Sorry I haven't replied sooner! Two days before your post I became a Grandma of twin boys so I've been busy.
I started on this journey 24 years ago and sadly found that I knew more about my eye issues then my eye doctors. I have consulted a few eye doctors over the years but until I told my eye doctor that I couldn't take it anymore no one took me seriously. I told my eye doctor about this board and a poster named Dena King and how she found an eye doctor that helped her get a scleral lens. What I'm trying to say is, I'm not surprised that you haven't gotten very far talking to your eye doctor about the scleral lens.
I fully understand your blurry vision, focus issues, eye goop & annoyance with fans, open windows and breezy days. Yes, there is room for improvement, you can once again enjoy the wind on your face!
Yes, Scleral Lens is the generic term for an oversized contact lens. If memory serves me correctly the size is over 16. I had a Jupiter lens but it wasn't a true Scleral lens because it was a 15 (size). I didn't have to have any sessions where they measured my eye and then ordered a lens for me. I went to a contact lens specialist that my eye doctor recommended, she tried a couple of lenses on me, found one that fit then sent me on my way to enjoy Christmas like I hadn't in a few years because I didn't have the eye pain I had without the lens. Actually it took about a week before I could wear the lens all day but I could tell it was going to be a good thing the first day I wore the lens.
A couple of years later I started having problems with the lens, my doctor and I aren't sure what happened, perhaps I became allergic to the lens. Anyway, last Fall I started using a daily disposable contact lens and it's been great. It costs me $1.00 a day.
Everyone is different and you have to keep searching tell you find what works for you. Please feel free to ask me questions, will respond sooner than I did this time.
Good Luck, Jill