Should I Wear Contacts to an Eye Exam?
Should I Wear Contacts to an Eye Exam? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS May 10, 2023 If you wear contact lenses, should you wear them to your eye exam? There is conflicting information online. But below is universal guidance. Ultimately, each clinic has their own preference. To be sure, ask a representative where you will…Read More
Dot on Scleral Lens: What Does it Mean?
Dot on Scleral Lens: What Does it Mean? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS April 19, 2023 If you wear scleral lenses, there is a fair chance that one of your lenses has a black dot on it. The black dot serves two potential functions. First, it can help you identify the right from left lens.…Read More
How Contact Lens Power and Prescription Differ
How Contact Lens Power and Prescription Differ by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS February 15, 2023 A contact lens prescription includes several parameters including power. Lens power describes light-bending efficacy. It is just one part of a contact lens prescription. Other elements of a contact lens prescription include material, diameter, and base curve. Custom scleral lenses…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More