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Scleral Lenses: Breaking Barriers for Sjogren's Syndrome

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Understanding Sjogren's Syndrome: An Autoimmune Condition

Sjogren's syndrome is an intricate autoimmune condition that launches an immune system attack on the body's own moisture-producing glands. While it can affect multiple organ systems, it commonly impacts the eyes and mouth.

The result? Persistent dryness in these crucial areas causes not only daily discomfort but also a host of potential complications, with the eyes being particularly vulnerable to its effects.

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Sjogren’s Impact on Daily Life

Living with Sjogren's syndrome is akin to waging a daily battle against one's own body. The dryness experienced in the eyes and mouth causes constant discomfort, affecting every facet of life.

Dry Eyes: The absence of tears leads to a gritty, burning sensation, making simple tasks like reading or blinking painful. Over time, it can damage the cornea — the eye's clear front surface.

Dry Mouth: Beyond affecting the enjoyment of food and drink, a dry mouth can hinder speech, alter taste, and trigger recurrent mouth infections. Saliva plays a crucial role in digestion and dental health, and its absence has far-reaching consequences.


How Scleral Lenses Counter Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjogren's disease can significantly affect the eyes, leading to persistent dryness, discomfort, and potential complications. Traditional approaches to vision correction, such as glasses or standard contact lenses, often don’t provide relief and can exacerbate symptoms. This is where scleral lenses offer a groundbreaking solution.

The unique design of scleral lenses allows them to arch over the cornea, forming a space that is filled with saline solution. This maintains ocular moisture and acts as a protective shield.

Scleral lenses are tailored to fit individuals’ eyes, ensuring optimal comfort and effectiveness. Think of it as wearing a perfectly tailored suit for your eyes, designed to match their unique contours.

Here are four compelling reasons why individuals with Sjogren's disease find relief and comfort with scleral lenses:

  • Increased Moisture

    Scleral lenses cover a greater portion of the eye's surface. This design ensures that the eye remains in a moisture-rich environment throughout the day, alleviating dryness and discomfort.

  • Optimal Comfort

    Scleral lenses provide superior comfort due to their unique design. They vault over the cornea, avoiding direct contact with sensitive areas of the eye.

  • Consistent Clarity

    Unlike traditional lenses, scleral lenses offer consistent vision clarity. Dry eyes can cause fluctuations in vision, but scleral lenses help maintain stable and clear eyesight.

  • Protection and Relief

    Scleral lenses act as a protective barrier, shielding the eyes from external irritants and reducing the need for excessive blinking or eye rubbing.


How Can I Get Scleral Lenses for My Sjogren's Syndrome?

Getting scleral lenses for Sjogren's syndrome is a journey toward comfort and an enhanced quality of life.

  • Step 1: Consultation with an Expert

    Begin your journey with a consultation with a scleral lens expert who will evaluate your symptoms, assess your specific needs, and determine if scleral lenses are the right option.

  • Step 2: Custom Fitting

    Scleral lenses are not one-size-fits-all; they are tailored to fit your eyes perfectly. Advanced technology takes precise measurements and maps your eye's surface.

  • Step 3: Trial and Adjustment

    Fitting scleral lenses is an iterative process that involves trying on a trial pair for assessment, with adjustments made to achieve optimal comfort.

  • Step 4: Training and Education

    Wearing scleral lenses requires training in insertion and removal and proper care and maintenance to ensure their longevity and effectiveness.

  • Step 5: Ongoing Care and Monitoring

    Scleral lenses require ongoing care and monitoring through regular appointments with your eye doctor to ensure they continue to fit well and meet your needs. At 20/20 Image Eye Centers - Chandler, we support you on your journey to relief and comfort.

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- May. 05, 2024
Great team of doctors and staff, suprisingly lower cost than I expected and great selection!
- Apr. 18, 2024
Friendly, knowledgeable staff with a large selection of frames.
- Jan. 03, 2024
Dr. Milita waived an optical scan payment when a dilation procedure wouldn’t take. I found out th... ere is some abnormal issue with one eye but she assured me everything would turn out fine. She also recommended I get a second opinion if I choose to do so, which no eye care let alone health care provider has ever instilled in me. Great service and care all around.
- Dec. 21, 2023
Convenient, professional and respectful service.
- Nov. 14, 2023
Awesome visit
- Nov. 13, 2023
Employees and the selection of frames are great!
- Oct. 25, 2023
Fast and efficient service coupled with a sizable selection of glass frames and lenses.
- Aug. 23, 2023
The best place and great customer service!!
- Aug. 22, 2023
So helpful, quick , knowledgeable
- Aug. 18, 2023
Had a miscommunication with staff but management was able to right the situation and ended up refund... ing me what I thought I was owed. Optometrist is wonderful. Great place to go.
- Aug. 18, 2023
John and Tamara are amazing!! My husband and I were educated and treated like family which far excee... ded our eye exam visits in the past.
- Aug. 04, 2023
Have always had great service at this location.
- Aug. 01, 2023
Very knowledgeable and helpful 👌
- Jul. 31, 2023
This is a great clinic for diagnostic. I'm very happy with the end results.
- Jun. 02, 2023
All staff are friendly and knowledgeable.
- Apr. 23, 2023
Smooth process from beginning to end! I found all of the team members to be approachable, friendly,... and professional. Dr. Petrauskaite was extremely knowledgeable and able to give me an exact prescription to manage my post-operative vision needs. Soooooooo, the first time around, I was not happy with the way my glasses turned out (entirely my fault, when ordering 😳)! Thomas D. was gracious and empathetic towards my debacle, and the manager was understanding enough to allow the remake of the 2nd pair, which ultimately fulfilled my needs... I am truly appreciative and will absolutely recommend 20/20 Image Eye Centers to my friends and colleagues, moving forward! 🤗
- Apr. 04, 2023
Dr. Petrauskaite is amazing! Staff is very friendly.
- Mar. 09, 2023
I had a really good visit. I like the fact they were not just trying to get money but they made sure... everything was within my budget. They were not pushy trying to get me to get expensive frames but were able to find similar styles that were within my budget. The doctor was professional and pleasant. I didn’t have to wait at all for my appointment they took me right in the back to get started. I will make this my new eye doctor while living in Arizona.
- Mar. 03, 2023
Good Experience
- Feb. 25, 2023
Tamara and Denise were beyond fantastic, extremely helpful and we would recommend this place to anyo... ne!!!

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Scleral Lenses in Chandler

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  • Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
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  • Medicare
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  • Aetna
  • Spectera
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Experience Relief with Scleral Lenses from 20/20 Image Eye Centers - Chandler

Scleral lenses have the potential to provide significant relief and comfort for individuals dealing with the challenges of Sjogren's disease. 

If you or a loved one has Sjogren's disease and is interested in exploring the benefits of scleral lenses, schedule a consultation with 20/20 Image Eye Centers - Chandler today. Your journey to relief and visual comfort begins here.

(480) 820-9880