How do I stop my scleral lenses from fogging up?
Foggy due to white blood cells and debris
A study from 2019 found that fogging symptoms are more common with thicker tear volumes underneath scleral contact lenses. Removing the scleral lens and then reapplying it with fresh non-preserved saline solves the problem, although only temporarily.
Can I use systane with scleral lenses?
Use only preservative free Artificial tears with scleral lenses. DO NOT USE BOTTLED DROPS. TheraTears, preservative-free Refresh plus, or preservative-free Systane Ultra are good options.
Can you use artificial tears with scleral lenses?
What Can You Do? Experts recommend that if you find you experience midday fog, you should try using high viscosity, preservative free artificial tears to fill the scleral lenses rather than plain saline solution.
What can I use to clean scleral lenses?
Scleral lenses can be cleaned with a hydrogen peroxide based solution such as Clear Care® or with disinfection solutions for gas permeable lenses.
What is the best solution for scleral contacts?
Use a Peroxide Cleaner
This solution sterilizes your lenses by immersing them in 3% hydrogen peroxide. Over a period of 6 hours, the catalyst in the case transforms the hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen gas.
Can I use lubricant eye drops with contacts?
While some of them may be OK for use with contact lenses, they are designed to not only lubricate the eye but to promote healing of the eye’s surface. It is best to stick with eye drops that specifically state, “for contact lenses.” However, many other artificial tears for dry eyes are OK to use with contact lenses.
Can you rinse scleral lenses with water?
With correct cleaning, contact lenses will feel better on your eyes, allow better eye health and vision, and dramatically reduce the risk of infection. Always clean your lenses after wear, and NEVER RINSE OR STORE YOUR LENSES IN TAP WATER.
Are scleral lenses worth it?
In terms of comfort, visual clarity, and stability, scleral lenses are superior to gas permeable lenses. In cases of corneal irregularity or severe sensitivity, scleral lenses are often the only viable option. However, they are more costly than GP lenses as well.
What causes scleral lens fogging?
Midday fogging is when scleral lenses fog up after a few hours of wear. The most likely causes appear to be an accumulation of debris from the tears between the lens and the cornea or an inflammatory reaction of the eye or eyelids to the contact lenses.