Vision Therapy in Wylie

How to Insert & Care for Your Scleral Lenses

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Scleral Lenses Candidates

Navigating the world of scleral lenses is vital in ensuring your eye health and optimal vision. At Modern Eye Care, we are committed to providing thorough training to help you effectively insert, remove, and maintain your scleral lenses. Below is a comprehensive guide designed to make your scleral lens experience seamless.

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Inserting Scleral Lenses

1. Clean Hands: The process begins with a thorough hand washing. Use mild soap and a lint-free towel to dry your hands. This step is essential to prevent tiny fibers or contaminants from adhering to your lenses.

2. Eye Examination: Before inserting your lenses, examining your eyes for any redness or secretions is essential. If you experience any discomfort or changes in vision while wearing scleral lenses, don't hesitate to reach out to our office to schedule an eye exam.

3. Follow Professional Guidance: The experienced scleral lens team at Modern Eye Care will provide specific instructions on the best insertion techniques during your visit to our clinic. Here's a general guideline:

  • Place a mirror flat on the table in front of you.
  • Examine the cleaned lens for any debris or cloudiness by holding it against the light.
  • Fill the lens bowl with your saline solution.
  • You can use your fingers or a specialized inserter tool for lens insertion. If you opt for using your fingers, the tripod method (employing two or three fingers) ensures stability and a flat lens placement on your eye.
  • Focus your gaze downward into the mirror, use one hand to hold your eyelids open, and gently insert the lens into your eye using your other hand. When you feel the saline against your eye’s surface, gently press and release. The lens will adhere  to your eye. Repeat the same process for the second lens.

If you experience discomfort, it could be due to an air bubble trapped beneath the lens surface. In such cases, remove the lens and reinsert it following the guidelines.


Scleral Lenses in Wylie

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  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tips for Removing Scleral Lenses

Clean Hands: After thoroughly washing your hands, look straight ahead. There are two methods for removing scleral lenses:

  1. Using Your Fingers: Gently press on your eye and pull the lens upward and out.
  2. Using a Plunger: Attach the plunger to the lower third of the lens, gently press on your eye, and then pull the lens upward and out. With practice, lens removal will become natural and effortless.

General Tips for Scleral Contact Lens Care

Scleral contact lenses are an innovative solution for various eye conditions, but their maintenance is crucial for your eye health and visual comfort. Here are some essential tips to ensure proper care:

Follow Your Optometrist's Instructions: Abide by your eye care professional's recommendations for lens cleaning, disinfecting, and storage solutions.

Proper Lens Insertion: When inserting lenses, ensure they are debris-free.

Adequate Lubrication: Use lubricating eye drops or preservative-free artificial tears to maintain eye moisture while wearing scleral lenses.

Regular Cleaning: Clean your lenses daily with the prescribed cleaning solutions. Rub and rinse them to remove any debris or deposits.

Regular Check-ups: Schedule routine follow-up appointments with Modern Eye Care to monitor your eye health and lens fit.

Hydrogen Peroxide Care: If you use a hydrogen peroxide-based cleaning system, ensure the lenses soak for the recommended duration before insertion.

Minimize Water Exposure: Avoid exposing your lenses to water, including swimming or showering while wearing them.

Avoid Overwearing: Stick to the recommended wearing time, especially if you're new to scleral lenses. Follow your optometrist's instructions for gradually increasing wear.

Replace Accessories: Replace your lens case regularly and follow care instructions to avoid contamination.

Emergency Removal Kit: Keep a lens removal kit with a plunger, spare lenses, and necessary accessories for unexpected situations.

Cleanliness: Maintain a clean lens storage case. Rinse it with saline and leave it open to air dry during the day.

Travel Precautions: When traveling, ensure you have all the necessary lens care items and spare lenses, and follow security regulations for carrying liquids.

Never Use Tap Water: Always avoid rinsing your lenses with tap water to avoid dangerous pathogens that can cause corneal ulceration leading to permanent vision loss.  

Proper care and maintenance of your scleral lenses are essential to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Always follow your optometrist's guidance for the best practices tailored to your needs.

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- Apr. 19, 2024
Always a great experience.
- Mar. 06, 2024
The staff was friendly and inviting. The staff and DR were friendly. I think I was the last patie... nt of the day, but got great treatment.
- Jan. 30, 2024
Sherri took great care of me, she was always very attentive to what I needed and always helped me wi... th my concerns and problems that arose. 5⭐️
- Dec. 09, 2023
I was ver impressed. 1 person made me feel uncomfortable. The rest rocked!
- Nov. 23, 2023
Friendly Doctor and staff, good scheduling process and reminders for appointments. Highly recommend....
- Oct. 20, 2023
Great
- Sep. 16, 2023
It was excellent.
- Jul. 14, 2023
Great Dr. and Staff. Highly recommend.
- Jul. 12, 2023
Dr. Gandhi and his staff were great - competent, thorough, and friendly. I left feeling like I got... the best possible eye care. This was my first visit and I will certainly return next year.
- May. 08, 2023
Everybody at Modern Eye Care goes above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and the service is outs... tanding. Dr Gandhi is awesome and takes care of your needs.
- May. 01, 2023
Dr. Gandhi and the staff are exceptional! They constantly provide professional/high quality services... to their clients. I would also like to mention Sherry, extraordinary customer service!
- Mar. 13, 2023
The staff is very friendly and helpful. When I picked up my glasses, the lady remembered me. Plus, m... y glasses came in very quick, it took less than a week. I was very pleased with my experience there.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Friendly, professional and knowledgeable customer service. Doctor does not rush in consultation, tak... es his time to answer any questions and takes care of his patients. Great selection of glasses and contacts brands.
- Feb. 06, 2023
Modern Eye Care is a great optometrist office. The staff is so nice and getting an appointment was s... mooth and easy. The technology the office uses was cool, they are able to take a photo of the back of the eye and no puff of air! Dr. Gandhi is thorough and explained things to me in ways that made sense. My glasses and prescription sunglasses were actually less than I’m used to paying at LensCrafters and Visionworks which I did not expect from a doctor’s office.
- Dec. 31, 2022
Probably one of the best places around to go to for your eye care needs. The entire staff was great
- Oct. 28, 2022
Great customer service and patient care!!!
- Oct. 08, 2022
Had a great experience here . Staff is friendly . The doctor fixed my eye issues and took time to li... sten.
- Sep. 01, 2022
Very friendly and helpful staff!!!
- Aug. 25, 2022
This place is great. The doctor is amazing too! I was getting my eye examination every year in diffe... rent commercial branches and they always gave generic examinations, but this doctor took his time to see my eyes and found I had some type of allergic reaction and that was why I got dry eyes and other symptoms and diligently gave me the reason and solution to handle it. Plus, eyeglasses’ lens and so high quality. This is the place forget about everything else.
- Aug. 25, 2022
Great place and nice staff. Would recommend 🙂

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