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Comfortable Wear 14-16 hours

I’m fitting mostly UltraHealth because patients are better off in a hybrid.  They can wear their UltraHealth lenses comfortably for 14-16 hours and have normal vision again.  With UltraHealth I am definitely excited about this new lens for people who have corneal transplants and grafts, because of the high oxygen transmission.    

Denise Roddy, O.D.

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Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin (CXL) is a developing keratoconus treatment.  CXL works by increasing collagen crosslinks which are the natural “anchors” within the cornea. These anchors are responsible for preventing the cornea from bulging out and becoming steep and irregular.

During the corneal crosslinking treatment, custom-made riboflavin drops saturate the cornea, which is then activated by ultraviolet light. This process has been shown in laboratory and clinical studies to increase the amount of collagen cross-linking in the cornea and strengthen the cornea.

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“Improvement in comfort, both under normal circumstances and in dusty environments.”

Perhaps the most striking change that my patients have noticed when I have switched them from hard lenses to UltraHealth hybrid lenses is the improvement in comfort, both under normal circumstances and in dusty environments. With standard GP lenses, as soon as debris is introduced in the environment, the lenses need to be removed and reinserted due to immediate and severe discomfort. Jefferey Sonsino, O.D. Continue Reading

“Why did I put this off for so long?”

BW is a 25 year old man who was newly diagnosed with keratoconus by an astute optometrist. He was referred to me for fitting of contact lenses. We discussed his options and given the comfort and stability offered by UltraHealth, he chose this route. A successful fit was achieved after one trial lens was inserted in the right eye and two in the left. He returned two weeks later for dispense and enjoyed the comfort and vision.

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“Upon insertion of the first UltraHealth trial lens, we knew that she was going to be successful”

RA is a 44 year old African-American female who has keratoconus and has worn GP lenses for most of her life. She was well acquainted with each of the challenges of GP wear. We switched her to UltraHealth at her last visit because even though she had habituated to her GP lenses, she just wanted to try something new.  Immediately upon insertion of the first UltraHealth trial lens, we knew that she was going to be successful.  

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“I saw for the first time – the world as it really looks”

“I have SynergEyes UltraHealth Contact Lens in both eyes. I have worn them daily at least 15 hours, even once 22 hours straight.

I have been wearing them now for over 6 months and my vision is superb, comfort supreme, not cloudy, not blurry, and no pain. I am 66 years old, was diagnosed with Keratoconus over 50 years ago, had a corneal transplant in my left eye 40 years ago,

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“I can see a baseball in the air!”

“In June I got my very own pair of UltraHealth contact lenses and they are amazing! They increase my regular vision by three times. I can do a lot more things now that I can see better. I can see a baseball in the air, cars coming down the street, the time on the TV and I can also see a lot more things that I couldn’t see before thanks to UltraHealth contact lenses.

It’s a blessing to be able to see considering the condition my eyes are in.

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Christian’s Keratoconus Story – “ClearKone Changed the Way I See Life”

My vision challenges began in junior high school when I started to wear glasses. Although my vision was fine at that time, things started to change when I entered high school. I began to notice that I wasn’t able to read the chalkboard. Even though I sat in the front row, I found it difficult and frustrating to read the teachers’ notes. I went back to my optometrist, who gave me another pair of glasses with a stronger prescription.

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Melanie’s Keratoconus Story – “Life Inside an Impressionist Painting”

I live inside an impressionist painting, where colors smear across the canvas and ghost images hover around any large object I can actually identify. At night, my world is ablaze with eight-pointed stars that spring from every source of light – headlights, streetlamps, neon signs and even candles on the altar at church. When I try to focus on your face, I see a double image of your features; your eyes and nose and mouth run together like melting wax.

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Contact Lens Options for Keratoconus by Dianne Anderson, OD

There are many different types of contact lenses available for keratoconus. Depending on the degree of clinical significance, lifestyle and ocular health, the optimal contact lens can be determined for each patient. This article describes the different design options currently available, along with the goals to keep in mind when fitting these patients. Continue Reading
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