Your Long Island Specialty Contact Lens Center
If you have Keratoconus, severe dry eyes, or irregular astigmatism from eye surgery or an eye injury, you may have difficulty wearing contact lenses. Many of our patients have been told by other optometrists that they are not a candidate for contact lenses. Our optometrist Dr. Shane Galan offers patients from Nassau County Long Island, specialized contact lenses including Scleral lenses and specialty contacts for dry eyes. Using the latest technology, techniques, and contact lenses Dr. Galan is able to provide comfortable contacts for even the most complex cases.
ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
Hard To Fit Patients Welcome
If you have a complicated contact lens fitting, visit our Nassau County Long Island practice. We fit for patients with: Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration (PMD), post-transplant, Presbyopia, Corneal Scarring, Contacts for Myopia Control and post-LASIK Ectasia.
WE VALUE OUR PATIENTS
From the first greeting to the follow up, we believe that each patient deserves the very best experience from the optometrist, optical, and staff. Vision is such a fundamental element of who we are and how we experience life. We take our responsibility very seriously.
OVER 100 GOOGLE REVIEWS
We are humbled by the amazing support and loyalty we get from our amazing patients. With over 100 reviews on Google and an average rating of 5 stars, we can safely say that our patients love us.
CONTACT LENSES FOR DRY EYES
We specialize in contact lenses for patients who experience discomfort and dry eyes from contact lenses. Depending on the reason for your discomfort our Optometrist Dr. Galan will recommend one of two options for dry eyes. The first option is daily disposables such as Dailies Total 1 which prevent irritating deposit build up, are ultra breathable, and integrate hydrating components into the design. The second option is Sceral Lenses, which retain moisture due to their unique design and reservoir.
MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES
Multifocal contact lenses are a great option for patients with Presbyopia. Presbyopia is an element of aging usually occurring in the late 40’s which makes seeing close difficult. We tend to associate Presbyopia with reading glasses, however multifocal contacts offer a built in solution which utilizes different powers in different parts of the lens to allow you to effortlessly switch back and forth from close, medium, and far tasks. Multifocal contacts are available in soft and rigid gas permeable options.
ALL THE LATEST CONTACTS
Our contact lens center offers patients a wide variety of contact lenses for your needs. Toric, RGP, GP, OrthoK, Hybrid, Piggy back and more options are available. After your contact lens eye exam Dr. Galan will talk with you about the options that are best suited for your particular needs. Depending on the situation there may be more than one option that is a good fit and Dr. Galan will explain the benefits and weaknesses of each option. Elements to consider are comfort, breath-ability, clarity of vision, ease of use, and ease of care.
Keratoconus is a condition that can develop in the pre-teen years when the cornea starts to change its shape. Associated with these changes are extreme sensitivity to light or glare, blurry vision (like being unable to view the blackboard), and sudden decreases in vision. To get a better picture of Keratoconus, imagine that the top white surface of an eye having lots of ridges and bumps that would prevent a regular contact lens to rest on and adhere to the eye surface. These surface variations are unique to each individual, where some may be able to get by with contacts or glasses, while for others, hard lenses or scleral lenses are the preferred alternative.
Because of the irregular shape of the cornea, it is extremely important that a person with Keratoconus has accurate measurements including both a 3D map of the corneal and the thickness.
The Challenge Of Keratoconus
The real challenge for patients with Keratoconus isn’t from a lack of alternatives but the constant change in prescriptions nearly every year. In certain cases of Keratoconus, the changes become so extreme that people turn to Corneal transplants.
For those living with Keratoconus, finding a knowledgeable and reliable optometrist with the latest technology is essential, especially since there are solutions for visual comfort that may come up short. Dr. Shane Galan at Diamond Vision has been fitting scleral lenses for Keratoconus patients, providing the desired comfort and clarity that’s not found anywhere else. People often visit Dr. Galan for a second opinion about their Keratoconus or irregular corneas just to be sure that their current prescription is accurate.
Options For Patients With Keratoconus
While hybrid contact lenses supply better quality of vision for irregular shaped eyes, the hard components used may not provide comfort for some. Patients could turn to scleral lenses, which are large gas permeable contact lenses that cover the entire corneal surface of the eye, ensuring greater comfort.
Fortunately, at Diamond Vision, Dr. Galan provides a variety of specialty contact lens treatments that can be custom tailored for nearly any case of Keratoconus, irregular shaped corneas, or extreme astigmatisms. Through years of experience and a knowledgeable, caring staff, there’s no other optometry practice that has the commitment to expertise, patient care, and consistent, successful outcomes. To receive the best fit possible for your eyes, schedule a consultation with us today.
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OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US
Just a quick review. The staff are all friendly and professional as is Dr. Galan. Had an issue with one lens and brought back the glasses, absolutely no hesitation they took back the glasses, and made it all right! Was also able to get the better lens and cannot believe how sharp my vision is now. Absolutely would highly be recommend this business.
I was having trouble with my contacts and went to my ophthalmologist and was told there is nothing wrong with my vision, my eyes or my contacts. After seeing Dr. Galan, he was able to diagnose my issue very quickly. It was actually a simple problem solved within a couple weeks and now I ordered new contact lenses by him and I am thrilled. He took the time to hear my problems. He took the time to figure the issue out. He also took the time to set me up with several trial Lenses for a few weeks for me to see which ones I liked the most. I was most appreciative to his attentiveness and to his staff. I highly recommend for anyone who wants a thorough exam and to be fit for contacts or glasses correctly.
We have been patients of Dr Galan for 3 years. We have tried the chain stores, quite honestly I never knew there was such a professional available. The Doctor has equipment to test every part of the eye for health. He tests and then explains the situations he has seen, if anything is not as it should be he will find it. His office staff is also beyond stellar. You walk in the door and are welcomed like you are at a friends home, and you are. The receptionist, the consultants are happy to answer any questions you may have forgotten to ask, they get the answer right away. When the exam is done you are introduced to Mindy, who in MY OPINION is a lady most knowledgeable regarding choosing a frame, (in your price range), that looks nice on you and you can ask all the questions you need, she has a heart of gold and patience. A real true customer service Eye Professional. She is indeed a professional, can answer questions chain store people cannot and will not answer, she is not just someone who is there to show you glasses, she knows your needs and is enormously helpful. I break my glasses on the average of once a month, I visit Mindy quite often. With a sincere smile and a “happy to see you” she goes to work on undoing the damage I have done. I recommend this practice and all the associates who gladly serve you. My husband needed special glasses for bike riding (long distance). He was a little late in ordering them. Mindy went out of her way. jumping thru hoops to get them for him before he left.If you are in need of a Eye Doctor of excellence, surrounded by a staff of caring people who are available to you any time, please try Dr Galan. We thank him sincerely for all he has done for us in making us comfortable with the right eye glasses. With appreciation galore
Diamond vision made me feel real good for it to be my first visit I would recommend my family and coworkers because they really made me feel welcome
I had a great experience with Diamond Vision! I felt comfortable with the friendly staff and very knowledgeable Dr. Galan. I highly recommend Diamond Vision!
We are proud to offer Zenlens™ scleral lenses in our Rockville Centre Long Island practice. Scleral lenses in general have made massive inroads into the contact lens market as they offer some very important benefits over traditional contact lens technology. Scleral lenses vault over the eye and sit on the white part, or the sclera of the eye. This design is superior for three reasons.
- The vault design means that patients with irregular shaped corneas from Keratoconus, corneal scarring, or post surgery have an option that both corrects vision more effectively and increases comfort.
- The vault design is a drastic improvement for patients with dry eyes, as the vault creates a reservoir for tears to naturally maintain lubrication.
- Scleral lenses large design minimizes movement which means less irritation from movement in the eye and sharper vision.
Our Optometrist Would Like A Chance
TO SAY HELLO
Dr. Shane Galan
Dr. Shane Galan is proud to offer advanced medical eye care in Rockville Centre for 17 years. He is passionate about fitting contact lenses for patients who have had difficulties with contacts in the past, and is really excited about the broad applications and benefits of the latest Scleral Lens designs. Dr. Galan and the Diamond Vision team have made a name for themselves as the practice that offers the absolute best in customer service and patient care. We welcome you to our practice to experience eye care at its finest!