Scleral Contact Lenses in Knoxville

Scleral Contact Lenses in Knoxville

Have astigmatism, keratoconus or severe dry eye? Consider scleral lenses!

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Enjoy Comfortable & Clear Vision With Scleral Lenses

Can't wear contact lenses due to severe dry eye or keratoconus?

Looking for an alternative to soft lenses that provides clearer, more stable vision?

Custom-fit scleral lenses offer superior vision and comfort

Contact The Eye Group - Kingston Pike in Knoxville to find out how they can help you see clearly and comfortably—day in, day out.

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Enjoy Superior Vision & Comfort With Scleral Lenses

Scleral Lenses in Knoxville

Our optometry practice in Knoxville

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Tricare
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Avesis
  • AARP
  • AlwaysCare
  • Amerigroup
  • TriWest
  • EyeQuest
  • Blue Care
  • TennCare

4 Benefits of Scleral Contact Lenses

  • Cost-effective

    Because they're custom fit, the cost of scleral lenses is usually higher than standard contact lenses. However, because sclerals last up to 2 years, they're more cost-effective in the long term.

  • Eye protection

    Sclerals are larger than other types of contacts, which allows for better protection from debris, dust and allergens that may irritate or injure your eye.

  • Extra-stable vision

    Their extra-large diameter keeps the scleral lenses centered and steady on your eye. If you play sports or have an active lifestyle, their size, shape and customized fit will prevent them from popping out of your eye.

  • Superior hydration

    Scleral lenses form a pocket that fills with artificial tears as they vault over your cornea. This lubricating cushion provides an extremely comfortable wearing experience for all-day hydration.

With scleral lenses, you'll experience vision comfort and excellent optics like never before!

Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 13, 2024
Making sure someone can still use their eyesight is a big weight to tote around. Rather it had been ... from an accident or just wear and tear overtime, we have always walked out feeling taken care of. Great Team guys... Keep It Up!!!
- Apr. 12, 2024
Wonderful staff
- Apr. 06, 2024
Dr. K. Cross is the absolute best, knowledgeable, explains everything if needed, patient, gives you ... the time necessary to give you a thorough eye exam if needed, and explains anything that is found thoroughly, so that you completely understand and can make wise choices. The staff are professional, friendly, kind and attend to your needs. I highly recommend him and The Eye Group, both offices.
- Apr. 03, 2024
Staff is great. Dr. Cross is very thorough and extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend the Eye... Group.
- Mar. 20, 2024
I have went to many doctors to get help with dry eye disease. I finally got the help here I have des... perately needed. I highly recommend The Eye Group!
- Mar. 07, 2024
The team was very helpful, and thorough in filling my eyewear order.
- Mar. 02, 2024
Excellent place to go for all your eye issues. They have a huge selection of eye glasses to choose f... rom. I highly recommend this place.
- Feb. 23, 2024
The Eye Group is excellent. Very happy with my experience. Dr Manning is thorough and answers all my... questions. Appreciate the wonderful staff who are also very helpful and knowledgeable.
- Feb. 10, 2024
I’m always pleased with the care I receive at the Eye Group. Dr. Amburn was so helpful and profess... ional! He worked me into his schedule per my medical doctor’s request! I truly appreciated his level of care and his compassion!
- Feb. 02, 2024
Excellent on time care by a very caring professional .
- Feb. 01, 2024
The whole team there was really nice and professional, making the whole visit smooth and welcoming. ... And Dr. Lain? He's something else! It's so rare to find a doctor who not only knows his stuff but also takes the time to really listen and care for you. He made me feel valued and understood, and it's clear he loves what he does. I left feeling taken care of and super satisfied with my visit. Highly recommend him if you're looking for a doctor who genuinely cares!
- Jan. 26, 2024
Dr. Lain is the best in town!
- Jan. 15, 2024
Everyone is very nice and helpful!
- Jan. 15, 2024
Great service and friendly staff.
- Jan. 11, 2024
I have been going to Dr. Manning since around 1988. I have felt very comfortable with him and his st... aff. I would definitely recommend him and his office.
- Jan. 06, 2024
I have been a patient of Dr. Manning for over 30 years…he is the absolute BEST!! The staff is alwa... ys very friendly and helpful and I rarely have to spend any time waiting.
- Dec. 06, 2023
Very satisfied to have the retinal photo. Dr. Manning's sharing of this was impressive.
- Nov. 04, 2023
The lady who answered the phone was obviously well trained to ask appropriate questions and take the... issue seriously. The office staff and Dr. Amburn we're all great. I appreciate then working in and their professionalism. The office was clean and everyone washed their hands.
- Oct. 14, 2023
Very professional friendly caring & concerned for all the needs of their patients
- Sep. 26, 2023
Dr.Cross was awesome . He took his time made sure I was comfortable. The staff was very pleasant and... helpful. Ordered my glasses waiting on them to come in . I would recommend to anyone needing a good Dr. , that won’t rush you

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Scleral Lenses FAQs

Do scleral lenses help with dry eyes?

Scleral lenses can provide immense relief to dry eye patients.

These custom-designed lenses vault over the cornea and rest on the scleral while avoiding the irritated cornea. The liquid reservoir between the lens and the cornea provides a continuous moist environment that protects the cornea and provides relief for those with dry, itchy and burning eyes.

Are scleral lenses more comfortable than standard contact lenses?

Scleral lenses are custom-fit to your exact corneal measurements. This, along with the lenses’ extra-large size, makes the lenses both extra-comfortable and extra-stable on the eye.

Does insurance cover scleral lenses?

This will largely depend on the type of insurance you have. Not all insurances are the same. Some plans will cover the exam and the lens fitting, but will not cover the lenses themselves. Others will agree to pay part or all of the cost, but usually, after other treatment options have been exhausted.


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