For patients who’ve developed relatively routine refractive errors, contact lenses offer an ideal solution, restoring their vision to as close to 20/20 as possible. If, however, you’re among those who have higher order aberrations because of irregularly shaped corneas, severe astigmatism, or other eye problems, your road to better vision has been a little trickier — until now.
Here at Vision and Ortho-K Center, Dr. Curtis Frank and our team pride ourselves on offering the latest services and products that help our patients achieve optimal vision. When we first learned of OVITZ® xwave, we immediately recognized that this innovative and advanced system was just the ticket for helping patients with aberrations — such as sunbursts, halos, and double vision — that go beyond simple refractive errors.
Here’s a look at how the OVITZ xwave works and whether these cutting-edge contact lenses may be right for you.
The OVITZ xwave is an exciting technology that measures your entire visual system, rather than just the interior surface of your cornea. As light passes through your eye, the technology detects aberrations on every ocular surface, all the way back to your retina.
Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, the OVITZ xwave system combines these scans to calculate any interlayer misalignments that may be causing your vision problems.
This information is then used to create custom wavefront-guided contact lenses that will have you on the road to better vision more quickly.
We realize that higher-order aberrations may need some explanation, so we’d like to provide a few scenarios in which OVITZ xwave wavefront-guided lenses may be beneficial.
For our first example, let’s take a look at keratoconus, which is one of the more common problems that can lead to higher-order vision issues. This progressive condition causes your cornea to change shape and can lead to issues with nearsightedness, astigmatism, and distorted or blurred vision. As your cornea continues to change, you may even experience sensitivity to light.
With OVITZ xwave, we create custom scleral lenses that not only fit over your irregular corneas, but work to correct the unique vision problems that can crop up because of keratoconus.
Another example are those who have vision problems after LASIK surgery. For most people, LASIK can successfully correct refractive errors, but if you’re still experiencing vision problems, we may turn to OVITZ xwave lenses to correct your vision.
Rounding out the list are early problems with cataracts. With our OVITZ xwave system, we can get a complete view of your entire visual system and create lenses that address your unique problems, like early cataracts.
Dr. Frank has this to say:
“I'm very excited to be one of the first 10 optometrists in the US to offer OVITZ scleral contact lenses designed for people who aren't happy with their vision with glasses and conventional contacts. If you have keratoconus, early cataracts, or poor vision after Lasik, these lenses will improve your vision.”
If you’d like to learn more about this exciting new technology, please contact our office in Boston, Massachusetts, to set up an appointment.