HIGHER ORDER ABERRATION (HOA) SCLERAL LENSES
WHAT ARE HOA CORRECTED SCLERAL LENSES?
Higher Order Aberration (HOA) corrected scleral lenses represent a cutting-edge advancement in the field of optometry, offering patients a tailored solution for vision correction. Unlike traditional contact lenses, HOA-corrected scleral lenses address not only common refractive errors like myopia or astigmatism but also tackle more nuanced visual imperfections known as higher-order aberrations. These aberrations can cause visual distortions such as glare, halos, and poor contrast sensitivity.
The key benefit of HOA-corrected scleral lenses lies in their ability to provide a highly customized and precise correction for each patient. The lens design takes into account the unique higher-order aberration profile of an individual's eyes, ensuring a more personalized and optimized visual experience. This level of customization can be particularly beneficial for patients who have struggled with issues like night vision disturbances or those who require enhanced visual acuity for specific tasks.
Creating these specialized lenses involves a meticulous process that starts with a thorough assessment of the patient's ocular aberrations. A machine called a wavefront aberrometer is employed to precisely measure and map the higher-order aberrations present in the patient's eyes. These measurements serve as the foundation for crafting scleral lenses that not only correct refractive errors but also strategically counteract the specific higher-order aberrations identified.
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Patients Who Have Benefited From
HOA Scleral Lenses
POSTER PRESENTATION: GSLS 2024
A patient who was a professional baseball player reached out to try and find a solution to improve the vision in one of their eyes. They had keratoconus, a condition that causes distortions in the vision, glare, and halos around lights.
They had tried scleral lenses before but were unable to achieve good vision after many fits. We recommended higher order aberration technology and after the fitting process this patient was able to see 20/20 and reported their vision to be the "sharpest vision they've ever had" in this eye.