Over the past several decades I have created a unique specialty contact and scleral lens practice in Miami, Florida. Every specialty lens that we fit is customized for each individual eye.
“I would like the following text to explain what I do:
Our specialty practice is devoted to addressing the needs of patients suffering loss of vision and ocular comfort due to a variety of diseases, surgeries, trauma, hereditary and genetic conditions and a number of dystrophies and degenerations. These include;
PELLUCID MARGINAL DEGENERATION
POST-REFRACTIVE SURGICAL COMPLICATIONS (LASIK, RADIAL KERATOTOMY, PRK, ETC.)
CHRONIC DRY EYE AND MEIBOMIAN GLAND DYSFUNCTION
CORNEAL DISEASE (ECTASIA, DEGENERATIONS AND DYSTROPHIES)
HIGH DEGREES OF MYOPIA, HYPEROPIA AND ASTIGMATISM
CORNEAL TRANSPLANT SURGERY
ORTHOKERATOLOGY (NON-SURGICAL VISION IMPROVEMENT)
LOW VISION AIDES TO ADDRESS VISION LOSS DUE TO MACULAR DEGENERATION,
MANY RETINAL CONDITIONS AND OPTIC NERVE DISEASE.
The unique technologies that we employ are used to diagnose and to aid in the treatment of the above conditions and many others not listed here.”
My philosophy to specialty lens fitting is to use the best of what modern technology has to offer, not just in the use of the newest materials and technologies available but also in the very best diagnostic instrumentation, computers and specialty software to help us address the many vision and comfort issues facing our “high need” patient population.
The unique specialty lenses used in our practice along with the high tech equipment used to design these lenses represent a major advancement in the field of contact lens care. Our practice deals with the most atypical corneas. Many of the eyes and corneas that we work with have been compromised and damaged from trauma, disease and surgery.
Specialty contact and scleral lens design and fitting is one of the most challenging and time consuming activities facing most eye care providers who do not fit such lenses on a regular basis. It requires innovation, imagination, extraordinary care and an eye for detail. For this reason, the overwhelming majority of eye doctors are unable to provide these lenses and services. Our specialty practice does provide these services and lens technologies and we have been doing this on a daily basis for over 30 years.
I have been fortunate enough to have treated patients from all over the world who prior to visiting us, sought care for a number of conditions such as keratoconus, post-refractive surgical complications and severe dry eye to name just a few. My most shocking finding is how difficult it is for so many patients to find doctors who specialize in the non-surgical treatment of complicated and challenging ocular and corneal conditions.
Many eye doctors and corneal specialists hesitate to refer “high need” patients to eye care specialists such as myself for fear that many of these patients will not be sent back to the referring doctor for continuing routine eye care. It is my feeling that my specialized practice should be viewed as a useful and necessary extension of the referring eye doctor’s practice.