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stuuk17
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Re: Scleral Lens

Postby stuuk17 » Sat 28 Oct 2017 6:43 am

1. If water is leaking out it might suggest a bad fit that being said though when my first pair needed changing it was water getting in causing clouding ..washing face
2.i generally wear them from 6 am till around 10pm with no issues , that being said my consultant has said to take them out earlier or one out one night and alternate to ensure my eyes are getting enough O2

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Re: Scleral Lens

Postby gsward » Sat 28 Oct 2017 1:00 pm

To answer your questions.

1. There is a minimal layer of saline between the lens and your eye, you probably just don't notice it when you remove them.

2. Many wearers do find that taking them out for a refresh improves vision and comfort. From time to time the saline can become cloudy. I would always do this sooner rather than putting up with in. You are lucky if you can wear them all day without re-inserting them!

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Re: Scleral Lens

Postby ucahase » Sat 28 Oct 2017 1:08 pm

Thanks guys, that's really helpful.
With best wishes,
Andrew

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Re: Scleral Lens

Postby clareamanda1 » Sun 29 Oct 2017 6:58 pm

Hi
I wear a Scleral lens in my one eye and find using the sucker method to insert them great. My trouble is getting them out...my optometrist never told me to use the sucker so have tried painfully flicking it out and using my eye lids. I'm interested in the sucker method and fingers crossed this will solve the anxiety of removing it. I do agree though, it is far more comfortable then my rgp! . Once mine are in I never take them out to reapply the saline I just use my celluvisc drops through out the day.

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Re: Scleral Lens

Postby Rooh » Wed 01 Nov 2017 1:56 pm

Thank you everyone who responded to my post. I collected my lens yesterday, managed to insert after 5 attempts at the hospital. Found it really difficult to get it out. Today I couldn’t manage to insert the lens with fingers &W as getting stressed out. Tried the sucker & it went in first time. Next step is taking it out, will try with fingers & if no luck will try the sucker. Lens is really comfortable, fingers crossed. Thanks everyone!

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Re: Scleral Lens

Postby Rooh » Wed 01 Nov 2017 2:01 pm

Rooh wrote:Thank you everyone who responded to my post. I collected my lens yesterday, managed to insert after 5 attempts at the hospital. Found it really difficult to get it out. Today I couldn’t manage to insert the lens with fingers & was getting stressed out. Tried the sucker & it went in first time. Next step is taking it out, will try with fingers & if no luck will try the sucker. Lens is really comfortable, fingers crossed. Thanks everyone!

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Re: Scleral Lens

Postby ucahase » Wed 01 Nov 2017 6:24 pm

Great news! Do let me/us know how you are getting on with it in a week or so as you get more used to it.
Good luck!

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Re: Scleral Lens

Postby Rooh » Sun 12 Nov 2017 8:16 am

So........still a bit of a trial, but getting there.
Haven’t managed to insert the lens first time without a bubble. Last few days 3rd attempt & success (has taken over 30 attempts at times, stress level through the roof). I’ve tried 3 fingers, 2 fingers & sucker. 2 fingers seems to work best for me.
Removing the lens........the only way I can break the seal is with my thunb nail. Trying to break the seal with my fingers & lids makes my eye very sore & I haven’t mastered the technique with the sucker - yet!
As everyone says, it really is a case of not panicking, believing you can do it & practice :roll: :roll:

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Re: Scleral Lens

Postby ucahase » Tue 28 Nov 2017 7:05 pm

It took me about 3 or 4 weeks before I could regularly get them in first time without bubbles. Suddenly something clicked and I got the knack of it.

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Re: Scleral Lens

Postby Rooh » Wed 13 Dec 2017 9:04 am

Just a quick update to all you kind folks who responded to my original ramblings.
So 5 weeks down the line, I can now insert the lens 99% of the time without a bubble. I use 3 finger tripod method. :P
To only way I can remove the lens is by breaking the seal with my thumb nail. It works for me.
Next step, mid January 2018 to be measured for a scleral lens for the grafted eye. Fingers crossed all will go well & RGP will be a thing of the past. :roll:
In conclusion, as you’ve all said, it is just time & practice getting to grips with scleral lenses.
Thank you all :P


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