Dr. Moir shares how the sMap3D™ helped her reduce chair time and design lenses for challenging patient cases.
“I enjoy meeting a patient for the first time, putting on one lens to over-refract, designing a lens using the software, and expecting it to fit well at dispense,” said Dr. Moir. “There is much less mystery, and, therefore, less guesswork to fitting sclerals than before I had the sMap.”
The Visionary Optics team spoke with Allison Moir, OD at Bakersfield Eye Institute in California about how the sMap3D™ improved how she fits patients for scleral lenses with fewer remakes. She decided to invest in the sMap3D™ on the recommendation of the Visionary Optics team.
“My main motivation for purchasing the sMap3D was to reduce chair time for both me and my patients,” said Dr. Moir. “It has absolutely done that for me, as well as providing difficult eyes better fits than I thought was possible. I enjoy designing the lenses myself with the sMap software and utilizing the Latitude when the design needs to be more customized.”
Read about how Dr. Moir used the sMap3D™ to custom-design a lens for a patient whose previous doctor had given up on him being able to wear a lens in that eye.
A man came to me for contacts after failing with GPs. He had a bulging PK in the right and a nipple cone in the left eye. He could see well out of his right GP, but it fell out frequently. He didn’t wear a lens in his left eye because his previous doctor “gave up on it.” His vision was 20/20 in the right and CF in the left.
I used a Latitude design, due to the bulging PK in the right eye, and was amazed at how well it fit. I had all the other doctors come look at it so I could show it off! The left eye I fit myself using the sMap software, and it looked great too.
I successfully fit the right and left eyes with one lens each. The patient’s vision was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/30 in the left. He was so grateful and pleased with his vision and the comfort of his contact lenses. It was a very rewarding fit. The sMap images of his eyes are pretty impressive, especially the right eye.
The sMap3D streamlined my scleral fitting process to achieve a great fitting lens. Visionary Optics works to advance beyond just toric haptics; they’re always at the forefront of what is possible in lens design.