Caring for Your Contacts
Depending on the types of contact lenses you use, our doctors recommend different solutions. Our doctors DO NOT recommend using a generic solution as you can never be sure of the additives or changes made to the product. You should always be using products made and sold by the same company that provides your contact lenses. Remember: always build up wear time per day (5 hours, 6 hours, 7 hours, ect.). The doctors at Beach Eye Care recommend the following solutions for cleaning and caring for your scleral/synergeyes lenses.
Scleral Lens Cleaner
Boston SIMPLUS Multi-Action Solution
This solution not only cleans, rinses, disinfects and conditions contact lenses, but also removes protein daily. Plus, there is no evening rub care regimen with this solution—just rub and rinse prior to lens wear.
Synergeyes Lens Cleaner
Biotrue Multi-Purpose Solution
This solution combines a dual disinfection system and pH equal to healthy tears and protein management to provide exceptional disinfection.
CLEAR CARE® Solution
Cleaner for both Scleral & Synergeyes Lenses
Our Doctor’s recommend this cleaner for scleral and synergeyes lenses. It disinfects and breaks down build up the best—giving the lens the ability to provide the most oxygen to the cornea.
Scleral & Synergeyes Saline Solutions
Fill each lens with either of these saline solutions before placing your lens into your eye.
This saline is preservative free. With the more recent discontinuation of Simply Saline, Purilens Plus Saline is now the only buffered preservative free saline on the US market.
Sensitive Eyes Plus
This saline has a gentle, pH-balanced formula which contains potassium, an ingredient found in natural tears.
Use the plungers below. You can put a drop of saline on the plunger if needed.
Use finger and thumb to pinch soft skirt under hard RGP center. You can also use the “tissue technique”.
- Place the tissue over your forefinger and thumb.
- Using a strong narrow pinch, with the fingertips at the 5 and 7 o’clock positions on the lens, apply slight pressure; wait for a “1-2” count and then roll your fingertips together and back toward the palm of the hand.
Medically Necessary Contacts for Keratoconus
Keratoconus sometimes referred to as KCONE is a disease of the human eye that can significantly interfere with vision, but does not cause blindness. In this condition, the cornea becomes weak, progressively thins and becomes irregular in shape, producing high level of astigmatism and blurry vision.
In early stages of KCONE, eyeglasses may be all that is needed to correct vision. As the disease progresses, hybrid contact lenses often provide the best means of correction. While challenging to fit, these lenses can provide a better combination of comfort and vision than soft or hard lenses alone. Corneal crosslinking is a new treatment option under investigation to halt the progression of keratoconus. In severe cases, a corneal transplant may be needed due to scarring, extreme thinning or contact lens intolerance. This is a surgical procedure that replaces the keratoconus cornea with healthy donor tissue.
You can find more info about Keratoconus from the National Keratoconus Foundation.