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Two photos of Same Keratoconus Eye - Without and With Scleral Lens

These are 2 photos of the same keratoconus eye. The first photo is the eye without a scleral lens. The second is with a scleral lens.

Eye Print Pro Treats Highly Irregular Eye, From 20/800 to 20/20

The photo below is of an Eye Print Pro Scleral lens on an eye that suffered 2 separate retinal detachments within a 4 month period requiring 2 separate vitrectomy surgeries (surgeries to remove the interior "gel" within the eye known as the vitreous and…

Cataract and Vitrectomy due to Penetrating Injury

This little girl and her family visited us from Argentina. Last year she suffered a penetrating ocular injury to her left eye which resulted in a torn perforated cornea and significant damage to the internal ocular structures within this eye. She underwent…

Blunt Trauma to Right Eye with Hemorrhage and Partial Transplant, Vitrectomy, and Cataract Surgery. Now 20/60 with GVR Scleral Lens

One year ago this patient suffered a blunt trauma to his right eye. This resulted in a severely damaged cornea and a hemorrhage within the eye. Shortly thereafter, his right eye underwent a partial corneal transplant known as a DSEK. In addition, a vitrectomy…

GVR Scleral Lens over Extremely Thin (120 Microns) Keratoconic Cornea

This image shows a scleral lens over a extremely thin (120 microns thick) keratoconic cornea. While this eye never underwent LASIK or any other type of surgery, the purpose is to show how a well fit scleral lens can safely vault over a thinned out cornea. The…

RK Thirty Years Ago with Extreme Discomfort. Seeing Clearly with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of an eye that underwent Radial Keratotomy (RK) about 30 years ago. Fluorescein dye was instilled on the ocular surface to make the RK incisions more visible. Note the yellow-green dye within the deep RK incisions. This tells you that these…

Two Lasiks over Two RKs. From 20/800 to 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

The images below are of the same eye that underwent 2 separate Radial Keratotomy surgeries in the 1980's followed by 2 separate LASIK surgeries about 15 years ago. The first is a photo showing the open RK incisions which look like the spokes of a bicycle…

RK Over Transplant Equals Constant Pain. Vision Clear and Comfortable with GVR Scleral Lens

The 3 images below are of the same eye. 20 years ago this eye underwent corneal transplant surgery. For many years this patient was unable to obtain functional vision with this eye due to a high degree of corneal distortion. 3 years ago, in an effort to make…

Patient with Multiple Cornea Transplant now 20/25 and 20/30 with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient had corneal transplant surgery in both eyes a number of years ago. For many years he was unable to see clearly with either eye glasses or contact lenses. Two years ago his left eye rejected the transplant and he needed to undergo another corneal…

Transplant in Process of Being Rejected

What you are seeing in this photo is the third corneal transplant that this eye has had to endure. There is an ulcer in the center of this cornea that has not healed despite many weeks of treatment with antibiotics and other medications. You are viewing a…

Lasik in 2000 followed by Ectasia and Hydrops

The photos below are of the same eye taken 4 years apart. This eye underwent LASIK surgery in 2000. About 5 years later this eye developed post-LASIK corneal ectasia. In the lower left profile photo notice the protrusion or "bulging" of the cornea. This photo…

Patient who Traveled to Canada for PRK has Permanent Haze. Previously 20/20, now 20/30 with Haze

This is a photo of the left eye of a patient who went to Canada to have PRK done on this eye. This patient was told that there is a laser being used for PRK in Canada that is not yet approved by the FDA in the United States. This photo was taken about 1 year…

Advanced Keratoconus and Vitrectomy now 20/20 with EyePrint Pro Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me with my patient Steve. Steve has an advanced case of keratoconus in both eyes and has been a patient of mine for 15 years. For 15 years, Steve has successfully been wearing scleral lenses in both eyes. Last year Steve had a retinal…

Patient with Corneal Transplant now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient visited our specialty practice from Aruba seeking help for his vision loss. 8 years ago he underwent corneal transplant surgery in both eyes. He was fit with scleral lenses in Europe which were unable to provide him with good vision along with…

Five Eyes with Permanent Haze from PRK

Below are photos of 5 different eyes that underwent photo refractive keratotomy or PRK. Look carefully and note the cloud or haze in the center of the cornea opposite to the line of sight. This haze is permanent and is caused by an inflammatory reaction…

Lasik Ectasia now 20/20 for 7 Years with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me standing next to our post-LASIK patient Jorge on my left. On the extreme left is our student extern Amanda Golchin and on the right our student extern Jenna Adelsberger. About 13 years ago, Jorge underwent LASIK surgery in both eyes. 3…

Radial Keratotomy Corrected to 20/100 with Glasses, now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me with my patient Ricardo, who has been visiting our practice from Guatemala for the past 10 years on a yearly basis for his annual eye examinations. About 30 years ago, Ricardo underwent Radial Keratotomy surgery in both eyes. While his…

PRK in 2011 with Declining Vision. Now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient visited our office from Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2011 he underwent photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) surgery. Almost immediately following this procedure he started losing quality vision. For over one year he was unable to drive a car because he…

Superior Pellucid Marginal Degeneration. Now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of Dr. Jyotsna ("Jo") Maram with our special patient, Ivan. Before receiving her doctorate degree, Dr. Maram did a 3 month specialty lens externship in our office. Our patient Ivan has a very rare condition known as "Superior Pellucid Marginal…

Lasik Followed by Ectasia. Patient now 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me and my patient Edith. In 2002, Edith underwent LASIK surgery in both eyes. One week later she began losing vision in her left eye. About 5 months later the vision in her right eye began to fail. About one year after undergoing LASIK…

Pseudomonas Keratitis Infection from Pool Leads to Corneal Scar. Now 20/25 with GVR Scleral Lens

In 2004, this patient developed in his left eye a relatively rare eye infection known as Pseudomonas Keratitis. This infection is caused by an organism found in lakes, soiled water and unclean swimming pools. This patient feels that got this infection from…

Dry Eyes Protected with GVR Scleral Lens

Three years ago, the young woman in this photo developed painfully dry eyes. The cause of her dry eyes is undetermined and not well understood. For the past three years both eyes have been painful with constant burning and itching. Last week we fit this…

Patient Age 93 Improves to 20/50 from 20/800 with GVR Scleral Lens

Below is a photo of me, our student extern Jennifer Vicente and our patient Gonzalo, age 93, who visited our practice from Lima, Peru. In 2014, Gonzalo's right eye suffered a retinal detachment. Following the retinal repair surgery, a corneal infection and…

Declining Vision and Dry Eyes after PRK. Patient Seeing Clearly with GVR Scleral Lens

This patient visited our office from Italy where he underwent photo refractive keratectomy (PRK) eye surgery 8 years ago. This surgery was done to eliminate his myopia and astigmatism. Shortly after undergoing this surgery, he noticed his vision decreasing…

PRK Leads to Distorted Corneas and Bad Dim Light Vision. Now 20/20 in Both Eyes with GVR Scleral Lens

This photo shows on the left, our student extern Tina Cheung, our patient in the center and her brother on the right. Our patient and her brother recently traveled from Vancouver, British Columbia to visit our office. In 2006, she underwent photo refractive…

Lasik 2002, Failing Vision in 2008, Retreatment Followed by Ectasia, now 20/20 and 20/25 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me with my patient Ahmed, who recently visited our practice from Doha, Qatar. In 2002, Ahmed underwent LASIK surgery in both eyes. In 2008 the vision in Ahmed's left eye began to fail. Ahmed's corneal surgeon suggested that he undergo…

Pellucid Marginal Degeneration Remains at 20/20 for Eight Years with GVR Scleral Lens

The patient in the photo with me lives in the Bahamas and first visited our office in 2008. This patient suffers from a very rare form of keratoconus known as "Superior Pellucid Marginal Degeneration." This type of corneal ectasia affects the upper half of…

Keratoconus Patient now 20/20 with Stable, Comfortable Vision with GVR Scleral Lens

This young woman was first diagnosed with keratoconus when she first enquired about LASIK surgery 14 years ago. LASIK surgery is contraindicated in patients with keratoconus. Over the past 14 years she visited a number of eye doctors, eye clinics and eye…

Fourteen Diopters of Hyperopia Plus Keratoconus, now 20/25 with GVR Scleral Lens

The 18 year old girl standing next to me has 2 separate, rare eye conditions when taken together: a high degree of hyperopia of about +14.00 diopters and keratoconus in both eyes. I have been taking care of this young girl since she was 8 years old. Without…

Transplant Following Injury by Sharp Blade Equals 20/800 Vision, now 20/40 with GVR Scleral Lens

In 2012, this patient's right cornea (the front surface of the eye) was perforated by a sharp blade and had to be sutured in order to avoid corneal transplant surgery. The suturing left this cornea with a scar and a very irregular surface. In addition,…

Recent Letters of Thanks

Words of thanks

I love the sclera lenses. I NEVER thought I'd say that! They protect my eyes and allow me to do things I haven't been able to do in years. I love that I can manage the pain and have an explanation. I love that they don't pop out. I read on your facebook page a post from a woman who talked about similar experiences.

From Captain Juan Fernandez, Active Duty Marine

Thank you Dr. Boshnick for giving me my life back.

From a 93-Year Old Scleral Lens Patient in Peru

Dear Edward, It´s been so important for me and my family to get to know you, we thank you so much for your personal, professional and special assistance during my visit last April to your Center, you and your staff were fantastic! The scleral lenses you prepared form me are giving me the vision that enligthens my 93 years!! I am enclosing the Tomography performed by Dr. Luis Tobaru, my ophthalmologist in Lima. I hope to be visiting you in october this year.

Many thanks again!
Gonzalo

Edward Boshnick, O.D., F.A.A.O

Edward Boshnick, O.D., F.A.A.O

Mission Statement: No effort will be spared and no expense avoided in order to provide the best vision care available to our patients.

Teaching Resource: In addition to being an eye care provider (under the direction of Dr. Edward Boshnick), The Global Vision Rehabilitation Center is also a teaching resource for contact lens specialists visiting us from all parts of North America. At the present time, Dr. Boshnick is adjunct professor of contact lenses at the following Optometry colleges: 1) Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, 2) New England College of Optometry, and 3) Southern College of Optometry. We are proud to have provided unique eye care solutions to thousands of patients who have visited us from throughout the United States and Canada and from 35 countries.

Thinking about Refractive Surgery? Think again.

Below are illustrations of vision damaged by LASIK eye surgery, including blurry vision, smeared vision, ghosting, halos, starbursting, and glare. Images courtesy VisionSimulations.com

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