The Cornea and Contact Lens Service (CCLS) at the University Eye Institute provides comprehensive vision care including fitting and prescribing customized contact lenses to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia (age-related problem of focusing at near). In addition, cosmetic lenses that change eye color or enhance sports performance are also available. The Service also prescribes specialized contact lenses for individuals with corneal diseases (e.g., keratoconus), postrefractive surgery and those who wish to decrease their level of near-sightedness (Orthokeratology/Corneal Refractive Therapy).
Our experienced faculty is involved in training not only future doctors but also practicing doctors around the state and across the nation in the form of continuing education. Many of our faculty conduct and publish research on the cornea, tear film and new contact lens materials and solutions. The CCLS faculty directly supervises third and fourth year professional students, providing patients with comprehensive visual assessment leading to the most appropriate contact lens based on the eye physiology of their eye, their lifestyle and visual demands. Our goal is to provide each patient with a customized contact lens that is convenient and comfortable for maximum eye health.