Contact Lens Fitting
Lens Design employs the latest in eye
measurement diagnostics and contact lens fitting techniques.
In order to fit contact lenses
properly, special measurements of the eye have to be taken. The
cornea which is the part of the eye that the contact lens sits on is
not always perfectly round. The subtle differences in size that are
measured in microns has to be ascertained to assure that the contact
lens will be comfortable and the vision to be sharp. This is even
more important in eyes that have high irregular astigmatism.
The Exam Room
We use a Swiss made Haig-Streit
Keratometer to make measurements of the optical surface of the
cornea. We use an Orbscan II to measure more complex
cornea geometry. Our refractive equipment is specially design to accommodate
astigmatic prescriptions as high as 12.00 diopters and spherical
prescriptions as high as 40.00 diopters. Microscopic examination of
your eye via slit lamp is performed on every visit. Our computer records
keep track of all graphics records and exam results with your
personal file for current and future reference. Many other exam
tools are available depending upon your specific needs. You can be
assured that every effort has been taken to create the perfect
contact lens fit for your eyes.
We make sure that are office and all
our equipment is disinfected to the highest industry standards. Feel
comfortable and assured that your examination is performed in a
clean and disease free environment.
Topography and Pachymetry
At Lens Design, we
employ the Orbscan® IIz by Bausch and Lomb to measure the cornea to
exacting topography and thickness. Cornea topography is the mapping
of the cornea to see the different elevations and curvature of the
cornea. Corneas with curvature anomalies can be mapped using the
Orbscan® IIz to micron precision. A micron is 1/1000 of a millimeter.
Pachymetry is the
measurement of the cornea thickness. This measurement is vital for
corneas that have Keratoconus or Pellucid Marginal Degeneration.
Cornea Map By Orbscan®
IIz is the
industry standard for making sure that these measurements have been
taken with the highest precision. With these advanced
diagnostics, you can feel assured that your contact lens fitting has
been performed with the highest level of attention to detail.