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Doctor insights on: Black Sclera Contacts

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Please point me to where i can buy cheap prescription black sclera contacts?

Please point me to where i can buy cheap prescription black sclera contacts?

No: This question can be answered by the doctor who prescribed the contacts or perhaps, by a google search. ...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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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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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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What are the risks to your eyes when wearing special contacts like black sclera?

What are the risks to your eyes when wearing special contacts like black sclera?

Contacts have risks.: All contact lenses carry risks such as infection, scarring, or blood vessel growth on the cornea. Special cosmetic contacts carry extra risks and should only be used under the supervision of a doctor. Never, ever wear any contacts unless prescribed to you by a doctor. The risks of cosmetic contact lenses not prescribed by a doctor are so severe that they are illegal in a number of states. ...Read more

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I'm thinking of getting sclera lenses but do they actually help your vision like regular contacts or are they just for show?

I'm thinking of getting sclera lenses but do they actually help your vision like regular contacts or are they just for show?

Useful: These lenses are prescribed for people who need vision correction but have more than the average amount of eye dryness or have surface changes of the cornea which prevent the use of ordinary lenses. The ...Read more

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Could sclera contacts work as regular contacts?

Yes but why?: Regular contacts can be comfortable and give excellent vision. Scleral contacts are prescribed for special circumstances such as eye distortion, eye dryness, eye surface disease. They cost more, are harder to fit, and are generally a little less comfortable than standard lenses although this in part might be that they are used to compensate for disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have black sclera?

Unlikely: The sclera can become grey from repeated use of silver containing solutions and the sclera may get sort of blue in color from a few inherited issues and chronic inflammation of the eye. True blackness could only happen from the extremely rare spread of a melanoma but that would only be at the site of the tumor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a sclera to turn black?

What are the causes of a sclera to turn black?

Abnormal: The most dangerous thing would be melanoma. This deadly cancer can cause the sclera to turn black. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear sclera contacts if you have astigmatism?

Yes: But corneal contact lenses work as well and are more readily available. ...Read more

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If i get black Sclera Lenses perscribed by a doctor, can i wear them longer?

If i get black Sclera Lenses perscribed by a doctor, can i wear them longer?

No: Cosmetic contact lenses cannot and should not be worn more than what is safe for the delicate ocular surface. I'm happy to hear that they were prescribed by an eye doctor, who should be telling you specifically how long to wear the contacts and how to take care of them. Be smart and take care not to over do it. ...Read more