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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

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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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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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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What are scleral contact lenses; do they cure mild ptosis?

What are scleral contact lenses; do they cure mild ptosis?

Large contacts; yes: Scleral lenses have a large diameter and the edge rests completely on the white of the eye. The lens bridges over the cornea and doesn't contact it. A layer of tears floats between the lens and cornea. These lenses can be made in such a way that they partially prop up the upper eyelid, correcting some ptosis. ...Read more

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Hi, how can I get clear or white scleral contact lenses for my eyes? Do they look weird when worn? I'm researching opthalmologists now. Thank you.

Hi, how can I get clear or white scleral contact lenses for my eyes? Do they look weird when worn? I'm researching opthalmologists now.
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Lenses: I know how you feel. I broke 5 pair of glasses at age 6 and now at age 71 I am still wearing glasses without concern. I tried using contact lenses but gave up quickly. At your age you may do well with contact lenses for some time. Don't forget to take them off when you go to bed. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor. My question is. Will the eye look abnormal once a patient wears the scleral contact lenses? Because the lens looks really thick to me.

Hi Doctor. My question is. Will the eye look abnormal once a patient wears the scleral contact lenses? Because the lens looks really thick to me.

No: The average observer will not notice. Even an eye doctor may not notice until examination is performed. You can send a picture for me to review if you like. ...Read more

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How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

How do I stop cloudy film from forming inside my contac lens? I have been wearing gas permeable contact lenses without any significant problems. In the last 6 months, everytime i put my contact lenses on- the right lens gets cloudy and it has a film over

This : This could be a fit issue where debris is being trapped. It could also be the gpc as previously mentioned. I also see similar issues with severe lid inflammation and contact lens use - make sure you are cleaning your eyelids very well each day. I also feel patients that use make-up around the eyes need to be careful with contact lens use. It is amazing the amount of make-up that makes its way into the tear film. ...Read more

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