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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But corneal contact lenses work as well and are more readily available. ...Read more
No: This question can be answered by the doctor who prescribed the contacts or perhaps, by a google search. ...Read more
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
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
I'm thinking of getting sclera lenses but do they actually help your vision like regular contacts or are they just for show?
I have a fluid-filled "blister" on my sclera (off to the side of cornea). Not painful. Arose after putting in contacts. Should i seek med. Attention?
Only when: Worn and used as prescribed , just as with normal contact lenses. ...Read more
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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