Vision Therapy in West Plano

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 Trinity EyeCare, 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 Trinity EyeCare 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 West Plano

Our optometry practice in West Plano

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MetLife

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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 Trinity EyeCare 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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- Mar. 31, 2024
I have been a patient at Trinity Eye Care for about 20 years now -- my first visit was when I was 5,... and now I'm 26! Throughout all of my visits, everyone has been so kind, attentive and just all-around helpful. This is the only place where I've gotten my night/hard contacts, day/soft contacts and glasses (prescription and blue-light). Even though I now live in another city, I still visit Plano for my annual checkups. Moreover, my parents are also still patients! I don't foresee switching providers... ever. ◡̈
- Mar. 22, 2024
OUTSTANDING service for the past 25 years!
- Mar. 19, 2024
I have been going to Trinity EyeCare over 13 years and I have NO complain so ever and I highly recom... mend.
- Feb. 19, 2024
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- Feb. 14, 2024
I truly liked Dr. Youngblood and the staff. Great doctor, loved the way she approached me. The staff... are polite, friendly, courteous and sincere. I gave it a five because that is what they really are, five star
- Jan. 28, 2024
Everyone is so nice and helpful. Dr. Pang is pretty funny, too.
- Jan. 01, 2024
I am not new in the area, but had not ventured out to find eye care since moving to my area. I found... trinity eye care through someone else, and decided to give it a try. They are extremely thorough, up-to-date on their technology that they use, and immensely informative. I am so happy that I was able to find Dr. Youngblood and enjoyed working with for my eye care.
- Dec. 21, 2023
I’ve been a long time patient of Dr. Pang’s at Trinity Eye Care. I’ve had years of wonderful e... xperiences. Today was my first time seeing Dr. Youngblood and I’m so happy to say that she was amazing too! It’s such a great feeling knowing that no matter who I see I will be taken care of in the best way. I’ve been a patient since 2010 and I will always be one!! Love the Trinity Eye Care team!
- Dec. 07, 2023
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- Dec. 06, 2023
Excellent experience. Highly recommend. Friendly knowledgeable staff that actually listen.
- Nov. 15, 2023
Professional, courteous and friendly staff. There is virtually no waiting time. I have already refer... red one person to this office, a second one is possible in the near future.
- Nov. 06, 2023
Not only are Dr. Pang and Mrs. Pang so incredibly kind, but they and the whole staff (shout out to M... ike and Kristina as well!) take the time to truly care and understand your needs and concerns. I was feeling a bit hopeless with my eyes and struggled to explain what was going on, and it's such a relief that people like Dr. Pang exist. Dr. Pang has been so thorough and meticulous and just all around wonderful, and I'm so fortunate that he is in the area. Coming here has been a real game changer for me and I'm so appreciative to everyone at the office. Again, just thank you so so so much!
- Oct. 31, 2023
They addressed my eye issues promptly and accurately and with compassion and care.
- Oct. 21, 2023
Christina at the front made us feel very welcome and helped us through the checkin /checkout process... with professionalism and a constant smile. The office had very advanced machines to test various aspects of my eye health. Dr. Pang was extremely knowledgeable and explained all of the steps to me as well a really listened to my vision challenges to ensure my Rx was perfect for me. Eileen was very knowledgeable about lenses and contacts as well as my insurance coverage. Overall great experience and highly recommend!
- Oct. 17, 2023
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- Sep. 07, 2023
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- Sep. 04, 2023
Dr. Pang and his staff are AMAZING!! I've trusted them with my vision for over 22 years. They are si... mply the BEST! ⭐️✨️
- Sep. 01, 2023
great communications with both Dr Pang or his staff; all quesitons and concerns answered
- Aug. 19, 2023
Dr. Youngblood and her entire staff are awesome. The best experience with eyecare I have ever had in... my journey.
- Aug. 11, 2023
Dr. Youngblood was very detail-oriented and knowledgeable. She was also patient and kind. I am grate... ful that she was recommended to us. The entire staff was friendly and helpful.

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