Vision Therapy in St. Cloud

Effective Scleral Lens Solutions for Post-LASIK Complications

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Understanding Post-LASIK Complications

While LASIK surgery has offered many individuals the freedom from glasses and traditional contact lenses, it's important to acknowledge the potential for serious post-operative complications. These can include post-LASIK ectasia, severe and debilitating dry eye, neuropathic pain, herpetic reactivation leading to scarring, and exacerbated symptoms of Anterior Basement Membrane Dystrophy (ABMD) if overlooked before the procedure.

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Post-LASIK Ectasia and Scleral Lenses

Post-LASIK ectasia, a progressive thinning and bulging of the cornea, is a rare but serious complication. Scleral lenses are often the preferred method of treatment for this condition. These lenses are specifically designed to vault over the cornea, providing support and maintaining the correct shape of the eye, thus offering improved visual clarity and comfort.


Managing Severe Dry Eye and Neuropathic Pain

Severe dry eye and neuropathic pain are other potential complications following LASIK. Scleral lenses play a crucial role in managing these conditions. Creating a reservoir of sterile saline solution between the lens and the cornea provides continuous hydration to the eye's surface, relieving symptoms of dryness and discomfort associated with neuropathic pain.

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Scleral Lenses for Herpetic Reactivation and ABMD

In cases where LASIK triggers herpetic reactivation or worsens ABMD symptoms, scleral lenses can be a lifesaver. These conditions often result in corneal scarring and irregularities that standard lenses cannot address effectively. Scleral lenses offer a smooth optical surface over the cornea, helping to alleviate discomfort and improve vision.

Patient Reviews
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- Apr. 23, 2024
Very kind, patient, helpful and I never have to wait long to get in.
- Mar. 30, 2024
The team's professionalism is exceeded only by their commitment to total customer satisfaction! Rod... Pederson
- Feb. 06, 2024
Professional and friendly staff.
- Nov. 02, 2023
Really great experience! New glasses came in super fast & dr.kim was super nice and kind
- Oct. 26, 2023
I had an excellent eye exam with Dr. Watson. She was careful to explain each step in the evaluation ... and she carefully answered all the questions I had. I will definitely be staying under her care.
- Oct. 26, 2023
Been receiving care at Northway Eye for over 10 years…great care.
- Jul. 20, 2023
Great staff who are friendly and knowledgeable. Bonus...NOT a CentraDONTCare affiliate.
- Jul. 06, 2023
Examination by D Matthew Andeson, assisted by Jen, office Megan and eyeglasses Sarah. The examinati... on was thorough, and answered any questions I might have had. The staff was helpful in submission of a referal to a surgeon, and in selecting glasses frames. The cost was very low in comparison to dentist and doctor exams, no one should feel denied this excellent exam for financial reasons. Thank you.
- Jun. 12, 2023
They're super nice and helpful. Thank you!
- May. 27, 2023
Friendly and knowledgeable people
- May. 25, 2023
Love the people! Environment is fun, clean and professional. I would recommend to others!
- May. 05, 2023
excellent service and very friendly and helpful
- Apr. 03, 2023
Dr. Watson and her staff are always pleasant and professional.
- Mar. 26, 2023
Dr Matthew was super friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience
- Mar. 16, 2023
very nice
- Mar. 04, 2023
I have been coming here since 2020 and have had a pleasant experience each time. Everyone here is so... professional, cheerful and kind. I had to reschedule due to a snow storm and they happily obliged. Everything was clean and beautifully decorated.. the waiting area was elegant and comfortable. I brought my three little children with to my appointment. Doctor Watson answered all of their eager questions with such kindness. They can't wait to get their eyes checked by her, too.
- Feb. 10, 2023
Great doctor and great staff!
- Jan. 25, 2023
Highly recommend
- Jan. 23, 2023
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- Jan. 13, 2023
Dr. Sufka is the best!

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Scleral Lenses in St. Cloud

Our optometry practice in St. Cloud

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
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  • Aetna
  • Cigna
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  • Davis Vision
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Consult Northway Eye & Contact Lenses Center for Post-LASIK Care

At Northway Eye & Contact Lenses Center, our team of eye care professionals specializes in using scleral lenses to manage complex post-LASIK complications. We understand the challenges these conditions present and are committed to providing individualized care and solutions.

If you've experienced serious post-LASIK complications, contact us for a consultation. Let us help you regain comfort and clarity in your vision with the right scleral lens solution.

(320) 253-2441