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Doctor insights on: Sclera Contacts

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Could sclera contacts work as regular contacts?

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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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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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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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

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How long do sclera eye contacts last before needing replacement?

Indefinitely: Scleral contact lenses last indefinitely as long as properly cared for and cleaned properly. Depending on the reason for use, these lenses may need to be refit which may require lens replacement. ...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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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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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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Is there a natural way to clear the sclera of eyes, or by using specific eye drops? Are there any clear colored contacts for the sclera of eyes?

Is there a natural way to clear the sclera of eyes, or by using specific eye drops? Are there any clear colored contacts for the sclera of eyes?

Please re-state ??: Clear the sclera of what ? To get the most from this site you need to provide enough background information to provide an adequate foundation for your question. You have not provided any description of what it is you want to clear. You are welcome to start over.Questions are not linked on the site & go out at random. ...Read more

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What do scleral contacts look like?

What do scleral contacts look like?

Photograph: Here is a good photograph of a scleral contact lens: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=scleral+contact+lenses&qs=im&form=qbir&pq=scleral+con&sc=8-11&sp=1&sk=#view=detail&id=6e8e85efee2a90b111a024fca760e5f17d8d85e7&selectedindex=7. ...Read more

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Are scleral contacts different from regular contacts; how?

Different fit: Scleral lenses are used in certain types of eye disease where you don't want the lens to touch the cornea. Regular contact lenses to make contact with the cornea. ...Read more

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Vision circle so i see double. Would scleral contacts help?

Vision circle so i see double. Would scleral contacts help?

Maybe: If your blurred double vision is due to corneal abnormality, then scleral lenses or rigid gas permeable lenses would help. ...Read more

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Will you need a perscription for coloured eye contacts?

Yes: All contact lenses, whether or not they correct vision, require a prescription to legally obtain. They are medical devices that should be supervised by a qualified professional. Don't risk your eyes. ...Read more

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My eye is hurting from irritating contacts. What should I do?

My eye is hurting from irritating contacts. What should I do?

Take them out: Contacts should be comfortable and if irritating there is a problem. Remove them and check with your ophthalmologist for infection, fit, concurrent eye problems, etc. Always remove contacts when the eyes get red or irritated to avoid more serious problems. ...Read more

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What if you brought the contacts and don't know which is for which eye ?

What if you brought the contacts and don't know which is for which eye
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Check with eyedoc: Most eyes are relatively close to each other in power, so you could try each in your separate eyes and see which is sharpest. Look carefully on the boxes if you got them from an eye doctor because they will commonly be labeled (od = right; os = left). Or call your doctor so they can be recalled from the chart. ...Read more

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Are eye contacts really bad for your eyes?

Are eye contacts really bad for your eyes?

Not if used properly: Contact lenses are a medical device, just like a drug. If used properly, they are safe and effective. If used improperly, they can cause severe problems. See your eye doctor if you are interesting in contact lens wear. ...Read more

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How to get contacts out if your eye is hurting?

How to get contacts out if your eye is hurting?

Eye: Apply sterile solution to soak eye while looking up, let it soak, gently press lids and manipulate the contact out. After that, if pain persists, see your eye doctor. ...Read more