Everyone is in an uproar over the discontinuation of Unisol 4 saline by Alcon. Well, this may in fact only be a temporary situation. Word has it that the Alcon folks are working on a replacement. Until we receive and assess the first samples of a potential new replacement product, we are … [Read more...] about What to do about the Discontinuation of Unisol 4 Saline
Scleral Contact Lens Articles
LASERFIT AND KERATOCONUS: How are we doing?
The Laserfit lens process with wavefront-guided optics is now in its fourth clinical year. It is the only wavefront-guided scleral lens system that is clinically available at the present time. The process is protected by 3 patents and additional patents … [Read more...] about LASERFIT AND KERATOCONUS: How are we doing?
20/10 vision explained and achievable
Do we need better than 20/20 vision? In 2011 we compiled results for 52 eyes of 26 patients who had various vision complications resulting from things such as keratoconus, RK surgery, LASIK or other surgeries. Of this group, only 36% of eyes achieved 20/20 or better with ordinary eyeglasses. … [Read more...] about 20/10 vision explained and achievable
Scleral lens fogging
It's time to revisit this "old" topic in light of new data. This article was originally published online in January 2012. One of the things that can happen with scleral lenses is some fogginess after several hours. After studying many hundreds of OCT images of scleral lenses, we have hypothesized … [Read more...] about Scleral lens fogging
LASERFIT: Best contact lenses for athletes
What do elite athletes have in common? The answer is vision. According to sports vision experts*, most elite athletes see better than 20/20, usually 20/15 or better. Some see 20/10. In the NBA, only 19% have a need for vision correction, compared to 54% of the general population between the ages of … [Read more...] about LASERFIT: Best contact lenses for athletes
Scleral Contact Lenses past to present
Advances in medical technology continue to change peoples lives for the better. It is often important to look back into the past and the old way of doing things to remind ourselves just how far we have come. This is especially true for scleral contact lenses. Scleral lenses used to be custom made … [Read more...] about Scleral Contact Lenses past to present
Super vision possible with scleral contact lenses
Dr. G’s odyssey to aid compromised eyes has led to the creation of super-vision in a number of patients. What does this mean, and how is it done? Vision scientists have concluded that the human eye is actually capable of seeing 20/10 or better, and that the imperfect optics of the eye prevent this … [Read more...] about Super vision possible with scleral contact lenses
Scleral contact lenses – advantages explained
A lot of folks ask us, what is the difference between a scleral contact lens compared to a regular soft or rigid RGP contact lens? Scleral Lenses vs Regular Lenses Like most lenses, scleral contact lenses and mini-scleral lenses are used to correct vision defects. However, unlike other contact … [Read more...] about Scleral contact lenses – advantages explained
What are considered severe or complex vision issues?
Dr. G. has spent that past couple of decades figuring out ways of restoring “normal” vision to patients with complex vision issues. But what exactly is a complex vision issue? Is it the patient with the high prescription? Possibly. We define a complex vision issue as a refractive problem which … [Read more...] about What are considered severe or complex vision issues?
Specialized Contact Lenses for complex vision problems
Every human eye is formed with a one-of-a-kind shape and optical blueprint, so why make do with a scleral lens that is not perfectly unique and custom designed for your specific eye. The LaserFit scleral lens is computer created to fit your eye like a glove using your own optical fingerprint without … [Read more...] about Specialized Contact Lenses for complex vision problems