Scleral Lens Shells Used to Help with Sleep

Scleral lens shells used to help patient sleep through the night

The patient pictured here was unable to close his eye completely especially during sleep due to multiple eyelid surgeries.. Due to the need to wake up every 2 hours to use lubricating drops, he was unable to achieve a complete night’s sleep. When we met this patient he was unable to sleep throughout the night for 2 years. We fit both eyes with specially designed scleral lens shells for him to use during sleep. With these lenses this patient is now able to sleep throughout the night for the first time in years. The scleral lenses that we designed for this patient were designed for use during sleep only.