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Dr. Bonnie Chalker Completes KeraSoft® IC Training for Irregular Corneas
By: Family Eye Care of Palm Coast
“The KeraSoft® IC contact lenses are for patients that have irregular corneas, including keratoconus, post laser refractive surgery, pellucid marginal degeneration, and other corneal irregularities,”
The course contained five training modules. Some of the topics included instruction on how to initially select the right lens for a patient, fitting post surgical patient’s corneas such as corneal graft patients, how to fit complex natural Ectasias and more.
The Bausch + Lomb KeraSoft® IC lens is custom-made and can offer increased wear time and improved comfort. KeraSoft® IC lenses are a patented combination of the latest technologies in silicone hydrogel materials using geometries from complex mathematics to offer comfortable wear and excellent vision. Irregular corneas can be caused by a number of reasons including disease, trauma, corneal transplants and complicated laser surgery. Such patients can have considerably reduced vision that is not adequately addressed by standard contact lenses. Standard contact lenses and spectacles do not successfully address the complexities of an eye with an irregular cornea or keratoconus. Traditionally, patients with irregular corneas have been limited to gas permeable lenses which resulted in reduced wearing time for some patients.
Dr. Bonnie Chalker has worked as an optometrist in Flagler County since 2001. She is a graduate of the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry and performed her externship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. She is a board certified Optometric Physician and the practice focuses on full family eye care, aiding in diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular disease. “Our patients range from 6 months old and up,” Dr. Chalker said. Family Eye Care of Palm Coast also has a full service optical boutique dedicated to the dispensing of quality eyewear and contact lenses. They carry Sillouette, Ray-Ban, Leon Max, IZOD, OP and more.
Family Eye Care of Palm Coast is located at 4 Office Park Dr., Suite 4, Palm Coast, Florida. They are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. They accept most insurances. For more information or to make an appointment please contact their office at 386-225-4553 or email familyeyecarepc@
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