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Experience perfectly clear and comfortable vision with Scleral Lenses

Scleral Lenses dramatically improve visual acuity and comfort levels for those with corneal irregularities due to LASIK eye surgery complications, keratoconus, astigmatism, or other ocular conditions.

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208-36 Cross Island Pkwy
Bayside, NY 11360
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Office hours are subject to change.

Doctor Hours
Tuesday:   10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday:  10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday:      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

What can scleral contact lenses offer you?

With scleral lenses, nearly every person can achieve crystal clear vision, particularly those with eye complications or conditions that prevent LASIK surgery or the use of standard contact lenses.

Sharp and stable vision

All-day comfort

Long-lasting lenses

Custom made

Wide visual field

Supports healing

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How Do I Know If Scleral Lenses Are For Me?
Easy. Just follow these steps.

Did you know patients enjoy the high
comfort and stability that scleral lenses offer?

#1 Call us to book a consult

Speak with us to learn about our practice, our experience with fitting hard-to-fit patients with scleral lenses, and what option best suits your visual needs.

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#3 Get fit with custom lenses

Scleral lenses are totally customizable and are made 100% for you. The fitting process ensures that you will receive the perfect pair of lenses that offer sharp, comfortable, and stable vision

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#2 Meet our eye doctor

At the consultation, Dr. Wasserlauf will thoroughly examine your eyes and recommend the most suitable treatment for your eye condition.

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#4 Experience your best vision

Once you try scleral lenses, you won’t consider using any other lenses again. The comfort and visual clarity are unmatched by other contacts. You’re welcome

Dr. David Wasserlauf, O.D.

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Don’t compromise on your vision. Scleral lenses are the gold standard of contact lens comfort and ocular health.

If you’re ready to enhance your vision and overall quality of life, speak with Dr. Wasserlauf about how we can help.

Schedule your consultation today!
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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.

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What are Scleral Lenses?

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Scleral contact lenses are rigid gas permeable lenses with an extra-wide diameter. As opposed to traditional contacts, scleral lenses vault over the entire cornea, leaving a gap between the lens and the corneal surface before coming to rest on the white part of your eye (your sclera).

Their unique design has taken scleral lenses to the top of the charts for ultimate wearing comfort, healthy eyes, and excellent vision for people of all ages.

They are custom-fit to your eye and are perfect for those with hard-to-fit eyes, astigmatism, keratoconus, severe dry eye, or for those simply seeking more comfort when wearing contact lenses.

What Are The Advantages Of Wearing Scleral Lenses?

With scleral lenses, you’ll experience consistently clear vision—even if you have an irregular cornea. Here are some of the benefits provided by scleral lenses:

  • Their super-size diameter ensures that they stay centered and stable on your eye, which also prevents them from popping out easily, even if you play sports or lead an active lifestyle.
  • They are made up from high quality, durable materials to last for the long haul.
  • The large size of the lens protects your eyes from debris, dust, and allergens, providing a perfect solution if you suffer from eye allergies.
  • They are composed of highly breathable gas permeable material, which ensures that ample oxygen reaches the eye, leading to healthy eyes and comfortable lens wear.
  • These lenses have a pocket that fills with moisturizing tears. This wet, lubricating cushion leads to a very comfortable wearing experience, as well as healthier eyes.

Ready to say goodbye to all those contact lenses that felt uncomfortable and didn’t give you sharp vision?

Meet the specialty contact lens team at Bayside Family Eyecare!

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Scleral Contact Lens Specialist in NY

Dr. David Wasserlauf, O.D.

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Call 917-920-6771
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Closed
  • Closed
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Office hours are subject to change.

Doctor Hours
Tuesday:   10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday:  10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday:      10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

208-36 Cross Island Pkwy
Bayside, NY 11360
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What Others Are Saying About Us

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Bayside Family Eye care is great! Dr. Wasserlauf gives you the attention you need. He helped me get the right contact lenses. After being under the care of other doctors who didn’t give me best contacts for my eyes, it was a real treat to meet Dr. Wasserlauf! Thanks for taking the time to help me!!

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Who Wears Scleral Lenses?

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Some wear them for increased comfort, while others choose sclerals because specific eye problems prevent them from wearing regular contact lenses or glasses.

Scleral lenses are extremely helpful in managing the following conditions:

Dry Eyes: For people with gritty, itchy and dry eyes, wearing traditional contact lenses are an added irritation. In contrast, the tear reservoir between the back of the scleral lens and the cornea, the front surface of the eye, allows your eyes to remain moist and comfortable all day long. This makes scleral lenses ideal for those with dry eye syndrome.

Hard-to-Fit Eyes: Those with irregularly shaped cornea, whether due to natural causes, an eye condition (i.e. keratoconus), or complications following surgery (such as LASIK), can at times develop vision problems that cannot be corrected using glasses or soft contact lenses. In such cases, scleral lenses provide a more comfortable, secure fit, and sharper vision.

Scleral lenses are particularly useful for managing these eye conditions:

  • Keratoconus
  • Astigmatism
  • Dry Eyes
  • Giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)
  • Post-refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK, PRK)
  • Presbyopia

Whatever your case, we welcome you to call our eye doctors to discuss your needs and assess whether scleral lenses are a suitable and effective solution for your unique case.

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Learn More about Scleral Lenses | FAQ

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Scleral lenses tackle three factors simultaneously: they provide vision correction, they protect the eye, and they serve a therapeutic purpose by lubricating the eye. 

By filling the bowl of the lens with unpreserved saline solution prior to inserting it in the eye, you ensure that your eyes are always in a hydrated and comfortable environment. This provides relief from unpleasant dry eye symptoms such as pain, discomfort, eye redness, and itchiness while providing sharp, clear vision.

medical-plus medical-plus Why Do Scleral Lenses Offer Superior Comfort?

Scleral lenses are custom-fit to each person’s unique eye shape, corneal curves, and contours, providing unparalleled comfort. Their size and shape also ensure stability.

To design the lenses, our eye doctors will take exact measurements of your cornea through a process called corneal topography. This process ensures that your personal pair of scleral lenses allows the right amount of light in and sits stably on the eye, thus offering superior vision, all-day ocular hydration, and increased comfort. 

If other contact lenses haven't worked for you, don’t despair — you may be a candidate for scleral lenses. Talk to our optometrists to determine your best course of action.

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When it comes to scleral lenses, every insurance company is different. Some cover the eye exams and custom fitting, but not the actual lenses. Others may cover a portion of the cost or 100% of the cost, but only if other treatment methods have been exhausted. It’s important that you consult with your  insurance provider to understand the particulars of your scleral lens coverage.

It is our strong belief that one’s quality of life is profoundly associated with one’s vision. Vision problems, whether due to keratoconus, LASIK, ocular trauma corneal irregularities, or dry eye syndrome, affect all aspects of a patient’s life.

Relieve your discomfort by scheduling a consultation with our optometrists and we’ll help you find the best solution for your condition and lifestyle.