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SCLERAL LENS PLUNGER

What Do You Do If Your Scleral Lens Is Stuck On Your Eye

How do I remove my scleral lens if it is stuck?

  • First, make sure the small plunger is toward the periphery of the lens, not directly in the center of your eye. If the plunger is in the center of your eye, it will be difficult to remove.
  • You can also try a twisting motion as you pull the lens out to break the suction.
  • You can also apply some artificial tears to your eye, gently massage your eyelids with the eye closed, then attempt removal again.
  • If you have tried all of these but you still have major difficulty removing the lens, it may be a sign that the fit of the lens may need to be adjusted. Please see your eye doctor for help with this.

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Scleral Lens Stand Helps With Insertion

dalsey+adaptivesDo you have EXTREME difficulty inserting your scleral lens?

  • Patients having difficulty inserting their scleral lenses with traditional devices may consider using a scleral lens stand.
  • Place your scleral lens on the plunger, which will be held up with a stand.
  • This allows full control of your eyelids from both hands!
  • Fill the scleral lens with non preserved saline and simply lower your eye to the scleral lens.
  • This is a great option for patients who have difficulty controlling their blink reflex, among other patients (patients with Parkinson’s or other Neuro disorders, or patients with one arm, etc.)

This has been an incredibly helpful tool in my office to assist patients with scleral lens insertion!

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Scleral lens insertion with a dental ring

You can insert a scleral contact lens with an o ring, or dental ring (orthodontic band)
▪️For patients who have difficulty using a plunger to insert their scleral lens, the use of an o ring or orthodontic band can be helpful.
▪️Simply place the O ring or orthodontic band on the tip of your index finger. Then, place your scleral lens on the device. Fill with non preserved saline, and apply the lens to your eye.
▪️This technique helps many patients who prefer to use only one finger to balance their lens. It also allows the other fingers on that hand to control the lower eyelid.
▪️O rings can be found at any hardware store (the cost is usually around 10 cents) and a pack of orthodontic bands can be found online (pack of 100 bands for around $7).
▪️This is a cheap and effective method to helping scleral lens wearers apply lenses!

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