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What Is The Average Cost Of Scleral Contact Lenses (2024)?

24-02-2023

The Average Cost of Scleral Contact Lenses in Alberta is Approximately $1,500 (circa, 2024)

The average price of scleral contact lenses, their professional fitting by an optometrist, and a warranty against manufacturer defects, is approximately $1,500 CAD (circa 2024 in Alberta).

Why Are Scleral Contact Lenses More Than Conventional Contact Lenses?

Scleral contact lenses have a higher price point than conventional gas permeable or soft contact lenses because they are a one-of-a-kind eyewear product manufactured to the unique specifications of the individual. Moreover, the fitting of scleral contact lenses requires a considerable level of optometrist expertise and skill, and typically requires more technology and time to accurately measure and fit. Care, insertion, and removal of scleral contact lenses also differs from tradition contact lenses. Accordingly, additional time is required to educate, demonstrate, and guide patients as they learn how to use and maintain their scleral contact lenses.

What Factors Into The Price of Scleral Contact Lenses?

The following elements factor into the overall price of scleral contact lenses:

  • Optometrist Expertise
  • Scleral Fitting
  • Fitting Technologies (i.e. Corneal Topographer
  • Fitting Period Duration
  • Type of Scleral Lens (i.e., single vision, astigmatism, etc.)
  • Warranty Period

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Reasons To Consider Scleral Contact Lenses

Scleral contact lenses offer numerous benefits, especially to those with unique needs.

The Benefits Of Scleral Contact Lenses

cleral contact lenses redefine visual clarity and comfort for individuals with unique ocular needs.

Disadvantages Of Scleral Contact Lenses

These custom made, larger than normal, lenses possess a number of challenges.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eyes can result in itchy, scratchy, watery eyes.


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Assuming an unchanging prescription, with proper care and maintenance scleral contact lenses can last 1-2 years.

Every health benefits plan is unique. Please consult with your health benefits provider to determine if your plan will contribute to the purchase of scleral contact lenses.