Author Topic: Refesh PM vs Scleral Lens  (Read 2817 times)

saralynn143

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Refesh PM vs Scleral Lens
« on: September 23, 2013, 06:10:19 am »
This is a comparison of two methods of eye care in addition to a platinum eyelid weight that aids in nighttime lid closure, but does not give a full blink.

Before

Components:
  • Refresh PM ointment. Multiple tubes stashed in bathroom, desk, purse, pockets, glovebox, etc.
Pros:
  • Simple
  • Moderate cost
  • Little time investment
  • Relatively healthy cornea
Cons:
  • Blurry vision
  • Spillover of extra ointment on face
  • Mental fatigue

After

Components:
  • Scleral gas permeable contact lens
  • Lens inserter and remover
  • Sterile saline vials
  • Cleaning solution and disinfecting solution
  • Thera Tears Gel drops
  • Quartz silicon eye shield
Pros:
  • Healthy cornea with full epithelalization
  • Clear vision
  • No more mental fatigue
  • Able to wear eye makeup
Cons:
  • Time consuming
  • Requires many products
  • Expensive

Is it worth it? That would be two enthusiastic thumbs up!

Full review and scleral lens care tips in this week's weblog: http://www.sarahartman.com/dry-eye-triumph/
« Last Edit: September 23, 2013, 06:15:26 am by saralynn143 »
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left side facial paresis
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tamim.horizon

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Re: Refesh PM vs Scleral Lens
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 07:35:02 pm »
Hi Sara

thanks for the comparison you gave. Could you gie me some idea how much does scleral lense cost and can i buy them from shop? I am kind of frustrated about my eyes. Doctors said they want to observe every three months. I had paltinum chain and tursorraphy also. Apperantly doctors have nothing more to do. could you please advise?
Thanks
Tamim

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Re: Refesh PM vs Scleral Lens
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 05:45:24 am »
Tamin, scleral lenses vary in price. I've seen some people quote $250 per lens. Mine was around $750. Truly custom ones run in the $3000+ range.

By "buy them from shop" do you mean at a local store? The lenses are custom fitted, so they must be prescribed by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.

Here is a thread I found at Dry Eye Talk about sclerals in Australia. Hope it helps. http://www.dryeyezone.com/talk/showthread.php?16981-Scleral-Lenses
MVD for hemifacial spasm 6/2/08
left side facial paresis
 12/100 facial function - 7/29/08
 46 - 11/25/08
 53 - 05/12/09
left side SSD approx. 4 weeks
 low-frequency hearing loss; 85% speech recognition 7/28/08
1.8 gram thin profile platinum eyelid weight 8/12/08
Fitted for scleral lens 5/9/13