Jessica 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me and my keratoconus patient, Jessica. Jessica has an advanced case of keratoconus in both eyes. 2 weeks ago Jessica traveled to Miami from Santiago, Chile for her annual vision examination. One year ago, we fit Jessica with GVR Scleral lenses. For a few weeks prior to her return visit with us, Jessica was having some comfort and vision issues with one lens. During Jessica's visit with us, we refit her right eye with a new GVR Scleral lens. Essentially, Jessica's eyes changed very little over the last year, however, with her new scleral lenses, Jessica is able to see clearly (20/20 in each eye) and comfortably once again. Prior to Jessica's initial visit with us, both of Jessica's eyes were red and very uncomfortable. Over many years, Jessica tried unsuccessfully to wear a variety of soft and hard contact lenses. Before visiting us for the first time, Jessica was told that if she was not able to wear scleral lenses she would need to have corneal transplant surgery in both eyes. When Jessica recently returned home, both of her eyes were clear. I expect Jessica to be able to wear her scleral lenses comfortably for many years to come. Jessica will never 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

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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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