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    Voor deze klanten ging er een wereld open…

Wie kunnen er beter iets vertellen over hun ervaringen met onze lenzen dan de klanten zélf?

Hieronder het verhaal van drie klanten voor wie de wereld, dankzij de juiste lenzen, letterlijk en figuurlijk openging. Een verhelderend drieluik.

‘De Rose K Post Graft-lens gaf meneer zijn vrijheid terug’

‘Een 62-jarige klant bezocht ons spreekuur voor het aanmeten van contactlenzen na een hoornvliestransplantatie. Het oog werd gemeten, de topografie gemaakt en de lens gepast. Deze man draagt nu een Rose K Post Graft-lens met een diameter van 11,50. Hiermee wordt bijna het gehele hoornvlies bedekt, met alle gemakken van dien.’

Ontzettend blij

‘Meneer is ontzettend blij met de lenzen. Na drie jaar van operaties en herstel kreeg hij eindelijk te horen dat het oog zo stabiel is, dat er een lens kan worden gedragen. Die drie jaar waren zeker niet makkelijk. Door de beperking in zijn zicht kon meneer zijn werk niet goed doen. Ook kreeg hij problemen in zijn sociale leven: met sport, uitgaan en zelfstandig autorijden. Dat is nu eindelijk voorbij.’

Een emotioneel moment

‘Het was een emotioneel moment toen hij de lens voor het eerst indeed. Zijn zicht was terug, hij kan weer werken, het tennissen weer oppakken en is qua vervoer niet meer afhankelijk van zijn vrouw of anderen. Kortom, meneer kreeg zijn vrijheid terug, dankzij de Rose K Post Graft-lens.’

‘Deze jongeman vond in de Rose K zijn ideale lens’

‘Wij verwezen een jongeman van veertien jaar uit Amstelveen door voor het aanmeten van Keratoconus lenzen. Hij heeft een cross-linking behandeling gehad vanwege zijn nu al forse Keratoconus. Wij hebben bij hem de Rose K-lens aangepast. Aangezien de conus vrij fors was, zat de paslens centraal mooi, maar was er bijna geen edge meer.’

Lens past optimaal

‘Ideaal is dat de Rose-lens kan worden met gemaakt een increased edge of zelfs dubbel increased.  Dit is voor deze klant gebeurd, waardoor de lens centraal optimaal past en er sprake is van een goede doorstroming van tranen onder de lens.  Ook is, door de ruimere edge lift, een goede beweging gewaarborgd. Doordat de conus ook vrij laag zat, keek de jongeman in het begin tegen de rand van de lens aan. Dat is opgelost door de diameter te vergroten.’

Erg veel mogelijkheden

‘Wij vinden de Rose K een fijne lens om mee te werken. Er is erg veel mogelijk, doordat de rand en diameter in zoveel opties leverbaar zijn. Met de Rose K kan voor elke conus een goede lens worden gemaakt. Een lens waar de klant blij en tevreden mee de deur uitloopt en weer normaal kan functioneren. En dáár doen wij het uiteindelijk voor.’

This is the scleral lens of choice.

With a careful diagnostic fit, the only adjustments that I have had to make is power. Otherwise, it has literally been 100% sucess across the board with patients commenting how ecstatic they are with the results.

All other lenses, as you all know – when making a small change to the parameters the whole lens changes leading to multiple remakes. No so with the Zens lens. I photograph every lens I put on the eye during the diagnostic fit. This way I can observe the NAFl pattern and clearance in the various zones and the r/o conjunctiva compression. By doing this I can determine when I hit the mark.

Additionally I use aberrometry over the contact lens to isolate the power and determine sphero-cylinder issues. Again, this is wonderfully addressed with the option of a toric.

A patient last week had a simple over-refraction of 0.00 -1.00 ?? axis cyl. She was 20/20 = unhappy with ghosting. Ordered the cylinder correction – got a call Monday – “I have never seen this well”.

“The Zenlens is a life changer!”

Kenneth Daniels

‘Langer comfort dankzij Silicone hydrogel-lens’

‘Een mevrouw uit West-Friesland kwam bij ons voor controle. Zij was niet tevreden over haar harde lenzen. Mevrouw had veel last van aanslag op de lenzen en een droog gevoel in het oog. Dit beïnvloedde haar zicht sterk. Zij droeg een drie maanden oude lens met diameter 10,1 in een hoogzuurstofdoorlatend materiaal, van een andere leverancier.’
Reiniger voldeed niet

Reiniger voldeed niet

‘Voor het onderhoud gebruikte zij een zeepachtige reiniger, ook van een andere producent. Al heel snel kreeg ze aanslag op de lenzen. Hierdoor moest ze haar lenzen er, gedurende de gehele dag, steeds uithalen en schoonmaken. Voorheen gebruikte ze een andere vloeistof, daarmee was de aanslag zelfs nog erger. Het leek alsof het lensoppervlak al na een uur dragen hydrofoob werd.’

Een verbluffend resultaat

‘Wij hebben een aanmeting gedaan van Orion 6-lenzen in Silicone Hydrogel. Met een verbluffend resultaat: mevrouw is compleet van haar aanslagprobleem af. Ook is het nieuwe oppervlak van dit materiaal goed ‘bevochtigbaar’, waardoor ze meer comfort en minder droge ogen ervaart. Mevrouw kan haar lenzen weer langer en met veel plezier dragen en is zeer tevreden.’

I was introduced to the Zenlens scleral lens. I just wanted to thank you for changing my life.

My name is Brandon and I currently live in Chicago, Il. I am 39 years of age, married, and work for one of the major banks. In 2009, I was diagnosed with Keratoconus in my left eye. At first, I thought I scratched or got something in my eye and that it would heal and only be temporary. I went an saw various Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, etc. and they all came to the same diagnosis. This was all new to me, for eye problems have never run in my family.

The depression, anxiety, and addiction set in not long after I was diagnosed with Keratoconus. My whole quality of life changed because of this stigmatism. My eye was ultra-sensitive to light, experienced major migraines, and my equilibrium was completely off.

I was not able to enjoy activities such as golf, baseball, or skiing anymore. I got married to my wife in 2/2011 and we had talked about the possibility of getting a corneal transplant. In 204, I did go forward with getting the transplant with the hope of regaining my vision getting back to the quality of life that I was used to. The surgery went well, however, I was disappointed with the results because my vision was not restored. Only the sensitivity and migraines disappeared. It was not until January of this year that a miracle happened. I was parking my car in our underground parking lot below our building, and I met an eye doctor named Dr. Randy Burgraff. I discussed my issues and my frustrations with him and just felt hopeless all together. He recommended that I come visit him at his office to discuss different options. I made the appointment and we started to talk about the scleral lenses. It was then that I was introduced to the Zenlens scleral lens. I just wanted to thank you for changing my life. After a couple trials and fittings (due to the abnormal curvature of my cornea), Dr. Burgraff was able to get me back to 20/20 vision. This is by far the best product that has ever been introduced to the market and I highly recommend it to others that I meet who have similar issues that I once had. I am forever grateful that a company like yours exists. If there is anything that I can do for your company (besides constantly talking to other about your product to other), please let me know. This lens has restored the quality of life that I once had. I am extremely passionate about your product.
Thank you once again for everything that you have done for me.
Sincerely,

Brandon

I couldn’t be happier with Zenlens. I find them extremely comfortable!

I have been wearing Zenlens for almost a year now, and I couldn’t be happier. I find them extremely comfortable, even when i find myself wearing them for long periods of time, sometimes 16 or more hours. I rarely get anything in my eye that might require taking them out, rinsing, and reinserting. In fact, that might have occurred once since I received these. Once inserted, I hardly know they are in my eye, and my vision is the best it has been in a long time. Furthermore, my vision is consistent. The last lenses I wore for keratoconus were greatly affected by changes in humidity and artificial lighting, so much so that I had difficulty while on vacation in Central America.

All this being said, I have to really credit Andy Taddeo and Maggie Walsh for guiding me to these lenses, and Dr. Bryant for having the patience and expertise to properly fit the lens to my specific needs. I have to admit that when Andy showed them to me and explained how great they would work for me, I was extremely skeptical and quite a bit intimidated because of the size of the lens and the fact that they were rigid gas permeable lenses. Dr. Bryant and his staff were so professional and patient with me while we went through the fitting phase. Having worn contact lenses for almost 50 years, I was quite accustomed to inserting lenses. At first I had to use the rubber inserter to hold the lens, but now I rarely do. The fact that you fill the well with saline solution makes insertion very comfortable. I use a few drops of saline before I remove them with the ocular suction cup, a device that also initially intimidated me.

In all, I am extremely grateful for the vision I have with these lenses and the comfort that I now enjoy. I am also thrilled that Dr. Bryant’s office was able to convince my insurance company that these lenses are not cosmetic.

Thanks to your company for being so committed to making an exceptional product that has truly impacted my day to day life.

Sincerely,

Lynn

The lens is life changing. For more than a decade I had suppressed vision

I am a first year student at the University of Houston College of Optometry. A few months ago Alden Optical provided me with a Zenlens donation through the Cornea and Contact Lens Service at UHCO. I would like to express my deep gratitude to Alden Optical for supplying the Zenlens. I was overwhelmed with this unexpected generosity, and I am extremely touched by your kindness.

Twelve years ago my eye was damaged during a LASIK procedure. I had to have an emergency surgery that resulted in an intraocular lens implant and later a corneal transplant. Until I received the donation from Alden Optical I had gone without corrective lenses in my eye. Hard contacts reminded me of having stitches in my eye which was disturbing to me after all I had been through. A scleral lens was just recently recommended to me for better comfort.

The lens is life changing. For more than a decade I had suppressed vision in the affected eye because the visual input was so blurry. I went through life really only using one eye because I had resigned myself to thinking that recovering better vision was a lost cause. When I put the Zenlens in for the first time it was the best visual acuity I had had in over a decade. It was as if my eye was awakening from a deep slumber in order to take in a whole new world. On my drive home I became emotional because I was suddenly seeing the world as the average person sees it and the way I had not seen it for so long. I am now so used to wearing the lens that I really notice the difference when I do not have it in. I am developing confidence in seeing with my affected eye after viewing it as inferior for so long. Vision is certainly a wonderful thing, but it has meant even more to me to have this renewed confidence in a body part that I have basically been ignoring. Before I always had to make sure my good seeing eye was the eye that viewed things in life because I could not rely on my affected eye for quality vision. Without the Zenlens I would still be going through this struggle. I feel like a person with two eyes again! Being in optometry school it is important to have the best possible vision I can. Having two working eyes makes being an optometry student much easier than it would have been previously. We are constantly learning to work with new equipment and perform procedures. When I am an optometrist I will be relying on my own eyes to make correct diagnoses, and it makes me feel more secure to know I have two good eyes now rather than just one.

Having formerly spent a large sum of money to surgically repair my eye I never expected to personally benefit from a donation. Being a student means being financially frugal, and I was wary about taking on the cost of a specialty lens. Much to my surprise and relief I was bestowed with a truly amazing gift of a complimentary lens. It was an exciting moment for me after all the devastation I had gone through in regard to my eye. I feel like my story is finally ending on a positive note after such a long journey.

I deeply appreciate Alden Optical for giving me the Zenlens. I will not forget this generosity. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

With gratitude,

Christine