Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If your questions are not answered below, and if you have any concerns regarding any of these Q&A’s, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help.
Q: Can I get a lens without a prescription even though I don’t wear contact lenses or glasses?
A: Not by me you can’t. All contact lenses are considered prescription, regardless if they have correction/power in them or not. You still need to go see a licensed eye specialist to get fit properly. Contact lenses are a medical device and by law, I cannot sell them without it.
Q: Is there such thing as a generic contact lens?
A: That’s like asking, is there such thing as a generic shoe? NO. No matter what you have heard or been told contact lenses are not one-size-fits-all. Everyone has different curves to their eye. Everyone should get a thorough eye examination and contact lens fitting to ensure that the lenses fit properly. Without a proper fit, you could possibly cause damage to your eye. Sure you have two, but don’t you want to keep them both?
Q: What’s the difference between corneal & scleral lenses?
A: Size. Scleral lenses cover the iris (colored part) and go into the white of the eye (sclera). Scleral lenses range from 18, 20, 22, 24 mm in diameter. How much coverage you get all depends on what size you fit into. One size does not fit all.
Q: Can I get fit for scleral lenses anywhere?
A: That’s the downside. Not all optometrist know how to fit scleral lenses. They need to be fit with a trial lens. That means physically putting them into the eye. Not every optometrist or ophthalmologist have fitting sets, and without a physical fit, there is no way of knowing what you fit into. Bad fitting sclerals can cause all sorts of problems like scratches, air bubbles, or buckling which are bad, bad, bad. Before going in to get fit for scleral lenses, I recommend you ask and make sure they have a fitting set for soft scleral lenses.
Q: Does it cost more to have correction/power in the lens?
A: Only on certain powers, such as Toric. And less than -10.00 or higher than +10.00. It may take longer to receive corrective lenses because it takes longer for me to receive them. Large diameter Scleral lenses cannot be made with Toric .
Q: What solutions should I use to clean my theatrical lenses?
A: We suggest using Aosept, ClearCare, PuriLens System, and OptiFree Replenish. Ask your doctor what’s best for you.
Q: How long do the lenses last?
A: We use yearly lenses, but they have been known to last longer.
Only your Optometrist or eye care provider can determine them safe to use after a year.
Q: Can you see with theatrical lenses?
A: All depends on the design. If you have a milky dead eye, your vision will be very foggy or have none. Most cases it’s like looking through a straw; your peripheral is very impaired. Most of the lenses that have nothing over the pupil you can usually see just fine.
Q: Are the contact lenses Eye Ink FX use FDA approved?
A: YES. All the contact lenses Eye Ink FX uses are FDA approved and are made right here in the USA.