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