Scleral lenses can be life-altering in terms of vision, comfort, and wearability. Unfortunately, many patients leave their doctors’ offices with few instructions on how to properly care for them and the do’s and don’ts of wearing them. Below are answers to the most common questions we hear from new patients wearing scleral lenses. How many…

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Patients who suffer from conditions like keratoconus, LASIK complications, corneal scars, or severe dry eyes are being fit into scleral lenses at a far greater rate than they are into other contact lenses. Why is this trend so powerful in the optometry world? Here are 3 key reasons: Scleral contact lenses are extremely comfortable. When…

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Scleral contact lenses are large, gas-permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera (white outer layer) of your eye, that create a saline-filled reservoir over your eye’s cornea. An absolute revolution in eye care, scleral lenses were designed to treat a variety of corneal conditions, many of which do not respond to other forms of…

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Contact lenses are among the safest and most effective forms of visual correction—but only when you follow your doctor’s advice. When you do not use and wear them properly, there can be serious consequences. In this blog, we’d like to spotlight 4 of the most important healthy habits you need to develop regarding the proper…

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Here at Optique Eye Care / Eye Wear, you and your precious eyesight are our number one mission. For this reason, we are constantly searching for ways to make our services more valuable and convenient you. In recent blogs, we’ve revealed why we feel the care you receive from Optique is so critical to the…

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Today, a 30 year old pharmacist came to Optique with a very bad eye infection. Dr. Michele had prescribed the healthiest daily disposable contact lens on the market. The risk for developing this type of infection is exceedingly low, so what might have gone wrong? The patient purchased their lenses from an alternative source. Often…

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People have said it for years, and it still is true: The best price is usually NOT the best value. And that’s PARTICULARLY true of your eyes and the care they receive from your optometrist. A few months ago, we shared with you why ordering cheap contact lenses or eyeglasses online can be flat-out dangerous.…

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It happens nearly every day, someone asks me, “Dr. Sonsino, I hear more and more about scleral contact lens or complex contact lenses. What advantages do they offer over a regular soft or rigid contact?” The answer: Quite a few advantages, for those who need and can wear them. Like all contact lenses, scleral contact…

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In the real world of optometry, there are two ways to evaluate your eyes for scleral contact lens evaluation: The way many optometrists do it, and the right way. At Optique, we believe it crucial to be at the vanguard of offering this service the right way. Unfortunately, when most optometrists in 2017 evaluate your…

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The Internet is wonderful in many ways. But it can also be the source of misleading—even dangerously misleading—“facts.” Here at Optique Eyewear/Eyecare, we are particularly concerned about Internet articles—usually written by paid bloggers with no optometric experience—that lure you to purchase eyewear online because of “huge savings” or flat-out-false promises of comparable quality and service.…

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