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Oakville, ON / 905.847.3937

Specialty Contact Lens Fit

Yesterday we fit a patient with a scleral contact lens. Scleral contact lenses are used for patients with irregular corneas, diseased corneas or post surgical corneas. The cornea is the clear window of the eye.

A scleral lens works by vaulting or clearing the cornea completely and landing or touching down on the white part of the eye, which is called teh sclera. A nice layer of tears fills the space between the cornea and the lens producing a even optical surface.

Essentially you are taking a very rough irregular surface and making it into a perfectly smooth – curved surface. If all goes well the vision is excellent as it was in this case.

The image of patient PT below shows the contact lens clearing or vaulting over the cornea.

The image of patient PT below shows the contact lens landing on the white part of the eye.

Written by Dr Jeff Goodhew

Dr. Goodhew graduated from the University of Waterloo with his Optometry degree in 1993 and became therapeutically licensed in 2000. He enjoys being an active part of his profession, having served as the President of the Ontario Association of Optometrists from 2014 through 2016. Dr. Goodhew also served as the co-chair of the National Public Education Committee for the Canadian Association of Optometrists.

Dr. Goodhew enjoys seeing patients of all ages. He has a special interest in fitting advanced contact lens designs and has worked as a consultant for some of the world’s largest contact lens companies, including Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

Dr. Goodhew is also a partner in Socialpractice.ca; a social media consulting firm designed to help healthcare providers leverage the power of social media. Outside of work, he is passionate about running, cycling, snowboarding and spending time with his wife Dr. Tina Goodhew and their two teenage sons: Camden and Braedon.

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Abbey Eye Care looks forward to serving you and your family. Our office is located on the Southeast corner of Dundas and Third Line.

Abbey Eye Care

D15, 2501 Third Line
Oakville, ON, L6M 5A9

Contact Information

Phone: 905.847.3937
Fax: 1.866.356.2790
Email: [email protected]

Clinic Hours

Monday:Closed
Tuesday:10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday:10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday:12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday:10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday:9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday:Closed
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