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In Focus Blog


SynergEyes In Focus Blog

At SynergEyes, we pride ourselves in delivering contact lens products that improve vision and ultimately enhance the quality of everyday life.

This blog is geared towards practitioners to highlight case studies from your peers and covers topics such as fitting & troubleshooting, as well helpful articles on practice management and the handling and care of SynergEyes lenses like Duette and UltraHealth.

Scleral Lenses for Ocular Surface Disease

By Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA

The SynergEyes VS scleral lens features scleral toricity and linear landing zones. The popularity of the scleral lens modality is colossal amongst specialty contact lens practices and continues to grow in general optometric practices. There are three major categories for scleral lenses: restoration and support of the ocular surface, visual rehabilitation and correction of corneal irregularity and pain attenuation.


Why Shape Matters: Impact of Cornea and Sclera Shape in Specialty Contact Lenses

By Amy Hellem

Our deep understanding of corneal shape has driven contact lenses design since its very beginnings,


How to Deliver Better Outcomes to Keratoconus Patients

By Amy Hellem

Patients who have keratoconus and other corneal irregularities present


The Image of a Specialty Lenses Doctor

By Amy Hellem

The days when patients dare not question a doctor’s authority are definitely behind us.


Three Ways to Fit UltraHealth: Diagnostic Fitting, Optic Section and OCT

By Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D., F.A.A.O.

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of UltraHealth contact lens and thousands of patients are now benefitting from the vision, comfort and eye health that UltraHealth offers.


OD Wire Webinar: UltraHealth, The Newest Hybrid Contact Lens

In this webinar, Dr. Jeffrey Sonsino talks about the new UltraHealth Hybrid Contact Lens, and how he uses it as an alternative to GP's and sclerals.


UltraHealth Lens Means More Options for Difficult Fits

In Oklahoma, Denise Roddy, OD, of Tulsa, is known for her expertise in fitting specialty contact lenses. “Most patients referred to me have failed elsewhere,” Dr. Roddy says of the patients she receives from other corneal specialists including other ODs as well as MDs. Some patients, like one particular retired nurse educator whom Dr. Roddy saw recently, travel more than 100 miles for her care.


Alignment Fitting –The Easiest and Most Predictable Way to Fit Duette

Peg Achenbach, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Vice President of Professional Services

On-K fitting, or alignment fitting, is described as having the radius of curvature of the optical zone of the contact lens equal to the radius of the flattest K reading. This is one of the most straightforward methods of contact lens fitting. The goal in fitting Duette lenses is to have the GP portion parallel to the radius of the cornea, similar to the alignment fitting of traditional GP lenses.


Why Flat Skirts are So Important in Determining the Correct Lens for UltraHealth

By James K. Kirchner, O.D.

For both UltraHealth and Clearkone, the fit (apical clearance) is determined for both lenses using a vault system. But the biggest difference between the two lens types, beyond the material composition, is the use of the skirts.


The First Few Months with UltraHealth

By Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D., F.A.A.O., Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Shortly after UltraHealth was introduced, I became one of the top fitters of the lens in the U.S. We have a moderately busy keratoconus practice, seeing between 21-35 keratoconic patients per week among other complex anterior segment cases.