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Keep Your Eyes Happy! Top 9 Care Secrets for Scleral Lenses

Keep Your Eyes Happy! Top 9 Care Secrets for Scleral Lenses

, by mamoonsky, 4 min reading time

Discover 9 essential tips for scleral lens care to ensure eye health and lens longevity. Learn the proper cleaning and maintenance routine, and find out how scleral lenses can treat conditions like keratoconus and dry eye syndrome. Consult with experts to see if scleral lenses are right for you.

Transform your eye routine: 9 must-know tips for Scleral Lenses 

Care for scleral contacts is crucial to ensuring their longevity and maintaining good eye health. Scleral contact lenses provide stable and clear vision and cover the entire surface of the eye. It is important to take care of your scleral lens to avoid infections, clean and remove deposits, extend the life of your lens, maintain its fit, provide optimal oxygen to the cornea and to prevent irritation. A regular cleaning routine and disinfection are essential to ensure that scleral contact lenses remain comfortable, effective and safe.

9 Important Steps for Caring For Your Scleral lenses

Scleral lenses cover the entire eye, including the cornea (white part) and sclera. Care for your scleral lens is vital to their longevity, and to avoid eye infections. The following is a comprehensive guide on how to properly care for your scleral contact lenses.

Handwashing: Wash your hands thoroughly in soapy water before handling scleral lenses. Rinse hands well to remove all soap residue. You can use a lint-free, clean towel to wipe your hands.

Rinse Lenses. Prior to inserting your lenses or removing them, rinse with multipurpose or saline solutions. Rinsing the lenses will help remove any oil, dirt, and debris from the surface.

Fill up the Lens Case. Fill it with fresh, clean peroxide or multipurpose solution. Place the concave edge of your scleral lens in the lens case. Be sure to completely immerse the lenses in the solution.

Soak Lenses. Soak scleral lenses at least for 4 to 6 hours (or more if you are using peroxide). This helps to disinfect the lens and remove any accumulation of protein or deposits.

Rub the Lenses. Remove the lenses from the case after soaking them and rub gently with your finger tips. Rub gently with your fingers to remove any residue, dirt or protein deposits. Rinse your lenses with saline or multipurpose solution.

Disinfecting the Lens Case Rinse out the lens cases with saline or multipurpose solutions after each use. Before storing the case, allow it to air-dry with the caps removed.

Replace your lenscase every month. This will reduce the chance of contamination.

Use only recommended solutions: Only use the recommended saline or multipurpose solution to clean and store your lenses. You should not clean or store lenses with tap water, distilled or homemade water.

Avoid wearing your lenses in the water. This includes when you are swimming or showering. Water can introduce bacteria and microorganisms, which can lead to infections.


Scleral lenses can help treat what conditions?

Scleral lenses can be used to treat a variety of eye conditions. These lenses are designed for a wider area of the eyes, including the sclera and cornea. They provide a more stable and comfort fit than traditional contact lenses. Scleral lenses may be used to treat the following eye conditions:

Keratoconus (cone-shaped cornea): Keratoconus, also known as corneal thinning and bulging, can cause distorted vision. Scleral lens can correct this condition because they provide a stable and more regular surface to the cornea for better vision.

Corneal Instability: Corneal instability can be caused by different conditions, such as corneal dystrophies and scarring. Scleral lens can provide a smoother and more regular corneal surface.

Dry Eye Syndrome - Dry eye syndrome occurs when there are not enough tears produced or the tears are of low quality. This leads to discomfort and problems with vision. Scleral lens can address this condition, by creating a reserve of tears between the lenses and the ocular surfaces. This will provide better comfort and lubrication to the eyes.

Scleral Lenses can be used for post-surgical vision correction after certain eye surgery procedures such as corneal transplants and LASIK. They can provide better vision and protect the cornea while healing.

Scleral Lenses can help those with high prescriptions that cannot be corrected by traditional contact lenses or eyeglasses. Scleral lens have more parameters and are more stable. This allows for better vision.

Scleral lens can be used to treat different eye conditions. You should consult an eye professional if any of these conditions apply to you or you're interested in scleral contact lenses. This will help you determine whether these lenses are suitable for you. For more information, contact our knowledgeable team to find out if scleral lenses will work for you and how to maintain them.


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