Contact Lens for Keratoconus Archives

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

Jupiter Semi- Scleral Contact Lens

Well After months of trying to wear a regular RGP contact lens I am in a semi Scleral Jupiter lens. I love it!
it is about the zie maybe bit bigger of a soft contact lens. It is bit scary becasue it is totally hard. The learning curve on getting it in was difficult I will not lie. Took about 10 tries. Taking it out a breeze.
They are VERY comfortable the dont move and extremely comfortable. I wear at least 8 hours with no problem and often push it to 10+ my eye is sore. If I wear for 12 hours my eye is sore and sore the next day. I do notice vision not as clear as with RGP. I really really could not get a good fit with RGP and tried what feels like a zillion different lenses. I felt like my vision was in hi def with the RGP and these are still more like VHS or maybe a a dvd. being able to wear these and no risk of them popping out all the time has been great and well worth it however. With rgp I did not need reading glasses and I do with the Jupiter contact lens. I go back in couple of weeks for progress check and will see what they can do.

Whew.. what a relief!
My friend had her sister email me. The sister is finishing up her thesis in Contact Lenses! And she emailed a colleague at Waterloo University, Dr. Gina Sobara who specializes in fitting people with Keratoconus. She heads up the contact lens clinic and the University and will see me next week. it a bit of a hike but I don;t care. She thinks she will have no trouble fitting me with RPG lenses AND says DO NOT wear the Synergeyes contact lenses. She is not convinced enough oxygen gets to the eye.
Thank God!
Will be refreshing to speak with some one who is an EXPERT.

I called my current optometrist and told her I would be goin to the University and to please cancel the Synergeyes order. I only got a old of frint desk person. I hope she is not mad, or ego bruised. I can’t mess around with this any longer. I was diagnosed end of August and still no better off.

This might be a good way to get a free pair of Synergeyes.

If you have Keratoconus consider this trial for contact lenses:

SynergEyes Clinical Study

SynergEyes, the industry leader in hybrid contact lens technology,
invites you to participate in a SynergEyes Keratoconus clinical study.

SynergEyes is designed to provide your eyes the crisp vision of a
rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens and the comfort of a soft lens. The
purpose of this study is to analyze new lens design configurations
that have been created for improved lens comfort and wearability. The
clinical study will take place at SynergEyes offices in Carlsbad,
California, to evaluate and dispense multiple lens designs, and allow
for various progress visits. Most visits will be about 1 hour long.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about keratoconus and
assist in the development of a new treatment option. If you would
like to participate or have any questions, please call the SynergEyes
study enrollment coordinator, Jessica Ackerman at 760-444-9629 to
schedule a screening evaluation. Enrollment is filling rapidly, and
study subjects will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you would like to participate, do not delay in contacting Jessica
to indicate your interest.

Wore My SynergEyes Contact Lens Trials

Well, I am back from my optometrist. Some good news- the Synergeyes feel very comfortable and she will try wearing one of the Synergeyes Lenses in my bad eye ( the left) and try and regular soft toric contact lens in the right.

This may sound nuts but I think I may be one of the few people on earth that prefer the feel of a hard RGP lens to soft. I could never wear soft lenses in the past- my eyes are way too dry. I don’t think the problem of my reaction to contact lens solutions was ever solved as well. I do remember in the 90’s

CIBA Vision Clear Care Contact Lens Cleaning and Disinfecting No Rub Solution 12 oz.

using Hydrogen peroxide based system to clean and disinfect but not sure if that was for solution sensitivity.

The SynergEyes is a hard RGP center with a soft lens skirt. There are some mild concern that may not be the healthiest choice for me- the soft part not letting in enough oxygen.

It should take about a week for new lenses to come in. They come from the States and cost was 340.00 for one lenses and no clue about the monthly soft toric lens. I think it should be about 50.00 for 6 months

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