Don't Let Glaucoma Steal Your Vision

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your optic nerve and can eventually cause blindness. Carbon Valley Eye Care has the latest in laser technology, allowing us to effectively treat and diagnose Glaucoma.

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Ortho-K Lenses

Reshape your vision with Ortho-K Lenses

Ortho-K lenses, short for orthokeratology, are a type of specialized gas-permeable contact lens that are designed to reshape the cornea of the eye while you sleep. By doing so, they correct a variety of vision problems such as astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia, allowing you to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses during the day.

Why Ortho-K?

Benefits of Ortho-K Lenses

There are several benefits to using Ortho-K Lenses. Some of them include:

Improved Vision

Ortho-K lenses allow you to enjoy clear vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses.


Unlike other forms of vision correction, Ortho-K lenses are non-surgical, making them a safe and effective option for people who are not good candidates for LASIK surgery.

Suitable for Children

Ortho-K lenses are particularly beneficial for children as they can slow down the progression of myopia and help manage other eye conditions.

Long-Lasting Results

While patients should wear their lenses every night for best results, the effects of Ortho-K lenses can often last for up to two full days.


The reshaping of the cornea is not painful, as it is caused by hydraulic forces rather than squeezing or "squishing."

Covered by FSA/HSA

Ortho-K lenses are eligible for reimbursement through flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs).

Scleral Lenses

What are Scleral Lenses?

Scleral lenses are large diameter rigid gas permeable contact lenses that rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye, rather than on the cornea. The space between the scleral lens and the cornea creates a fluid-filled reservoir that helps to fill in any corneal irregularities and create a perfectly rounded surface, resulting in clear and comfortable vision.

Why Scleral Lenses?

Benefits of Scleral Lenses

There are several benefits to using Scleral Lenses. Some of them include:


Scleral lenses are designed to be comfortable, with most patients reporting that they are the most comfortable contact lens they have ever worn.

Clear Vision

Scleral lenses can provide clear and sharp vision, particularly for patients with corneal diseases, dystrophies, and degenerations, corneal scars and irregularities, and those who have had corneal transplant or refractive surgery.


Scleral lenses can be used to correct a variety of vision problems, including keratoconus, myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.


Scleral lenses can provide protection for the cornea, particularly for patients with severe dry eye or other ocular surface conditions.


With proper care and maintenance, scleral lenses can provide long-lasting vision correction.

Customizable Fit

Scleral lenses are customizable to fit the unique curvature and shape of your eye, resulting in a more precise and comfortable fit compared to traditional contact lenses.

Experience Ortho-K or Scleral Lenses with Carbon Valley Eye Care Today.

Experience the benefits of Scleral lenses. Contact Carbon Valley Eye Care today to learn more and achieve clear vision with expert care.

There are many types of glaucoma, and the appropriate treatment varies for each patient depending on many factors.

How do I know if I have glaucoma?

Unfortunately, glaucoma doesn’t have any symptoms, like having high blood pressure. That is why glaucoma is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight.” The only way to catch glaucoma before having permanent vision loss is with regular eye exams.

How is glaucoma diagnosed?

Glaucoma diagnosis requires special testing. During your regular exam, we look to see if you have any signs of glaucoma. If so, you return for the special testing at another visit. The testing takes 10-15 minutes and is not painful or invasive.

How is glaucoma treated?

The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower eye pressure. Eye pressure can be lowered with eye drops, light therapy (SLT), surgery, or a combination of treatments. We will work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment.

Our office has the latest in SLT technology. If you need drops or light therapy to treat your glaucoma, we can take care of you in our office. If you need surgery, we work with the best local surgeons.

What is SLT and how does it work?

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a safe and effective laser procedure used to lower intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma. SLT works by delivering short pulses of low-energy light to target melanin in specific cells of the affected eye. This process helps to heal and rebuild the cells, improving drainage and reducing intraocular pressure. The procedure is painless and takes no more than five minutes in a doctor's office. Drops are used to numb the eye and anti-inflammatory drops may be used after treatment.

Generally, intraocular pressure drops significantly within one to three days. SLT can be repeated if necessary, and is suitable for those with primary open-angle, pseudoexfoliation, pigmentary, or juvenile glaucoma, as well as those who are intolerant of glaucoma medications. SLT is also a good option for those with a history of failed ALT treatments, or who are unable to commit to regular follow-up treatments. While SLT lowers intraocular pressure an average of 25 percent in 75 to 85 percent of patients, other treatments, including traditional drug therapy, are available if SLT does not work.

Dry Eye Treatment Forms

To save time on your dry eye visit, please fill out and print or email the following forms before you come in. Forms can be emailed to

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