Keratoconus Patient from Chile 20/20 with GVR Scleral Lens

This is a photo of me with our 2 student interns, Amanda Golchin on my immediate left and Jenna Adelsberger on the extreme right. In the center is our keratoconus patient, Magela, who has been visiting us from Santiago, Chile. In the background is Angel, Magela's husband. Several years ago, Magela was referred to us for scleral lens fitting by her eye doctor in Santiago. Prior to visiting our office, Magela was unable to see clearly with her eyeglasses and was unable to obtain clear and comfortable vision with any type of contact lens that was given to her back home. On her initial visit with us we were able to provide her with clear and comfortable vision with GVR Scleral lenses. Without corrective lenses, Magela's visual acuity is less than 20/800. With scleral lenses Magela is able to see clearly (20/20) and comfortably with all day lens wear. 2 weeks ago Magela returned for an eye and scleral lens evaluation. Due to a small change in her corneal topographies, a change was made to her scleral lens design. Before visiting us several years ago, Magela was fearful that one day she would need to undergo corneal transplant surgery. Yesterday, Magela returned home with her new scleral lenses. Magela will be able to wear scleral lenses for many more years with clear, comfortable vision. She 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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