Scleral Contact Lenses in Pittsburgh

Scleral Contact Lenses in Pittsburgh

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 Bittel Vision Care Center - Caste Village in Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh

Our optometry practice in Pittsburgh

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Aetna

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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- May. 09, 2024
Excellent service, friendly and respectful staff. Roxanne is an asset to the business. Highly recom... mend.
- May. 02, 2024
I've been going to Bittel Vision for 27 years and will continue forever!!
- Apr. 30, 2024
My mom fell n destroyed her glasses Roxanne was so helpful and kind. Took the time to look up my mom... s name. Will get back to me snd offered to help find a fast place to get new glasses since mom is in the hospital and needs them. Outstanding customer service especially since it’s been 6 years that she was seen !!
- Mar. 06, 2024
I love getting my exam here. I just had dr. Mihalek hook me up with some contacts (nicely rebated) a... nd even adjusted my script so that my left and right are the same strength. Some a$$hole doctors frown upon this, but she was like, I get it, sometimes you get a pair mixed up and it’s hard to keep changing them to figure out which belongs where. Also, I didn’t want to have my pupes dialated (more like violated) because I need to drive tonight and she was cool once again and said we’ll, we can go there next time, then she did a quick look with a magnifying mirror just to make sure my poor decisions in life don’t allow me to go blind. Now that’s a good one there. A doctor that listens to you and then makes a compromise with you while still keeping u safe. Dr. Mihalek is very 😎! -Marc
- Mar. 03, 2024
My favorite eye care specialist to see. Life long patient.
- Feb. 07, 2024
showes concern regarding my issues.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Been going here since I was a kid. Love Bittel Optical.
- Jan. 23, 2024
Excellent service
- Jan. 09, 2024
Had a great experience visiting for an eye check and new glasses.
- Dec. 29, 2023
Dr. Mehalik and the entire staff made me feel very comfortable and very well informed about my eye h... ealth.
- Dec. 28, 2023
Convenient, friendly staff and short wait times.
- Dec. 27, 2023
Good Eye Care And Good Service…. Very Personable As Well. 🙏🙌🏼 @gothhopromeo
- Dec. 27, 2023
Everyone, from the staff to the doctor, was very kind and friendly. They really cares about me as a ... patient and I had a great experience.
- Dec. 25, 2023
Very professional services. Dr. Robert Bittel is very engaged and committed to excellence.
- Nov. 30, 2023
I had a great experience with doctor and optical department
- Oct. 29, 2023
The staff was friendly and the doctor was very thorough!
- Oct. 10, 2023
Very good experience. A wide variety to choose from for frames and I am hard to fit
- Aug. 27, 2023
My family has been going to Dr. Bittel for years. He does an excellent job and his staff is professi... onal. Strongly recommend.
- Aug. 06, 2023
Friendly staff. No long waits.
- Jul. 18, 2023
Easy parking and free! All doctors are very adept at the measuring of prescription needed for my eye... s to buy glasses and contacts. I have been with this company for 20+ years and will continue.

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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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