Vision Therapy in Pleasant Hills

Enhancing Vision After Corneal Transplant Surgery

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The Scleral Lens Advantage

After a corneal transplant, achieving clear and comfortable vision may require some effort and patience. While corneal transplants offer promising results, complete resolution of vision issues without correction is not expected. Patients often encounter fluctuations in their sight during the healing process and will likely rely on specialty contact lenses and prescription glasses during and after recovery.

In such cases, scleral lenses may be an effective solution for achieving improved visual clarity and lasting comfort.

Three primary types of corneal transplants are commonly performed:

  1. Penetrating Keratoplasty: This procedure involves replacing the entire thickness of the cornea with healthy donor tissue.
  2. Endothelial Keratoplasty: Only the damaged corneal tissue is replaced, leaving healthy tissue intact.
  3. DALK: This procedure leaves the healthy thin posterior corneal layers intact, reducing rejection risk and graft failure.

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Why Opt for a Corneal Transplant?

Corneal transplants are typically recommended in scenarios such as:

Corneal Scarring: Severe injuries or infections and corneal ectasias such as keratoconus can lead to corneal scarring.

Corneal Cloudiness: Conditions such as Fuchs dystrophy can result in vision loss due to corneal cloudiness.


Scleral Lenses in Pleasant Hills

Our optometry practice in Pleasant Hills

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Davis Vision
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • VBA
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Aetna
  • UPMC Health Plan

Scleral Lenses: The Post-Corneal Transplant Solution

While corneal transplants are transformative, they may not fully address irregular corneas. Your Vision Care Associates eye doctor may suggest options like rigid gas-permeable lenses (RGP's), hybrid contact lenses, or scleral lenses for enhanced vision.

Scleral lenses have a host of benefits, including:

  • Total Corneal Coverage

    Scleral lenses are custom-designed to vault entirely over the cornea without exerting pressure, ensuring optimal hydration for healing and comfort.

  • Enhanced Stability

    Their larger size compared to other lenses minimizes movement on the eye's surface, reducing the risk of irritation or abrasion.

  • Customized Comfort

    Scleral lenses are tailored to fit each individual's unique eye shape, ensuring personalized comfort and effectiveness.

  • Sustained Clarity

    The space between the lens and the cornea is filled with a hydrating saline solution, maintaining consistent moisture and preventing dryness.

Patient Reviews
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- Jan. 17, 2024
Best customer service, they take time to listen to your concerns and you don't feel rushed. I hig... hly recommend
- May. 05, 2023
Best customer service I’ve had in years! From the moment you step in the door, they’re kind and ... welcoming. They’ll help you with any registration needs and work with you and your insurance for payment. The doctor was the first optician I actually felt comfortable with. He was friendly, personable and confident. He explained exam results with ease. I felt well taken care of every step of the way! My contacts arrived at my home as promised and my glasses (using my own beloved frames) arrived at the office just days later. Not to mention, the entire facility was crisp and clean. 10/10!
- Jan. 19, 2022
Had a great experience today With my eye exam and glasses purchase. My wife, my kids, and myself all... go there and always have a good experience. Very helpful, prompt, and friendly. I also get way more information about my eye health than other places I’ve gone. They also have a really good selection of frames.
- Mar. 22, 2018
Can’t say enough good things about Dr. Aulicino and his staff. Everyone takes their time to explai... n to you your eye health and eye care options. I’ve been seeing Dr. Aulicino for over 15 years, and he is by far and away the best eye doctor I’ve ever had. His staff are always polite and helpful. Thank you to everyone at Vision Care Associates for your professionalism and courtesy whenever we visit.
- Apr. 05, 2017
Dr. Aulicino is a great doctor - thorough, personable, and really cares about educating patients abo... ut their eyes and eye health. The staff is extremely friendly and professional. Great place!

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Unlock Post-Corneal Transplant Clarity with Scleral Lenses

At Vision Care Associates, we believe that your vision should never be a limitation to experiencing life to the fullest. If you're considering a corneal transplant or have already had this procedure, scleral lenses could be the transformative solution you've been searching for.

After a corneal transplant, it's common for patients to experience a period of adjustment as the eye adapts to the new cornea. This transition can result in nearsightedness or astigmatism, necessitating prescription glasses or lenses. However, scleral lenses offer a remarkable alternative, providing visual clarity and lasting comfort. 

Don't let vision challenges hold you back from embracing life's adventures. Schedule an appointment with Vision Care Associates today! Explore the possibilities of scleral lenses and experience the world with newfound clarity and relief.

(412) 653-3000