Charlotte Contact Lens Institute

Corneal Transplant

Corneal Transplant

Optimizing Vision & Comfort Following Corneal Surgery

Improving Vision Following a Corneal Transplant

Where Advanced Technology Meets Compassionate Care

While corneal transplants can save an individual’s vision in the case of a damaged, scarred, or excessively thin cornea, even a successful corneal transplant can have large impacts on vision quality. This is because it’s almost impossible to exactly match the curve of the new corneal tissue to the natural cornea.

Another element that adds complexity is the fact that it can take a couple of months to have stable vision after a corneal transplant because of the suturing and healing process that every transplanted cornea needs to go through.

Charlotte Contact Lens Institute has experience with optimizing vision after a corneal transplant, and has very specific technology which is intended to deliver high-performance vision after a corneal transplant. We receive many referrals of patients from other optometrists and ophthalmologists throughout North and South Carolina and are known in the region as a specialist for specialty lens fitting over corneal transplants.

Optimizing Vision After a Corneal Transplant

A corneal transplant is generally recommended in the following cases:

  • Vision problems caused by excessive thinning of the cornea, only after less invasive treatments have been proven ineffective
  • Scarred cornea caused by severe injuries or infections
  • Vision loss caused by cloudiness of the cornea from Fuchs Dystrophy, hydrops, and various forms of scarring
  • Poor vision despite specialty contact lens wear

With a corneal transplant, a patient will have a clear cornea to view through; however, corneal transplants will often have significant irregularity. This corneal irregularity results in blurred and/or distorted vision. Some eye doctors may recommend rigid gas permeable lenses (RGP’s), hybrid contact lenses, or scleral lenses for clear and comfortable vision.

Of all the options, scleral lenses are the most common treatment method at Charlotte Contact Lens Institute because they can be truly customized to each individual eye.  Up to 240,000 unique data points can be considered when designing a fully customized contact lens that vaults entirely over the cornea without adding any pressure to it, while allowing the cornea to remain hydrated for ultimate healing and comfort.  

If you have questions about your eyes after a corneal transplant, we are available for a free phone consultation to discuss your specific situation and can be reached at (704) 800-5230 or

Why Charlotte Contact Lens Institute for
Improving Vision After a Corneal Transplant? 

The Team

The team at Charlotte Contact Lens Institute are experts in correcting vision in complex cases, including in eyes which have had a corneal transplant.

Advanced Technology

Our office is one of a few practices in the country that is equipped with the Pentacam AXL Wave and Optovue Solix OCT, which greatly aid in the design of solutions for eyes which have had a corneal transplant.

Unlimited Answers

We allow for enough time for thorough comprehensive exams, and plenty of time for answering questions. No rushing in and out here.

We Focus on Unique Eyes

Our office is equipped to offer advanced specialty contact lenses to individuals who require tailored and custom-designed solutions.

Access to the Doctor

Our doctors are available to answer questions you have after your exam, and will make sure you have the information needed in order to ensure the best possible outcome.


We keep our overhead costs low and offer very competitive prices as a result. We have monthly payment options available and also accept CareCredit™, HSA, & FSA.



Our doctors are nationally recognized for their expertise in utilizing specialty contact lenses, including for the purpose of improving vision following a corneal transplant. Our doctors have focused their career on the latest applications and options for fitting specialty contact lenses and they regularly present to other doctors at both local and national meetings.

There are options available for individuals with a corneal transplant who are looking for the best vision possible. During an initial comprehensive exam, the doctor will discuss all available options, including the use of scleral contact lenses for optimizing vision after a transplant. One of the benefits of visiting Charlotte Contact Lens Institute is the amount of one-on-one time with the doctor, which allows for plenty of time to ask questions and evaluate all options.