6 Reasons to Travel to South Florida for Scleral Lens Fitting by an Expert Optometrist
Have you been struggling to find a standard soft contact lens that works for you? For some vision problems or eye conditions, standard lenses are simply ineffective for delivering effective vision correction. In other cases, you might achieve sharp vision with a standard lens but be left wanting more in the comfort department. In either case, scleral lenses could be the answer. Here are six reasons to come down to South Florida for a scleral lens fitting.
- We know our stuff when it comes to specialty contact lenses
Our leading optometrist, Dr. Elise Kramer, is an expert in specialty contact lenses. Dr. Kramer earned her doctorate from the Université de Montréal in 2015. While there, she attended a seminar focused on the design and application of specialty lenses. She has been passionate about this niche of optometry ever since and works at two different practices—here at Weston Contact Lens Institute and also in Miami—to give patients broader access to specialty lenses.
- Scleral lenses are a core focus at our practice
Many optometrists focus primarily on standard lenses and offer scleral lenses only as a niche option. We are different. We have made scleral lenses a top focus at our practices, in part because we know that many patients are unable to achieve the level of desired comfort or vision correction with standard hard or soft lenses. Scleral lenses are an effective option for treating a wide range of conditions, including irregularities in corneal shape, dry eye syndrome, keratoconus, Sjogren’s syndrome, radial keratotomy, and more. Dr Kramer is a fellow and public education chair elect of the Scleral Lens Education Society.
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- We offer a variety of lenses, beyond just scleral lenses
While we find that scleral lenses are among the most versatile specialty contact lenses, a part of the reason we launched Weston Contact Lens Institute was to provide alternative contact lens options for all wide variety of patients unsatisfied with the usual standard options. In addition to customized soft contact lenses and scleral lenses, we also offer orthokeratology lenses, cosmetic and prosthetic lenses, hybrid contact lenses, RGP lenses, and rose-K lenses. If you think scleral lenses are the right option for you but aren’t sure, you can count on us to help you find the right lens type.
- We can treat the whole family
Because scleral lenses are a viable option for treating such a wide range of vision problems, it’s essential that they be available and accessible to patients of all ages. We are a family-friendly practice that offers optometric care for all ages, including pediatric eye exams and treatment plans.
- We provide comprehensive eye exams
Every single successful optometric treatment begins with a comprehensive eye exam. Giving a patient a prescription for a certain type of contact lens is only part of what we do. Indeed, we also provide holistic eye care aimed at preserving and improving your vision and eye health for life. That process starts with a detailed examination that considers everything from your medical history to your eye pressure and beyond. It is through this examination process that we can lay the foundation for everything else we do, such as deciding whether scleral lenses are right for you.
- We work hard to get the right fit
One of the benefits of scleral lenses is that they are easier to fit than standard contact lenses. With standard lenses, irregularities in the shape of the cornea pose big challenges for lens fit. With a scleral lens, those irregularities effectively don’t matter, since the lens is vaulting over the cornea altogether. Still, getting the right fit remains crucial for comfort and overall lens effectiveness. We specialize in fitting and designing scleral lenses and work carefully with each patient to deliver an optimal fit that will maximize both comfort and visual correction.
Are you interested in visiting our South Florida office to talk scleral lenses? Contact us today to schedule your appointment.