Vision Therapy in Stow

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 Eyetique - Stow, 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 Eyetique - Stow 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 Stow

Our optometry practice in Stow

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Hours
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • VBA
  • Metlife
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

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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 Eyetique - Stow 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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- Dec. 22, 2023
The staff was amazing! I recently switched my eye doctor whom I’ve had for my entire life to Eyeti... que and the difference was remarkable! I wish I got the very nice ladies name who helped me pick out my glasses she’s very personable and I loved her smile! The Doctor was nice as well she crossed her T’s and dotted her I’s! Definitely recommending to everyone!
- Dec. 22, 2023
Dr. Tran and the staff at eyetique were absolutely fantastic. Only complaint is that the additional ... $45 fee they charge on top of your co-pay is not disclosed during your booking. Disappointed about the transparency of fee but overall very happy. ** Updating to 5 stars as the practice manager reached out stating they are working on the transparency. This staff really cares about their patients and the quality of service they provide! Highly highly recommend!!
- Sep. 06, 2023
I saw Dr. Tran, and she and everyone else were friendly, professional, prompt, and provided good car... e. In the past, the manager, Marissa, was very helpful with an insurance issue I had. Would recommend.
- Aug. 27, 2023
Thank you Dr. Tran for your thoughtful care!
- Jul. 30, 2023
Prompt and polite staff. Dr. Tran is excellent, always addresses all your concerns.
- Jun. 20, 2023
The whole team at Eyetique was friendly and welcoming! They made me and my daughter feel comfortable... from start to finish.
- Jun. 17, 2023
Awesome staff very helpful and polite Dr Tran is amazing
- May. 21, 2023
The employees was kind and welcoming I would definitely recommend Eyetique to friends and family
- May. 16, 2023
Dr. Tran is very thorough and was very friendly. All the staff was very friendly and helpful.
- Mar. 29, 2023
My eye exam was very thorough and Dr. Tran and the staff were very professional and friendly.
- Feb. 09, 2023
Ok so. They’re really, really nice at this place BUT. I didn’t imagine we’d spend two (maybe a... little over) hours in there so do yourself a favor and plan accordingly. Take a snack maybe.
- Jan. 12, 2023
I highly recommend this place to anyone who needs to get their eyes checked. The doctor was truly am... azing, very friendly staff.
- Dec. 30, 2022
I took my 6 y.o. son to Dr. Jenny Tran to check his vision. He was anxious about his visit. Dr. Tran... was able to calm his nerves. She was very gentle and creative with tools and techniques. The staff at Eyetique is very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend Eyetique to anyone!
- Nov. 22, 2022
Best eye experience ever! I highly recommend Dr. Tran and her staff to all. The atmosphere is except... ionally warm and welcoming. I completely felt everyone not only listened to what I had to say but they honestly heard me as well, which allowed my concerns to be appropriately addressed and resolved.
- Oct. 02, 2022
Top notch. Dr Tran is fantastic. Kind, patient, and highly proficient. Everyone on the staff is grea... t, too. They answered all of my rookie questions with patience and grace.
- Sep. 23, 2022
Had a great experience. Quick to get an appointment. Staff were pleasant. Dr. Tran was wonderful.
- Aug. 26, 2022
Very professional painless
- Jul. 13, 2022
Nice place, organized, professional, everybody was pleasant they knew all of your options and explai... n them well best of all they have Saturday appointments which is the initial reason that we check them out and we are happy that we did!
- Jun. 27, 2022
Dr. Jenny Tran is the Best Optometrist I have visited with in a long time. She is thorough and prec... ise with every technic from start to finish. If you are looking for an Awesome Doctor this is the place to go . The staff is great as well everyone works as a team. I was in on a Tuesday an I got my glass that Friday I was very happy how fast it was as well. Thank you so very much. I will 100% be coming back.
- Apr. 30, 2022
Fixed my Cartier glasses within seconds

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