Vision Therapy in Fisher's Landing East

Keratoconus and Contact Lenses: Finding the Perfect Fit

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Understanding Keratoconus: A Vision Disorder

Your cornea, the clear, round, front surface of your eye, is the first ocular tissue that light passes through on its way to the retina. Keratoconus causes the cornea to thin, steepen, and form an irregular cone-shape. This transformation causes light to focus on the retina incorrectly, which leads to distorted vision.

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What Are the Symptoms of Keratoconus?

There are two primary ways keratoconus affects your vision, and it shows up as:

  • Irregular Astigmatism: The cornea, which typically has a smooth spherical shape, undergoes a transformation into a cone-like structure. This alteration results in a wavy and uneven corneal surface, known as irregular astigmatism.
  • Nearsightedness: As the front part of your eye expands, your vision becomes increasingly nearsighted. This means that you can only see objects clearly when they are up close (however in keratoconus, even objects at near may still appear distorted). Anything at a distance appears blurry.
  • Variable or quickly changing vision. The inability to achieve clear vision in glasses or soft contacts when it had been possible in the recent past.

Recognizing the signs of keratoconus is essential, as early detection can lead to more effective treatment. Keep an eye out for the following symptoms:

  • Double or triple vision when using just one eye
  • Blurriness of objects both near and far
  • Perception of bright lights with halos around them
  • Presence of light streaks
  • The presence of ghost images
  • Persistent blurry vision that affects your ability to drive safely

Scleral Lenses in Fisher's Landing East

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • VSP Individual Vision Plans
  • VSP Premier Edge
  • Eyemed Vision Care
  • Spectera
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Pacific Source
  • Blue Cross

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Causes and Risk Factors: Can it Damage Your Vision?

The precise cause of keratoconus remains unknown. Researchers believe that some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to the condition.

However, several factors have been associated with the development of keratoconus:

Family History: If a family member has been diagnosed with keratoconus, there is an increased likelihood of inheriting the condition. If you have keratoconus, it is advisable to have your children's eyes examined for early signs, by the age of 10 at the latest. Early detection of keratoconus is crucial for successful management and prevention of severe disease.

Certain Medical Conditions: Research has indicated a correlation between keratoconus and systemic conditions such as Down syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, retinitis pigmentosa, sleep apnea, Lebers congenital amaurosis, Marfan’s, and other connective tissue disorders.Inflammation: Inflammatory conditions like allergies, asthma, or atopic eye disease have the potential to weaken the corneal tissue over time.

Eye Rubbing: Vigorous and persistent eye rubbing can lead to corneal damage. Excessive eye rubbing can accelerate its progression for individuals already diagnosed with keratoconus.

Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 24, 2024
Hands down the best I have ever been to! They absolutely know what they are doing and even took real... images of my eyes to make sure that they were healthy almost like an x-ray. Never seen that before in any other doctor's office. Very quick very knowledgeable and very informative. Clear communication! My last visit of visionworks at the Vancouver Mall set me on the hunt for a new doctor and found everything I was looking for and more here 🙏
- Dec. 22, 2023
I've been going to Advanced Eye Care for over a decade now, ever since I learned my eyes are bad. Th... ey're run pretty well and they have good customer service which has been consistent over the years. Building is clean and well-kept. They have some really nice eyeglasses selections in their shop that can be affordable with the right insurance, and they have cheaper options as well. The doctors seem to know what they are doing and can explain what's going on with your eyes that sounds patient and not scary. I've changed insurance a few times and already moved to another state but I don't want to let go of this place.
- Nov. 18, 2023
Very glad I found my new go to eye clinic. Dr. Drew was thorough and listened to all my concerns. ... The man of the hour was Tai who helped me picked out my glasses. After meeting Tai, I now understand there are levels to this game and Tai has achieved the highest level. Tai knows all there is to know about finding the perfect pair. The most important thing, he cares. Tai is truly an artisan of his field. My brother from another mother, thank you Tai!
- Jul. 27, 2023
We have been going to Advanced Eye Care for over Twenty years now and we have always been very grate... ful for all of their excellent services! They are very professional people who treat patients with respect and the best care possible! The entire care package from the Doctors Mari & Tim to everyone of the support staff (Tai & Kristin) and very friendly and caring! Sydney was most helpful in her IPhone Instructions. Thanks again for all your care!
- Feb. 28, 2023
Tai was fantastic and helpful choosing frames and lenses to suit my eyewear needs
- Feb. 25, 2023
Tai Hua was an amazing Optician. Specifically, he went out of his way to fix my glasses that I purch... ased from a different retailer. I give him 5 stars for going above and beyond, I highly recommend going to Advanced Eye Care.
- Feb. 25, 2023
Tai Hua was very helpful when I was picking out my new glasses 😁.
- Feb. 25, 2023
Tai is wonderful! He is always kind and helpful! He is the reason I have come here for almost 6 year... s!
- Feb. 21, 2023
Heather was amazing and super helpful with helping me pick out glasses. I was able to get in early ... and the Optometrist Mr. Garner was very kind and informative. 10/10 would recommend! Advanced Eye Car really does care ❤️
- Feb. 21, 2023
Great service, fast and at reasonable prices for great frames. Maje sure you ask for Tai Hua!
- Feb. 20, 2023
My family has been coming here for years and we have always had great service. Tai Hua always greets... us by name and is really helpful when picking out new frames. We appreciate all the employees here.
- Feb. 18, 2023
5/5 star service. Everyone was super kind and helpful. Huge shout out to Tai for helping me. I had o... rdered some contacts that ended up being on back order for a couple weeks. He figured out a way to get the contacts to me ASAP, kept me informed and was always professional and friendly. I know have my contacts sooner thanks to him and had a poor experience made great thanks to the wonderful staff.
- Feb. 12, 2023
Great service & wonderful staff. Kristin is always so helpful in picking out the best eye glasses an... d sunglasses. Ty is fantastic at figuring out my insurance coverage and giving style advice too. I always have a great experience here- I highly recommend Advanced Eye Care.
- Feb. 01, 2023
From the moment you walk in you are greeted with a friendly smile and atmosphere that puts you at ea... se. Pretesting with Dona is pleasant. All the Dr’s in the office are friendly, and genuinely care about your eye health. Then there is Tai…he knows his stuff about hooking you up with the right frames and lenses for all your needs and knowing how to use your insurance benefits to the max. Overall a great experience! Well done to everyone that works in this clinic, Advanced Eye Care!
- Feb. 01, 2023
I took my teenage daughter to Advanced Eye Care to get prescription eye glasses. Both the manager, T... ai Hua and the front desk receptionist were very friendly and warm. Tai helped us. He was professional and knowledgeable. My daughter took her time to pick out two glasses. Tai was patient in helping her pick out the right ones. It was Friday and almost closing time and he did not rush us at all. I really appreciate how well we were treated. We will definitely be back for eye exams and glasses. Thank you for the positive experience!
- Jan. 31, 2023
Went in for some sun glasses and Tai was very helpful with helping me find which one fit and how the... y looked on me! He really hooked me up!!
- Jan. 21, 2023
Great place. Staff is wonderful and very knowledgeable.
- Jan. 10, 2023
Every aspect of my experience has been great! The doctors and staff are wonderful. I just got my g... lasses and had my final fitting with Tai. He went above and beyond to make sure my frames fit perfectly. Thanks so much!
- Jan. 06, 2023
The entire experience with Advanced Eye Care was caring, friendly, patient and informative. Dr. Davi... d King was thorough and discussed my eye health in detail. Tai Hua, the Manager/Optician, explained the types of lenses as well as insurance coverage and costs. Thank you Advanced Eye Care!!
- Dec. 01, 2022
There are several reasons I was impressed with this clinic: there's parking!! It's bright and clean ... and the minute you walk in the door you're acknowledged even if they are assisting another client. Tim Garner, the doctor who saw me, was professional and friendly. He took the time to answer my (numerous) questions and even showed me examples online so I could better understand the subject. Elise, the young woman who was helping me with frames, was friendly but very professional for her short time in the business world, something I've found is not common. And patient! That girl deserves a raise after working with me! She was very knowledgeable about her inventory and unafraid to share an honest opinion. She also went the extra mile and adjusted my current frames so I could see until the new ones come in. Donna, who did the preliminary work up on my eyes, also keeps the front desk running smoothly and greets each client by name. Seriously. Who does that anymore? And she's funny and warm. Topping it all off was Tai, manager and certified optician, who took a personal interest in my situation and worked with Elise and me to find a final, very pleasing, solution to my vision needs. Honestly, why would you go anywhere else?

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Scleral Lenses for Keratoconus: The Game-Changer

Keratoconus presents a unique challenge when it comes to vision correction. Traditional gas permeable? contact lenses often prove ineffective as they cannot conform to the irregular corneal shape. This is where scleral lenses step in as an innovative solution.

Here are four compelling reasons to consider scleral lenses for keratoconus:

  • Enhanced Comfort

    Scleral lenses are larger in diameter compared to traditional rigid gas permeable contact lenses, spreading their weight across a broader, less sensitive area, ensuring comfort during extended wear.

  • Improved Vision

    Unlike glasses, which often offer limited visual improvement for keratoconus patients, scleral lenses can significantly enhance vision clarity and stability.

  • Constant Moisture

    Scleral lenses provide a continuous reservoir of moisture between the lens and the eye's surface, ensuring a soothing and moisture-rich environment for the eyes.

  • No More Eye Rubbing

    The design of scleral lenses minimizes the need for eye rubbing by reducing inciting factors of ocular surface and lid inflammation due to allergy response, reducing the risk of further corneal damage and discomfort.


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Experience Clarity with Scleral Lenses from Advanced Eye Care

Scleral lenses have the potential to provide life-changing improvement in vision clarity and comfort for those battling keratoconus.If you or a loved one has keratoconus and would like to explore the benefits of scleral lenses, schedule a consultation with Advanced Eye Care today. Your journey to clear vision begins here.[b]

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