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We believe that incorporating contact lens therapy’s to our current keratoconus treatments will continue to expand our ability to provide you with the finest eye care possible.
I am dedicated to managing hard-to-fit contact lens cases such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD), post-transplant, and post-LASIK Ectasia.
We are committed to providing you with the finest visual rehabilitation following keratoconus treatments.
While they are not a cure for keratoconus or pellucid marginaldegeneration, specially designed rigid gas-permeable contact lenses available at our office will give the eye a smooth surface to permit more focused vision. Fitting hard contact lenses for keratoconus patients requires a skilledpractitioner. The fit can require more visits to achieve clear comfortable vision.
Since contact lenses come in many different designs, as specialists we will create a custom design that offers the best combination of vision, comfort, and eye health.
For patients with keratoconus, fitting a contact lens can be difficult. Especially, in advanced cases of keratoconus where the cornea continues to bulge outward. A contact lens must be fit around this bulge and still maintain proper fit, comfort, centration, and vision.
It is a common misconception that contact lenses halt the progress of keratoconus. In fact, the lenses simply improve vision while the condition is developing. Yet, if the lenses are not fitted properly, the keratoconus may worsen by scar tissue formation.
A specialist evaluates the cornea by using sophisticated computerized video keratography to provide a color topographical map of the eye’s cornea surface. This allows us monitor the keratoconus and select the best lens design possible for your unique characteristics of your corneal surface.
You can expect to spend an average of 2 hours your first visit in our office. Depending on the complexity of your case and the lens design expect 1-2 hours for subsequent visits. Most patients will have 3-6 visits over the first 6 months.
We have patients who fly in from around the world to have contact lenses fit at our office. We recommend that you e-mail Dr. Weiss your color topography maps and current prescription so she can provide an idea of number of visits and whether you will need to be in town 1 week for the initial visit and dispensing visit. You will be seen on subsequent Mondays. The first visit is to determine the lens parameters to be ordered and the 2nd visit is for the dispensing of the lenses. You will return in 1 month and then again in 5 months for follow-up visits.
If you elect to be fit in the Synergeyes or HydraKone technology you will need to come into the office for an initial visit. It takes approximately 3-4 weeks for these lenses to be made, so you will return in month to pick-up the lenses. Then you will need to return in a month for a follow-up visit and then again in 4 months.
Six designs for maximizing vision, comfort and eye health:
This is the number one concern for most patients. If you see a specialist you can expect to pay between $1600 – $7000 a year for exams and supply of contacts. The average fees in our office range from $1600 – $3500/per year depending on the lens technology; with sclera lens designs averaging around $5000/per year.
Many out-of-town patients would like Dr. Brian to do a complimentary review of their medical records and make a preliminary determination of candidacy. This is useful before planning a trip to Beverly Hills.
Some people’s friends ask them, “Why are you thinking of travelling to Beverly Hills for your eye procedure?” They typically answer with, “I deserve the BEST and I want to go to the BEST doctor!”
These are the three easy steps for your complimentary chart review with Dr. Brian:
Boxer Wachler Vision Institute
Keratoconus Record Review
465 N. Roxbury Drive, Suite 902
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Or you can scan your records and email them to email@example.com.
Dr. Brian’s Keratoconus Specialist will contact you to discuss the review.