Vision Therapy in Fisher's Landing East

Scleral Lenses: Breaking Barriers for Sjogren's Syndrome

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Understanding Sjogren's Syndrome: An Autoimmune Condition

Sjogren's syndrome is an intricate autoimmune condition that launches an immune system attack on the body's own moisture-producing glands. While it can affect multiple organ systems, it commonly impacts the eyes and mouth.

The result? Persistent dryness in these crucial areas causes not only daily discomfort but also a host of potential complications, with the eyes being particularly vulnerable to its effects.

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Sjogren’s Impact on Daily Life

Living with Sjogren's syndrome is akin to waging a daily battle against one's own body. The dryness experienced in the eyes and mouth causes constant discomfort, affecting every facet of life.

Dry Eyes: The absence of tears leads to a gritty, burning sensation, making simple tasks like reading or blinking painful. Over time, it can damage the cornea — the eye's clear front surface.

Dry Mouth: Beyond affecting the enjoyment of food and drink, a dry mouth can hinder speech, alter taste, and trigger recurrent mouth infections. Saliva plays a crucial role in digestion and dental health, and its absence has far-reaching consequences.


Scleral Lenses in Fisher's Landing East

Our optometry practice 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

How Scleral Lenses Counter Sjogren's Syndrome

Sjogren's disease can significantly affect the eyes, leading to persistent dryness, discomfort, and potential complications. Traditional approaches to vision correction, such as glasses or standard contact lenses, often don’t provide relief and can exacerbate symptoms. This is where scleral lenses offer a groundbreaking solution.

The unique design of scleral lenses allows them to arch over the cornea, forming a space that is filled with saline solution. This maintains ocular moisture and acts as a protective shield.

Scleral lenses are tailored to fit individuals’ eyes, ensuring optimal comfort and effectiveness. Think of it as wearing a perfectly tailored suit for your eyes, designed to match their unique contours.

Here are four compelling reasons why individuals with Sjogren's disease find relief and comfort with scleral lenses:

  • Increased Moisture

    Scleral lenses cover a greater portion of the eye's surface. This design ensures that the eye remains in a moisture-rich environment throughout the day, alleviating dryness and discomfort.

  • Optimal Comfort

    Scleral lenses provide superior comfort due to their unique design. They vault over the cornea, avoiding direct contact with sensitive areas of the eye.

  • Consistent Clarity

    Unlike traditional lenses, scleral lenses offer consistent vision clarity. Dry eyes can cause fluctuations in vision, but scleral lenses help maintain stable and clear eyesight.

  • Protection and Relief

    Scleral lenses act as a protective barrier, shielding the eyes from external irritants and reducing the need for excessive blinking or eye rubbing.

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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How Can I Get Scleral Lenses for My Sjogren's Syndrome?

Getting scleral lenses for Sjogren's syndrome is a journey toward comfort and an enhanced quality of life.

  • Step 1: Consultation with an Expert

    Begin your journey with a consultation with a scleral lens expert who will evaluate your symptoms, assess your specific needs, and determine if scleral lenses are the right option.

  • Step 2: Custom Fitting

    Scleral lenses are not one-size-fits-all; they are tailored to fit your eyes perfectly. Advanced technology takes precise measurements and maps your eye's surface.

  • Step 3: Trial and Adjustment

    Fitting scleral lenses is an iterative process that involves trying on a trial pair for assessment, with adjustments made to achieve optimal comfort.

  • Step 4: Training and Education

    Wearing scleral lenses requires training in insertion and removal and proper care and maintenance to ensure their longevity and effectiveness.

  • Step 5: Ongoing Care and Monitoring

    Scleral lenses require ongoing care and monitoring through regular appointments with your eye doctor to ensure they continue to fit well and meet your needs. At Advanced Eye Care, we support you on your journey to relief and comfort.


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Experience Relief with Scleral Lenses from Advanced Eye Care

Scleral lenses have the potential to provide significant relief and comfort for individuals dealing with the challenges of Sjogren's disease. 

If you or a loved one has Sjogren's disease and is interested in exploring the benefits of scleral lenses, schedule a consultation with Advanced Eye Care today. Your journey to relief and visual comfort begins here.

(360) 256-0203