“Successfully managing patients who have irregular corneas with contact lenses can sometimes be a frustrating process for both patients and practitioners. The fitting and evaluation process involves numerous visits to our offices and out-of-pocket expenses for patients, not to mention that practitioners have to deal with the hassle of billing medical and vision insurances.
Luckily, the contact lens industry has responded to our need for better contact lens materials for patients who have complex corneas. It used to be that the only contact lenses available to manage irregular corneas were corneal GP lenses. Now, more and more patients are being fit with newer-generation hybrid lenses and scleral lenses. These newer lens designs are intended to vault over the central cornea and do not contact the central cornea at all. Such contact lenses have resulted in much more comfortable and wearable strategies for full-time use.”
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