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Scleral Contact Lens In New York City and Nassau County

Scleral Lenses: The Revolutionary Contact Lens Technology Providing Incredible Comfort and Visual Clarity

Our eye doctors provide advanced contact lens fitting at The Scleral Lens Center at Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates. We are proud to serve patients from New York City, Roslyn, and Nassau County

Have you tried all the latest contact lenses, but you are forced to wear glasses as you suffered too much discomfort? Is your vision decreasing due to Keratoconus or other corneal conditions?

Thousands of people who suffer vision loss as a result of various corneal conditions (listed below) can now see clearly once again. Scleral lenses are changing the game for those who once thought they couldn’t wear contact lens due to eye conditions or discomfort. Say goodbye to the old days of contact lenses that didn’t work for you. You no longer have to suffer discomfort or simply being forced to live with poor vision. At The Scleral Lens Center at Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates, we provide advanced custom contact lens fitting for even the most hard-to-fit-patients.

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Scleral Contact Lens In New York City and Nassau County

Scleral Lenses: Revolutionary Contact Lens Technology Providing Incredible Comfort And Visual Clarity

Our doctor provides advanced contact lens fitting at The Scleral Lens Center at Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates serving patients from New York City, Roslyn, and Nassau County.

Have you tried all the latest contact lenses, but you are forced to wear glasses as you suffered too much discomfort? Is your vision decreasing due to Keratoconus or other corneal conditions?

Thousands of people who suffer vision loss as a result of various corneal conditions (listed below) can now see clearly once again. Scleral lenses are changing the game for those who once thought they couldn’t wear contact lens due to eye conditions or discomfort.

Say goodbye to the old days of contact lenses that didn’t work for you. You no longer have to suffer discomfort or simply being forced to live with poor vision. At The Scleral Lens Center at Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates we provide advanced custom contact lens fitting for even the most hard-to-fit-patients.

What Are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are specialized custom contact lenses that make contact lens use possible for many people for the first time - and they have many advantages over normal contact lenses as well including, fit, comfort, and visual acuity.

A scleral lens gets its name because it sits on the sclera, or the white part of the eye, rather than the iris (the colored part of the eye). Because a scleral lens sits on the sclera, it stays off the more sensitive areas of the eye. Friction and discomfort are virtually eliminated.

What Are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are specialized custom contact lenses that make contact lens use possible for many people for the first time - and they have many advantages over normal contact lenses as well including, fit, comfort, and visual acuity.

A scleral lens gets its name because it sits on the sclera, or the white part of the eye, rather than the iris (the colored part of the eye). Because a scleral lens sits on the sclera, it stays off the more sensitive areas of the eye. Friction and discomfort are virtually eliminated.

What Are The Advantages Of Scleral Lenses? It’s All In The Shape

Scleral Lenses Are More Wearable And Protect Your Eyes Better

The vaulted dome design of scleral lenses offers unique advantages over traditional contact lens design. Scleral lenses move around much less than regular contacts, making them superior for physical activity, with far less irritation.

The vaulted dome shape of a scleral lens provides a smooth replacement corneal surface, improving vision for people with corneal scarring or corneal irregularities due to LASIK eye surgery complications, Keratoconus, or other eye conditions.

The design of the lens creates a pocket of space between the eye and the lens. The lens is filled with lubricating saline solution before insertion, providing hydration and comfort all day long.
The size of the lens means that your eyes are more protected from debris, dust, and other allergens, making it a good solution for someone that also suffers from eye allergies. 

Enjoy Better Vision

Scleral lenses also provide unparalleled visual acuity by replacing the damaged cornea with a perfect optical surface. Its larger design means the lens is firmly in place, which further enhances vision when compared to traditional lenses.

Due to their size and shape, scleral lenses provide greater durability, easier handling and a lower risk for complications. The Scleral Lens Center at Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates has a wide range of custom scleral contact solutions that can work for you.

What Are The Advantages Of Scleral Lenses? It’s All In The Shape

Scleral Lenses Are More Wearable And Protect Your Eyes Better

The vaulted dome design of scleral lenses offers unique advantages over traditional contact lens design. Scleral lenses move around much less than regular contacts, making them superior for physical activity, with far less irritation.

The vaulted dome shape of a scleral lens provides a smooth replacement corneal surface, improving vision for people with corneal scarring or corneal irregularities due to LASIK eye surgery complications, Keratoconus, or other eye conditions.

The design of the lens creates a pocket of space between the eye and the lens. The lens is filled with lubricating saline solution before insertion, providing hydration and comfort all day long.
The size of the lens means that your eyes are more protected from debris, dust, and other allergens, making it a good solution for someone that also suffers from eye allergies. 

Enjoy Better Vision

Scleral lenses also provide unparalleled visual acuity by replacing the damaged cornea with a perfect optical surface. Its larger design means the lens is firmly in place, which further enhances vision when compared to traditional lenses.

Due to their size and shape, scleral lenses provide greater durability, easier handling and a lower risk for complications. The Scleral Lens Center at Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates has a wide range of custom scleral contact solutions that can work for you.

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Have you tried all the latest contact lenses, but you are forced to wear glasses as you suffered too much discomfort? Is your vision decreasing due to Keratoconus or other corneal conditions?

Thousands of people who suffer vision loss as a result of various corneal conditions (listed below) can now see clearly once again. Scleral lenses are changing the game for those who once thought they couldn’t wear contact lens due to eye conditions or discomfort. Say good-bye to the old days of contact lenses that didn’t work for you. You no longer have to suffer discomfort or simply being forced to live with poor vision. At The Scleral Lens Center at Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates we provide advanced custom contact lens fitting for even the most hard-to-fit-patients.

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Custom Contact Lens Fitting

Have you tried all the latest contact lenses, but you are forced to wear glasses as you suffered too much discomfort? Is your vision decreasing due to Keratoconus or other corneal conditions?

Thousands of people who suffer vision loss as a result of various corneal conditions (listed below) can now see clearly once again. Scleral lenses are changing the game for those who once thought they couldn’t wear contact lens due to eye conditions or discomfort. Say good-bye to the old days of contact lenses that didn’t work for you. You no longer have to suffer discomfort or simply being forced to live with poor vision. At The Scleral Lens Center at Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates we provide advanced custom contact lens fitting for even the most hard-to-fit-patients.

Scleral Lenses For Keratoconus And Other Eye Conditions

Because of the unique shape and comfort of scleral lenses, they are an ideal solution for people with the following eye conditions:

  • Keratoconus
  • Severe Dry Eyes
  • Post-refractive surgical complications
  • Post LASIK eye surgery complications
  • Post RK eye surgery complications
  • Post PRK eye surgery complications
  • Severe astigmatism
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Trauma to the cornea
  • Corneal ectasia,
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Post Corneal Graft
  • Irregular Cornea
  • Severe Dry Eye
  • Ocular Pemphigoid
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
  • Rarer conditions include:
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  • dystrophy,
  • Basal membrane dystrophy,
  • Meesman's dystrophy,
  • Reis-Bückler's Granular dystrophy,
  • Thiel-Benke's dystrophy,
  • Macular dystrophy

Because of the unique shape and comfort of scleral lenses, they are an ideal solution for people with certain eye conditions:

Following Eye Conditions Are:
  • Keratoconus
  • Severe Dry Eyes
  • Post-refractive surgical complications
  • Post LASIK eye surgery complications
  • Post RK eye surgery complications
  • Post PRK eye surgery complications
  • Severe astigmatism
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Trauma to the cornea
  • Corneal ectasia,
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Post Corneal Graft
  • Irregular Cornea
  • Severe Dry Eye
  • Ocular Pemphigoid
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
  • Rarer conditions include:
  • Map-dot-fingerprint
  • dystrophy,
  • Basal membrane dystrophy,
  • Meesman's dystrophy,
  • Reis-Bückler's Granular dystrophy,
  • Thiel-Benke's dystrophy,
  • Macular dystrophy

The clear tissue on the eye’s outermost surface covering the pupil and the iris, is called the cornea. Mainly, the cornea’s function is to bend and focus light going into the eyes. Normally, the cornea has a smooth shape. When the shape of the cornea becomes irregular, the light entering the eyes is not focused properly. Consequently, an individual will suffer distorted and irregular vision.

Keratoconus is a condition of the cornea that affects between .1% to .5% of the population, or 300 thousand to 1.6 million Americans. Keratoconus causes severe vision loss and discomfort, and is effectively corrected with scleral contact lenses. The Scleral Lens Center at Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates provides advanced eye care for keratoconus patients from all over the state of New York including many patients from New York City,The East Side,Roslyn, and Nassau County.

Our eye doctor has helped many patients that were legally blind due to corneal scarring, regain excellent vision after being properly fit with Scleral Lenses.

Dry eyes lead to a slew of annoying symptoms, many of which can be exacerbated by (or even caused by) contact lenses. First, we’ll perform specialized testing to evaluate the cause of your dry eyes and to recommend the best personalized dry eye treatment. Our optometrist will then help determine the most suitable type of contact lenses for this hard-to-fit condition.

Scleral lenses may also be an effective option for dry eyes. Since they create a bridge over the surface of the eye, there is a gap that fills with tears. This tear-filled pocket can lubricate eyes and enhance comfort for people with dry eye syndrome.

People suffering from severe dry eye can find therapeutic benefits from transitioning to custom designed scleral lenses. Sclerals keep the cornea moisturized and protected while minimizing irritation to the eyelids and the rest of the eye.

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Athlete's, law enforcement, construction workers, actors, and others are great candidates for scleral lenses. Because of their large diameter, scleral lenses protect the eye by preventing dirt and debris, do not move when active.

Scleral lenses are extremely effective at correcting for higher amounts of astigmatism and irregular astigmatism. Because of their rigidity, they correct for astigmatism which allows for excellent vision even for people with high amounts of astigmatism.

Scleral contacts are an ideal option for anyone that has higher amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. They can also be made as bifocal contact lenses. Because scleral contacts are firmly positioned on the eye and do not move as soft contact lenses do, they work well as bifocal contact lenses.

All scleral lenses rest on the white part of the eye, the sclera. The exact diameter and space between the cornea and sclera is determined by our optometrist, varying from a few millimeters away, called mini scleral lenses, to much larger full scleral contact lenses that are usually recommended on very irregular corneal surfaces.

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Scleral Lenses For Keratoconus And Other Eye Conditions

The clear tissue on the eye’s outermost surface covering the pupil and the iris, is called the cornea. Mainly, the cornea’s function is to bend and focus light going into the eyes. Normally, the cornea has a smooth shape. When the shape of the cornea becomes irregular, the light entering the eyes is not focused properly. Consequently, an individual will suffer distorted and irregular vision.

Keratoconus is a condition of the cornea that affects between .1% to .5% of the population, or 300 thousand to 1.6 million Americans. Keratoconus causes severe vision loss and discomfort, and is effectively corrected with scleral contact lenses. The The Scleral Lens Center at Drs. Farkas, Kassalow, Resnick & Associates provides advanced eye care for keratoconus patients from all over the state of New York including many patients from New York City,The East Side,Roslyn, and Nassau County.

Our eye doctor has helped many patients that were legally blind due to corneal scarring, regain excellent vision after being properly fit with Scleral Lenses.

Athlete's, law enforcement, construction workers, actors, and others are great candidates for scleral lenses. Because of their large diameter, scleral lenses protect the eye by preventing dirt and debris, do not move when active.

People suffering from severe dry eye can find therapeutic benefits from transitioning to custom designed scleral lenses. Sclerals keep the cornea moisturized and protected while minimizing irritation to the eyelids and the rest of the eye.

Scleral lenses are extremely effective at correcting for higher amounts of astigmatism and irregular astigmatism. Because of their rigidity, they correct for astigmatism which allows for excellent vision even for people with high amounts of astigmatism.

Scleral contacts are an ideal option for anyone that has higher amounts of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. They can also be made as bifocal contact lenses. Because scleral contacts are firmly positioned on the eye and do not move as soft contact lenses do, they work well as bifocal contact lenses.

All scleral lenses rest on the white part of the eye, the sclera. The exact diameter and space between the cornea and sclera is determined by our optometrist, varying from a few millimeters away, called mini scleral lenses, to much larger full scleral contact lenses that are usually recommended on very irregular corneal surfaces.

Scleral Lenses Are Custom Fit For Your Eyes

We fit custom scleral lenses that are designed to match the exact contours of your eye. We begin by using a topographer to digitally map out the exact dimensions and shape of your eye. We then make the sclerals to exactly match. This custom design provides the highest level of comfort and visual acuity, using microscopic adjustments with new advanced technology to customize the fit of each lens.

Our inventory of diagnostic contact lenses enables our optometrist to examine, test and prescribe the most suitable lenses for your eye-care needs. Our patients are often deeply touched by the enormous sense of relief they feel when they are able to manage their keratoconus and other corneal conditions successfully without surgery.

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Scleral Lenses Are Custom Fit For Your Eyes

We fit custom scleral lenses that are designed to match the exact contours of your eye. We begin by using a topographer to digitally map out the exact dimensions and shape of your eye. We then make the sclerals to exactly match. This custom design provides the highest level of comfort and visual acuity, using microscopic adjustments with new advanced technology to customize the fit of each lens.

Our inventory of diagnostic contact lenses enables our optometrist to examine, test and prescribe the most suitable lenses for your eye-care needs. Our patients are often deeply touched by the enormous sense of relief they feel when they are able to manage their keratoconus and other corneal conditions successfully without surgery.

What Is The Cost Of Scleral Lenses? What Is The Process Of A Scleral Lens Fitting?

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Unlike regular contact lenses, scleral lenses are custom fit to the eye, requiring significantly more training on the part of the optometrist, expensive equipment, and multiple visits to achieve the optimal fit. In addition to the fitting process, the patient must also be trained on how to properly care, insert, and remove scleral lenses. Because of these reasons, professional fees associated with fitting scleral lenses and lens replacement costs are higher than other contact lenses. We are happy to discuss your specific costs and payment options based on your individual needs.

Does Vision Or Medical Insurance Cover The Cost Of Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are not automatically covered by vision or medical insurance, and while most vision insurances will reimburse for medically necessary contact lens, the rates and restrictions vary greatly from one vision insurance provider to the next. Depending on your plan, some of the costs associated with professional fitting or lenses may be covered. In general, medical insurance do not cover scleral lens fittings. Our insurance team will provide assistance in helping you apply any insurance benefits towards your Scleral Lenses. However, given that insurance policies vary widely we cannot guarantee how much coverage you will receive from your insurance.

  • Consultation and testing (Digital Imaging)
  • Scleral Lens Fitting
  • Dispensing of the Lens
  • Scleral Lens training for care, insertion and removal
  • Scleral Lens Follow up(s) for micro adjustments
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What Is The Cost Of Scleral Lenses? What Is The Process Of A Scleral Lens Fitting?

Unlike regular contact lenses, scleral lenses are custom fit to the eye, requiring significantly more training on the part of the optometrist, expensive equipment, and multiple visits to achieve the optimal fit. In addition to the fitting process, the patient must also be trained on how to properly care, insert, and remove scleral lenses. Because of these reasons, professional fees associated with fitting scleral lenses and lens replacement costs are higher than other contact lenses. We are happy to discuss your specific costs and payment options based on your individual needs.

Does Vision Or Medical Insurance Cover The Cost Of Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are not automatically covered by vision or medical insurance, and while most vision insurances will reimburse for medically necessary contact lens, the rates and restrictions vary greatly from one vision insurance provider to the next. Depending on your plan, some of the costs associated with professional fitting or lenses may be covered. In general, medical insurance do not cover scleral lens fittings. Our insurance team will provide assistance in helping you apply any insurance benefits towards your Scleral Lenses. However, given that insurance policies vary widely we cannot guarantee how much coverage you will receive from your insurance.

Patients with Down Syndrome overwhelmingly require eye care, with 70% requiring glasses and 45% of people with down syndrome have strabismus, which is usually best treated by a Vision Therapy Optometrist. Furthermore, there are a variety of ocular diseases associated with Down Syndrome patients such as tear duct abnormalities that can lead to severe discomfort, keratoconus (misshapen cornea) and congenital cataracts. A patient with down syndrome will also require specialized glasses made for their unique facial features.

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DR. JORDAN KASSALOW, O.D. M.P.H.

Dr. Jordan Kassalow is a partner at Farkas, Kassalow and Resnick and joined the practice in 1988. His practice specializes in patients who require advanced contact lens care.  He deploys contact lens technologies from across the globe to help patients with keratoconus, corneal transplants, advanced dry eyes, etc.  Dr. Kassalow is...
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DR. SUSAN RESNICK, O.D. F.A.A.O.

Dr. Susan Resnick received her Doctorate of Optometry from the New York State College of Optometry in 1983. A Diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry and Fellow of the Scleral Lens Society, she focuses clinically on specialty contact lens fitting. She is...
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DR. KEVIN ROSIN, O.D.

Dr. Kevin Rosin received a bachelor's degree in Optometry from the Rand Academic University in South Africa in 1995. Following graduation, Dr. Rosin went into private practice. He also held a supervisory role at Rand Academic Optometry School, maintaining his academic interests. In private practice Dr. Rosin specialized in contact...
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DR. CARYN NEARNBERG, O.D.

Dr. Caryn Nearnberg received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology as well as in Health: Science, Society, and Policy from Brandeis University. She completed her Doctorate of Optometry from New England College of Optometry in 2015, where she was awarded a National Institute of Health Grant. Her professional philanthropic...
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DR. PRIYA PATEL, O.D.

Dr. Priya Patel received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from State University of New York College at Geneseo, and completed her Doctorate in Optometry from State University College of Optometry in Manhattan. Upon graduation, she was awarded with the Alcon Case Report Award, and the Varilux Student Grant....

Meet Our Scleral Lens Doctors

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DR. SUSAN RESNICK, O.D. F.A.A.O.

Dr. Susan Resnick received her Doctorate of Optometry from the New York State College of Optometry in 1983. A Diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry and Fellow of the Scleral Lens Society, she focuses clinically on specialty contact lens fitting. She is...
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DR. JORDAN KASSALOW, O.D. M.P.H.

Dr. Jordan Kassalow is a partner at Farkas, Kassalow and Resnick and joined the practice in 1988. His practice specializes in patients who require advanced contact lens care.  He deploys contact lens technologies from across the globe to help patients with keratoconus, corneal transplants, advanced dry eyes, etc.  Dr. Kassalow is...
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DR. KEVIN ROSIN, O.D.

Dr. Kevin Rosin received a bachelor's degree in Optometry from the Rand Academic University in South Africa in 1995. Following graduation, Dr. Rosin went into private practice. He also held a supervisory role at Rand Academic Optometry School, maintaining his academic interests. In private practice Dr. Rosin specialized in contact...
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DR. CARYN NEARNBERG, O.D.

Dr. Caryn Nearnberg received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology as well as in Health: Science, Society, and Policy from Brandeis University. She completed her Doctorate of Optometry from New England College of Optometry in 2015, where she was awarded a National Institute of Health Grant. Her professional philanthropic...
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DR. PRIYA PATEL, O.D.

Dr. Priya Patel received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from State University of New York College at Geneseo, and completed her Doctorate in Optometry from State University College of Optometry in Manhattan. Upon graduation, she was awarded with the Alcon Case Report Award, and the Varilux Student Grant....

Other Specialty Contact Lens Fittings In New York City

Our practice specializes in custom contact lens fittings for a wide range of specialty contact lenses. This includes:

  • Gas permeable (GP) and rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses
  • Multifocal contact lens fitting for presbyopia and myopia
  • Soft daily lenses for moderate dry eye, discomfort, and eye allergies
  • Scleral lenses for patients with keratoconus, corneal scarring, severe dry eyes, corneal transplants, and irregular astigmatism.

We serve patients from the 5 boroughs of New York City, the Tri-State Area, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island, with offices conveniently located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Roslyn, NY.