The Crucial Role of Front Surface Technology in Scleral Lenses

The Crucial Role of Front Surface Technology in Scleral Lenses

Eye care professionals are committed to providing their patients with optimal solutions for their vision needs. Scleral lenses have emerged as an innovative option for individuals with corneal irregularities, ocular conditions, and refractive errors. However, achieving the desired fit, comfort, and visual acuity with scleral lenses hinges upon meticulous attention to detail.


What is Front Surface Technology

Front surface technology encompasses customizations applied to the lens surface during manufacturing. Tangible Hydra-PEG is an advanced front surface technology proven to be pivotal in ensuring custom lens patients experience unmatched comfort and visual performance for the life of their lenses. It also aids in decreasing overall chair time by providing reliable tear film management, taking patients from fit to final with fewer visits.

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Prescribing Tangible Hydra-PEG from the first lens can enhance the durability and longevity of scleral lenses and minimize the main problems scleral lens patients face: dryness, deposits, discomfort, and fogging.  This systematic approach replaces the previous “wait and watch” approach and creates a streamlined protocol for you and your staff while giving custom lens patients the clarity, comfort, and confidence they need to navigate life. 


Dr. Anith Pillai Hydra-PEG Testimonial

High-volume practitioner Dr. Anith Pillai from Evolutionary Eye Care prescribes Tangible Hydra-PEG on over 95% of scleral lenses using a protocol that starts with the initial fit. Dr. Pillai states that most scleral lens patients “suffer from ocular surface disease.” With that in mind, adding Hydra-PEG to the first lens becomes a time-saving clinical decision that gives patients more comfort and clarity.



When asked if there is a tipping point where a patient becomes a candidate for Hydra-PEG, Dr. Pillai said, “...almost all patients need it.”  Dr. Pillai goes on to describe a tear film assessment protocol and action plan that incorporates scleral lenses with Tangible Hydra-PEG as part of the treatment.  



Are you ordering Tangible Hydra-PEG on all of your scleral lenses? It’s time to embrace the front surface as a parameter and empower patients to have a better experience with scleral lenses. By doing so, you’re not only restoring their vision, you’re also restoring their hope and improving their lives.

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