strong belief that one’s quality of life is profoundly associated with one’s quality of vision. Vision problems, whether due to keratoconus, LASIK, ocular trauma or dry eye disease, affects all other aspects of a patient’s life. Experience superior vision and increased comfort with scleral lenses today!

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Q & A

How do scleral lenses ease dry eye symptoms?

Not only do scleral contact lenses correct vision, but they can also help relieve dry eyes. Those who suffer from dry, red and itchy eyes should fill the middle of each lens with unpreserved saline solution before inserting them. This will bathe the eye and keep it from drying out.

How long will scleral lenses last?

Depending upon your tear film’s tendency to coat the lenses and your care habits, scleral lenses should last approximately as long as other rigid lenses (1-3 years).

Why are scleral contact lenses more comfortable than standard lenses?

Each pair of scleral lenses are carefully measured and custom-made to fit the contours of your cornea. A precisely fitted lens rests comfortably on the eye and stays in place. 

My current lenses hurt and often pop out of my eye. Will this occur with scleral lenses?

No, properly fit scleral lenses will not dislodge or pop out of your eyes. This is because the lenses are custom-made to your eye, have a large diameter, and rest on the white portion (sclera) of the eye and the edges fit under the eyelids. With scleral lenses, you'll experience contact lens stability and extreme comfort.

Are scleral contact lenses covered by insurance?

Insurance plans differ in what they will cover. Some will pay for the eye exam and the fitting but not the cost of the lenses. Others will take care of all or a portion of the total price. Some insurance companies will cover the scleral lenses but only if the patient proves that they can’t wear regular lenses.