Our specialty lens practice is devoted to the restoration of quality vision and ocular comfort to patients who have been impacted by corneal diseases, ocular trauma, chronic dry eye, ocular surgery complications, and many corneal degenerations and dystrophies. Many patients who have lost vision due to many corneal conditions such as keratoconus or refractive surgery complications such as LASIK or Radial Keratotomy (RK) have visited our specialty lens practice over the years from almost every state and over 50 countries from around the world. Thousands of our patients are wearing our uniquely designed scleral lenses that have allowed them to function normally once again. Information about this amazing technology can be found at: https://www.sclerallens.com.
The Global Vision Rehabilitation Center in the oldest and one of the largest specialty scleral lens practices in North America. For 30 years we have been associated with many eye institutions and universities that have sent their students to our facility for advanced contact lens and scleral lens training. These former students who are now doctors are helping patients around the world to see clearly and comfortably once again.
For decades our practice has been at the leading edge of treating patients with progressive myopia (nearsightedness) through the use of specialty gas permeable lenses that we design. Recently, FDA approved soft contact lens options were introduced that have been clinically proven to slow or even stop the progression of myopia in children. The GVRC is a pioneer in the use of orthokeratology also known as “orthok” for the non-surgical treatment of myopia. When a nearsighted patient is properly fit with an orthok designed gas permeable contact lens, the patient’s level of myopia can be significantly reduced or eliminated when the orthok lenses are removed. We are passionate about treating myopia in children because if left untreated a number of pathological conditions can develop later in life. These conditions include myopic macular degeneration, glaucoma (at lower intraocular pressures) retinal and vitreous degenerations and reduced best corrected visual acuity. It is estimated that 40% of all retinal detachments are due to high myopia. For more information about this life changing technology please visit: https://www.orthok.com.
The challenging issues described above is what the GVRH is devoted to. It is our main and only focus. Our mission is to restore quality vision to those patients who have often struggled with poor vision for many years. To accomplish this, we have equipped our practice with the latest cutting edge technologies specifically designed to address the many challenging vision and comfort issues that so many of our patients have to deal with on a daily basis. Most of the equipment that we use every day will not be found in a “conventional” eye practice. This is why we are different and unique among all of the optometric and ophthalmic practices. Our patient care philosophy is best reflected in the words of Robert Kennedy: “There are those who look at things and ask why…. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?”