Vision Therapy in Columbia

Enhancing Vision After Corneal Transplant Surgery

(573) 447-2020

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.

optometrist with patient


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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 in Columbia

Our optometry practice in Columbia

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem

Scleral Lenses: The Post-Corneal Transplant Solution

While corneal transplants are transformative, they may not fully address irregular corneas. Your Advanced Vision 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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- Jan. 15, 2024
They are very nice & polite.. very helpful.
- Dec. 09, 2023
Great experience! Friendly and thorough
- Nov. 30, 2023
Very friendly and attentive staff!!
- Nov. 10, 2023
Appointments are easily made. If urgent situations arise, the office is accommodating and supportiv... e. The staff are professional and the equipment is modern. Dr. Jill is excellent. Thank you for helping me with my vision needs.
- Oct. 10, 2023
Dr. Jill and her team are not only professional but engaging. I appreciate the attention to detail, ... particularly the testing they did, in an effort to provide a baseline for my vision moving forward. From the initial call to schedule the visit all the way through picking out glasses the staff was exceptional. Their commitment to providing excellent customer service and optical care in a professional yet comfortable environment makes me give them a grade of A. I will highly recommend them to my clientele and look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Jill and her staff. On a side note I read many previous reviews on this business before deciding to contact and go with this office. I would encourage people to give this office a chance. When Dr. Jalali and his office became affiliated with another company change was bound to happen. Growing pains are always going to part of the process but I felt as though they were trying to improve on their short comings. Dr. Jill believes eye care is important and made me feel that from the moment she began our testing. If something were wrong I believe she would address it then even if it may put another appointment behind. While not always convenient I take comfort in knowing something isn’t being rushed and missed. I’m not a paid endorser rather an actual patient who happens to own a business myself. Reviews, be them good or bad, can cause people to miss out on a service or a provider who would be a perfect fit for them.
- Sep. 14, 2023
I feel I am receiving quality care.
- Aug. 19, 2023
Great care and service.
- Aug. 12, 2023
Friendly Staff and very knowledgeable
- Aug. 10, 2023
Fast and friendly
- Jul. 05, 2023
Making an appointment was easy and Dr. Radkowiec could see me within a few days. This was important ... to me as I had lost my glasses. Appointment went very well and the reading glasses were received with the time given and they are great.
- Jun. 28, 2023
Dr. Radkowiec and staff provide excellent care, and they were very attentive to my needs. I was a l... ittle concerned when I was told that Dr. Jalali had left, but Advanced Vision is still my first choice for eyecare.
- Jun. 16, 2023
Very professional all the way: from welcome to Dr consultation. I recommend.
- May. 31, 2023
I highly recommend Advanced Vision!
- May. 31, 2023
Amazing office and incredible staff! I highly recommend this location for all your eye care needs. T... hey really listen and care about your concerns and made me feel welcome!
- May. 21, 2023
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- May. 12, 2023
Wonderful folks at Advance Eye Care! I’m a former patient who was visiting Columbia and lost a con... tact. I went visit Advanced Eyecare as my former optometrist was there. He had retired but they took care of me at no cost! I felt so supported. If I ever move back to Columbia, no other option but Advance Eye Care for me! Thank you so much!!!!
- Feb. 16, 2023
They got us right in and helped with the problem . The doctor explained what was causing the problem... s and set my mind at ease.
- Jan. 20, 2023
Advanced Vision Center is a great place for eye care and DR Jill is the best
- Jan. 02, 2023
Everyone was very friendly and services were fast and exactly what I was looking for.
- Nov. 02, 2022
Dr. Radkowiec and her staff were professional, empathetic, knowledgeable, and efficient. Very glad I... chose this office!

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Unlock Post-Corneal Transplant Clarity with Scleral Lenses

At Advanced Vision, 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 Advanced Vision today! Explore the possibilities of scleral lenses and experience the world with newfound clarity and relief.

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