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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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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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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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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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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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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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