Our Office is involved in the Community!
- Goldberg Keratoconus Institute
- Our mission is to reduce the progression of Keratoconus, a corneal disease which can lead to scarring of the cornea and transplant surgery if left untreated. Our treatment protocol is to utilize the modalities that are the least traumatic to the corneal surface (contact lenses and/or spectacles as well as Collagen Cross-Linking Therapy when indicated).
Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea ( the front window of the eye) that distorts the patients’ vision. The cornea is irregularly curved and most patients cannot see clearly through glasses or soft contact lenses. There is some genetic component, but this is unique to the individual. Dr. Goldberg is a leading provider for Keratoconic therapy. There are many approaches to the treatment of the corneal condition. Usually rigid contact lenses are needed to provide a smooth surface so that a clear image can be focused at the back of the eye. Sometimes conventional soft contact lenses can be used or glasses although this is rare. New soft lenses that have a rigid center called hybrid lenses are now available and are noted for providing more patient comfort. The most common of these are the Synergeyes® Lenses. Another new modality is the advent of completely rigid gas permeable lenses called Scleral lenses. The Custom Stable® scleral lens is remarkably comfortable and easy to handle, used as an independent Keratoconic treatment as well as post-operatively following corneal transplant surgery. We have now added the Synergeyes® Ultra Health® contact lenses to our available options. Ultra Health® is a remarkable advance to managing some of the most difficult forms of Keratoconus. Another new advance is the treatment of the source of Keratoconus throught strenghtening the collagen fiber matrix of the cornea. This treatment is called Collagen Cross-Linking. Although investigational, Collagen Cross-Linking may finally stabilize the progression of this debilitating disease. The availability for this procedure is limited so referrals are made when indicated.
- Mclean Early Bird Lions Club
- The Lions Clubs are made up of men and women who volunteer their time and efforts to humanitarian causes in our local, national, and international communities. By conducting service projects and raising funds, the Mclean Early Bird Lions Club strives to help those in need. In the process, Mclean Early Bird Lions Club enjoys the fellowship of other McLean citizens who have fun working together. Mclean Early Bird Lions Club makes a real difference in the community by helping those in need!
- Virginia Optometric Association
- The Virginia Optometric Association maintains "a mission to improve the vision care and health of the public and to promote the art and science of the profession of Optometry.
- InfantSEE Program
- InfantSEE®, a public health program managed by Optometry Cares® - the AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness in order to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. Click here to learn more and locate a doctor in your area who can provide the free infant assessment.