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Is Myopia Management Worth The Financial Investment?

The most important reason for choosing myopia management is to protect your child’s precious gift of sight from sight-threatening eye diseases. But here’s an added...

Can You Wear Contacts With Corneal Dystrophy?

If you have corneal dystrophy, it will become increasingly difficult to wear standard contact lenses. Scleral lenses are an excellent choice for patients with many...

3 Effective Ways to Relieve Dry Eyes

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common eye conditions in the world, yet many people put up with the discomfort, even though it's...

Scleral Lenses for Radial Keratotomy (RK)

There are many patients who had radial keratotomy (RK) surgery in the 1990's. This was a procedure that was used to correct refractive error, but...

Prosthetic Scleral Lens

A beautiful patient came to see us today for a consult for a prosthetic scleral lens. She had a brain tumor at a young age...

5 Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Here are 5 eye symptoms that you should never ignore. Call The Contact Lens Institute of Nevada without delay if you or a loved one...

Discomfort with a Scleral Lens

Discomfort with a Scleral Lens We saw one of our keratoconus patients for a follow up this week for her custom scleral lens on her...

How to Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Myopia

Childhood myopia — nearsightedness — is reaching epidemic proportions. Fortunately, there are steps parents can take to reduce their child’s risk of developing myopia.

Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam

Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without...

Scleral Lens for Keratoconus

Thank you to whoever referred this special keratoconus patient to our office! We had the pleasure of seeing a 24 year old hispanic male today...

Why Get Custom Contact Lenses?

Custom contact lenses are specially designed to fit irregularly-shaped corneas. If you find wearing regular contact lenses uncomfortable, ask your optometrist if custom contact lenses...

How Does High Myopia Affect Eye Health?

High myopia isn’t just difficulty seeing faraway objects. It can actually increase the risk of developing serious eye diseases later in life. Read on to...

Can I Be Blinded By A Nerf® Gun?

Did you know that Nerf® guns, a supposedly safe children’s toy, have been shown to cause eye injury in certain cases? What makes them so...

Hyperopia and Your Child

Hyperopia affects near vision in children and young adults. Want to know more about hyperopia? Here we explain ways to recognize the condition and help...

Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus

Today we saw a long time patient of ours who we've been managing for keratoconus over the past 6 years. Keratoconus is a condition of...

Everything You Need To Know About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that causes the cornea to thin and bulge, resulting in blurry and distorted vision. Here are the most commonly...

Can Cataract Surgery Prevent Dementia?

Cataract surgery not only improves vision. Research suggests that cataract surgery may also prevent cognitive decline.

Prokera Membrane Heals a Herpes Eye Infection

This patient suffered from a herpes viral eye infection and had a flare up. The area that stains red and yellow shows the defect on...

Do Corneal Transplants Improve your Vision?

Many patients who undergo a corneal transplant will still have a very irregularly shaped surface, which yields blurry and distorted vision. However, every once in a while,...

Keratoconus Improved by Scleral Lenses

Thank you Dr. Stafeeva for referring your keratoconus patient to our clinic! A very pleasant 25 year old male was kindly referred to us from...

Why is this Person’s Eye Shaking?

This patient has a condition called nystagmus. Nystagmus is a vision condition in which the eyes make repetitive, uncontrolled movements. The patterns can happen side...

Scleral Lenses for Extreme Dry Eye

Thank you Dr. Wellish (Wellish Vision Institute) for your kind referral of your extreme dry eye patient to our clinic. A lovely patient was referred...

Can We Stop Myopia From Progressing?

Myopia management, an optometrist-developed program, can slow and even halt the progression of a child’s myopia. Read on to learn more.

June 27 Is National Sunglasses Day!

Here’s how you can celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27.

4 Facts You Should Know About Scleral Lenses

Scleral contact lenses provide the perfect fit and maximum comfort for people with keratoconus, other corneal irregularities or severe dry eye syndrome. Discover how scleral...

Could Working From Home Be Hurting Your Vision?

Working at home has many benefits, but it can also trigger computer-related eye strain. Here are some proven ways to reduce digital eye strain, whether...

How Myopia (Nearsightedness) Can Affect Your Child’s Life

Myopia — nearsightedness — affects your ability to see faraway objects. Unless myopia is managed during childhood, it raises the risk of developing sight-threatening eye...

What Exactly is an Eye Chart?

At some point in our lives, we've all had our eyes examined using an eye chart – whether during a school screening or at the...

Bloodshot Eyes – Should You Be Concerned?

Bloodshot eyes can be harmless, but may also be a sign of an underlying eye condition.

Are Myopic Parents More Likely to Have Myopic Children?

Can you pass myopia, or nearsightedness, onto your kids? According to research, there is definitely a genetic component. Fortunately, myopia management can slow myopia progression.

Concerned About Macular Degeneration? – Here Are 6 Tips to Lower your Risk

Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss. Here are 6 ways to help lower your risk of developing this sight-threatening condition.

Regular Contact Lenses Not Working for You? Consider Scleral Lenses

In people with certain eye conditions, regular contact lenses may be uncomfortable—even impossible— to wear. Here's why scleral lenses may be a better option.

Stay Active and See Better With Scleral Lenses

Scleral contact lenses are tailor-made for people with keratoconus, irregularly shaped corneas and severe dry eyes, as well as patients recovering from certain eye surgeries....

What’s Your Optometrist Role in Cataract Surgery?

If you’ve been diagnosed with cataracts, your optometrist will monitor its progression and manage your symptoms. Once you need surgery, your optometrist can direct you...

5 Vision-Saving Tips for National Save Your Vision Month

This March, in honor of National Save Your Vision Month, we’ve compiled a list of 5 essential ways to help you keep your eyes healthy...

2022 GP Practitioner of the Year

2022 Naomi “Jo” Svochak GP Practitioner of the Year: Dr. Stephanie L. Woo

8 Benefits of Wearing Scleral Lenses

With scleral lenses, you’ll experience consistently clear vision—even if you have an irregular cornea and dry eye syndrome. Here are some of the benefits of...

Corneal Transplant, Dislocated Pupil and Glaucoma Shunt

Corneal Transplant, Dislocated Pupil and Glaucoma Shunt

10 Ways to Give Your Eyes Some Love This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to give your eyes some love. Here are 10 ways you can give your eyes the...

5 Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Screen Time

If your child spends too much time in front of screens, it’s important to set limits and establish routines to protect both their general health...

Research Suggests a Link Between Childhood Obesity and High Myopia

Research suggests that children who are obese may have a higher risk of developing high myopia. Read up to learn why and discover what you...

This Patient has a History of a Corneal Transplant

This Patient has a History of a Corneal Transplant

Bilateral Corneal Transplants & Glaucoma Patient Success With Scleral Contacts

Our patient with bilateral corneal transplants and glaucoma arrived for his scleral contact lens dispense today.

LASIK Complications: How Scleral Lenses Can Help You Regain Clear Vision

Have you or a loved one have experienced complications following LASIK or any other type of refractive surgery? Scleral lenses may be just the solution...

Why Is My Eyelid Twitching?

An eyelid twitch can develop for a number of reasons, and most of the time it’s not a cause for concern. Find out what may...

A Specialty Contact Lens Evaluation

A Specialty Contact Lens Evaluation at The Contact Lens Institute of Nevada in Las Vegas.

6 Things To Know About Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye disease that changes the shape and function of the cornea. Here are 6 facts about keratoconus that you should know.

The Link Between Myopia Progression and COVID Confinement

For many children, COVID-19 restrictions have meant more time indoors, and more time spent on digital screens. According to research studies, this has led to...

5 Ways to Protect and Improve Your Child’s Eyesight

Your children's vision is their primary window into the world around them. Keeping their eyesight healthy is an important part of allowing them to experience...

How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Eyesight

Did you know that pregnancy hormones can affect your vision? Read on to learn about the possible visual changes that some women may experience while...

What Is the Long-Term Impact of Virtual Learning on Children’s Eyes?

For many children, learning via a digital device has become routine, and their eyes are paying the price. Fortunately, there are ways to minimize digital...

Scleral Lens Insertion Tools

This is a question that we receive every single day from patients all over the world. Scleral lens insertion problems are the number one reason...

Why Ortho-K Is A Great Alternative To LASIK

Not sure if you should have LASIK surgery? Here are a few reasons why ortho-k lenses make a great alternative to refractive surgery.

7 Tips to Keep Your Vision Healthy and Clear

Creating healthy living habits is a great way to preserve your vision throughout your lifetime. These can help keep your eyes healthy and your vision...

Prosthetic Contact Lenses are Life Changing!

This patient suffered an injury to the left eye in 1987 which left her with a retinal detachment and a myriad of other ocular issues....

Do You Get Blurred Vision After Eating?

If you've noticed that your vision turns hazy after enjoying a meal, you may have an early stage of diabetes mellitus. Here's how your optometrist...

Keratoconus Patient Referred To Us For Contact Lens Consultation

We had a very nice 48 year old patient referred to us for a contact lens consultation by Dr. Wellish. Diagnosed with keratoconus in his...

Can Scleral Lenses Help Patients with RK Scarring?

One of most successful scleral lens patients arrived to the office for her annual contact lens evaluation. She is an 80 year old female who...

Scleral Lens Assessment Video by Dr. Stephanie Woo

How do I evaluate a scleral lens? Often times I am asked to discuss scleral lens assessment. What do you look for? What equipment is...

Before and After Upneeq Eye Drop!

This patient arrived for a specialty contact lens fit consultation. As we were taking images of her eye she said, "My eyelids are so saggy,...

Corneal Transplant Patient Looking To Improve Vision

Thank you for the kind referral from Dr. Tami Le! 49 year old African American male came to us looking for a way to improve...

5 Important Eye Care Tips For Kids

Eye care is just as important for children as it is for adults. The sooner you teach your children how to care for their eyes,...

Keratoconus Patient Wore Gas Permeable Contacts For Many Years

Thank you Dr. Ochiltree for this kind referral! 73 yo female has worn gas permeable lenses for many years due to keratoconus. Keratoconus patients are...

Patient Looking For New Rx For Her Multifocal Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

Thank you for this fun referral from Dr. Casey at NVision! 63 year old female was looking for a new prescription for her multifocal corneal...

The Use of Scleral Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses in Keratoconus – A Case Report

A special thank you to Judy Tran for developing this amazing case report. Introduction: The prevalence of keratoconus (KCN) in the United States is approximately...

Patient Referred To Us For Corneal Inflammatory Condition

Thank you Dr. Stafeeva for your kind referral to our office! A 59 year old patient was kindly referred to us from her corneal specialist,...

How to Deal with Contact Lens Discomfort

Do your eyes become irritated and itchy when you wear contact lenses? Could be dry eye syndrome, allergies or the contact lenses themselves. Read on...

Presbyopia Patient Looking For Alternative To Eyeglasses

Sharing a case we recently worked on with custom soft lenses. 50 year old female was looking for an alternative to glasses that would also...

Dry Eye Patient Fit Into Custom Scleral Lens

Thank you Dr. Wellish for this kind referral. 66 year old Male was referred to us for a scleral lens consultation for dry eyes. This...

What To Do if a Mosquito Bites Your Eyelid

Mosquito bites are annoying but on the eyelid they can be particularly uncomfortable and even impact your vision. Find out what you can do to...

Patient switched into a custom scleral lens design after failing in a traditional scleral lens

We have been working with a 25 yo male with h/o keratoconus OS>>OD s/p CXL. He found us online looking to see if he can...

Live demonstration of an EyePrint Prosthetic

In this video, join Dr. Stephanie Woo for a live demonstration of the EyePrint Prosthetic on a real patient. This patient suffers from poor vision...

6 Ways To Maintain Eye Health If You’re Over 50

As we age our eyes start to change, but that doesn’t mean you have to struggle with declining vision. Find out what you can do...

Are Hard Contact Lenses Still Useful?

Are hard contact lenses still useful? With the invention of scleral lenses, corneal gas permeable lenses may seem like a thing of the past. However,...

How To Remove Soft Contact Lenses

The best way to remove soft contact lenses is with the pads of your finger. To view helpful ways to remove contact lenses, please visit...

How Do I Get Insurance to Pay for My Scleral Lenses?

How do I get insurance to pay for my scleral lenses? If you have medical or vision insurance, they may contribute toward the cost of...

Does Insurance Cover Scleral Lenses

Does insurance pay for scleral lenses? Yes. In many cases, insurance will cover the cost of scleral lenses. This is especially true if you have...

What’s an alternative to Nutrifill?

Many of our patients use Nutrifill to fill the bowl of their scleral lenses. However, there was a recall on the product in June 2021...

What Are Custom Scleral Lenses?

The sMap is such a cool instrument, and it tells us a lot of information. Normal topographers map the corneal surface only, and give little...

Is It Really That Bad to Sleep or Shower In Contact Lenses?

If you wear contact lenses, you likely appreciate the freedom it provides. But did you know that wearing contact lenses in water or while sleeping...

Damage to Eye from a Burning Building

Super interesting case from Dr. Schorr from New Eyes! We saw a 19 year old boy for a consultation today. He suffered a trauma from...

Prosthetic Contact Lens

Prosthetic Contact Lens - A cool case sent over from Dr. Irene Voo! A 73 year old white male was kindly referred to us for...

Eye Drop For Droopy Eyelids

*Posted with patient permission. Top photo is before Upneeq. Bottom photo is 10 minutes after. Is there an eye drop for droopy eyelids? Until recently,...

Summer 2021 Newsletter

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Dr. Woos’ Top 10 Eye Drop Recommendations For Contact Lens Wearers

Many of our patients ask about eye drop recommendations. Some of the key things that I consider: Eye Condition(s) Contact Lens Wearer? What type? soft?...

Can I Use Eye Drops With Scleral Lenses?

 Is it safe to use eye drops while wearing hard lenses or scleral lenses? This is a question we get almost every single day....

What Eye Drops Are Best For My Eyes?

Choosing the right eye drops to relieve dry eye syndrome can be a real challenge, as there are several brands and products on the market....

Can Corneal Transplant Patients Wear Scleral Lenses?

Can corneal transplant patients wear scleral lenses? We had the pleasure of seeing a kindly referred patient for a specialty contact lens consultation yesterday. This...

Can you use scleral lenses for sports vision?

Topography of keratoconus patient’s right eye Thank you Dr. Jen Burke for your kind referral! Dr. Burke sent a 17 year old patient to use...

Childhood Myopia Is in Crisis Mode on a Global Scale

More and more children are being diagnosed with myopia, a common refractive error associated with developing serious eye diseases later in life, such as macular...

Is there a genetic test for keratoconus?

Many patients ask us about some of the risk factors for keratoconus. Recently, a new genetic test for keratoconus launched, and we are incredibly excited...

Sunglasses: Protect Your Peepers

June brings with it, not only the first day of summer, but also National Sunglasses Day.

Contact Lens Options for Corneal Transplant Patients

A very interesting corneal transplant patient arrived today for a consultation. You can see the double running suture for this corneal transplant patient He had...

May is Healthy Vision Month

What does that mean for you? It means that now is the time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Find out why.

Multifocal Contact Lenses For People Over 40

Multifocal contact lenses can help people with presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) see clearly, whether focusing on close or distant objects.

What is scleral topography?

The sMap is such a cool instrument, and it tells us a lot of information. Normal topographers map the corneal surface only, and give little...

Dry Eyes Constantly In Pain

We had a very interesting patient today! DR is a 63 year old female who was kindly referred by Dr. Hai Tran and Dr. Ksenia...

Heartwarming story about a keratoconus patient

Touching stories like these will NEVER get old! We saw a 21 year old boy with keratoconus yesterday for a contact lens fitting. I had...

Monovision scleral lenses

Monovision scleral lenses We saw a 66 year old male with a history of monovision LASIK OU 20 years ago. In the last few years,...

Keratoconus patient sees clearly for the first time in years!

Keratoconus patients are so rewarding! A 22 year old female was referred to us from Dr. Wellish. She has keratoconus in both eyes. She had...

Why Does Bono Always Wear His Signature Shades?

Ever wonder why rock superstar Bono wears sunglasses, even when indoors? It's not due to his "look", but rather is related to managing his glaucoma.

Lupus patient with extreme dry eye

Thank you Dr. Mallinger for this kind referral. We have 77 yo F with a h/o of lupus erythematosus and severe dry eyes was referred...

Is There Hope For Severe Dry Eye Patients?

Such gratitude helping complex patients! Our 62 year old female returned to clinic for a second EyePrint Prosthetic dispense. She suffers from severe glaucoma in...

Stevens-johnson treatment options

Steven’s-Johnson is a rare, but very serious disease. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (also known as SJS) is unpredictable and can happen to anyone. It is caused by...

Scleral lenses and eye cancer

Today we saw a very interesting patient for a consultation from Dr. Emily Schorr! This patient was diagnosed with a scleral melanoma, a rare form...

Can Radial Keratotomy patients wear contact lenses?

In our practice, we see MANY radial keratotomy (RK) patients. This case is a true representation of why we do what we do. It’s cases...

Do Scleral Lenses Work for Everyone?

Do scleral lenses work for everyone? Scleral lenses are becoming a very popular contact lens choice for a variety of patients. Scleral lenses have given...

What You Should Know About Eye Herpes

Eye herpes can cause several uncomfortable symptoms and recurring flare-ups. In extreme cases, it can lead to blindness. Discover how your eye doctor can help.

Are there treatment options after LASIK?

We had a very lovely young lady kindly referred to us from Dr. Wellish! This patient suffers from extreme dry eye syndrome. She had LASIK...

What is that ring around my eye after removing a scleral lens?

If you have a compression ring, or ring on the white part of your eye when you remove your scleral lenses, it could be from...

Epithelial bogging with scleral lenses

Scleral lens wear can present unique complications not seen with other modalities. During a follow up with one of our scleral lens wear patients, we...

Keratoconus Patient fit into custom scleral lens

Thank you Dr. Dadej for your kind referral of your keratoconus patient to our office! This young man was diagnosed with keratoconus about 5 years...

What does this topography show?

Corneal Topography Myth Myth: The red area is small so the eye is not that irregular. Fact: The size of the spot is not always...

Corneal transplant

Thank you Dr. Nyon for your kind referral today! We had the pleasure of seeing a nice patient today who was kindly referred to us...

Sjogren’s patient fit into scleral lenses

A 47 year old female was referred for contact lens evaluation. She was diagnosed with ocular cicatricial pemphigoid and Sjogren's. These two conditions cause the...

Severe Dry Eye and Scleral Lenses

One of our favorite patients came in for her annual exam for her custom contact lenses. This patient suffers from severe dry eye syndrome. She...

Annual Newsletter

We are so grateful to be celebrating 1 entire year of serving patients! Contact Lens Institute of Nevada was the vision of Dr. Stephanie Woo....

Custom Scleral Lenses Help Physician to See Better

We had the pleasure of seeing our patient back for a Latitude custom scleral lens dispense today. This patient had LASIK surgery years ago, and...

Keratoconus patient fit into custom scleral lens

A nice patient was seen today for a specialty contact lens consultation. He was diagnosed with keratoconus 2 years ago at the age of 34...

Sjogren’s Patient Fit Into Custom Scleral Lenses

We had a very nice patient arrives for her scleral lens follow up this week! This patient was kindly referred by Dr. Stafeeva from New...

Are You Susceptible To Vision Loss?

Many factors contribute to vision loss, some of which may even be relevant to you. Read on to learn what puts a person at risk...

Orthokeratology Patient

We’ve had the privilege of managing this amazing 6 year old, fit into Orthokeratology lenses for a few weeks now. She was referred to us...

EyePrint Prosthetic And Glaucoma

Very exciting and fun case today! We saw a very special glaucoma patient today. Patient's history: She has always had good eyes and never any...

How Sleep Apnea Affects The Eyes

Sleep apnea is associated with high blood pressure and heart failure; it also causes eye-related issues. Find out how your eye condition may be linked...

Monocular scleral lens patient refit into new scleral lens

Interesting case today sent by Dr. Malik. 56 year old black male with a history of keratoconus in the right eye. The left eye has...

What Are Scleral Lenses And How Can They Help Me?

Join Dr. Woo and Dr. Morrison as they present a webinar specifically for patients. In this webinar, they discuss what scleral lenses are, and how...

Glaucoma patient with extreme dry eyes

A very nice patient with an incredibly long history was referred to us for a specialty contact lens consultation. About 5 years ago she noticed...

What You Should Know About Night Blindness

Night blindness is not an eye disease. It’s a symptom of several conditions that can range from mild to severe. Learn more about night blindness...

Corneal Transplant Patient sees 20/25 with a Scleral Lens

Today we saw a patient kindly referred by Dr. Ochiltree from Mohave Eye Center. A 69 year old white male arrived to our clinic for...

Keratoconus patient sees 20/20 far and near

 49 year old black female was referred for a scleral lens fit and considering trying monovision for the first time. Her left eye has mild...

Are Contact Lenses Safe For Young Children?

It may surprise you to learn that contact lenses can be safely worn by children aged 8 and over. Read on to learn more about...

Full narration of “Keratoconus Treatment Options”

In case you prefer reading a narration of our video for keratoconus patients, here is the entire transcription! [Naomi] Hello, everyone! And good evening! Thank...

Radial Keratotomy Patient With Scleral Lenses

We recently had our first follow up with our 53 yo M with a history of RK in both eyes (right eye had 8 cuts...

6 Common Myths About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases causing damage to the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss or blindness. While there is a...

What are cataracts?

What Cataracts Are Hi, everyone! It's Dr. Stephanie Woo with the Contact Lens Institute of Nevada, and today I'm just answering a question on what...

What Is The Cornea? What Is Keratoconus?

Hi, everyone! It's Dr. Stephanie Woo with the Contact Lens Institute of Nevada, and today I just wanted to answer a question that one of...

Contact lenses for high astigmatism

We saw our Latitude scleral lens patient today for his dispense and insertion/removal training. He is a 35 year old white male and he has...

Corneal Transplant Patient Fit With Custom Scleral Lens

We had the pleasure of seeing one of our keratoconus patients today for a specialty contact lens fitting for his right eye. This patient has...

Scleral lens and red eyes

Saw one of our OneFit scleral lens patients today for a follow up visit. This patient has an extremely high spectacle Rx (over -26.00 Diopters),...

Corneal Transplant and Aniridia

Saw one of our favorite patients today! We fit her right eye with a custom scleral multifocal (this eye is normal), and we've been patiently...

Airline pilot with keratoconus

We had the pleasure of seeing a white female patient for a contact lens consultation. She has a history of hard contact lens and gas...

The Importance of Eye Exams for Contact Lenses

Contact lenses that don’t fit properly can cause discomfort and even eye damage. During a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform various tests...

Retinopathy of Prematurity patient has improved vision with a scleral lens

We saw a very interesting referral today from Wellish Vision Institute! A 35 year old male was referred to us to see if a specialty...

Radial keratotomy patient has drastic vision improvement with scleral lenses

We had the pleasure of seeing one of our patients back for a scleral lens fitting today! We had previously seen this patient in July...

Comfortable Keratoconus Contacts

We had a nice consultation for a patient who has keratoconus in each eye today! This keratoconus patient noticed that his vision has declined over...

Patient With Radial Keratotomy Finds Improvement In Vision With Scleral Lenses

A very nice 79 year old male presented to our office last week from a referral from his ophthalmologist. He has a history of glaucoma,...

Keratoconus patient with scar tissue achieves 20/40 vision!

We had a very pleasant patient with keratoconus kindly referred to our office for a specialty contact lens consultation. He's had keratoconus for years, and...

8 Ways Your Eyes Change With Age

The older one gets, the more the eye changes and the higher the risk of developing sight-threatening conditions. Learn about why middle-aged people need reading...

Protect Your Eyes From Vision Loss: Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially sight-threatening condition caused by high blood sugar levels in diabetics. Fortunately, your eye doctor can advise on how to manage...

Keratoconus patient fit with Ampleye Scleral Lens

18 year old male was referred to our clinic for a scleral lens fit to improve his vision. He was diagnosed with Keratoconus in both...

New To Contact Lenses? Here Are Our Top 5 Tips!

If you or your child is new to wearing contact lenses, read our Top 5 Tips to make the adjustment easier.

Keratoconus patient goes from 20/100 to 20/40 to 20/25+ in just a few weeks!

39 year old hispanic male was referred for dry eye in his right eye. He has a history of keratoconus in both eyes. He had...

Intacs patient helped with scleral lens

This patient had LASIK years ago and then developed something called Keratoconus. Keratoconus is an eye diseases in which the shape of your eye steepens...

EyePrint Prosthetic For Keratoconus Patient

Thank you Dr. Malik for your kind referral! A 23 year old white male with Keratoconus was kindly referred to us for a specialty contact...

Scleral Lenses Help Dry Eye Patient

Thank you Dr. Landin for this kind referral 36 yo HF who has a history of PRK at age 15 and reports that it may...

Keratoconus patient fit into EyePrint Prosthetic

Thank you Dr. Malik for your kind referral! A 23 year old white male with Keratoconus was kindly referred to us for a specialty contact...

Keratoconus patient switched from corneal gas permeable lenses to scleral contact lenses

Kind referral of a Keratoconus patient from Dr. Starlin! ▪️Keratoconus patient who has been wearing corneal GP lenses for the past 20+ years. ▪️His vision...

Severe Keratoconus In One Eye

We had the pleasure of seeing a lovely patient for a keratoconus consultation. She was diagnosed with keratoconus in the left eye about 6-7 years...

5 Reasons To Wear Sunglasses In The Fall

Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Why not, you ask? Read on to find out why sunglasses are just as much “fall wear” as jackets are.

The Best Foods for Your Eyes

Consuming certain vitamins and nutrients can support your eye health and potentially ward off serious eye diseases and conditions. Read on to find out more!

Orthokeratology patient (myopia control)

Orthokeratology is a special type of contact lens which reshapes the eye while you are sleeping. This lens not only corrects your vision, but it...

How Can My Child’s Myopia Be Corrected?

Myopia or nearsightedness is most commonly corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. As children grow, their prescription often gets stronger. Fortunately, glasses and contacts...

Are Floaters and Flashes Dangerous?

Eye floaters are usually normal. But what causes them and when do they indicate a serious eye problem that needs emergency eye care?

Corneal Transplant Patient Fit With Gas Permeable Contact Lens

Kind referral of a corneal transplant patient from Dr. Shibiyama from UCLA/Jules Stein! Older gentleman with a history of keratoconus in each eye. He had...

Keratoconus Patient Fit With Scleral Lens

Thank you Dr. Ortiz for your kind referral of this keratoconus/dry eye patient! This patient suffers from a corneal transplant as well as a pterygium...

Tips to Relax Your Eyes

Driving long distances, prolonged screen time and even reading can cause eye strain symptoms like headaches and blurry vision. Here are some eye exercises that...

Keratoconus patient scleral lens follow up

Great one month scleral lens follow up today! Our keratoconus patient was fit into the Latitude custom scleral lens in the right eye after cross...

High myopia patient fit into scleral contact lens

Thank you Dr. Isozaki for sending us this fun case! 34 year old Asian male was seen at UCLA by my good friend and classmate,...

Young keratoconus patient tries scleral lens

We completed a scleral lens fitting on a great 19 year old boy with Keratoconus! ▪️He was originally fit with a piggyback system (soft contact...

Keratoconus Patient Changed From Gas Permeable Lens To Scleral Lens

Kind referral of a Keratoconus patient from Dr. Starlin! ▪️Keratoconus patient who has been wearing corneal GP lenses for the past 20+ years. ▪️His vision...

Keratoconus patient scleral lens fitting

A young Keratoconus patient was kindly referred to us by Dr. Casey at NVision. He was diagnosed with Keratoconus a few years ago and was...

How To Prevent “Mask Fog” on Your Glasses

If you wear glasses and a face mask, you’ve probably struggled with “mask fog.”  Your lenses get all misty, requiring you to wipe your eyewear...

Why You Regularly Need to Replace Your Sunglasses

To get maximal eye protection from your sunglasses, consider replacing them every two years, according to a study conducted in Brazil. Over time, protective UV...

What to expect during a scleral lens fitting

What to expect during a scleral lens fitting: Full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/C-igXQ_J_KY ▪️Your Doctor will take several images and measurements to determine the best...

Scleral Multifocal Follow Up

Our 55 year old scleral multifocal patient arrived for her follow up today. ▪️As a refresher, she is a post LASIK patient with dry eyes...

What Do You Do If Your Scleral Lens Is Stuck On Your Eye

How do I remove my scleral lens if it is stuck? First, make sure the small plunger is toward the periphery of the lens, not...

Orthokeratology visit

Cutest patient of the day! Miss Adrienne is getting Orthokeratology, a special type of contact lens that reshapes your eye while you sleep! Simply remove...

Scleral Lens Stand Helps With Insertion

Do you have EXTREME difficulty inserting your scleral lens? Patients having difficulty inserting their scleral lenses with traditional devices may consider using a scleral lens...

Don’t Do These 11 Things If You Wear Daily Disposable Contacts!

Countless people around the world wear daily disposable contact lenses or dailies. These popular single-use lenses are removed and discarded at the end of each...

Temporally displaced pupil

Awesome complex case referred by Dr. Wellish! - 71 year old male referred for specialty contact lens evaluation. - History of cataract surgery 20 years ago...

Eyeprint prosthetic case

Awesome patient referral from Dr. Murphy from @eyediologylv - 69 year old male who suffered an eye trauma to the left eye over 30 years ago....

What is the Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT machine)

What is ocular coherence tomography (OCT)? The OCT instrument is used for a variety of eye issues. OCT instruments with posterior segment capabilities help to...

Scleral lens insertion with a dental ring

You can insert a scleral contact lens with an o ring, or dental ring (orthodontic band) ▪️For patients who have difficulty using a plunger to...

What is my doctor looking at?

When your doctor uses this machine (called a slit lamp), they are evaluting your eye under different amounts of magnification. This machine is similar to...

Keratoconus patient and scleral lens

Another great referral from @wellishvisioninstitute! ▪️Young Hispanic female with Keratoconus presented for a scleral lens consultation. ▪️She had corneal crosslinking with Dr. Wellish in January...

Custom scleral multifocal

Fun case referred by Dr. Wright! ▪️RK patient with dry eyes wanting to find out contact lens options. ▪️She currently wears progressive spectacles, however her...

Higher order aberration scleral lens

Really fun and exciting case today! I had a keratoconus patient present to the clinic today. I diagnosed him with keratoconus 2 years ago, then...

Scleral lens insertion with the ezi ring

How the EZ I ring can help you insert your scleral or hybrid lens. ▪️The EZI applicator is a great product that I discovered during...

Will I go blind from keratoconus?

Keratoconus can be a scary condition, and many patients are worried that they are going to blind from this disease. Keratoconus is a progressive condition,...

Radial keratotomy and scleraL lenses

Update on our 79 year old patient! ▪️If you recall, our RK patient (with moderate cataracts OU and sutures OD) returned for her 2 week...

How long will it take to get used to scleral lenses?

▪️Scleral lenses are quite comfortable, even right off the bat. ▪️The comfort is a key reason many doctors and patients choose to use them. ▪️When...

How to remove a hybrid contact lens

▪️It is important to know that removing a hybrid lens is much different than removing a soft contact lens or a hard contact lens. ▪️The...

Sclerals help patients with dry eye and LASIK scarring

A 65 year old patient was referred to me by Dr. Harvey Ohriner and Dr. Landin from The Eyecare Center in Las Vegas. She has...

How long can I wear scleral lenses?

▪️Many scleral lens patients are able to wear their lenses comfortably all day. Sometimes 12-16 hours per day. ▪️It is highly recommended to always remove...

How to insert a scleral lens with a plunger

▪️Place your scleral lens in the middle of the plunger to balance it. ▪️Next, fill the lens with non preserved saline. ▪️Then, use your other...

How To Remove A Hard Contact Lens

How to remove a gas permeable lens. ▪️There are a few different methods used to remove a gas permeable lens. ▪️First, there is the pull...

Do you ever experience fogging with your scleral lenses?

Fogging can be from a variety of factors. Fogging can be a result of tear film instability, dry eye, meibomian gland dysfunction, debris within the...

What is the difference between a hard contact lens and a gas permeable lens?

▪️Hard contact lenses were the first type of lenses invented, and they were made out of a material called PMMA (the same type of plastic...

Why You Should Avoid Online Eye Tests

An online eye exam is an automated and interactive vision test that claims to measure mainly visual acuity. It may seem like a convenient way...

How often should you replace your contact lens case?

▪️Your contact lens should be discarded and replaced around every 90-100 days, or per your doctor’s instruction. ▪️Most manufacturers of contact lens solution recommend that...

How to care for your contact lens case

Caring for your contact lens case is easy. Be sure to discard the used contact lens solution, then clean your case as recommended by the...

What Will Optometry Practices Look Like Post-COVID?

COVID-19’s rapid sweep across the country has forced optical practices to make rapid clinical management decisions. Some optometrists temporarily shuttered their businesses due to the...

What is keratoconus?

Keratoconus is an eye disease where the front part of your eye (called the cornea) starts to thin and steepen. As a result, your vision...

Why You Shouldn’t Visit the ER for Eye Emergencies During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been going above and beyond to ensure that people are receiving emergency eye care. If you're having an eye...

COVID-19: Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

You and your children are likely spending more time on mobile devices and computer screens than ever before. Too much time spent staring at screens...

How to Disinfect Glasses to Help Prevent COVID-19

Coronavirus and Your Eyeglasses It may surprise many that our glasses (this includes the lenses and the frame) can potentially transfer viruses, such as COVID-19,...

Coronavirus and Your Eyes – What You Should Know

As coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, health professionals are demanding that people limit their personal risk of contracting the virus by thoroughly washing their...

Visiting Your Optometrist During COVID-19

Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye clinic during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping...

Does Obesity Impact Eye Health?

Nation-wide awareness about the vast dangers of obesity is at an all-time high, with TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and health initiatives such as...

Sunburned Eyes? Beware of Snow Blindness!

Playing outside in a snowy winter wonderland can be magical. Under clear skies in the sunshine, the soft white landscape becomes just about irresistible, whether...

3 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision and Eyes

Did you know that people with diabetes are 20 times more likely to get eye diseases than those without it? There are three major eye...

Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Your eyes aren't just the windows to your soul — they can also reveal valuable information about your general health beyond whether you need glasses,...

How Smoking Impacts Vision

Smoking harms nearly every system in your body — including your eyes.  Though we are all aware of the health effects associated with smoking, such...

Here’s Why Hydrogen Peroxide is an Excellent Contact Lens Solution

Once you and your doctor have decided on the type of contact lenses you'll need, it's time to choose the most suitable contact lens solution...

Smart Hygiene Habits to Care for Your Contact Lenses

Swimming in a pool with your contacts on or topping off your solution may seem harmless, but they could compromise your contact lenses and your...

How to Keep Glasses from Getting Foggy

Whether you live in a cold climate or have visited one in the winter, you have probably seen someone who just walked in from the...

12 Tips for Optimal Eye Health

Good Eye Care Habits & Hygiene By practicing good eye care habits and hygiene, you can prevent many vision problems from occurring. Eye problems and...

Wearing Colored Contact Lenses This Halloween? Beware and Take Care!

Countless adults, teens and even children will be wearing colored contact lenses this Halloween, but few are aware of the risks involved. Ever wondered what...

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

September Is Sports Eye Safety Month! Ocular sports trauma is among the leading causes of permanent vision loss in North America. Tens of thousands of...

Summer Heat Wave and Your Eyes

This summer, heat waves with scorching temperatures have hit communities nationwide, making an already hot summer even hotter. With high temps and heat waves in...

UV Safety Awareness Month

July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and no wonder! With the summer sun out in full force, it’s now more important than ever to protect...

How to Remove a Scleral Lens

Here is a video showing you how to insert and remove scleral lenses....

Top 4 Eyecare Tips for Summer Vacation

This summer, whether you're headed across state lines on a family road trip, flying off to Europe, grabbing a quick weekend getaway, or taking a...

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. During this important time, people living with cataracts (and their loved ones) are encouraged to talk about their personal experiences...

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed...

How to Insert Scleral lenses

Scleral lenses can be inserted with different methods. This is a very helpful video that many of my patients watch so they know how to...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors....

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership,...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world....

World Braille Day 2019

Each year during the month of January we recognize World Braille Day which gives us the opportunity to take a moment and appreciate the incredible...

Are Nerf Guns a Dangerous Holiday Present?

Nerf Guns: Popular, Projectile... Safe? With the newest Nerf guns and blasters reigning at the top of lists for the most popular toys this holiday season,...

8 Tips to Relieve Winter Dry Eyes

Whether you live in a climate with cold winter weather or you are planning a ski trip up north, winter can be a challenge if...

Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes is becoming much more prevalent around the globe. According to the International Diabetes Federation, approximately 425 million adults were living with diabetes in the...

Have an Eye Safe Halloween

Brush Up Before You Dress Up Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for children and adults alike. When else do...

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Regular exercise is an essential component of overall health and wellness. It is proven that exercise reduces sickness and disease; it increases strength, immunity, and...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to...

Healthy Aging for the Eyes

Getting old doesn’t have to be synonymous with vision loss. There is a lot you can do to keep your eyes and vision healthy and...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050,...

The Dangers of An Online Eye Test

An online eye test may seem like a convenient way to check your vision or get an eyeglass prescription but beware, these tests aren’t all...

Signs That Your Child Has a Vision Problem

Healthy eyes and good vision are essential for your child’s growth and development. In fact, learning is 80% visual, which means a child’s success in...

Eye Dangers in the Dorm – Eye Health for College Students

It’s almost back to school time for college students and whether this is your first time away from home or you are already a pro,...

Why You Shouldn’t Rub Your Eyes

While it may seem like a harmless action, rubbing your eyes can actually cause a lot of damage. There are a number of different reasons...

Ocular Migraines

Migraine Awareness Month: An ocular migraine is any migraine headache that involves a visual disturbance such as flashes of light, seeing stars or zigzags or...

How-to Guide for Buying Sunglasses

Sure, sunglasses might add the final touches to your chic ensemble, but the real reason to purchase your shades is to protect your eyes from...

7 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all know that regular eye exams can help detect warning signs of disease and prevent vision loss, many people fail to seek medical...

Women’s Eye Health – 7 Tips for Optimal Vision for Life

April is Women’s Eye Health Month in the USA and May is Healthy Vision month in Canada too, so let’s take the opportunity to look...

Ultraviolet Light and your Eyes

If you want strong, healthy eyes and clear vision for life, a major step you can take is to protect your eyes from UV radiation. ...

Should I Be Concerned When My Eyelid Twitches?

We all experience the occasional eyelid twitch, which is when the muscle of the eyelid spasms involuntarily. Usually, it comes and goes without intervention and...

Signs of Eye and Vision Problems in Infants

Infant Eyesight Despite nine months of growth in utero, babies are not born with fully developed eyes and vision - just like they can't walk...

AMD Awareness Could Save Your Vision

It’s that time of the year again. Each February, the optometric community bands together to create awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a...

Trouble Seeing at Night? All About Night Blindness

At this time of year when the sun sets early, many people are affected by night blindness. Night blindness or nyctalopia refers to difficulty seeing at...

The Sneak Thief of Sight

It’s that time of year again. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time set aside each year to create awareness about this potentially devastating...

Don’t Let Snow Blindness Ruin Your Winter Vacation

While most people have sunglasses high on their packing list for a tropical vacation, many people don’t consider it as much of a priority for...

6 Crazy Holiday Eye Injuries to Avoid

As the season to deck the halls arrives, make sure that you aren’t one of the many people who find themselves celebrating in the urgent...

10 Eye Healthy Foods to Eat This Year

The New Year is coming and many people include healthier eating and exercise in their resolutions for the year ahead. Well other than weight loss...

Women and Diabetes – World Diabetes Day

November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day is women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future....

What You Need to Know to Help World Blindness

October is World Blindness Awareness Month, an initiative started to help the public to understand the realities of visual impairment and how it affects the...

Halloween Eye Safety

October has arrived and that means many people are already starting to plan for upcoming costume parties and trick-or-treating for the Halloween season. This is...

Trouble Seeing the Fine Print? Here are Your Options…

Every good pair of eyes eventually gets old and with age comes a condition called presbyopia. Presbyopia, which usually begins to set in some time...

Aging Eyes and Driving Safety 

Even if you don’t have any eye or vision problems, the natural process of aging affects your ability to see and react to visual stimuli....

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Inside a Life With Color Vision Deficiency

What’s it like to be color blind? Contrary to what the name implies, color blindness usually does not actually mean that you don’t see any...

How to Safely View the Great American Eclipse of 2017

On August 21st, for the first time since 1979, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. What's even more historic is that it...

Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light - either natural sunlight or artificial light -  can cause significant discomfort,...

Cataract Awareness and Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, cataracts are responsible for 51% of cases of blindness worldwide - although this blindness is preventable with treatment. In...

Are You Ignoring Your Dry Eyes?

You Don’t Have to Live With Dry Eyes Have you noticed that your eyes feel chronically dry, itchy, scratchy or even sometimes watery? Many people...

Does Smoking Affect Vision?

Eye Doctors Weigh In: How Smoking Can Harm Your Vision & Eye Health We all know that smoking is bad for you, especially the risks that...

Sjogren’s Awareness – Understanding The Invisible Disease 

In an effort to spread the word to increase awareness about Sjogren’s Disease, eye care providers are speaking out about this hard-to-diagnose condition. Sjogren’s is...

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

Eye Health For Women

Hey women! Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from vision problems and are at higher risk of permanent vision loss than...

Understanding Eye Color

Eye color is a hereditary trait that depends on the genes of both parents, as well as a little bit of mystery. The color of...

6 Ways to Prevent Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-related macular degeneration is a serious condition that can threaten your vision and general well-being. Characterized by the deterioration of the central area of the...

Are You Missing Your Child’s Hidden Vision Problem?

Your toddler may show every sign of good eyesight including the ability to see objects in the distance, however that doesn't necessarily mean that he...

“The Sneak Thief of Sight” Is On Our Minds This January

Make your resolution for healthy vision this year with increased awareness of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.