Charlotte Contact Lens Institute

Post-LASIK Ectasia

Post-LASIK Ectasia

Specialists in Improving Vision with Post-LASIK Ectasia

Improving Vision in Eyes with Post-LASIK Ectasia

Specialty Contacts Offer an Excellent Chance of Improved Vision

LASIK is a widely celebrated refractive surgery which has transformed the lives of countless individuals in pursuit of better vision. However, in rare cases, a complication known as post-LASIK ectasia can arise, altering the corneal shape and impacting vision.

At Charlotte Contact Lens Institute, we are experts in diagnosing and managing various corneal irregularities and conditions, and our doctors are particularly adept at treating patients with post-LASIK ectasia. Our facility is equipped with advanced technology capable of gathering 240,000 data points on the corneal shape. This state-of-the-art equipment is instrumental in designing highly customized specialty contact lenses, specifically tailored for eyes affected by post-LASIK ectasia, should they be the optimal treatment choice

Optimizing Vision for Individuals with Post-LASIK Ectasia

Post-LASIK ectasia is a condition characterized by the progressive thinning and bulging of the cornea after LASIK surgery. This can lead to visual distortions, including astigmatism and nearsightedness, affecting the clarity of vision. As with other corneal conditions, an irregular cornea (caused by post-LASIK ectasia) makes it difficult for traditional contact lenses and/or glasses to provide high-performance vision, which is where Charlotte Contact Lens Institute can help.

  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Difficulty with night vision
  • Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription

At Charlotte Contact Lens Institute, our doctors have the experience and technology to allow them to look at a wide variety of treatment options, even if that means referring you to an Opthamologist.

As mentioned above, scleral lenses are not always the preferred treatment option, but if/when they are, listed below are the benefits to scleral lenses in post-LASIK ectasia patients.

  • Adaptability – Scleral lenses are versatile and can be tailored to address various vision issues, including astigmatism and higher-order aberrations
  • Reduced Glare and Halos – Post-LASIK ectasia patients may sometimes experience glare or halos, especially in low-light conditions, and scleral lenses can minimize these effects.
  • Improvement in Dry Eye Symptoms – Scleral lenses vault over the cornea, creating a reservoir of hydrating fluid that keeps the eye moisturized throughout the day. This feature is particularly beneficial for individuals with dry eyes, a common concern with post-LASIK ectasia.
  • Customized Fit – Each pair of scleral lenses is custom-fitted to the unique contours of your eyes, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit. This personalized approach enhances not only visual acuity but also overall comfort

Considering treatment options for post-LASIK ectasia? We are available for a free phone consultation to discuss your specific situation, and can be reached at (704) 800-5230 or

Why Choose Charlotte Contact Lens Institute
for Treatment of Post-LASIK Ectasia?

The Team

The team at Charlotte Contact Lens Institute are experts in correcting vision in eyes with post-LASIK ectasia

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 correcting vision in cases of post-LASIK ectasia

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 these lenses is to optimize vision for eyes with post-LASIK ectasia. 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.

During an initial comprehensive exam, the doctor will discuss all available options, including the use of scleral contact lenses for improving vision following a LASIK surgery. 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.