Benefits and Disadvantages of Scleral Lenses Over RGPs

Benefits and Disadvantages of Scleral Lenses Over RGPs by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS January 23, 2023 If you wear rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses, perhaps you have heard about scleral contact lenses. Are scleral contact lenses right for you? Learn six advantages of scleral lenses and two potential disadvantages over RGP lenses. Why Wear…

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Saline for Scleral Contact Lenses

Saline for Scleral Contact Lenses by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS October 23, 2022   If you wear scleral contact lenses, which saline solution should you fill your lenses with? The answer is simple: preservative-free saline. Learn below what preservatives are, what happens if you do not follow this guidance, and the benefits of adhering to…

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Pellucid Marginal Degeneration is Keratoconus

Pellucid Marginal Degeneration is Keratoconus by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS August 15, 2022 What is Pellucid Marginal Degeneration? So, your eye doctor diagnosed you with pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD). PMD is an eye disease where the front clear dome of the eye, the cornea, is distorted and blurs vision. But how is PMD different from…

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Keratoconus: Empowering or Embarrassing?

Keratoconus: Empowering or Embarrassing? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS June 13, 2022 If you have keratoconus, you may wonder whether to embrace it, or if it is a social stigma. The short answer is it depends on your perception. Yet with the excellent treatments today for keratoconus, most eventually view their condition as a source…

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Which is Best for Keratoconus — Surgery or Contact Lenses?

Which is Best for Keratoconus — Surgery or Contact Lenses? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS May 15, 2022 If you have keratoconus, is surgery or contact lenses your best option? The answer depends on your individual case of keratoconus. Some keratoconus patients need both surgery and contact lenses. Yet there are situations where neither surgery…

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10 Things Keratoconus Patients Should Know

10 Things Keratoconus Patients Should Know by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS December 5, 2021 Now is the best time in history to have keratoconus! With appropriate eye care, most keratoconus patients can enjoy a productive and even remarkable life like these celebrities and notable people. This is due to technological advances in diagnosing and treating…

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Does Clear Care Solution Deep Clean Contacts?

Does Clear Care Solution Deep Clean Contacts? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS November 17, 2021 Reusable contact lenses require contact lens care solutions to disinfect, clean, and condition the lenses while minimizing toxicity to the eye. This keeps the contact lenses safe and comfortable to wear. While laypersons confuse disinfection, cleaning, and condition with one…

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Legally Blind in One Eye? Nonsense!

Legally Blind in One Eye?  Nonsense! by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS October 7, 2021 Legal blindness refers to meeting specific criteria for reduced vision.  It is a technical definition which allows a visually impaired person eligibility for specific disability benefits, tax deductions, reduced rates for public transportation, and special assistance from utility companies to name…

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Celebrities and Notable People with Keratoconus

Celebrities and Notable People with Keratoconus by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS September 10, 2021 Which celebrities and famous people have keratoconus?  Below is a list with people – both famous and some you may not know – with keratoconus, an uncommon eye disease that causes distorted vision.  Keratoconus usually requires special medically necessary contact lenses…

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