Visual Rehab Center
At Family Vision Clinic’s Vision Rehabilitation Center, we evaluate patients to determine how to improve vision with the latest in technology. Our goal is to reduce visual symptoms and restore naturally comfortable vision. We create an individualized treatment plan to help patients regain as much functional vision as possible. Our treatments include spectacle and contact lenses tailored for each individual’s needs.
In work and leisure, busy people are using their near vision more than ever, especially with digital devices. When focusing up close, the disparity between comfortable vision and required vision can cause painful symptoms. Neurolenses can be customized for every patient. These lenses help alleviate headaches, eye strain, neck and shoulder pain, dry eye, dizziness, and light sensitivity from today’s increased demands on vision. Neurolenses help restore your eyes to comfortable vision.
More than 40% of Americans are myopic, and that number is increasing at an alarming rate, especially among school-age children. Research shows insufficient time spent outdoors, prolonged time spent reading and playing or working with digital devices, and poor lighting levels may influence the development of myopia in children. Myopic parents means more myopic children – and the more that children stay inside and utilize digital devices, the more likely we are to see new myopes. There is a modern approach for today’s myopia— Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program.
The Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program is a comprehensive approach to myopia management specifically designed for pediatric patients and their busy parents. The first and only FDA approved soft contact lenses to help slow the progression of myopia in children age 8-12.
Scleral lenses have been a hot topic in the contact lens world. There are national conferences solely dedicated to learning how to fit these specialized contact lenses. So, why is this? Scleral lenses are unlike any other contact lens on the market. They are large diameter rigid gas permeable lenses. Because of their size (14mm to 24mm), they rest on the sclera which is the white part of the eye. Hence the name “scleral” lens.
The sclera has considerably fewer nerve endings than the cornea. Fewer nerve endings means less sensitivity which ultimately means a very comfortable contact lens. Who can/should wear a scleral lens? Technically, any patient can wear a scleral lens. But, they are most beneficial for patients who have corneal diseases, dystrophies, and degenerations (i.e. keratoconus), patients who have corneal scars and irregularities, and patients who have had a corneal transplant or refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK and PRK). The common denominator for all of these patients is their corneas are altered in some way.
So, how can a scleral lens help these patients? Between the scleral lens and the cornea, there is a fluid-filled reservoir. This reservoir fills in all the corneal irregularities and creates a perfectly rounded surface and can also be beneficial to dry eye patients.