What are Scleral Lenses?
We are a part of the Precision Scleral Lens network. Dr. Ma is our scleral lens expert! Scleral lenses are used most commonly to treat Keratoconus and Dry Eye Disease. Scleral lenses are rigid contacts that cover the sclera (outer white part of the eye). It is larger and covers more surface area than more common contacts. Scleral lenses create a tear-filled vault over the cornea that reduces a variety of symptoms associated with these eye conditions.
What is Ortho-K?
Ortho-K is the nighttime contact. Think of it as a retainer for your eyes at night, much like you would use a retainer at night for your teeth. An Ortho-K lens is a specially designed, rigid lens that is to be worn while sleeping. Ortho-K is for those patients with vision problems, but embrace the idea of enjoying vision correction without having to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Specifically for those that are nearsighted. Ortho-K is also a good option for those that are not good candidates for laser eye surgery. At See Life Family Vision Source, we offer you this advanced corneal reshaping technology - orthokeratology, or Ortho-K for short. This is a non-surgical technique that can produce changes to the way your cornea reflects light. If this is something you are interested in, please give our office a call to schedule your consultation. For more information follow the link: http://bit.ly/SeeLifeOrtho-K
What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a condition in which the clear tissue in the front of the eye (cornea) bulges outward. Symptoms typically appear during puberty or the late teens and include blurry vision and sensitivity to light and glare. Glasses work for some to correct this vision problem. But many will need a specialty lens in order to see their very best. Scleral lenses are typically used to correct this vision problem. If you have been diagnosed with Keratoconus, please give our office a call to schedule your exam. Follow the link to learn more: http://bit.ly/KKone
What to expect?
If you are new to specialty lenses here are a few things you can expect when visiting our practice. You will need a full comprehensive eye exam with the doctor. Afterwards the doctor will go over your options for specialty lenses, and the best treatment plan for your condition and lifestyle. You will then have a specialty lens fitting to learn how to use and care for these lenses, as well as be measured for your custom lenses. It is a good rule of thumb to expect this appointment to last 1 to 2 hours.