How Big is it Really?

Living With Keratoconus

My non-KC friends have asked for a picture of my lens because I keep calling them “quarter-sized.” OK. They are not exactly quarter-sized.

To be precise, they are 20mm in diameter, 4mm shy of a quarter. How is my lens different from others?

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On my index finger is my scleral contact lens, on my middle finger is your average size lens. So, it is a lot bigger.

On the bottom you see how my lens sticks out. That’s because it’s made to fit the shape of my eye. It is made of a durable hard plastic. Almost glass-like. Soft lenses do not say in my eye. They fall right out.

To put it in, I fill up the contact with preservative free saline solution, hold both my upper and lower lid tight, push it in with a plunger and release. (Image below)

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To take it out, I use my lower…

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One thought on “How Big is it Really?

  1. sorry for highjacking your post but couldnt see where to post. I am looking to find out if anyone knows of something that can help me identify what bus is infront of me, the numbers on front of them are nearly impossible to see ow and am missing busses as by time i see number on it, its gone past. thanks for any replies

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