Fourteen Diopters of Hyperopia Plus Keratoconus, now 20/25 with GVR Scleral Lens

The 18 year old girl standing next to me has 2 separate, rare eye conditions when taken together: a high degree of hyperopia of about +14.00 diopters and keratoconus in both eyes. I have been taking care of this young girl since she was 8 years old. Without corrective lenses her visual acuity is less than 20/800 in each eye. When she was first seen we provided her with soft lenses which corrected her vision to 20/60 in each eye. Until recently she refused to let me fit her with a rigid lens. 2 years ago, when she went to get a driver's permit (needed in Florida before a driver's license) she failed the vision test. It was then that she returned to our office asking for lenses that would allow her to pass the vision test at the motor vehicle testing facility. We fit this young girl with GVR Scleral lenses which are allowing her to see clearly (20/25 in each eye) and comfortably once again with all day lens wear. At her recent visit with us, her corneas were stable and clear and her vision was the same and has not changed over the past 2 years.

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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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