The Visionary Optics team spoke with Madelyn Diaz, OD, from Coral Eyes in Miami, Florida about how the sMap3D™ is making an immediate positive difference in the lives of her patients. The sMap3D™, which she bought on the enthusiastic recommendation of a colleague, gives her precise and detailed information for more accurate fittings.
“I love how it maps the entire cornea,” said Dr. Diaz. “I can show the patients a complete map of their corneas with the sMap3D, which makes it easier and more fun to educate patients about their condition.”
See how Dr. Diaz used the sMap3D™ to fit a scleral lens for a teenage patient whose vision was causing him to struggle in school.
A 15-year old patient came to us with a central cornea scar on his left eye. The scar resulted in 20/400 vision in that eye. The patient was an honor student, and his grades had declined because of his vision problem.
With the sMap3D™ I was able to fit him into a Europa scleral lens. By the second trial, the patient was seeing 20/40, and we finalized his lenses. The patient was ecstatic, and so was his mother. They both cried in the office. It was the happiest day of my career.
The patient’s vision and quality of life have dramatically improved. He is now able to see 20/40 in his left eye with the Europa lens and 20/20 in his right eye with a contact lens.
Visionary Optics has made scleral lens fitting fun and exciting. The representatives are amazing; they are always available and ready to assist with any fitting. I can say that I feel a lot more comfortable with my fittings now. My patients are happy with their vision, and the process is a lot smoother.