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custom stable SPOTLIGHT
CASE STUDIES, TIPS & RESOURCES – MAY 2017 EDITION
 
BREAKING NEWS
 
Custom Stable Receives 510(k) Clearance
 
Valley Contax is proud to announce that we recently received 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for our Custom Stable line of scleral contact lenses indicated for the therapeutic management of several ocular conditions.

To achieve this goal, the Custom Stable, which was manufactured in the Contamac line of Ultra High Dk, low-wetting-angle materials, went through a detailed clinical evaluation. The lenses were shown to effectively fit the eyes of patients who suffer from a multitude of ocular conditions, and also achieved clearance for the management of dry eye syndrome. Indications include the management of conditions such as degenerations that lead to an irregular corneal shape (e.g., keratoconus, keratoglobus, pellucid marginal degeneration, Salzmann’s nodular degeneration), dystrophies (e.g., Cogan’s dystrophy, granular corneal dystrophy, lattice corneal dystrophy), and corneal scarring. Indications also include post-surgery (e.g., corneal transplant, LASIK, radial keratotomy) use.

The lens may also be prescribed for the management of ocular surface diseases (e.g., dry eye syndrome, keratoconjunctivitis sicca [graft-versus-host disease, Sjögren’s syndrome, filamentary keratitis], limbal stem cell deficiency, epidermal ocular disorders, neurotrophic keratitis, and corneal exposure/lagophthalmos). When prescribed for therapeutic use, the Custom Stable GP scleral lens is also indicated for correction of refractive error in persons with myopia, hyperopia, or presbyopia.

The clearance designated that eye-care practitioners may prescribe the lenses for frequent/planned replacement wear, assuming regular cleaning, disinfection, and scheduled replacement. When prescribed for frequent/planned replacement wear, the lens may be cleaned and disinfected using a chemical (not heat) lens-care system.
 
 
 
 
A SOLUTION FOR
KERATOCONUS
 
AFTER YEARS IN CORNEAL GPs A PATIENT OVERCOMES POOR VISION, DISCOMFORT, CORNEAL SCRATHING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS
 
Jon Bundy, OD
Premier Eye Center
Prescott, AZ

Patient: DB, 47 yo male

Indication:Keratoconus OU

History:Keratoconus for nearly 40 years. Presented to my office in April 2015 with eye pain and blurry vision. Current small diameter RGPs were 12 years old and rubbing centrally causing 3mm abrasions and reducing vision to 20/70 in each eye.
 
 
 
Dr Bundy (left), with the help of Valley Contax consultant Kelsey (right) and the Custom Stable Elite, was able to help DB overcome a multitude of long-standing vision challenges.
 
 
 
I was just starting to fit scleral lenses and DB was one of my first patients when he first came to my office. Valley Contax consultant Kelsey answered nearly a dozen emails just for this one case alone.I would take videos of the lenses with an iPad and even a video of our OCT obtaining results and then upload them to YouTube with a private link for her to review. Kelsey could then educate me on what needed to be done and why. Because of Kelsey’s diligence and patience, I’m now comfortable taking care of patients needing Custom Stable Elite lenses for keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, after corneal transplants, neurotrophic dry eyes and any other multitude of maladies.

Uncorrected VA (distance and near):Hand motion OD/OS at distance, 20/200
OD/OS at near

Device Parameters:Custom Stable Elite 15.8. Boston XO. Right clear. Left ice blue.

OD 7.50/-6.25/15.8 LCZ+2.50 SLZ +5/-3
 
OS 7.50/-5.75-1.00x163/15.8 LCZ +2 SLZ +5/-3
 
Outcome: Perfect fit, vision and comfort. Vision improved from 20/40- to 20/20- in each eye.

From The Patient: I would like to thank Valley Contax and the Custom Stable Elite lens for finally providing a comfortable and stable fitting contact lens.I have worn contacts since 1978 when my doctor found I was suffering from Keratoconus and glasses would no longer work to correct my sight.

The old style lenses corrected my vision but moved a lot and often slid out of place. Also, living in Arizona the climate is often dry and windy making wearing contacts uncomfortable and often led to scratches on my eye surface which meant glasses until they healed, but glasses didn’t work so I was miserable.

Since being fit with your lenses the discomfort of living in a dry and windy environment is almost a thing of the past and the lenses are so comfortable I often forget I am wearing them at all. I also haven’t had a surface scratch since I started wearing them almost two years ago.

These are, by far, the most comfortable lenses I have ever worn and I would, and have, recommend them to others I know suffering with contact lens discomfort and issues that old style contacts can cause.

Thank You,

DB
 
 
 
 
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A SOLUTION FOR
KERATOCONUS
 
 
 
 
One Lens, Every Eye
 
We‌dne‌sda‌y, M‌a‌y 2‌4th at 5 P‌M PST
 
The Custom Stable is a very versatile and comprehensive scleral lens system. In this webinar you’ll learn how the Custom Stable system fits into everyday optometry. Scleral lens experts Dr. James Deom and Dr. Cory Collier will show you how to customize the Custom Stable for any eye that walks into your clinic.
 
 
 
How to Attend
 
This webinar series is free to all, all you have to do is register.
 
Register for this Event
 
 
 
 
James Deom, OD, MPH
US Northeast Education Consultant Hazleton Eye Specialists
 
Cory Collier, OD, FAAO, FSLS
US Southeast Education Consultant Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
custom stable
 
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.
 
valleycontax.com  |  800-547-8815  |  contax@valleycontax.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OPTIMUM by Contamac
 
 
For superior performance and comfort Valley Contax recommends Optimum GP materials by Contamac for the Custom Stable line of lenses.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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 satisfied, 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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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.org
 
 
 
custom stable™ |  TRAINING COURSE
 
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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.  
 
 
 
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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.
 
 
 
 
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