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Specialty Soft Contact Lenses

For decades most keratoconus patients were managed exclusively with corneal GP lenses.

Although corneal GP lenses can provide excellent vision by correcting induced higher order aberrations, there are patients who can’t successfully wear them secondary to comfort or fit issues.

Modern specialty contact lens providers now have increased options for managing keratoconus patients secondary to new developments in design and manufacturing.

Currently available options include; corneal GP lenses (including piggyback), specialty soft lenses, hybrid lenses, and scleral contact lenses.

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Greg DeNaeyer
Greg DeNaeyer is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He completed a hospital-based residency at the Columbus VA Medical Center. Dr. DeNaeyer practices at Arena Eye Surgeons with an emphasis on specialty contact lenses. He is a consultant for Visionary Optics and shareholder of Precision Ocular Metrology. Dr. DeNaeyer was a co-founder and past president of the Scleral Lens Education Society and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He is a contributing editor for Contact Lens Spectrum and a contributor to Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses and Optometric Management. Dr. DeNaeyer has lectured internationally on specialty contact lenses and was previously named GPLI practitioner of the year. Currently, his primary research is focused on specialty lens design and corneo-scleral topography. He is a co-developer of the sMap3D corneo-scleral topography system, which is used to design and fit custom specialty contact lenses.

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