Charlotte Contact Lens Institute

Technology

Technology

The Charlotte Contact Lens Institute is equipped with sophisticated technology for fitting specialty contact lenses. This focus on a very specific type of patients allow for unique and advanced instruments which are beyond what is commonly found in most eye clinics.

We are proud of our cutting-edge instruments, and believe our technology to be some of the most advanced in the world for the type of patients we see.

Technology

The Charlotte Contact Lens Institute is equipped with sophisticated technology for fitting specialty contact lenses. This focus on a very specific type of patients allow for unique and advanced instruments which are beyond what is commonly found in most eye clinics.

We are proud of our cutting-edge instruments and technology, and believe it to be some of the most advanced in the United States for the types of patients which we see.

Pentacam AXL WAVE

This advanced medical device is only available at a few doctor’s offices nationwide. The AXL Wave performs corneal tomography to monitor for progression of corneal conditions, to determine candidacy for cross-linking, and to assess for proper fit of custom contact lenses, including orthokeratology and scleral contact lenses.

With cornea tomography maps, our doctors design free-form contact lenses based on thousands of data points, resulting in an optimized fit and superior visual quality.

Scleral topography customizes scleral lens alignment by mapping a patient’s scleral shape up to an 18 mm diameter. If a scleral lens is uncomfortable, the majority of the time this discomfort is caused by poorly fitting edges. Scleral topography allows for precise landing of the scleral lens, preventing guess work during the fitting process. In addition, the scleral topography map will optimize fitting over irregular scleral profiles (the majority of scleral profiles are irregular) & scleral lens obstacles such as pterygia, pinguecula, blebs, etc. i.e, no more red eyes! This customization allows patients to have an optimized fit, resulting in comfortable wear.

With the Pentacam AXL Wave software, free-form technology will be utilized for all orthokeratology, corneal gas-permeable, and scleral contact lenses. This allows for total customization of lenses, as each curve of the contact lens will be aligned to the patient’s corneal and scleral elevation and not based on a diagnostic lens fitting.

Biometry capabilities help to monitor axial length change for patients prescribed myopia management with incredible consistency. The earliest signs of myopic progression will be detected within 100th of a mm.

Wavefront aberrometry can be utilitized to design wavefront guided optics, which can dramatically improve the patient’s quality of vision.

Optovue Solix

The Optovue Solix OCT enhances scleral lens fitting by allowing our doctors to view each individual curve of scleral lenses on an eye, in order to fine-tune a patient’s fit.
This allows our doctors to make adjustments in the order of microns, which is one-thousandth of a millimeter. With this incredibly accuracy, the Solix ensures that the lens will not only feel comfortable, but also prevent damage from occurring to the eye from a poor fit.

EyePrintPRO

Free-Form Scleral Contact Lenses Which Deliver the Highest Possible Performance
For patients who are unable to wear conventional sclerals, EyePrintPRO is a mold-based contact lens that has no limitations to its design. Often, EyePrintPRO is reserved for patients that are unable to obtain a healthy or comfortable fit with conventional scleral lenses; however, it is often used for patients with severe dry and/or severe ocular surface irregularities.

Click here to learn more about the EyePrintPRO & EyeFitPRO.

FireFly Slit Lamp

Enhancing Patient Education with Firefly Slit Lamp Technology

The Firefly slit lamp is a great education tool for patients. It allows for patients to view their eyes to better understand their underlying condition. The Firefly slit lamp captures images of your tear glands, which are called meibomian glands, as well as features of the front of the eye. This allows us to detect, manage, and treat dry eye disease.