Discover the Benefits of Scleral Lenses
Scleral lenses are a remarkable innovation in the world of vision correction. These rigid contact lenses uniquely vault the entire cornea in a soothing saline solution while gently resting on the sclera, the white tissue encircling the colored part of your eye. The incredible comfort of scleral lenses arises from their exclusive interaction with the sclera, which is less sensitive than the cornea.
The distinct design of these lenses creates a fresh refractive surface, smooth and consistent, making them an excellent choice for individuals with:
Due to their unique material, inserting and removing scleral lenses differs significantly from soft contact lenses or rigid gas permeable lenses. Our straightforward method employs a DMV for insertion and a plunger for removal, both user-friendly for your convenience.
Your Guide to Comfortable Scleral Lens Wear
Achieving a comfortable and hassle-free experience with scleral lenses is easy when you follow these simple steps:
Adhere to Proper Care Instructions
Scleral lenses are crafted from materials classified as "Gas Permeable." Only utilize cleaning, handling, or soaking solutions that are specifically approved for gas-permeable lenses. Keep in mind that preservative-free saline application solutions are intended solely for lens filling and application, not for cleaning or storage. Always use clean, fresh solutions and avoid switching left and right lenses, as each pair is custom-fit for individualization.
Maintain Hygiene Standards
Ensuring a clean environment when handling your scleral lenses is paramount. Employ clean tools and cases, and thoroughly wash your hands with moisturizer-free soap before touching anything. Dry your hands using a clean towel.
Monitor Your Eye Health
Regularly assess the condition of your eyes, watching for any signs of redness, swelling, or inflammation. If you notice these symptoms, it may be time to revisit your optometrist for a possible fit adjustment. It's common to experience a slight impression ring initially where the lens rests, but it should dissipate quickly. Don't hesitate to consult your optometrist for any questions or concerns.
Dos and Don'ts for Scleral Lens Handling
For further guidance and information, visit us at our optometry clinic today. Your journey to clear and comfortable vision with scleral lenses starts here!