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Dr. Edward Boshnick fitting scleral lenses at Eye Freedom
November 3, 2023

Scleral Lenses: A New Vision of Comfort and Clarity

Scleral lenses are a specialized type of contact lenses designed for individuals with specific ocular conditions or corneal irregularities. At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we understand the importance of a personalized fit for optimal vision correction and comfort. If you’ve been prescribed scleral lenses, here’s what you can expect as you begin this new journey towards clearer vision.

1. Precision Fit for Enhanced Comfort

The journey to comfortable and clear vision starts with a precise fit. Scleral lenses are not one-size-fits-all; they are tailor-made to match the unique contours of your eyes. At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we begin with a detailed eye examination to ensure that your scleral lenses are fitted with absolute precision, providing comfort and the highest level of vision correction. During your visit, you’ll experience the potential vision and comfort scleral lenses offer through a trial with diagnostic lenses. These lenses are known for their crisp and clear vision, often surpassing traditional eyeglasses and other contact lenses in performance.

Once your custom lenses are designed, you’ll return to Global Vision Rehabilitation Center to receive them. This visit also includes a comprehensive tutorial on inserting, removing, and caring for your scleral lenses. Our team will be with you every step of the way, ensuring that your lenses fit perfectly and provide the vision quality you deserve.

2. Adjustment Period: Embracing the New Normal

As with any new eyewear, there’s an adjustment period. Scleral lenses have a larger diameter than typical contact lenses, which means your eyes will need time to adapt to their presence. While they are designed for comfort, it may take a few days up to a couple of weeks to fully adjust to the sensation of wearing scleral lenses. At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we provide personalized advice to help you navigate this adjustment period with ease.

3. Healthy Practices for Scleral Lens Wear

It’s essential to listen to your body, especially when it comes to your eyes. If you experience any redness or irritation, or suspect an infection, it’s important to remove your scleral lenses to allow your eyes to recover. Global Vision Rehabilitation Center emphasizes the importance of wearing scleral lenses only when your eyes are free from irritation to maintain optimal ocular health.

4. Scleral Lens Care: Ensuring Longevity and Safety

Proper lens care is paramount for the longevity of your scleral lenses and the health of your eyes. When you receive your lenses from Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we’ll guide you through the best practices for lens care, including handling, cleaning, and storage. By following these guidelines, you can expect your scleral lenses to last for several years, all while minimizing the risk of infection.

5. Nightly Removal: A Must for Scleral Lens Wearers

It’s important to note that scleral lenses should not be worn during sleep unless specifically advised by your eye care professional. Removing your lenses nightly is a critical step in maintaining both the health of your eyes and the condition of your lenses.

At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we’re committed to providing you with scleral lenses that offer clear vision, comfort, and a lifestyle free from the constraints of traditional eyewear. Visit our website at www.eyefreedom.com to learn more about how scleral lenses can transform your vision experience.

The Distinct Advantages of Scleral Lenses

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We are viewing an EyePrint Pro scleral lens over an eye that underwent multiple corneal transplant operations. Due to the use of topical steroid drops over the years this eye developed glaucoma that could not be treated with topical eye drops. In order to better control the intraocular pressure, a glaucoma shunt was surgically implanted into this eye. Look carefully and your will see the outline of the shunt that we had to consider to better fit this eye with a scleral lens. With the scleral lens this patient has clear (20/30) comfortable vision.

Scleral lenses are not just another contact lens option; they are a leap forward in vision correction technology, especially for those with specific eye conditions. At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we believe in not only providing these advanced lenses but also in educating our patients on their distinct advantages.

Enhanced Visual Acuity

One of the most significant benefits of scleral lenses is the exceptional visual acuity they provide. Their design allows for a stable tear reservoir, which reduces aberrations and enhances clarity. For individuals who have struggled with other forms of vision correction, scleral lenses can be a revelation, offering a level of detail and sharpness that was previously unattainable.

Comfort for Sensitive Eyes

Comfort is paramount when it comes to contact lenses, and scleral lenses excel in this area. Their unique design means they rest on the less sensitive white part of the eye (the sclera) and vault over the cornea without actually touching it. This reduces the sensation of having something in your eye and makes scleral lenses an excellent choice for those with sensitive eyes or irregular corneas.

Protection and Hydration

The vaulting of scleral lenses creates a protective barrier between the lens and the cornea, which can be particularly beneficial for those with dry eye syndrome or who work in environments that are harsh on the eyes. The tear reservoir also helps to keep the eye hydrated, providing relief and comfort throughout the day.

Durability and Longevity

Scleral lenses are made from high-quality, gas-permeable materials that allow for oxygen transmission to the cornea, which is essential for eye health. These materials are also more durable than those used in soft lenses, meaning scleral lenses can last for several years with proper care, making them a cost-effective solution in the long run.

Customization for Complex Prescriptions

Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus

We are looking at the right and left eyes of a patient with advanced keratoconus. Before visiting us for another opinion, this patient was told by several doctors that both eyes needed to undergo a corneal transplant operation. When we first met this patient his visual acuity with his eyeglasses was 20/250. We fit both of this patient’s eyes with scleral lenses are providing this patient with clear (20/25) comfortable and stable vision for the first time in many years.

For those with complex prescriptions or corneal conditions such as keratoconus, scleral lenses offer a level of customization that is unmatched. Each lens is crafted to the exact specifications of the wearer’s eyes, providing a personalized solution that standard lenses simply cannot match.

At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we take pride in our ability to fit scleral lenses with precision and care, ensuring each patient experiences these advantages to the fullest. If you’re considering scleral lenses, or if you’ve been told you’re a difficult fit for contacts, we invite you to explore the possibilities scleral lenses offer.

Visit Eye Freedom to discover more about our scleral lens options and how they can cater to your unique vision needs.

Integrating Scleral Lenses into Your Daily Routine

Adopting any new eyewear requires adjustments to your daily routine, and scleral lenses are no exception. At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, we’re dedicated to ensuring this transition is as smooth as possible, providing you with the support and information you need to make scleral lenses a comfortable part of your life.

Starting Your Day with Scleral Lenses

Beginning your day with scleral lenses involves a specific routine to ensure optimal eye health and lens performance. After a thorough hand washing, you’ll fill the bowl of the lens with a preservative-free saline solution, which not only aids in the application but also creates a cushion of hydration for your eyes. We’ll provide you with detailed instructions and hands-on practice to ensure you’re confident with this process.

Navigating the Day with Confidence

Scleral lenses are designed for all-day wear, providing consistent vision correction and comfort from morning until night. However, it’s important to listen to your eyes. If you feel any discomfort, Global Vision Rehabilitation Center encourages you to give your eyes a break. We also recommend carrying a small lens care kit with you, just in case you need to handle your lenses while away from home.

Ending the Day

Removing scleral lenses is just as important as putting them in. We’ll teach you the correct technique to ensure the lenses are removed safely, without causing stress to your eyes. Following removal, a proper cleaning routine is essential to maintain the lenses’ integrity and prevent eye infections.

Regular Check-Ups for Continued Success

Regular appointments with Global Vision Rehabilitation Center are crucial to ensure your scleral lenses are still fitting correctly and providing the best possible vision correction. These check-ups allow us to make any necessary adjustments to your lenses and to monitor the health of your eyes.

Embracing the Lifestyle Benefits

Scleral lenses can offer a newfound freedom for those who have had difficulties with other forms of vision correction. Whether it’s engaging in sports without the worry of dislodged lenses or enjoying a day out without the discomfort of dry eyes, scleral lenses can significantly enhance your quality of life.

Long-Term Care and Maintenance of Scleral Lenses with Dr. Edward Boshnick

At Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, the longevity and optimal performance of your scleral lenses are a priority, and under the expert guidance of Dr. Edward Boshnick, you can expect nothing less than excellence in lens care and ocular health.

Daily Cleaning Regimen Under Expert Advice

Dr. Boshnick emphasizes the importance of a daily cleaning regimen for all scleral lens wearers. He advises on a meticulous multi-step process that includes cleaning, rinsing, and storing your lenses in the recommended solutions each night. Following his protocol ensures the removal of deposits and prevents potential eye infections.

Regular Lens Inspections for Pristine Condition

Routine self-inspections of your scleral lenses for any deposits or abrasions are essential. Dr. Boshnick and the Global Vision Rehabilitation Center team also conduct thorough inspections during your regular check-ups, providing professional advice on maintaining your lenses in pristine condition.

Scheduled Professional Assessments with Dr. Boshnick

Dr. Boshnick’s scheduled professional assessments are a cornerstone of Global Vision Rehabilitation Center’s commitment to your eye health. These sessions are designed to confirm the proper fit of your lenses and to make any necessary adjustments, ensuring continued comfort and optimal vision.

Adhering to a Tailored Replacement Schedule

Understanding that scleral lenses have a finite lifespan, Dr. Boshnick will collaborate with you to establish a personalized replacement schedule. This proactive approach is key to maintaining the high-quality vision correction you’ve come to expect from your scleral lenses.

Comprehensive Education on Proper Usage

Education is paramount, and Dr. Boshnick is dedicated to ensuring that every patient is well-informed about the proper use of scleral lenses. He provides comprehensive guidance on wearing schedules, daily wear duration, and the importance of resting your eyes, ensuring you are equipped with the knowledge to use your lenses safely and effectively.

Ongoing Support from Dr. Boshnick and Eye Freedom

Dr. Boshnick’s commitment to his patients extends beyond the office visits. He and the Global Vision Rehabilitation Center team are always available to provide ongoing support, answer questions, and address any concerns that may arise with your scleral lenses.

For detailed information on scleral lens care, or to book a consultation with Dr. Edward Boshnick, visit Eye Freedom. Embrace the clarity and comfort that scleral lenses can bring to your life, with the assurance of expert care from Dr. Boshnick and the Global Vision Rehabilitation Center team.

Key Takeaways and Your Invitation to Clarity with Dr. Edward Boshnick

As we conclude our exploration of scleral lenses, it’s important to recap the transformative impact they can have on your vision and daily life. Dr. Edward Boshnick at Global Vision Rehabilitation Center is your dedicated partner in this journey, offering unparalleled expertise in fitting and maintaining scleral lenses.

Recap of Scleral Lens Benefits:

  • Precision and Personalization: Each scleral lens is custom-fitted by Dr. Boshnick to provide unmatched comfort and visual acuity.
  • Comfort for Sensitive Eyes: The unique design minimizes contact with the cornea, making scleral lenses ideal for sensitive eyes and complex conditions.
  • Enhanced Eye Health: The protective barrier and hydration reservoir of scleral lenses promote eye health and comfort throughout the day.
  • Durability and Customization: Made from robust materials, scleral lenses are durable and tailored to address even the most challenging prescriptions.

Dr. Boshnick’s Commitment to Care:

  • Expert Guidance: Dr. Boshnick’s extensive experience ensures that you receive the best possible advice for lens care and maintenance.
  • Ongoing Support: Eye Freedom provides continuous support and education, ensuring you feel confident and informed about your scleral lenses.
  • Professional Assessments: Regular check-ups with Dr. Boshnick are essential to maintaining the fit and function of your scleral lenses.

An Invitation to Experience the Difference:

Dr. Edward Boshnick and the Global Vision Rehabilitation Center team invite you to discover the clear, comfortable vision that scleral lenses can offer. Whether you’re facing challenges with traditional eyewear or seeking a solution for a specific ocular condition, scleral lenses may be the life-changing option you’ve been searching for.

Take the Next Step:

If you’re ready to explore the benefits of scleral lenses, or if you have any questions about whether they’re the right choice for you, we encourage you to reach out. Visit Eye Freedom to learn more, or contact us directly to schedule an appointment with Dr. Edward Boshnick. Embrace the freedom of clear vision and the peace of mind that comes with expert eye care.


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