Spare / used scleral lens

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Spare / used scleral lens

Postby happy11111 » Tue 12 Dec 2023 12:32 am

Hi everyone I'm wondering does anyone have a couple of used scleral lenses that I can use to experiment practice with putting in my eyes please? I can pay gladly for these (:

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Re: Spare / used scleral lens

Postby space_cadet » Tue 12 Dec 2023 8:35 am

I wouldn't have thought this was a safe thing to do.
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Re: Spare / used scleral lens

Postby Lia Williams » Tue 12 Dec 2023 5:41 pm

Hi Happy,

I agree with space_cadet this is not a good idea.

Apart from there being a risk of getting an infection from a second hand lens, any second hand lens is extremely unlikely to fit so if you did get it in you'd be desperate to get it out again as it would probably be extremely uncomfortable.

Why do you want to practice putting them in your eyes?

If you are going to be prescribed scleral lenses you will be taught how to use them before being sent home with the lenses. Opticians need to be sure that you can safely insert and remove your contact lenses before letting you take them home.

You might find it useful to look at some videos produced by Moorfields which demonstrate how to care for, insert and remove various different types of lenses, including sclerals.

https://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/content/c ... l-and-care

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Re: Spare / used scleral lens

Postby CARMELTHOMPSON » Tue 12 Dec 2023 10:33 pm

I have loads of spares but they are bespoke, so made for me, I agree with other comments on here, used lenses could cause major damage to the corneas, please do not use any that haven't been made for you. You will be shown how to handle them, and if you struggle, tell your ophthalmologist.


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