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Doctor insights on: Black Sclera Contact Lenses

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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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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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Are black sclera contacts harmful for your eyes?

Are black sclera contacts harmful for your eyes?

Yes they can be: All contact lenses are medical devices that require a prescription and proper fitting by an eye care professional. In fact selling contact lenses over-the-counter, whether cosmetic or to correct vision, is illegal. Permanent eye damage can occur if the lenses do not fit properly - see an eye care specialist for a prescription. ...Read more

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Can people with blue eyes wear brown colored contacts?

Can people with  blue eyes wear brown colored contacts?

Of course: If you would prefer brown eyes to blue eyes, not the usual desire, then by all means wear brown lenses fit by an ophthalmologist. ...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 contact lenses give you red eye in photos?

Can contact lenses give you red eye in photos?

No: The red eye is from a reflection of your retina (back of your eye) being seen through the pupil. ...Read more

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Is wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

Is wearing colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

No: But you must be careful where you get them and the quality of the lenses. Most problems occur due to infection or expiration of the lenses. Also, some people's eyes may be more sensitive than others. If your eyes become red, take them out. ...Read more

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Are full eye contacts like the black sclera safe to wear?

Are full eye contacts like the black sclera safe to wear?

Only when: Worn and used as prescribed , just as with normal contact lenses. ...Read more

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How to apply eye contact lenses into small eyes?

How to apply eye contact lenses into small eyes?

Carefully: It can be difficult to insert contact lenses when the opening between the lids, or the eyeball itself, is smaller than average. Contact lenses do come in differing diameters, and a smaller one may be a bit easier. Usually your eye doctor will have an individual who is experienced at teaching the use of contacts in the office, and they can offer advice about technique of insertion and removal. ...Read more

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What color contact lens would look good on brown eyes?

Many: Many colored contacts are nearly invisible on brown eyes, especially dark brown eyes. You can try on different colors to judge the effect during your contact lens fitting. Take a friend with you. It's fun! ...Read more

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Is it bad to wear colored contact lens for dark brown eyes?

No: It is not bad, but it will make the eyes look a bit muddy. ...Read more

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Are colored contact lenses bad for your eyes?

NO: They are not bad for your eyes as long as they are fit properly and cared for properly. ...Read more

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Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Eye glasses & contact lenses. What's the difference?

Cosmesis: For most people, it is a matter of cosmetics. Some people do not like to wear glasses. For a few people, contacts provide better vision than glasses can. There are also some eye conditions where adequate vision can only be achieved with hard contacts. See your eye doctor for a more detailed discussion as it pertains to you. ...Read more

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Does color eye contacts expire?

Does color eye contacts expire?

Color contacts: Do not buy color contacts without first having a contact lens fitting and a full dilated eye exam. All the rules that apply to contact lens wearers similarly apply to color contact lens wearers. Just because they are cosmetic for some people doesn't mean they should not be worn responsibly. Do not share color contacts with your friends. ...Read more

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Should i wear contacts? Subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding in eye)

Should i wear contacts? Subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding in eye)

OK: A sub-conjunctival hemorrhage is not a contraindication to contact lens wear. However, in general, if the eye feels uncomfortable with the lens however, remove the lens until the eye clears up. ...Read more

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Can toric lens cause vision to have yellow tint in treated eye?

Can toric lens cause vision to have yellow tint in treated eye?

It is possible: Some of the newer toric lens implants have a light yellow tint which is designed to reduce glare. If the other eye has a clear lens implant some patients will notice a small difference between the two eyes. If the other eye has an early cataract which is also slightly yellow, or a matching implant, few people can see a difference. Most will adapt and not notice after a few weeks. ...Read more