Mother and Daughter with Keratoconus Receive GVR Scleral Lenses

This is a photo of me along with a mother and daughter who traveled from Lima, Peru to visit us. The mother (center) had a corneal transplant in her right eye over 20 years ago and has an advanced case of keratoconus in her left eye. The young woman on the right is this patient's daughter who has an advanced case of keratoconus and is trying to avoid corneal transplant surgery. Prior to visiting us, the mother was wearing soft lenses on both corneas and gas permeable lenses over the soft lenses. Her lenses were not stable on her corneas, would often pop out of her eyes and were very uncomfortable. Last week we provided the mother with GVR Scleral lenses which are allowing her to see clearly (20/20 vision) and comfortably with all day lens wear for the first time in many years. When we examined the daughter, she was not wearing any corrective lenses. She told us that she was not able to tolerate any lenses whatsoever. The visual acuity that we measured on this young woman when she first came in was less than 20/400. She also told us that she was driving this way. We fit the daughter with GVR Scleral lenses which are allowing this young woman to see clearly (20/20) and comfortably with all day lens wear once again. I don't think that the mother or daughter will ever need to undergo corneal transplant surgery

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Optimum Infinite Gas Permeable Material

I am happy to announce that our Global Vision Rehabilitation Center will be designing and fitting all of our “high need” patients with the Optimum Infinite gas permeable contact lens material. The Optimum Infinite material is the most oxygen permeable material ever to be approved by the FDA. In addition, this newly FDA approved material includes a UV lens blocker. Now for the first time, with certain patients, wearing a scleral lens made with the Infinite material under extended wear conditions can be considered.

SMAP 3D Scleral Lens Design

NEW: Powerpoint presentation on SMAP 3D

Last year we introduced an exciting piece of technology that has allowed us to custom design a scleral lens much more accurately. It is the SMAP 3D, which is a computer attached to a dedicated camera that allows us to obtain a 3 dimensional image of the entire front surface of the eye, including the cornea and the surrounding white portion of the eye (the sclera). Up until now there has not been any technology that would allow us to measure the ocular curvatures outside the cornea. The SMAP allows us to do this. Read More

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EyePrint Pro

EyePrintPro technology creates a scleral lens based on a mold of the cornea. The molding is accurate to 1 or 2 microns and fits perfectly because it exactly mirrors the irregularities of the individual corneal surface. The technology is well suited for post-Lasik, Keratoconus, RK, eye injury, and corneal transplant patients. Read More in this PDF about EyePrintPro Scleral Lens Technology

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