Scleral Lenses Vision Requirements

Scleral Lenses For Vision Requirements by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS October 5, 2020 If you have keratoconus, corneal scarring, or have had previous eye surgery, scleral lenses can help you meet vision requirements for work.  For example, peace officers with the California Department of Corrections and San Diego Police department, must meet minimum vision standards.…

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Are Daily Contacts Bad for the Environment? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS September 15, 2020 Are daily contacts bad for the environment? In 2019, daily disposable contact lenses represented 39% of contact lenses prescribed in the U.S. according to replacement type.  More American contact lens wearers than ever use single-use or “daily disposable” contact lenses.…

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Why Do Scleral Lenses Get Foggy? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS September 4, 2020 Why do scleral lenses get foggy?  Scleral contact lenses can restore vision for keratoconus and other conditions where the front eye surface is not smooth.  But 25-50% of scleral lens wearers report their vision gets hazy, cloudy, or foggy.  If you…

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Should Vision in Both Eyes Be The Same? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS August 15, 2020 Should vision in both eyes be the same?  Symmetry is common in nature.  For example, your arms and legs are probably the same approximate length.  And a butterfly’s wing pattern is similar between the two sides.  The short answer…

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Which Glasses Are Best for Keratoconus? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS July 1, 2020   Several keratoconus patients have asked me if special eyeglasses might help them.  This follows University of Liverpool announcing their engineers are developing spectacle lenses for keratoconus.  While new treatment for keratoconus is welcome, the laws of physics will likely make…

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Private Equity Optometry San Diego

Is Independent Optometry in San Diego Dying? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS June 15, 2020   The San Diego landscape for optometry has dramatically changed since 2017, but largely invisibly to the public.  Roughly 25% of the private optometric practices in San Diego are now owned by a large corporation, each with hundreds of millions…

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X-Chrom Contact Lens for Color Vision Problems by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS May 1, 2020 Good color discrimination is required for pilots, electricians, law enforcement, and other occupations.  Imagine if a police officer shot at the brown car instead of the green one.  This would pose a safety and liability hazard.  Therefore, some occupations have…

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So, you had a free screening at the laser vision center screening, but to your surprise, you are not a candidate for LASIK. Bummer. What should you do next? Refractive surgeons love performing LASIK and they make a living performing surgery. If a surgeon says no, take it to heart. You shouldn’t try finding a…

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corneal refractive therapy Revision Optometry

Millions of people wear contact lenses daily to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.  Some, however, prefer not to wear contacts during the day and are reluctant to opt for corrective eye surgery. For those that have low myopia (nearsightedness), one option that doesn’t require wearing glasses or undergoing a more invasive procedure is Corneal Refractive…

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