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Black Sclera Contact Lenses
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer