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DMV Scleral Stand

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 18 reviews
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    About the DMV Scleral Stand

    • Simple, collapsible system
    • Includes DMV Scleral Cup with case
    • Profits go to the Dry Eye Foundation

    Description (Rebecca's)

    June 2022

    At last! A low-budget scleral lens stand. Kudos to DMV (more about them below) for figuring this out and bringing it to market at such a low price point. I was so pleased that they decided to do this - and gratified that they let me have some input on the design before finalizing it. Please make sure to tell your doctor about this product. Even if it's not the right tool for you, it's going to be the right tool for some other patient.

    What excites me about this product, coming from this very well known manufacturer, is that it will mean more people learn about and try stands earlier in their training process - so they don't arrive at that point of frustration (and sometimes hopelessness!) that many have experienced on the scleral lens journey. I imagine that for some people, this will be a long term tool, while for others, it will be a stepping-stone to a See Green system. 

    My picture is not great quality even with the light box, so it's hard to tell that this really is clear!

    Stand

    This is a no-frills yet thoroughly practical scleral lens plunger stand. It consists of a flat, translucent base, a skinny clear plastic tube, and a vented plunger.

    The main thing I gave DMV feedback on when they were putting this together was the height of the tube. While it needed to be short enough for stability, it also needed to be tall enough for an average height human to use without their nose bumping the countertop :) I feel that they found a good happy medium. We all know that we have unique needs. One adaptation I can easily see some people using is to invert a glass or mug and place the stand on top of it for more height.

    Light transmission potential?

    This is designed as a stand, not a lighted inserter.

    However, because of its clear/translucent materials, which conduct light, some light WILL come through the plunger unless you place the stand on something dark. For example, if you place it on a light-colored counter or a piece of white paper, and look through the plunger, you will see light. You can also point a light at it (such as a penlight) to increase light transmitting through to the plunger opening.

    Users with poorer vision will still need a light source. Some will decide this isn't for them. Others will do a bit of DIY here and rig their own light source. Please share your DIYs in the reviews for everyone's benefit!

    Size & height

    • Disassembled: The base is 2 3/4" diameter and 1/4" high, and the tube is 4" long and 7/16" diameter. 
    • Assembled, it is about 4 1/4" tall

    A big shout-out to DMV

    DMV Corp is our industry's long-time supplier of lens handling devices. We have been purchasing products from them for more than 15 years. 

    When Dr Patterson reached out to me about this project, I was thrilled - especially at their commitment to keeping it at the lowest possible price point. Finding a low-cost approach required real ingenuity. I was happy to be able to have some input into details like the height.

    This product is a service to the community rather than a money-maker for DMV. 

    Profits go to Dry Eye Foundation

    We purchase this product for $4.99 and market it up to $9.49. Our cost for packaging, labeling and handling is approximately  $0.50.  The remaining $4.00 goes to the Dry Eye Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is working hard to help the dry eye and the scleral lens communities.

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    Reviewed by Carl B., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    71 - 80
    Gender
    Male
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Non-closing eyelid(s)
    • Corneal neuralgia
    • Glaucoma
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • CPAP user
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Review posted

    What a great help!

    This stand has worked like a 3rd hand for me which is terrific! The cost is very affordable which is very important in our financial situation. 8 out of 10 times the lens went in without struggle. Which is to say that is far superior to the use of just the plunger for the last 13 months 60% of the time many attempts needed to happen. So I would say this is a 4.5 for me. A lighted version would be good but it is 100% better that the last 13 months. Thank you very much for marketing this DMV Scleral Stand!

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    Reviewed by Amy, from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    61 - 70
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    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
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    • Dry eye disease
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    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Definitely made insertion much easier for me!

    I spent a year trying to insert scleral lenses, with it taking 2-3 tries to successfully insert on good days. I would often have air bubbles. When I finally tried this stand, I have been able to insert on the first try 14 of 16 times, and on the 2nd try the other times. So far, no more air bubbles. Yay!

    btw, I put the stand on a mirror which lies flat and has lights around its edges (so no direct light under the stand but light shining toward the base of the stand).

    fyi. If I add too much saline to the lens cup and it spills over, some saline sometimes gets under the lens or into the stand and can block light through the hole in the DMV plunger.

    I am very pleased with this product and highly recommend it with a lit mirror early on in the process of learning to insert scleral lenses. Definitely worth a try at this very reasonable cost.

    Thank you Dry Eye Shop for providing this product.

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    Reviewed by Anthony L., from United States
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    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Totally....... worth the money and some!

    Totally....... worth the money and some! This tool has helped me so....... mush with properly inserting my lenses. I would totally recommend this for anyone who struggles to insert their Scheral lenses.

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    Reviewed by Charles S., from United States
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    Age Range
    41 - 50
    Gender
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    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
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    Eye Condition(s)
    • Keratoconus or PMD
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Simple and Effective

    Relatively new Scleral user and went from multiple insertion failures each time I tried to put the lenses in ,to being able to get them in the first time each time. Esp at the price compared to the other solutions this is a great product. Planning on buying a second one to have available when I am not at home.

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    Reviewed by Shelby P., from United States
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    Age Range
    41 - 50
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
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    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    • Keratoconus or PMD
    Systemic diseases/conditions related to eye issues
    • Sjogrens/Lupus/Rheumatoid arthritis
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    Scheral stand

    This stand is a game changer for me. I have a lot of muscle problems so this helps with more stability to get my contacts in

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