Contact Lens Specialty Practice
Scleral lenses are rigid gas permeable lenses with large diameters that are used for conditions when other lenses won’t work. Diseases like keratoconus or post-surgical cases following corneal transplants are treated effectively with these comfortable lenses. We use optical coherence tomography lasers to assist in fitting these lenses to optimize the vision and comfort.
Bifocal Contact Lenses
Bifocal contact lenses have improved dramatically in gas permeable materials, soft lenses and hybrid lenses. Our most common lens that we use is a daily disposable multifocal lens for the best eye health, comfort, vision and convenience.
Myopia control has two components to it. By using specially designed rigid gas permeable corneal lenses that children sleep with at night, we are able to reshape their cornea so they can wear no correction with either contact lenses or glasses during waking hours. This flattening of their central cornea has been shown to reduce future nearsightedness. The second option is a multifocal soft lens that children wear during the day which has reduced the rate of myopia that they develop during their growing years.
Amniotic membranes are small wafers of freeze-dried stem cells harvested from the placenta of a live birth. It is placed on diseased eyes that won’t heal to provide new cells that become part of the patient’s own cornea. It is placed on the eye under topical anesthesia and then covered with a bandage soft lens for about a week. This new procedure has brought healing to people who wouldn’t have a normal cornea again.