How do you rinse scleral 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.

What is the best way to clean scleral lenses?

Clean: Place several drops of cleaner (‘i-Clean’ cleaner or equivalent) onto the lens and rub gently for 30 seconds on each side. Rinse: Rinse all the cleaner away using saline with preservatives. Store: Carefully, completely dry off any excess moisture using a lint free tissue and store in the clean dry case provided.

What happens if you sleep with scleral lenses?

Sleeping in your scleral lenses can cause the tear layer behind the lens to become stagnant, increasing the risk of eye infections. It is advisable to reduce any risk to the surface of the eye especially since most patients wearing scleral lenses have compromised and complex eyes.

Why do my scleral lenses hurt?

If patients complain of red eyes, discomfort, blurred vision or burning upon lens removal, it could be because the lens edge is too tight and is not allowing any tear exchange. This is one of the most common problems seen with scleral lenses.

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Why are my scleral lenses cloudy?

White blood cells (leukocytes) and tear debris can get in the tear fluid between the cornea and the scleral lens. The accumulated debris scatters light, causing foggy, cloudy, and hazy vision. A study from 2019 found that fogging symptoms are more common with thicker tear volumes underneath scleral contact lenses.

What do I fill my scleral lenses with?

Use a Filling Solution That Is Preservative-Free

When inserting scleral lenses, use unpreserved sterile saline solution by filling the bowl of the lens upon insertion. Don’t use tap water or a preserved solution as these can lead to an eye infection.

Can I store my scleral lenses dry?

Store unused scleral lenses dry for the long term

If you intend to store a pair of scleral lenses for a while and not wear them, the most hygienic way to store them is dry inside a contact lens case. If you intend to wear them again, simply clean and soak them, ideally overnight, before wearing them.