Revolutionizing Vision: EyePrint Pro & Scleral Lenses in Keratoconus Treatment
|Introduction to Global Vision Rehabilitation Center and its key services: EyePrint Pro, Keratoconus treatment, and Scleral lenses.
|Understanding EyePrint Pro
|Detailed explanation of EyePrint Pro, its benefits, and real-life examples of its effectiveness.
|Keratoconus and Its Treatment
|Comprehensive overview of Keratoconus, its impact on vision, and the treatment options available at Global Vision Rehabilitation Center.
|The Power of Scleral Lenses
|Introduction to Scleral lenses, their unique features, and how they can help in vision correction. Includes testimonials from patients.
|Why Choose Global Vision Rehabilitation Center
|Highlights the expertise and experience of the Global Vision Rehabilitation Center team, the advanced technology used, and the personalized care each patient receives.
|Summarizes the benefits of EyePrint Pro, Keratoconus treatment, and Scleral lenses, and encourages readers to schedule a consultation at Global Vision Rehabilitation Center.
|Frequently Asked Questions
|Addresses common questions about EyePrint Pro, Keratoconus treatment, and Scleral lenses.
Welcome to Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, a sanctuary for those grappling with vision impairments. Our mission, under the expert guidance of Dr. Edward Boshnick, is to provide innovative solutions that go beyond mere vision correction. We aim to enhance the overall quality of life for our patients, offering them the freedom to see the world with renewed clarity.
Dr. Boshnick, with his vast experience spanning over 30 years, has been a beacon of hope for more than 25,000 satisfied patients. His dedication to the field of optometry and his relentless pursuit of providing the best vision care solutions have made him a trusted name in the industry. He has been making the world clearer, one scleral lens at a time, and his pioneering work in the field has been instrumental in transforming countless lives.
At Eye Freedom, we offer a comprehensive range of services, each tailored to meet the unique needs of our patients. Our key services include EyePrint Pro, Keratoconus treatment, and Scleral lenses. Each of these services is designed with the utmost care and precision, ensuring that our patients receive the best in vision correction technology.
EyePrint Pro, one of our flagship services, is a revolutionary technology that creates a custom lens designed to match the exact contours of your eye. This personalized approach ensures optimal comfort and vision correction. It offers a new lease on life to those who have been struggling with traditional lenses.
Our Keratoconus treatment options are designed to manage and treat this progressive eye condition that affects the shape and clarity of the cornea. We offer advanced treatment options tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
Scleral lenses, another key service we offer, are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses specially designed to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the “white” of the eye (sclera). These lenses offer superior comfort and vision correction, especially for patients with irregular corneas.
In the upcoming sections, we will delve deeper into each of these services, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of how they work and the benefits they offer. So, stay tuned as we embark on this journey of vision transformation together.
Understanding EyePrint Pro
This patient has distorted corneas and has been experiencing double vision. We fit both eyes with EyePrint Pro scleral lenses are allowing this patient to see clearly and comfortably once again without double vision.
At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we are proud to offer the revolutionary EyePrint Pro technology. This groundbreaking prosthetic scleral device is designed to match the exact contours of your eye, providing a custom solution that is as individual as the eyes it treats.
Precision Technology for Enhanced Vision and Comfort
The EyePrint Pro is a transparent prosthetic scleral device designed to provide the best vision and comfort possible. The process begins with a detailed impression of the eye, which is comfortable and takes only two minutes per eye. This impression material is then sent to a specialized lab, where state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology converts it into a precise digital representation. This 3D model serves as the blueprint for creating a lens that fits the individual eye with an impressive accuracy of less than 2 microns. The EyePrint Pro Scleral lens is made from an oxygen-permeable material that allows the eye to breathe. This material is hundreds of times more oxygen-permeable than any soft lens currently available, promoting optimal eye health.
Transformative Vision Solutions for Complex Ocular Conditions
Dr. Edward Boshnick’s mission is to provide the best quality of vision for patients who are extremely visually impaired and currently without alternative solutions. The EyePrint Pro has been particularly effective in treating a wide range of conditions and diseases, including:
- Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
- Post-LASIK ectasia
- Post Radial Keratotomy complications
- Corneal Transplants
- High Myopia/ Hyperopia
- Ocular Surface Disease (Dry Eye)
- Neurotrophic Keratitis
- Graft vs Host disease
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
- Chemical Burns
- Corneal Scarring
- Pterygium and Pinguecula
- Stem Cell Failure
- Corneal Dystrophies and Degenerations
- High Wind/ Dust Environments
The EyePrint Pro’s ability to provide precise, personalized fit and superior comfort makes it a game-changer for patients suffering from these conditions.
The EyePrint Pro Difference: A Personalized Approach
With the EyePrint Pro, Dr. Boshnick offers a personalized approach to vision correction. This cutting-edge technology ensures that each patient receives a device that is tailored to their unique eye structure, providing optimal vision correction and comfort. Unlike conventional lenses that might only provide a generic fit, the EyePrint Pro is designed to mirror the exact contours of your eye, providing a level of comfort and clarity that is truly individualized.
In conclusion, the EyePrint Pro is an example of how advanced technology can transform lives by providing improved vision and comfort. It embodies Dr. Boshnick’s commitment to employing state-of-the-art solutions to offer the best possible care to his patients. Whether you’re dealing with a complex ocular condition or looking for a more comfortable and effective vision solution, the EyePrint Pro could be the answer. Discover how this innovative technology can provide a custom solution for your unique eyes. Trust Dr. Boshnick and his advanced use of the EyePrint Pro to provide the precision vision correction you need. Your eyes are unique, and they deserve a unique solution.
Keratoconus and Its Treatment
Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition that leads to the progressive thinning and steepening of the central cornea, the transparent front part of the eye. This degenerative condition significantly impacts vision, with disturbances ranging from minor to severe, depending on the extent of the affected corneal tissue. Keratoconus usually manifests during the teenage years or early twenties and seldom develops post 35 years of age. It affects both eyes in over 90% of cases, but usually progresses asymmetrically, with the second eye diagnosed with the condition typically lagging by 6-7 years from the first.
The Enigma of Keratoconus Causes
Despite being known for at least 200 years, the exact causes of keratoconus remain elusive. Several theories have been proposed, with genetics being a key suspect as about 7% of patients have other family members affected. Alternatively, keratoconus may be secondary to another disease process. Regardless, research into the causes of keratoconus continues, with the goal of enhancing prevention and treatment options.
The Symptoms and Diagnosis of Keratoconus
The primary symptom of keratoconus is a progressive deterioration of vision, with patients often reporting blurred or distorted vision and increased sensitivity to light. Advanced cases may involve a noticeable bulging of the cornea. In the early stages, standard eye tests might miss keratoconus, but corneal topography and other sophisticated imaging technologies can detect the corneal changes indicative of the disease.
Treating Keratoconus Effectively
At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we offer advanced treatment options for keratoconus. As the condition advances, rigid gas permeable lenses are typically the first choice for adequately correcting vision. Most of the time, this serves as a permanent remedy. Given the disease’s progression, it’s vital that these lenses are fitted with utmost care and reassessed at least annually by eye care professionals.
Dr. Edward Boshnick uses lenses with a complex geometry, taking into account the conical shape of the cornea at all stages of the condition. These lenses have multiple curves and are custom designed to fit each individual cone without traumatizing the delicate, compromised corneal tissue. For nearly all patients, this means improved comfort and optimum visual acuity.
Moreover, Dr. Boshnick’s practice uses scleral lenses for treating advanced cases of keratoconus, as well as Pellucid Marginal Degeneration and Post-Lasik Ectasia. When the cornea’s outer cellular layer, known as the Epithelium, degrades, smaller diameter gas permeable lenses will not suffice. In such cases, a gas permeable scleral lens is the only solution that provides clear, comfortable, and stable vision.
Scleral Lenses – A Revolution in Eye Care
Scleral lenses vault over the compromised cornea without touching it, supported by the white part of the eye, known as the sclera. The space between the back surface of the lens and the front surface of the cornea is filled with unpreserved Sterile Saline Solution, ensuring the eye’s front surface is always in a liquid environment. As a result, vision and comfort are almost always excellent.
Apart from treating advanced keratoconus, these scleral lenses are also used to restore vision and comfort in patients who have undergone corneal transplant surgery, post-refractive surgeries like Lasik, R-K, PRK, or those suffering from chronic dry eye due to disease and ocular trauma. Interestingly, scleral lenses have a therapeutic effect on the cornea, significantly improving the health of many compromised corneas by protecting the delicate tissue from the environment and lids rubbing against it.
While keratoconus significantly affects vision, it rarely leads to blindness. With appropriate treatment, such as customized contact lenses or scleral lenses, most people with keratoconus can lead normal lives. As of now, there is no cure for keratoconus. However, with proper treatment and regular monitoring, the progression of the disease can be managed, and vision can be significantly improved. If your lenses aren’t fitted correctly, they might move excessively over the cornea, causing abrasions and leading to pain and light sensitivity. It’s crucial to get your lenses fitted by a specialist like Dr. Boshnick to ensure optimal comfort and vision.
The Power of Scleral Lenses
This patient was unable to obtain clear vision with contact lenses in his country. He is now seeing clearly with EyePrint Pro Scleral lenses
Scleral lenses have revolutionized the field of optometry, offering superior comfort and vision correction to individuals with a variety of ocular conditions. At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we are proud to offer this transformative solution to our patients.
Understanding Scleral Lenses
Scleral lenses are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera – the white part of the eye – and vault over the entire corneal surface. This design differentiates them from standard contact lenses, which rest on the cornea. The unique design of scleral lenses offers numerous advantages. First, their size provides stability, reducing the risk of dislodgement. The vaulting creates a tear-filled reservoir that provides constant hydration to the eye’s surface, ensuring optimal comfort. Furthermore, their design allows for the correction of a variety of complex corneal irregularities, offering excellent visual acuity.
Why Choose Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses can transform the lives of individuals dealing with various ocular conditions that impair visual function and comfort. Some of these conditions include:
- Keratoconus: A condition causing the cornea to thin and bulge into a cone-like shape, leading to blurred vision. The unique design of scleral lenses allows them to vault over the irregular cornea, providing a smooth refractive surface for improved vision.
- Post-surgical complications: After procedures such as LASIK or corneal transplants, the cornea may have an irregular shape. Scleral lenses can aid in correcting the resulting refractive errors.
- Severe Dry Eye Syndrome: The tear reservoir beneath scleral lenses provides continuous hydration to the eye’s surface, alleviating dry eye symptoms.
- High refractive errors: Individuals with high levels of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), or astigmatism may find superior vision correction with scleral lenses.
The Fitting Process
Many of the patients that we see suffer loss of vision from many conditions and diseases including keratoconus, post-LASIK corneal ectasia, corneal transplant surgery, chronic dry eye and many corneal degenerations and dystrophies. Most of these patients need a well designed and fit scleral lens in order to regain quality vision and comfort. In my opinion, when these conditions become so challenging and complex, an EyePrint Pro scleral lens will overcome these challenges and allow these patients to regain quality vision and comfort once again. The impression seen in this video is sent to a special lab where 3D printing technology is used to make an EyePrint Pro scleral lens where every “hill and valley” along the ocular surface is replicated onto the back surface of this very hi tech lens. Amazing life changing technology.
Fitting scleral lenses is a highly specialized process requiring expertise and advanced technology. It involves several steps:
- Initial Examination: Dr. Boshnick begins with a comprehensive eye examination to assess the overall health of your eyes and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for scleral lenses.
- Corneal Topography: This process maps the surface of your cornea, highlighting its curvature and any irregularities. This map guides the lens fitting process.
- Lens Selection and Fitting: Based on the examination and corneal topography, a trial lens is selected. Once applied, the fit is assessed using a biomicroscope.
- Lens Customization: If necessary, the lens parameters are adjusted to achieve the optimal fit, comfort, and vision correction.
- Lens Education: Dr. Boshnick and his team will instruct you on proper lens care, application, and removal.
- Follow-up Visits: Regular follow-up visits are scheduled to monitor your eye health and ensure ongoing comfort and optimal vision correction.
Caring for Scleral Lenses
This video shows a multifocal EyePrint Pro scleral lens being removed from my eye by our student extern. These scleral lenses are extremely comfortable and provide me with clear, stable and comfortable vision at all distances. Amazing life changing technology.
Proper care and maintenance are critical to the longevity of your scleral lenses and the health of your eyes. This includes correct cleaning and disinfection, proper storage, and regular replacement of your lens case. Dr. Boshnick will provide detailed instructions regarding scleral lens care.
The Transformation with Scleral Lenses
This very hi tech lens was designed from an impression taken of the front surface of this eye. The impression taken was sent to a special lab where 3D printing technology was used to make an EyePrint Pro scleral lens. Every “hill and valley” along the front surface of this eye was replicated onto the back surface of the EyePrint Pro scleral lens. This is the most advanced and accurate scleral lens design available anywhere in the world.
Scleral lenses can be a life-changing solution for individuals who have struggled with other forms of vision correction. With their ability to correct complex corneal irregularities, provide superior comfort, and offer sharp visual acuity, they’ve provided many patients with a new lease on life. People with conditions that cause discomfort, such as chronic dry eye or post-surgical complications, can enjoy relief from symptoms due to the moisture-filled environment the scleral lenses create. Additionally, the potential for improved vision quality can significantly impact everyday tasks, from reading and computer work to driving and participating in sports.
In some cases, patients with advanced keratoconus or severe corneal scarring, previously deemed unsuitable for contact lenses, have been able to achieve excellent vision correction with scleral lenses. The transformative power of these lenses extends beyond vision enhancement, often contributing to an improved quality of life.
Scleral Lenses and Advanced Technologies
Dr. Boshnick utilizes state-of-the-art technology to ensure a precise fit and optimal performance of your scleral lenses. High-tech tools such as advanced digital retinal imaging and computerized corneal topography provide a wealth of information about your eye’s structure and health. The EyePrint Pro technology, for example, is used to design scleral lenses that match the exact contours of your eye. These technological advancements play a vital role in the customization and effectiveness of scleral lenses.
The Future of Scleral Lenses
The field of scleral lenses continues to evolve, with new designs and materials enhancing their performance and comfort. Research is underway to further improve the oxygen permeability of the lenses, making them even more comfortable for prolonged wear. Innovations are also being explored to integrate medication delivery systems within the lenses, which could revolutionize the treatment of various eye conditions.
Imagine a world where your contact lenses not only correct your vision but also deliver the precise amount of medication your eyes need throughout the day. This could be a reality in the not-so-distant future, thanks to the ongoing advancements in scleral lens technology.
Furthermore, the potential for incorporating electronic and smart technologies into scleral lenses is being investigated. This could lead to lenses that can monitor intraocular pressure, blood glucose levels, or even provide augmented reality. While these applications are still in the research and development phase, they represent the exciting potential of scleral lenses.
At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we stay at the forefront of these advancements, committed to bringing our patients the latest and most effective solutions in vision correction. With scleral lenses, we’re not just correcting vision; we’re enhancing the way people experience the world.
Why Choose Global Vision Rehabilitation Center?
Choosing the right eye care provider is a critical decision that can significantly impact your quality of life. At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we understand the importance of this decision and are committed to providing exceptional care that goes beyond just treating symptoms. We aim to restore vision and comfort lost due to various ocular conditions and surgeries, offering a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.
The Visionary Behind the Practice: Dr. Edward Boshnick
The driving force behind Global Vision Rehabilitation Center is Dr. Edward Boshnick, a renowned optometrist with a passion for restoring vision and comfort to those who have lost it due to various ocular conditions and surgeries. Dr. Boshnick maintains a cutting-edge practice that covers all types of vision care, including non-surgical vision improvement, contact and scleral lens care, children’s vision, and vision rehabilitation for the partially sighted.
Dr. Boshnick received his B.A. degree from the University of Miami and his Doctorate degree in Optometry from Southern College of Optometry. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, where he was made chief of the Optometry clinic at the Hunter Army Airfield Hospital. His extensive experience and commitment to his patients have earned him recognition in the field and trust from his patients.
A Comprehensive Approach to Eye Care
At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we believe in a comprehensive approach to eye care. We understand that each patient is unique, and so are their vision needs. Our services range from treating LASIK damage and keratoconus to managing dry eye syndrome and other corneal dystrophies. We specialize in contact lens care, including the fitting of scleral lenses, which have proven to be a game-changer for many of our patients.
Advanced Technology for Precise Care
We leverage advanced technology to provide precise and effective care. Our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art tools such as advanced digital retinal imaging and computerized corneal topography. These technologies allow us to gain a comprehensive understanding of your eye’s structure and health, enabling us to provide personalized care tailored to your specific needs.
One of the innovative technologies we use is the EyePrint Pro system, which allows us to design scleral lenses that match the exact contours of your eye. This technology ensures a precise fit and optimal performance of your scleral lenses, enhancing comfort and vision correction.
A Commitment to Patient Education
We believe that informed patients make the best decisions about their eye care. Therefore, we are committed to educating our patients about their ocular conditions and the various treatment options available. We take the time to explain the benefits and potential risks of each treatment, empowering you to make informed decisions about your eye care.
A Team That Cares
At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, you are more than just a patient – you are a part of our family. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of service in a warm and welcoming environment. We take the time to understand your concerns, answer your questions, and ensure that you are comfortable with your care plan.
A Track Record of Success
Over the years, we have helped countless patients regain their vision and comfort. From individuals with keratoconus to those suffering from complications post-LASIK surgery, our comprehensive and personalized approach to care has proven successful in restoring quality vision and enhancing the lives of our patients.
A Vision for the Future
We are constantly seeking ways to improve our services and stay at the forefront of advancements in eye care. We are committed to bringing the latest and most innovative technologies to our patients, ensuring that they receive the best care possible.
Choosing Global Vision Rehabilitation Center means choosing a team of professionals devoted to your vision and comfort. Under the guidance of Dr. Edward Boshnick, we are dedicated to restoring your vision and enhancing your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards better vision.
In the realm of vision care, the journey towards clarity and comfort is as unique as the eyes we treat. At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we understand this journey and are committed to guiding our patients every step of the way.
Our comprehensive approach to eye care, led by the experienced and compassionate Dr. Edward Boshnick, ensures that each patient receives personalized care tailored to their specific needs. Whether it’s managing keratoconus, treating LASIK complications, or fitting scleral lenses, we leverage advanced technology and innovative solutions to restore vision and comfort to our patients.
The EyePrint Pro system, a groundbreaking technology in our arsenal, allows us to design scleral lenses that match the exact contours of your eye, ensuring a precise fit and optimal performance. These lenses have proven to be a game-changer for many of our patients, offering superior comfort and vision correction.
At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we believe in empowering our patients through education. We take the time to explain your condition, the various treatment options, and how we can help. Our commitment to patient education, coupled with our dedication to providing exceptional care, sets us apart in the field of optometry.
As we look towards the future, we remain steadfast in our commitment to bringing the latest and most innovative technologies to our patients. We continually seek ways to improve our services and stay at the forefront of advancements in eye care. Our goal is not just to treat symptoms but to enhance the quality of life of our patients.
Choosing Global Vision Rehabilitation Center means choosing a team of professionals devoted to your vision and comfort. We invite you to take the first step towards better vision by scheduling a consultation with us today. Let us guide you on your journey towards clearer vision and improved eye comfort. Your vision is our mission.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is EyePrint Pro?
EyePrint Pro is a groundbreaking technology that we use at Global Vision Rehabilitation Center to create custom scleral lenses. These lenses are designed to match the exact contours of your eye, ensuring a precise fit and optimal vision correction. This technology is particularly beneficial for patients with irregular corneal conditions, such as keratoconus, or those who have undergone corneal surgeries.
2. What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition that causes the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, to thin and bulge into a cone-like shape. This change in shape disrupts the light entering the eye and prevents it from focusing correctly on the retina, leading to distorted vision. At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we offer advanced treatment options for keratoconus, including custom-designed scleral lenses.
3. What are Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye, and vault over the entire corneal surface. This design offers numerous advantages, including superior comfort, stability, and the ability to correct complex corneal irregularities. At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we specialize in fitting scleral lenses, providing our patients with improved vision and comfort.
4. What is the advantage of choosing Global Vision Rehabilitation Center for my vision correction needs?
Choosing Global Vision Rehabilitation Center means choosing a team of professionals devoted to your vision and comfort. We offer personalized care, advanced technology, and a comprehensive approach to eye care. Under the guidance of Dr. Edward Boshnick, we are dedicated to restoring your vision and enhancing your quality of life. Whether it’s managing keratoconus, treating LASIK complications, or fitting scleral lenses, we are committed to providing exceptional care tailored to your specific needs.
5. How can I schedule a consultation at Global Vision Rehabilitation Center?
Scheduling a consultation at Global Vision Rehabilitation Center is easy. You can visit our website to book an appointment online, or you can call our office directly. We look forward to guiding you on your journey towards better vision and improved eye comfort.