Chilean Patient Seeing 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me with my patient Sofia, who recently visited our practice from Santiago, Chile. Sofia has an advanced case of keratoconus in both eyes. For many years she was unable to wear soft lenses or gas permeable lenses. With her prior lenses, Sofia was either comfortable with poor vision or uncomfortable with good vision but was never able to experience good comfort and excellent vision at the same time. In addition, Sofia was unable to function visually at night or in low light environments. 2 years ago, we fit Sofia with GVR Scleral lenses which enabled Sofia to see clearly (20/20) and comfortably once again. Several weeks ago, Sofia visited our practice once again to make sure that her vision and her eyes were stable. A minor adjustment was made to Sofia's scleral lenses, however, Sofia's corneas and vision have essentially remained the same as they were in 2014. Below are photos of the GVR Scleral lenses on both of Sofia's corneas. Note how clear her eyes are. With the lenses that Sofia wore before coming to Miami several years ago, her eyes were always red and irritated. I expect Sofia to be able to wear her Scleral lenses comfortably and with clear vision for many years to come.

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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

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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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