SCLERAL LENSES FOR IRREGULAR CORNEAS
If you have an irregular cornea from keratoconus or surgery, there is an exciting contact lens option available. When the front surface of the eye is irregular, glasses and soft contact lenses are helpful, however, images can still be ghosted and do not appear crisp.
A scleral lens is a rigid gas-permeable lens that is about the size of a soft contact lens and specially designed to vault the entire cornea and rest on the white of the eye, the sclera. These lenses provide excellent vision with a smooth optical surface that functionally replaces the irregular cornea lying below. They are also very comfortable because they are custom designs for each individual eye, the white of the eye is not as sensitive as the clear cornea, and the lens vaults the cornea creating a reservoir of fluid that bathes the front of the eye.
We specialize in this lens and have invested in equipment that allows us to create the most customized designs. For many patients, the results have been life-changing! We are passionate about helping patients who need these lenses and several local surgical groups refer their patients to us for this service.
Scleral lenses are often considered medically necessary and many insurance plans provide benefits for them.
Please call our office to learn if we can help you or with any questions at 770-926-2858.
ADULT & PEDIATRIC EXAMS
Comprehensive Adult and Pediatric Eye Exams Eyes are the windows to the soul…and your health.
At Towne Lake Eye Associates, we stress the importance of preventative eye care to protect our patient’s vision and eye health. Research estimates that 80%-85% of our perception, learning, cognition, and activities are achieved through vision. This extremely important sensory organ is also the only part of the body where we can examine working blood vessels, getting a glimpse of your overall health profile.
During your yearly recommended comprehensive exam, we utilize the latest technology to find your prescription and help you see your best. We diagnose astigmatism, presbyopia, near and farsightedness as well as binocular eye conditions. We incorporate the use of eyewear with high-quality lens designs, as well as best-in-class contact lenses, to provide you with the clearest vision possible.
Our pediatric exam is tailored to make sure both eyes are working properly together while ensuring that vision and ocular health are at their best. Our comprehensive exams for kids begin at age six, and we recommend evaluating every year as the child grows.
Our office also provides pre and post-operative care for cataract surgery, secondary cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, and other refractive surgeries. We work closely with local ophthalmologists to treat common lid issues such as chalazion, lid drooping, and skin tag removal.
More goes into vision than just prescription. In addition to the visual component of your yearly eye exam, we focus on the management of a wide range of ocular diseases. Some of the conditions we manage and treat include:
Treatment of Eye Diseases
We provide same day care for eye infections and injuries. We monitor the retina for diabetics and the macula for patients with macular degeneration. We offer state of the art glaucoma treatment. We evaluate cataracts and if surgery is necessary, work with top surgeons in Atlanta providing most of your care in our office.
Eye Surgery Comanagement
We work with top surgeons in Atlanta, providing much of your post-op surgical care here in our office. We will help you understand the options and provide objective counseling so you can make the right choices.
With 20 years of experience on the front lines of eyecare, we have an extensive referral network of specialists that are ready to help with any condition that requires advanced specialty care. We have longstanding relationships with top specialists at Piedmont and Northside. These partnerships ensure seamless solutions and provide the confidence that we can handle all of your eyecare needs.
We have a beautiful optical showroom featuring thousands of designer frames and exceptional opticians that are available six days a week. Our on-site lens manufacturing lab provides quick turnaround.
We stock thousands of contact lenses, and our lens prices are very competitive. We provide the top performing lenses in each lens category.