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CASE STUDIES, TIPS & RESOURCES – NOVEMBER 2016 EDITION
 
 
 
 
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A BETTER LIFE
 
INTRODUCING TWO MAJOR ADVANCEMENTS TO THE CUSTOM STABLE SCLERAL LENS
 
 
Josh Adams
Vice President
Valley Contax

November 15, 2016
 
Quadrant Specific Option
 
Valley Contax pledges to continue the development of refining its line of Custom Stable lenses and has done so this year by introducing two exciting new features – the Quadrant Specific option and the Edge Vault option. First, let’s look at the Quadrant Specific option. With this feature, fitters can further customize difficult cases where the bi-symmetrical toricity of the Custom Stable Elite does not suffice. The fitting of the Custom Stable with the Quadrant Specific option is surprisingly intuitive and clean. To your benefit, we’ve spent countless hours clinically researching the smoothest methods to communicate complicated fitting needs.
 
Below is a lens edge of a Custom Stable Elite before Quadrant Specific changes
 
 
 
 
Image courtesy of Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
 
Below is a lens edge of a Custom Stable Elite after Quadrant Specific changes
 
Image courtesy of Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
 
The Quadrant Specific version of the Custom Stable allows you to adjust both the Limbal Clearance Zone and Scleral Landing Zone in four distinct quadrants. The Quadrant Specific fitting instructions are as follows:
 
 
1.   Locate and document the rotation of the flat landing zone marks “0”s (from the 0/180 corneal meridian).
 
2.   Quadrants are labeled 1-4 in a CCW direction. The right side “0” is always quadrant #1.
 
3.   Both the LCZ and the SLZ are independently customizable in each of the 4 quadrants.
 
4.   Simply communicate to the Valley Contax consultation team the specifics of the fit. (Example: LCZ 360: +1 // SLZ Q1, Q3: +5 // SLZ Q2: -3 // SLZ Q4: +1)
 
5.   Custom Stable quadrant specific lenses will have a vertical hash mark and drill dot marker with ink that is designed for patients to insert at 270 (down) (see example).
 
Here are some examples of Custom Stable Quadrant Specific lenses rotated, indicating the location of each quadrant respective to lens rotation. To customize the LCZ or SLZ, specify the quadrant and how many microns of clearance change is needed.
 
 
CS Elite lens with 0° rotation
 
CS Elite with 90° rotation
 
 
CS Elite with 30° right rotation
 
CS Elite with 30° left rotation
 
Edge Vault Option
 
The second exciting development in the Custom Stable line is our new Edge Vault option. This lens option is designed to vault over extremely high sections of the cornea/limbus due to a pinguecula or any other form of elevation. Edge Vault is manufactured with state of the art precision lathes, and designed by sophisticated algorithms.
 
 
Edge Vault is employed from the back surface of the Custom Stable Elite. To specify simply communicate:
 
1.   Rotation of the Flat meridian (laser “0”s) from the 0/180 meridian of the eye.
 
2.   Distance in degrees from Quadrant 1 (CCW)
 
3.   Desired width in degrees of Edge Vault
 
4.   Required Height of Edge Vault (available up to 600 um)
 
5.   Depth of Edge Vault (from lens edge in mm)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Custom Stable™ is a life changing scleral lens that can transform your practice. It fits easy, has exceptional visual acuity and provides all day comfort. With its ability to vault the cornea and create a natural tear lens the Custom Stable™ is a great fit for regular and irregular corneas that need the best in comfort and performance. Contact Valley Contax today to get started.
 
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OPTIMUM by Contamac
 
 
For superior performance and comfort Valley Contax recommends Optimum GP materials by Contamac for the Custom Stable line of lenses.
 
 
 
 
 
 
FIRST PAIR FREE | RISK FREE  
 
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FITTING SET OFFER
 
60 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE  +  FIRST FIT FREE
 
Order our 12 lens Custom Stable Elite fitting set at the discounted price of $300 and we'll give you your first pair free! Plus if you're not completely satisfie, return the fitting set within 60 days for a full refund! Call, email or chat live via our website to take advantage of this amazing offer!
 
 
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CONGRATULATIONS!
 
CUSTOM STABLE CUP
 
WINNERS OF THE 2016 CUSTOM STABLE CUP
 
CUSTOM STABLE CUP
 
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY MEETING 2016
 
At the AAO 2016 meeting held November 9-12 in Anaheim, California 172 students
and alumni from across the country competed for the first ever Custom Stable Cup.
Competitors visited the Valley Contax booth and put on a Custom Stable Elite scleral
contact lens and then had OCT images taken at the Optovue booth. The winning
school, University of Houston College of Optometry, was awarded two $500 travel
grants to AAO 2017 as well as the coveted Custom Stable Cup trophy. Runner-up
Illinois College of Optometry was awarded one $500 travel grant to AAO 2017. Thank
you to all who participated!
 
 
OPTOVUE
 
OPTIMUM by Contamac
 
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A MEMBER BENEFIT OF THE AOSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Menicon
 
Valley Contax recommends Menicon solutions for all of your scleral
and corneal GP needs.
 
 
to order visit store.meniconamerica.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
AMIGOS EYE CARE
 
We are proud to promote Amigos Eyecare, a student led organization at Pacific University College of Optometry which provides medical eyecare to underprivileged areas around the world. Averaging seven trips worldwide per year, one of the slated trips will be to Tanzania, east-Africa in December 2016.

With the assistance of the The Oregon Sight and Hearing Foundation (a project of the Lions Club) and many other groups which help to collect 'old glasses', students and doctors are able to examine & dispense glasses to those who would otherwise not have access to medical eye care and vision services.
 
This is an area of the world with great need, many of the nomadic people (the Maasai) have never seen a doctor of any sort in their lives. The amount of pathology & blindness in Tanzania is staggering. Ultraviolet light exposure is the leading cause of cataract formation, it can also contribute to macular degeneration and pterygium formation. These three causes of blindness could be reduced significantly by wearing non-prescription sunglasses.
 
amigos@pacificu.edu  |  amigoseyecare.com
 
 
 
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  Want to learn to fit the Custom Stable lens? It's easy, just visit our website and take the Custom Stable Training Course. It's free, just watch the 17 minute video and complete the quiz. You'll receive a certificate of completion and a coupon once you've passed.  
 
 
 
About Valley Contax
 
Valley Contax is the world's leading independent custom contact lens manufacturer. Since 1981 we've built a reputation and following for exceptional products and customer service. From our state-of-the-art facilities in Springfield, Oregon we staff the industry's most talented lab technicians, customer care representatives and consultants. Contact us today, we'd love to get to know you.
 
 
 
 
Custom Stable Fridays: Hands-on Education
 
Want to hit the fast track to learning how to fit the Custom Stable™? Join us for one of our Custom Stable Friday sessions. This is a hands-on approach to learning everything you need to know about fitting, application and removal at our state-of-the-art facilities in Springfield, Oregon. Check our website or contact us for available dates and more info.
 
 
 
 
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