Charlotte Contact Lens Institute

PMD (Pellucid Marginal Degeneration)


(Pellucid Marginal Degeneration)

Improving Vision in Cases of PMD

- Where Advanced Technology Meets Compassionate Care

Pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD) is also commonly referred to as pellucid, and is a rare and progressive corneal disorder that leads to thinning in the peripheral cornea, typically in a band-like pattern. Unlike other corneal conditions, PMD specifically affects the lower portion of the cornea, often leading to significant visual distortions and astigmatism.

Our doctors are experienced in cases of pellucid, and Charlotte Contact Lens Institute features advanced technology, longer than normal exam slots, and one-on-one interaction with the doctor. A common treatment option in cases of pellucid is scleral contact lenses.

We utilize advanced and specialized technology which collects up to 240,000 unique data points in order to design a fully customized scleral contact lens. Customized scleral contact lenses work well in cases of PMD, because the lens vaults entirely over the cornea, and the scleral contact lens corrects for any corneal thinning and distorted optics.

Treatment Options for PMD

While there is no cure for pellucid, various treatment options are listed below, and are available to manage symptoms, improve visual acuity, and enhance overall quality of life.

Why Choose Charlotte Contact Lens Institute
for Optimizing Vision with PMD?

The Team

The team at Charlotte Contact Lens Institute are experts in correcting vision for patients where crisp vision has proven elusive. What some may call “difficult to fit” is our typical patient.

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 complex custom specialty contacts.

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, and one use of specialty contact lenses is the management of vision in individuals with PMD. 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 for managing vision in cases of PMD, including scleral contacts, RGP contacts, and cross-linking. During an initial comprehensive exam, the doctor will discuss all available options. 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.