Vision Therapy in Sharpstown

Enhancing Vision After Corneal Transplant Surgery

(713) 774-1124

The Scleral Lens Advantage

After a corneal transplant, achieving clear and comfortable vision may require some effort and patience. While corneal transplants offer promising results, complete resolution of vision issues without correction is not expected. Patients often encounter fluctuations in their sight during the healing process and will likely rely on specialty contact lenses and prescription glasses during and after recovery.

In such cases, scleral lenses may be an effective solution for achieving improved visual clarity and lasting comfort.

Three primary types of corneal transplants are commonly performed:

  1. Penetrating Keratoplasty: This procedure involves replacing the entire thickness of the cornea with healthy donor tissue.
  2. Endothelial Keratoplasty: Only the damaged corneal tissue is replaced, leaving healthy tissue intact.
  3. DALK: This procedure leaves the healthy thin posterior corneal layers intact, reducing rejection risk and graft failure.

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Why Opt for a Corneal Transplant?

Corneal transplants are typically recommended in scenarios such as:

Corneal Scarring: Severe injuries or infections and corneal ectasias such as keratoconus can lead to corneal scarring.

Corneal Cloudiness: Conditions such as Fuchs dystrophy can result in vision loss due to corneal cloudiness.


Scleral Lenses: The Post-Corneal Transplant Solution

While corneal transplants are transformative, they may not fully address irregular corneas. Your Lifetime Eyecare & Contact Lens Center eye doctor may suggest options like rigid gas-permeable lenses (RGP's), hybrid contact lenses, or scleral lenses for enhanced vision.

Scleral lenses have a host of benefits, including:

  • Total Corneal Coverage

    Scleral lenses are custom-designed to vault entirely over the cornea without exerting pressure, ensuring optimal hydration for healing and comfort.

  • Enhanced Stability

    Their larger size compared to other lenses minimizes movement on the eye's surface, reducing the risk of irritation or abrasion.

  • Customized Comfort

    Scleral lenses are tailored to fit each individual's unique eye shape, ensuring personalized comfort and effectiveness.

  • Sustained Clarity

    The space between the lens and the cornea is filled with a hydrating saline solution, maintaining consistent moisture and preventing dryness.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 20, 2024
Dr. Allen Chin Sr. has been my optometrist for 40+ years. He is an excellent and caring doctor. He h... as provided eyecare for my entire family. I highly recommend him and Lifetime Eyecare for the eyecare needs of your family.
- Jun. 17, 2024
I've been a customer here for over 15 years. My experiences are always positive. I love both Dr Ch... ins and the staff is always so polite and friendly. Great job guys - keep doing what you do!
- Jun. 15, 2024
Very personable experience
- Jun. 13, 2024
Great experience at this place. Everyone is professional and you don’t feel rushed.
- Jun. 07, 2024
Dr. Chin, Sr., Karen and Irene are top notch. Very good experience.
- May. 24, 2024
Best Ever!!! I was fortunate enough to have been referred to the younger Dr. Chin by one of my stude... nts. I have been a very satisfied patient for over 5 years now. This is one of the kindest and most knowledgeable professionals, I have ever dealt with (I'm in my 60s and 2X retired). I am so happy that I had enough sense to listen to that sweet and sincere little 6th grade student that day in my classroom. It was truly one of my smartest moments. Dr. Allen Chin is amazing!
- May. 19, 2024
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- May. 17, 2024
I have been going to Dr. Chin since I was 12 and I an 49 now. The service is always polite and court... eous. The atmosphere is welcoming.
- May. 15, 2024
I've been a patient for more than 30 years and can't speak highly enough of both Dr. Chins. They are... kind, patient, knowledgeable, and honest and the entire staff has always been impressive and personable.
- May. 06, 2024
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- Apr. 28, 2024
It was a great experience as usual. Eye glasses are the best vision I've had in 15 years.
- Apr. 23, 2024
Good customer service and fair price 👍
- Apr. 17, 2024
Dr. Allen (Chin) is a wonderful provider. Takes the time to listen and explain what is needed.
- Apr. 16, 2024
Great service and caring staff!!
- Apr. 04, 2024
A+. Knowledgeable and caring, a perfect combo.
- Mar. 28, 2024
I have been going to Dr. Chin for over 20 years and his staff works together like a family.
- Sep. 02, 2023
I have gone here for 30+ years. They know their business. Highly recommended
- Dec. 18, 2022
Have been going here for years. Dr Allen Chin is the best.
- Oct. 11, 2022
Alway a great experience! I experienced an emergency during the week and was not able to go into the... office. I reached out to the office on Saturday, October 8th only to find nothing available. In speaking with Amelia she held me on the phone until she was able to see if a cancellation or short break in the schedule. There was an opening and headed to the office 45 minutes away. Upon my arrival Amelia greeted me with all smiles and told her she was like a breath of fresh air. Shortly after arriving Emily took me back and took great care of me ensuring all my concerns were addressed. Dr. Chin came in to resolve immediately by checking the eyes. Told it was allergies and ordered eye drop for allergy/infection. Thank you guys for being my eye care team since early 80’s.
- May. 16, 2022
Dr. Chin is great! I haven't ever had an appointment with his father, but I'm certain he is wonderfu... l too! Staff is friendly. Large selection of frames. I like that you have options with contact lenses.

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Scleral Lenses in Sharpstown

Our optometry practice in Sharpstown

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • BCBS Federal Employee Program
  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • Versant Health
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Part B

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Unlock Post-Corneal Transplant Clarity with Scleral Lenses

At Lifetime Eyecare & Contact Lens Center, we believe that your vision should never be a limitation to experiencing life to the fullest. If you're considering a corneal transplant or have already had this procedure, scleral lenses could be the transformative solution you've been searching for.

After a corneal transplant, it's common for patients to experience a period of adjustment as the eye adapts to the new cornea. This transition can result in nearsightedness or astigmatism, necessitating prescription glasses or lenses. However, scleral lenses offer a remarkable alternative, providing visual clarity and lasting comfort. 

Don't let vision challenges hold you back from embracing life's adventures. Schedule an appointment with Lifetime Eyecare & Contact Lens Center today! Explore the possibilities of scleral lenses and experience the world with newfound clarity and relief.

(713) 774-1124