Scleral Lenses
in Austin, TX

Scleral Lenses
in Austin, TX

At Bristol Family Eyecare, where here for you no matter what your prescription or eye health requires. That’s why we offer advanced specialty lenses, like scleral contact lenses, because staying on top of the newest tech and eyewear is how we guarantee that you will receive the kind of high-quality, customized care that you deserve.

Man putting on some scleral lenses at Bristol Family Eyecare in Austin, TX

What are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are specialized contact lenses that are larger than traditional contacts. They’re made to rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye, and create a tear-filled vault over the cornea. This unique design offers improved comfort and vision for those with irregular corneas and is an excellent choice for certain eye conditions, especially dry eye syndrome.

Are Scleral Lenses Right for You?

Patients who cannot wear traditional contact lenses because of irritation or chronic dry eye may benefit from scleral contact lenses. They are also great for those with corneal irregularities or post-surgical complications. The sturdy design of scleral lenses makes them more durable than traditional lenses and helps your eyes hold their spherical shape, which makes them a useful tool for eye conditions that misshape or elongate the eye, like keratoconus and myopia. At Bristol Family Eyecare, we will take the time to evaluate your eyes and determine if scleral lenses are the right choice for you.

Scleral lenses at Bristol Family Eyecare in Austin, TX


We understand that every eye is unique, especially when it comes to fitting contact lenses. That’s why we begin with a comprehensive eye exam, a critical step in ensuring your scleral lenses are perfectly suited to your vision needs. This exam isn’t just about checking your sight — it’s about understanding the specific characteristics of your eyes. By integrating advanced eye assessment with precise lens fitting, we’re committed to providing you with an unmatched level of personalized eye care.

Trust Us for Your Scleral Lenses

Come see us at Bristol Family Eyecare, where our team is enthusiastically waiting to serve you and your family! We have what you need to accurately fit your scleral lenses, from our best-in-class tech to the expert guidance of our very own scleral lens expert Dr. Tufail. When you need specialty eye care services, you want a practice that you know will ace your treatment, especially for ultra-precise fittings required by scleral contact lenses. Book an appointment today to learn more!

Dr. Tufail headshot at Bristol Family Eyecare in Austin, TX


- Charles K.

Dr. Bristol is fantastic. Professional and friendly. Takes time to explain things. Never feels rushed. I've been a patient for about 10 years now, and always a good experience. The staff is super friendly, and the huge selection of frames is great.

- Steve A.

Highly recommend

- Lance O.

Our family of six have been patients and fans of Dr. Bristol’s for 15+ years. I’ve been a CRT user for 14 of those years and love the freedom (without surgery.) My wife’s vision has been a moving target for the last ten years but Dan has patiently kept up. Kids are all happy with the service. Most of all we love Dan’s holistic approach screening for a number of potential health issues that can reveal themselves in the health of your eyes.

- Jeff L.

Super service -- as usual and despite to COVID-19 pandemic. It doesn't get any better than this.

- Marlo U.

Always friendly and professional. The front staff and back staff are equally fantastic! They are extremely helpful and very efficient at getting you in and out in a timely fashion. I have found them to be outstanding with follow up care (i.e. frame adjustments, etc.) as well. Overall, a great choice!

- RayATX

Great facility, staff and service. Dr Bristol and team are fast, friendly and knowledgeable. In my experience they are prepared with the upfront insurance plan info so that you understand your covered options throughout the process (no financial surprises ) which I appreciate . The office also has a good selection of frames on hand to roils out the process.