Interested in scleral lenses? Get the low-down from the eye doctor by checking out our blog dedicated to this fascinating contact lens for hard-to-fit patients:
Apr 29, 2021
Scleral lenses are rigid gas permeable contact lenses that are often prescribed to patients with irregular corneas and severe dry eye syndrome, among other eye conditions. Read on to learn how to insert, remove and care for scleral lenses.
Mar 15, 2021
Scleral lenses are becoming increasingly popular among those with corneal problems and dry eye syndrome—and for good reason! Here are our top 5 tips for anyone who wears scleral lenses.
Jan 24, 2021
People with astigmatism may wonder whether they can wear contact lenses. They absolutely can! The two main contact lens choices for astigmatism are scleral lenses and toric lenses. Read on to learn more and discover how we can help.
Dec 08, 2020
Scleral contact lenses were designed to vault over irregular corneas to create a smooth optical surface that provides sharp, comfortable vision. Here are 5 facts about sclerals to better understand how and why they work.
Oct 30, 2020
Scleral lenses are a good solution for people with keratoconus, a corneal condition that leads to nearsightedness. Besides observing general recommendations for staying coronavirus-free during the pandemic, scleral wearers should consider taking additional precautions. Read on to learn more.
Oct 14, 2020
Scleral lenses offer an excellent option for vision correction for people with irregular corneas, providing unparalleled comfort and improved eyesight. Learn more about these specialized lenses and how they've improved the vision and lives of these patients.
Aug 26, 2020
Many people with severe dry eye or irregularly shaped corneas find standard contact lenses uncomfortable or impossible to wear. Scleral lenses don’t touch the cornea, making them an excellent choice for people with these conditions.
Jul 15, 2020
Certain contact lens wearers experience eyes that are dry, red, itchy, uncomfortable, and painful. Though eye drops can offer relief, it tends to be temporary. Scleral lenses offer permanent comfort and relief while providing vision correction and hydration.
Mar 17, 2020
Wearing traditional contact lenses is particularly uncomfortable when you have dry eye syndrome as it can further exacerbate itchy and irritated eyes. Fortunately, there is a lens that isn’t only comfortable but can also improve dry eye syndrome.
Feb 28, 2020
Your vision depends on your eyeball shape. A perfectly shaped eye will provide crystal vision, whereas any deviation in size or irregularity in contour will cause distortion. Read on to learn the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy eye shape.
Jan 05, 2020
It is not uncommon for patients to experience post-surgery refractive errors, particularly following a corneal transplant. To achieve clear and comfortable vision, scleral lenses are often prescribed.
Jun 24, 2019
Ask Our LOCATION Eye Doctors: Is There A Cure For Keratoconus? Is your vision blurry or cloudy? Is it hard to drive at night because you can’t clearly make out street lights or other cars? Do you get headaches a lot, especially when reading? Does your prescription change every time...
May 20, 2019
Scleral Lenses Help Even Dry Eyes! When it comes to having dry eyes, you’ve probably tried everything you can think of to get some relief. From artificial tears to medicated drops, and maybe even homeopathic remedies, nothing seems to give you long-term relief. Until now. Scleral lenses may just be...
May 20, 2019
Why Choose an Optometrist who Specializes in Contacts vs Ophthalmologists You need new contact lenses or maybe you’re just trying them out for the first time. How do you know who to turn to for the best advice and the right fit? At The Practice Name Scleral Lens and...
Sep 05, 2018
LASIK left Lori with poor vision Lori lives in Mount Holly, North Carolina, and she had Lasik surgery in Charlotte, N.C. several years ago. Her Lasik surgery results were not what she had hoped so her Lasik surgeon recommended an enhancement procedure to improve her vision after Lasik. Lori ended...
Aug 30, 2018
Amy lives in Gastonia, North Carolina and she works at Holy Angels. She was seen for an eye exam at Complete Eye Care and needed contact lenses. Amy has worn contacts for years because she is extremely nearsighted. She has over 14 diopters of nearsightedness. This means any objects beyond...
Jul 08, 2018
Robby came in with significant vision problems including a "lazy eye' that he could not see from. Dr. Vaher fit him with Sclerals, which were covered by his insurance company. Robby is enjoying his ability to use his right eye again.
Jun 17, 2018
Sharon has astigmatism and it was making contact lenses uncomfortable. She was fit with Scleral lenses and loves the crisp vision, and that she no longer feels any discomfort or dryness.
May 09, 2018
Gabi is a seven year old girl who cannot believe her vision and comfort with Scleral lenses
Feb 26, 2018
John Nesto is from Charlotte, N.C. He came to Complete Eye Care in Belmont, N.C. because he needed a solution due to complicated vision issues. John had Keratoconus in both eyes and he had a corneal graft done in his left eye to try to treat the Keratoconus. John was...
Aug 24, 2017
Tonja was seen by an optometrist in Charlotte, North Carolina and she was found to have Keratoconus. She has undergone a corneal transplant in each eye and reported having decreased vision in both eyes. Tonja was referred to Dr. Barbara Marcussen at Complete Eye Care because she specialized in fitting...
Aug 18, 2017
Annette is a travel nurse from Gastonia, NC and came to Complete Eye Care in Belmont, NC for an eye exam. Annette wore glasses and could only correct to 20/100- with her glasses. She stated that she struggled to see while driving and could not drive at night at all...
Jul 20, 2017
Pam is from Gastonia, NC and had been diagnosed with keratoconus when she was a child. Pam’s vision slowly decreased as she grew into a teenager and she had to undergo a corneal transplant in each eye in her early teens. Pam was then fit for glasses but was not...
Jun 15, 2017
Tracie H. from Dallas, North Carolina was seen at Complete Eye Care for her routine eye exam. She wanted to wear contact lenses, however, she was concerned she would not be able to because she needed bifocals. Tracie also had moderate astigmatism and significant dry eyes. Tracie had tried soft...
Jun 01, 2017
Robert is a 46-year-old who lives in Gastonia, North Carolina. He has keratoconus and had undergone a corneal transplant in his left eye many years ago. He also had a scar on his right cornea from keratoconus. Robert had 20/70 vision best corrected with his glasses. He needed to see...
May 23, 2017
After LASIK surgery Monica found comfort for her eyes with Scleral contact lenses.
May 12, 2017
David lives in Gastonia, North Carolina and took his father to an ophthalmologist in Gastonia. While David was there, he mentioned to the doctor that he had keratoconus. The ophthalmologist told David that he should see Dr. Barbara Marcussen at Complete Eye Care in Belmont, North Carolina because she specialized...
Mar 15, 2017
Kevin, who lives in Gaston County, came to Complete Eye Care after researching doctors who specialize in scleral contact lenses near Charlotte. He has Sjogren’s disease, which causes him to have severely dry eyes and mouth. He was fit at Ohio State University Medical Center with a scleral contact lens...
Mar 11, 2017
Robert is a school administrator in Clover, South Carolina and he has keratoconus. This condition led to him needing to have a corneal transplant in 1979 & 1980. Prior to corneal transplants, Robert could wear contact lenses to treat his keratoconus. Once he had the corneal transplants, his eyes could...
Mar 09, 2017
Brian, who lives in Gastonia, NC, was recently seen at Complete Eye Care to have his eyes examined. Brian works at the newly built Publix in Lake Wylie, SC and happens to have a high prescription in both eyes. He has a lot of astigmatism so he had to wear...
Mar 08, 2017
Charity's pain from Keratoconus is gone thanks to Scleral lenses!
Mar 01, 2017
We sat down last week with Dr. Marcussen and asked her several questions about her specialty, scleral contacts and the Gentle Vision Shaping System: Why fit scleral contact lenses? Scleral contacts have been shown to be the best option for people with high amounts of astigmatism, keratoconus, or any irregular...
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