Lenti sclera: effetto realistico e accorgimenti


Sclera lenses (or scleral lenses) are contact lenses that are larger than normal lenses. In fact, compared to normal lenses (diameter 14.00 - 14.50 mm), sclera lenses can vary from a diameter of 17.00mm (also called " Mini-sclera ") up to a diameter of 22.00mm . Clearly the manufacturing material is absolutely safe and of high quality , like all Sacadranca products.

These dimensions make them the most suitable lenses for those who want to recreate cosplay with the most absolute realism , with minimal attention to detail. By also covering the white part of the eye, i.e. the "sclera", the texture of the lens will be extended throughout the entire eye, making the final effect incredibly realistic .

Basically they work like normal lenses, but, as is right, they require a few more precautions . First of all, the procedure for inserting them is similar (below is a small guideline taken from a previous article of ours):
  1. Before starting, wash your hands thoroughly with soap (preferably neutral antibacterial soap), rinse well and dry your hands with a lint-free towel (paper towels or toilet paper can leave traces);
  2. Gently remove the lens from the container and place it on the tip of your index finger , not on your nail. After that make sure that all the edges of the lenses are raised and that it has a concave position. Since the Sacadranca lenses are all soft, check that you have not turned them upside down. Check carefully that the lens is free of scratches, tears and/or missing pieces . If you notice lint or dust, rinse with the appropriate solution ;
  3. Use the index finger of the other hand to lift the mobile eyelid of the eye, so as to avoid contraction of it. Then, lower the fixed eyelid with the middle finger of the hand with which you will apply the lenses (or, alternatively, also with the thumb of the hand with which you are lifting the mobile eyelid);
  4. Direct the lens towards the eye slowly and with a steady hand. Try not to make sudden movements or close your eyelids;
  5. Since sclera lenses are larger in size than regular lenses, the procedure for fitting them is slightly different. In fact, the sclera must be inserted under an eyelid (first the upper one or the lower one, depending on what suits you best), thus facilitating the insertion of the lens on the surface of the eye. Once positioned under the first eyelid, gently guide the rest of the lens towards the eye, possibly also moving the other eyelid, for a more comfortable insertion ;
  6. DO NOT ignore pain or discomfort. If you are not sure how you applied the cosmetic lens, remove it, clean it well and repeat the procedure;
  7. Repeat the operation for the other eye.
Clearly, being a lens of different dimensions from the "standard" ones, the various operations must be carried out with extreme attention and care , also given that the insertion of such a large lens, at least for the first few times, is a new "event" even for our eyes, which will have to get used to this new situation. Once the lenses have been worn and the period in which to wear them has ended, they must be placed in a special lens case , suitable for their size (on our website you can find it for sale HERE ), this to avoid damage during the storage phase. In fact, storing lenses correctly is one of the crucial phases of their lifespan:
  • Using a lens case that is too small would mean that, once put away, while closing the caps, part of the lens would be ruined by the closure, making them unusable;
  • If received in small glass vials, the lenses can be stored inside them, but this does not ensure proper conservation . This is because the lens will not be stored correctly (being soft lenses and being inside a liquid, they could flex on themselves, creating small air bubbles during insertion into the vials or incorrect positions for prolonged storage) and thus being able to cause discomfort once worn.
So, if you want to bring the level of your cosplay to a higher level, with a realistic effect, Sclera Lenses are the most suitable choice, obviously following these small precautions!
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