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Doctor insights on: Black Sclera Contact Lenses

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Sclera (Definition)

The sclera is the white hard covering of the eye. It creates the actual "eye ball" and is made out of dense connective tissue. The conjunctiva is a thin, clear ...Read more


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How do I keep my sclera contact lenses comfortable?

How do I keep my sclera contact lenses comfortable?

Check the fit: Make sure your fit is satisfactory with your eye doctor. Keep your lenses clean and use preservative free artificial tears for increased confort. Please don't sllep in your contact lenses. Good luck. ...Read more

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Yellow sclera when wearing contact lens?

Yellow sclera when wearing contact lens?

Same: Th color of the sclera should not be affected by contact lens wear. If anything , the conjunctiva may be a little injected (red) with cl use.If you are only seeing a color change on the white of the eye next to the pigmented iris, you may be noticing a handling tint found on most contacts. ...Read more

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How can I get clear or white scleral contact lenses for my eyes? Do they look weird when worn? It's to make the sclera of my eyes look whiter.

How can I get clear or white scleral contact lenses for my eyes? Do they look weird when worn? It's to make the sclera of my eyes look whiter.

Eyes: I know how you feel. I broke 5 sets of spectacles at age 6 and have worn the glasses for decades - age 71. Very annoying at first but very, very helpful since then. At your age it is critical that you see an eye specialist. She/he will take you through any concerns and will be very pleased by the improvement. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Are scleral contact lens something for a thinning cornea?

Are scleral contact lens something for a thinning cornea?

Yes!: Patients with hinning corneas, either from keratoconus or other causes, are often good candidates for scleral lenses because they rest on the sclera and not the cornea. They do need to be fit carefully by an eye care practice that is skilled in the art and science to scleral lenses. Both optometrists and opthalmologists have these abilities. ...Read more

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Regarding contact lenses, halos and bluryness on one eye?

Regarding contact lenses, halos and bluryness on one eye?

Contact overwear: Probably related to overwear. Stop your contacts, use tears ; see your eye doctor to assess any changes. ...Read more

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Can I wear contact lenses after scleral buckle surgery, or do I have to wait?

Can I wear contact lenses after scleral buckle surgery, or do I have to wait?

Eventually, you can.: Excellent question. Generally after a scleral buckle the conjunctiva or thin layer of skin around the eye needs time to heal. It is common to have a few very fine stitches that are on the surface. Wearing a contact lens increases the risk for infection like any foreign body. It also may be difficult to do while drops are being used frequently. Best to wait till your retina doc feels it's ok. ...Read more

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Contact lenses have dried on my eye, what to do?

Contact lenses have dried on my eye, what to do?

Rewetting drops: Use contact lens rewetting drops to moisten the contacts and then remove them. ...Read more

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Do the contact lenses harmful the eye ?

Do the contact lenses harmful the eye ?

It can be!: Contact lenses often provide better vision than the glasses but if not used properly, it can be very harmful to the eye. It should be removed every day and never sleep with them. Over use can lead to an infection of the cornea and can lead to blindness. In which case, you will need a corneal transplant surgery. ...Read more

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How to find out my contact lens eye power?

How to find out my contact lens eye power?

By examinarion: An eye exam, including a refraction, is the process by which a prescription for vision correction is rendered. A contact lens power is calculated from the refraction and vertex distance. An eye care professional is qualified to perform these measurements. ...Read more