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Scleral contact lenses

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Scleral contact lenses

Hi sorry, I'm new to glasses and contact lenses. My opthamologist has recommended that I get some scleral contacts for a condition that I have.
So I am going in this week to get fitted for contacts. The clinic that I am getting fitted at says that they are kind of expensive so I wanted to take the online route and see if there is a better option.

Thanks in advance
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Phlav wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 7:12 pm
Hi sorry, I'm new to glasses and contact lenses. My opthamologist has recommended that I get some scleral contacts for a condition that I have.
So I am going in this week to get fitted for contacts. The clinic that I am getting fitted at says that they are kind of expensive so I wanted to take the online route and see if there is a better option.
Thanks in advance
What's your condition? They tend to be custom manufactured, and most of the custom manufacturers only make them on prescription.

There is an alternative that's just been introduced in the past few years for a certain condition for which people commonly and previously were told their only option was RGPs and/or sclerals.
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It's dry eyes and astigmatism. I had a procedure in the fall where they polished my cornea and placed an amniotic membrane over to help it heal. Now my cornea is sort of flat. So at night time, I notice at lot more glare and double vision.

Crap didn't realize they were custom made
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Phlav wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 7:24 pm
It's dry eyes and astigmatism. I had a procedure in the fall where they polished my cornea and placed an amniotic membrane over to help it heal.
Did they use any laser, such as PTK? Or did they just do a epithelial scrape? Does the phrase "recurrent corneal erosion" mean anything to you?
Now my cornea is sort of flat. So at night time, I notice at lot more glare and double vision.
One alternative might be to go see a cornea specialist and have a topography guided PRK done. They should be able to improve the asphericity of the cornea if that's the root cause of your problems. And of course correct the astigmatism.

Do you ever go to Vancouver? I'd suggest doing a consultation with Dr. Lin or Dr. Holland at Pacific Laser. They have pretty deep expertise when it comes to treating visual quality issues that have corneal origins. And will tell you outright if the treatments they perform will help or not.

Tried Omega-3 supplements for the dry eye? Ophthalmic ointments? Restasis?
Last edited by burnt69 on Feb 11th, 2018 7:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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burnt69 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 7:34 pm
Did they use any laser, such as PTK? Or did they just do a epithelial scrape?



One alternative would be to go see a cornea specialist and have a topography guided PRK done. They should be able to improve the asphericity of the cornea if that's the root cause of your problems.

Do you ever go to Vancouver? I'd suggest doing a consultation with Dr. Lin or Dr. Holland at Pacific Laser. They have pretty deep expertise when it comes to treating visual quality issues that have corneal origins.

Tried Omega-3 supplements for the dry eye? Ophthalmic ointments? Restasis?
I have been seeing a cornea specialist since the summer. He was the one that performed the procedure and recommended the scleral lenses to me. I belive he used the scrape as it was a dremel looking like tool.
As for the treatment. I have been on blood serum eye drops since the summer as well. Maybe I will try the omega 3 supplements as well.
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Phlav wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 7:40 pm
I belive he used the scrape as it was a dremel looking like tool.
So no laser used at all? Often just a small amount of laser can create a bed on which the epithelium more strongly adheres. And they could correct your astigmatism and night-time artifacts at the same time.
Maybe I will try the omega 3 supplements as well.
Yeah definitely do that. I'm a post-corneal surgery patient, and taking the Omega-3 supplements (4 x 500mg Omega-3 fish oil capsules daily) made an incredible difference in my dry eye.
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burnt69 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 7:47 pm
So no laser used at all?



Yeah definitely. I'm a post-corneal surgery patient, and taking the Omega-3 supplements (4 x 500mg Omega-3 fish oil capsules daily) made an incredible difference in my dry eye.
Nope no laser. I had some scar tissue building up over my cornea from an infection. And that's why he did the procedure.
I will definitely try to stop at costco tomorrow and pick up some omega 3,thanks for the tip
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Phlav wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 7:51 pm
Nope no laser. I had some scar tissue building up over my cornea from an infection. And that's why he did the procedure.
I will definitely try to stop at costco tomorrow and pick up some omega 3,thanks for the tip
Yeah, oral capsules, BTW. Just in case that wasn't clear. They usually have them at Costco, although I took the Jamieson Omega-3 "Select" brand with good results.

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