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Sunrise Eye Care: Leading Provider Of Scleral Lenses In Florida

The Most Comfortable Contacts In The World. Anyone Can Wear Contacts Now. Even You!

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I went there as a new patient today and I absolutely loved it. The staff were kind and office very clean and organized. Dr. Haiman really has superb chair side manner, he’s very patient and explained everything in detail. I am so happy to have found this place and I know I am in good hands for the eye care that I need.

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12555 W Sunrise Blvd
Sunrise, FL 33323
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  • 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We are located in front of the Sawgrass Mills Mall. Take the Purple Parrot exit!

Meet Our Sunrise Eye Doctor


Dr. Phillip Haiman

Optometrist Explains: What Are Scleral Lenses?

“Sclerals” are specialized contact lenses that make contact lens use possible for many people for the first time – and they have advantages for normal contact lens wearers as well.

A scleral lens is a larger lens that rests on the sclera or white of the eye, rather than the colored portion (or iris). The lens has many advantages which can make contact lens wear an option for those who have previously been told otherwise.

The lens, which covers a larger area than a normal contact lens, creates a pocket filled with artificial tears, fitting securely around the eye. Due to their size, scleral lenses provide sharper vision, greater durability, easier handling and a lower risk for complications.

What Are The 5 Top Patients That Benefit From Sclerals?

  1. Allergies
  2. High or complicated prescriptions that have been told they can’t wear contact lenses.
  3. Unsuccessful history with other lenses either due to poor comfort or poor vision.
  4. Keratoconus or any type of corneal degeneration or dystrophy, transplants, scarring or trauma or post-LASIK complications.
  5. Dry eyes or high sensitivity to light or Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

What are the 4 main benefits of a scleral lens vs. a regular lens?

  1. Easier to insert and remove.
  2. Improved, consistent quality of vision all day long.
  3. Better comfort. Other lenses may dry out and get uncomfortable.
  4. Longer lasting. With proper maintenance, they can last over a year.

What are 3 key differences in the scleral lens technology?

  1. The lens doesn’t touch the cornea but rests on the sclera or the white part of the eye to increase comfort.
  2. Microscopic adjustments to the lenses can be made with new advanced manufacturing technology to customize the fit of each lens to each patient’s unique needs.
  3. Can add highly customized, unique prescriptions onto each lens to provide even better vision.

Scleral Lenses Are Ideal For:

Legal Blindness

It is not uncommon for someone who is legally blind from a corneal irregularity to regain great vision. This lens design provides a protective cushion of saline that can reduce pain and photosensitivity caused by other lens designs.


Scleral lenses are great for athletes who require excellent acuity and a stable lens fit while they are physically active. They are also useful in situations where other contact lens types are not effective or appropriate, including dusty environments and contact sports.

Protective & Therapeutic

Scleral lenses can provide hydration to the cornea in severe cases of dry eye and ocular pemphigoid.
They can also help in keeping the eye hydrated in conditions where the eyelids do not close properly such as facial nerve palsy, trauma, or ptosis.

Custom Fit

We customize the lenses to the exact specifications of each individual wearer. The entire process may take several visits in order to optimize the design and ensure the process of application and removal is comfortable and efficient. For these reasons professional fees associated with fitting sclera lenses and lens replacement costs are higher than other contact lenses. We are happy to discuss your specific costs based on your individual needs.

Multiple Payment Options & Insurance Accepted

We Accept:

  • visa
  • mastercard
  • americanexpress
  • discover
  • cash
  • check
  • debit
  • carecredit
  • United Health Care
  • Tricare
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

And many others… Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call!

Find Us Easily! Conveniently Located Inside Walmart on Sunrise Blvd, as an Independent Optometrist.