Scleral Lenses: Vision Clarity Without Compromise

Scleral lenses represent a revolutionary advancement in the world of vision correction, and at Optical Solutions, we’re proud to offer these specialized lenses to our patients. With over 33 years of dedication to exceptional eye care, Dr. Michael Campbell and Associates have established themselves as leaders in the Hilton Head and Bluffton area.
To explore the possibilities of Scleral Lenses, please call us at:
  • Hilton Head Commons: (843) 681-6682
  • Shelter Cove: (843) 785-8008
  • Bluffton: (843) 706-0607
Why Choose Scleral Lenses at Optical Solutions?
Scleral lenses are renowned for their ability to address complex vision problems, providing exceptional clarity and comfort. These lenses vault over the cornea, resting on the sclera, which ensures a stable fit and minimizes discomfort. This feature makes them ideal for patients with irregular corneas or conditions like keratoconus.
Dr. Michael Campbell and his experienced team are well-versed in fitting scleral lenses, offering precise, personalized solutions for your unique visual needs. Your vision deserves uncompromising clarity, and Scleral Lenses at Optical Solutions are designed to deliver just that.
FAQs for Scleral Lenses:
What are Scleral Lenses, and how do they work?
Scleral lenses are large, gas-permeable contact lenses that vault over the cornea and rest on the sclera (the white part of the eye). This design provides a stable fit, exceptional vision correction, and increased comfort for individuals with complex vision problems.
Who can benefit from Scleral Lenses?
Scleral lenses are suitable for individuals with irregular corneas, such as those with keratoconus, post-surgical complications, or other corneal irregularities. They are also an excellent choice for people who require specialty contact lenses for conditions that standard contacts cannot address.
What can I expect during a Scleral Lens fitting at Optical Solutions?
During a Scleral Lens fitting, our expert team will assess your eye health, take precise measurements, and discuss your visual needs. The fitting process is highly personalized, ensuring that your lenses are tailored to your unique eye structure and visual requirements. Our goal is to provide you with comfortable, clear, and stable vision.

Myopia Control Lenses: Nurturing Healthy Vision for the Future

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common vision condition, and its prevalence is on the rise. At Optical Solutions, we’re dedicated to addressing myopia and providing effective myopia control options. With over 33 years of experience, Dr. Michael Campbell and Associates are your trusted partners in the Hilton Head and Bluffton area.
To explore Myopia Control Lenses, please call us at:
  • Hilton Head Commons: (843) 681-6682
  • Shelter Cove: (843) 785-8008
  • Bluffton: (843) 706-0607
Why Choose Myopia Control Lenses at Optical Solutions?
Myopia control is crucial, as high myopia can increase the risk of eye diseases in the future. Myopia Control Lenses, such as orthokeratology (Ortho-K) and multifocal contact lenses, are designed to slow down the progression of myopia in children and adolescents. Our team, led by Dr. Michael Campbell, is well-versed in the latest myopia control techniques and can provide personalized solutions to nurture healthy vision for the future.
We understand the importance of taking proactive steps to control myopia, and our commitment to your child’s eye health is unwavering. Myopia Control Lenses at Optical Solutions offer a clear path to a brighter, more visually comfortable future.
FAQs for Myopia Control Lenses:
What are Myopia Control Lenses, and how do they work?
Myopia Control Lenses, such as orthokeratology (Ortho-K) and multifocal contact lenses, are designed to slow down the progression of myopia in children and adolescents. They work by reshaping the cornea or altering the visual input to control the elongation of the eye, which is a key factor in myopia progression.
*Why is myopia control important, especially for children?
Controlling myopia in children is important because high myopia can increase the risk of eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment in the future. Myopia Control Lenses aim to slow down the progression of myopia, potentially reducing these long-term risks.
What can I expect during a Myopia Control evaluation at Optical Solutions?
During a Myopia Control evaluation, our team will assess your child’s eye health and discuss their visual history. We will then recommend the most suitable myopia control option based on their unique needs. Myopia control plans are personalized to provide the best results for your child’s vision.

Orthokeratology and Myopia Control Contact Lens

Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is the temporary reshaping of the cornea. Custom-made lenses are worn overnight to provide clear vision throughout the day. Ortho-k is used to correct and slow down myopia (nearsightedness) in children, and to correct presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) in adults.

At Optical Solutions, your child can receive advanced myopia care to avoid higher prescriptions and an increased risk of eye disease. As an optometrist trained and experienced in fitting ortho-k lenses, Dr. Michael R Campbell, O.D. will carry out an eye exam and evaluate whether ortho-k is the best treatment for your child using the most advanced technology called the Oculus and the WAVE software.

The Mechanics of Ortho-K
This might remind you of biology class back in high school, but we’ve laid out the basic science behind Ortho-K below. Most people believe that ortho-k lenses function as a mold to press the cornea into a new shape. Actually, the lens doesn’t even touch the cornea; it floats on a very thin tear film, utilizing gentle hydraulic forces to reshape the cornea.

Regular contact lenses have a perfectly round dome shape. An ortho-k lens uses a reverse geometrical design in which the central area of the lens is flattened. The hydraulic forces applied to the tear film induce pressure to the center of the top tissue layer of the cornea, called the epithelium.

Because the epithelium’s cells are interconnected, the fluid they are filled with can move around between cells. When pressure is applied to the central cells, the fluid moves to the peripheral cells. As a result, the center part of the epithelium becomes thinner, and the periphery thickens.

It is important to remember that cells in the epithelium are not squished, altered, or damaged. The central cells simply undergo dehydration. After the ortho-k lens is removed, the cells gradually return to their original shape as they become hydrated again. By flattening the cornea in this way, any nearsightedness will be corrected, resulting in perfect daytime vision. Plus, we preserve the natural state of the cornea to slow the progression of myopia.

How Ortho-K Slows Down Myopia
Traditional myopia correction methods only correct central vision, enabling people to see clearly at close distances. Side vision (peripheral vision), on the other hand, remains out of focus, creating what’s called peripheral hyperopia. It is generally believed that one reason for the progression of myopia is the eye’s attempt to compensate for peripheral hyperopia. By reshaping the entire cornea, blurry side vision is eliminated and the cause for elongation of the eyeball is removed.

Research studies appear to support this. The most extensive ongoing study, known as the SMART Study, found that, over a three-year-period, myopia has progressed significantly less in children who wear ortho-k lenses compared to children who wear corrective eyeglasses. Previous, smaller-scale studies, such as the Kern’s Study and the Berkley’s Orthokeratology Study, produced similar results.

Top Technology for Specialty Lenses

The OCULUS Keratograph® 5M


Zenlens Scleral Lens

MiSight soft contact lens by Coopervision

Kids lead active, jam-packed lives. But whether they’re playing pretend, riding bikes with their friends, or learning new things at school, myopia (nearsightedness) can make it harder for them to engage in the activities they love. And as they grow, their prescription may get stronger too.

Fortunately, your age-appropriate children may benefit from an innovative technology to help slow down the progression of their myopia1*: MiSight® 1 day contact lenses from CooperVision. MiSight 1 day contact lenses with ActivControl® Technology not only correct nearsightedness – they’re also the first soft contact lenses proven to slow the progression of myopia in children aged 8-12 at initiation of treatment.*1 When wearing MiSight 1 day contact lenses, your age-appropriate child can experience clear vision, freedom from glasses and continue to enjoy the activities they love.

Contact us at (843) 681-6682 (Hospital Center Commons), (843) 785-8008 (Shelter Cove) or (843) 706-0607 (Bluffton) to schedule a contact lens exam today.