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DMV Scleral Stand

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 32 reviews
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  • - $-13.95
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    About the DMV Scleral Stand

    • Simple, collapsible system
    • Durable polycarbonate tube and base
    • Includes DMV Scleral Cup with case

    Description (Rebecca's)

    Updates April 2023

    1. DMV has had such a great response to this product that they've gone ahead with investing in scaled-up manufacturing. There's a slight modification to the original design - the base is slightly wider and thinner and with 'feet' to stabilize it. Depending when you purchase, you might receive the original or the final.
    2. For the first ten months of this product's life we sent all profits to the Dry Eye Foundation, for a total of $5,169.72! (We sold 1,333 units in that time.) We are returning this product to 'normal' status now, motivated by 2023 2Q budget deficits. 

    Original description 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. 


    average rating 4.8 out of 5
    Based on 32 reviews
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    32 Reviews
    Reviewed by Teresa R., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    61 - 70
    Gender
    Female
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Dry eye disease
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Review posted

    Useful!

    I love the stand as I am very shaky, wish it was taller though, that’s the only reason I didn’t give it a 5!

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    Reviewed by Mark C., from United States
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    Age Range
    71 - 80
    Gender
    Male
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Keratoconus or PMD
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Review posted

    difficult to get used to

    I find it hard to get used to , not giving up but still hard . , Just had Rotator Cuff surgery and have to insert lenses with one hand

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    Reviewed by Stephen B., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    81 - 90
    Gender
    Male
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Keratoconus or PMD
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Saving dtand

    Struggled for 4 weeks chasing my scleral contact all ove the bathroom …holder with green light got it to 50 50 deal each hand to retract my puffy lids ..worked great even with crappy vision on contact target eye

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    Reviewed by Edward O., from United States
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    I recommend this product
    Age Range
    51 - 60
    Gender
    Male
    Use scleral lenses or PROSE
    Yes
    Eye Condition(s)
    • Other
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    About to order 2 spares

    I have stage 3 OCP, but dry eye shop has been a tremendous resource. I’m wearing my squirrel lenses since March of this year and it’s been a real challenge. I’ve been using the S5 mini as my primary insertion tool, but I found it to be a relatively unreliable product despite the intentions of its designer.. I am now in the intermediate stage of prototyping, this built-in insertion station. Before the disease, I was an electrical engineer, and cabinet maker. In the next iteration of this design that I am currently working on, I will use epoxy resin to seal the hole, and also the electronics of the light in the drawer below, which is just switched and powered via USB. I’m currently trying to devise the best and most elegant method of attachment I’m using simple, prefinished plywood here. I will probably fashion some very small cleats so that you can easily seated firmly, but also remove it for cleaning.

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    Reviewed by Bill H., 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)
    • Dry eye disease
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Review posted

    Thumbs up!

    This clear plastic stand is lightweight, yet sturdy, and easy to assemble. The plunger fits nicely into the cylinder and both the plunger and stand are easy to clean (alcohol prep pads) and easy to pack.

    To be fair on the effectiveness score below, I will readily admit to being a newbie to scleral lenses and have had some difficulty adjusting to ALL insertion techniques. However, since I do not have a problem with shakiness, I have settled in on using a plunger for lens insertion...thankfully, with continuing success. So, for now, I am keeping this handy compact stand close by as a standby tool.

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