1992 was the year that we incorporated scleral lens technology into our specialty lens practice. I have always been interested in all types of contact lenses, designs and materials since I graduated from Optometry school. Working as an eye doctor (Captain) in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corp dramatically influenced me as to how I wanted to practice my profession once I left the military. During the war in Vietnam, I treated hundreds of our military suffering vision loss due to combat injuries with specialty contact lenses and many types of low vision aides.

Over the years the world of specialty contact and scleral lens technologies has evolved dramatically as have the diagnostic instruments, and computers that we use daily to help so many of our “high need” patients regain quality vision and ocular comfort once again. I have always considered our specialty contact and scleral lens practice as an early adapter to new technologies. It is for this reason and for our dedication to all of our very special patients that our scleral lens practice has become the largest and most innovative lens practice of its kind in North America and possibly the world.

For over 30 years our mission statement has been and always will be: “NO EFFORT WILL BE SPARED AND NO EXPENSE AVOIDED IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE BEST CARE AVAILABLE TO OUR PATIENTS.”


To Our Patients,

We hope that this letter finds you and your family well. Our community has been through a lot over the past few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and visual welfare. You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked the same questions again when you arrive at our office. We’ll also be taking your temperature hands free with an infrared thermometer that scans your forehead.
  • Before being seen in our examining rooms all surfaces that you may contact will be cleaned and disinfected. This will be repeated when your examinations are completed.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also see some in the reception area and in other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You will see that our reception room no longer offers magazines and other reading material since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. We may ask you to wait in your car if you arrive early in order to avoid unnecessary contact.
  • Our schedules will be modified in order to limit the number of patients in the office at any one point in time and to adhere to the appropriate social distancing guidelines.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients in order to reduce or eliminate waiting time and to allow for social distancing between patients.

We are currently in the process of doing a deep cleaning around the entire office and will be installing high powered medical grade HEPA air purifiers throughout the office. We look forward to seeing you again and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are taking to keep you and every patient safe in our practice. Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and look forward to seeing you again.


Dr. Edward L. Boshnick and Staff

The doctors listed below have all agreed to fit at least one high-need patient per year with scleral lenses at no cost to the patient. This is our way of giving back:

Dr. Edward Boshnick

7800 SW 87th Ave. Suite B-270

Miami, Florida 33173


This past week we had the opportunity to participate in a documentary filmed at our office about Keer Deng’s visual journey from Africa to America. The subject matter of this documentary is gratitude. I am certainly grateful to have played a part in Keer’s visual rehabilitation. Information about Keer’s special story has been previously posted in January and earlier this month. Our hope is that in the coming months Keer’s vision will continue to improve so that he can become visually independent.

This is an update on Keer Deng’s eyes and vision. As I posted earlier, Keer is the young man who was blinded in Sudan. Keer underwent a corneal transplant in his right eye. He left eye was destroyed and is incapable of any vision. Up until last week, Keer was only able to tell night from day and make out some shapes. Today, Keer was able to see his teeth when brushing for the first time since childhood. He can also see the food on his plate and identify colors and shapes. A long healing period lies ahead for Keer. I expect his vision to improve in the months to come. Keer’s positive outlook on life has been an inspiration for all who have been privileged to meet him including me.

From Marina LoCascio: Here’s the most serious dose of inspiration guys. Seriously, if this story doesn’t make you rethink perspective and the importance of staying positive despite so much person and ocular troubles, nothing will. I am proud to know Keer and Dr. Edward Boshnick and am inspired daily by them. Thank you for being so amazing! So many celebs there last night celebrating being grateful, most importantly Keer.