Archive for January, 2012

I struggle with this one. I find my contact lens gets a bit gunky if I leave in and put one my eye make up with contact lens inserted. My eye make up can be pretty heavy on a Saturday night!
If I take out then I cant see to put in lens. I have kerataconus so when I don’t have my contacts in I am legally blind in left eye and struggling with right.
I did a bit of research and asked optician - general consensus is too put on eye make up WITH contact lens inserted.

From Viscon Contact Lens website:
* Apply cologne, deodorant, and hair spray before inserting your lenses.
* Wash hands thoroughly with oil-free soap prior to inserting lenses.
* Put your contacts in before applying make-up.
* Use a water-based but water-resistant mascara that is not prone to flaking. Two thin coats are better than one thick coat.
* Use a soft pencil eyeliner rather than a liquid or powdered version that will flake off.
* Use pressed powder eye shadow rather than liquid or cream. Never use pearlized or frosted types that may contain tinsel. ( Tinsel in my eye makeup?????)
* Always remove your lenses before removing makeup.
( Nothing like smearing greasy remover all overy your RGP’s !!! )

Info on Mini-Sclerals and Jupiter Contact Lens

I have been hearing alot about new content lens from Viscon.
I currently wear a Jupiter lens- sometimes called semi-scelreal because it is much small than large sceleral contact lens.

The Jupiter Scleral falls into 2 main design categories- the 15 mm diameter (mini-scleral) series and the 18 mm diameter series. Both series are true scleral lenses sharing the characteristics that they 1) Bear on the Sclera and 2) Vault the Cornea. A lens that bears on the cornea in any way is not a scleral lens although it may be a corneo-scleral or semi-scleral lens.

The Jupiter 18 mm series is designed to be a semi-sealed lens and does not need to closely contour the cornea. The scleral portion is designed to allow adequate tear exchange but hold a much larger volume of tears. It can address the most irregular and asymmetric corneas as well as provide a large tears for severe dry eye cases.

The Jupiter 15 mm series lens requires a closer contouring to the cornea as the scleral contact is less and the capillary forces must maintain an intact tear layer to prevent bubbles and corneal dessication. The lower volume of tears means tear exchange must be more frequent to prevent a toxic buildup under the lens.

For more info visit :
Visionary Optics

My Keratoconus Getting Worse and Painful Contact Lens

I am still only wearing one lens ( semi- scleral or Jupiter contact lens) on my left eye. The Lens is like a very large RGP. It doesn’t give me crystal clear vision like I had with regular RGP lens but its very very comfortable.
I was SUPPOSED to get fitted for new one several months ago- however when I was at regular eye doctor she said lens looked fine.
I do notice more pain in my eye. It gets quite sore and sometimes a feeling of pinching or sharp pain in the eye. I notice it is especially bad were eye is dry - while driving in heated car for example.

When lens out can barely see anything in left eye- horrible distortion which makes watching TV before I go to bed a pain.

I am trying to keep lens of right eye for as long as possible.