Dr. Ashley Tucker has dedicated her entire Optometric career to perfecting her skills in the area of specialty contact lens fittings. Dr. Tucker gained particular expertise in scleral contact lenses during her residency in Cornea and Contact Lens and has continued to be recognized for her expertise by earning her Fellowship from the Scleral Lens Education Society. She has also given many continuing education lectures to her colleagues on the topic of fitting and troubleshooting scleral contact lenses and serves as the Community Outreach Chair for the Scleral Lens Education Society.
Oftentimes, fitting contact lenses is a smooth, uneventful process because most patients can achieve success in standard soft contact lenses. But, for those patients that have a corneal disease or who have undergone a corneal surgery, fitting contact lenses can be hopeless and stressful. Dr. Tucker has not only the experience, but the patience required to get any patient that is motivated to wear contact lenses in them and in them SUCCESSFULLY!
Because scleral lenses are an excellent option for a wide variety of patients, Dr. Tucker has been honored to co-manage patients referred by several medical specialties including ophthalmology, rheumatology, and oncology. Depending on the patient’s needs, Dr. Tucker will design a contact lens that will provide the patient with the best vision and comfort.