Dr. Ashley Tucker has dedicated her entire Optometric career to perfecting her skills in the area of specialty contact lenses. Dr. Tucker gained particular expertise in scleral contact lenses during her residency in Cornea and Contact Lens at the University of Houston’s Eye Institute and has continued to be recognized for her expertise by earning her Fellowship from the Scleral Lens Education Society. She routinely provides 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. She is also one of the few doctors nationwide to be certified to fit the EyePrintPro, a custom scleral device designed to provide superior vision and comfort compared to any other scleral on the market.
Oftentimes, fitting contact lenses is a smooth, uneventful process because most patients can achieve success in standard soft contact lenses. But, for those patients who have a corneal disease, corneal irregularity or who have undergone corneal surgery, wearing contact lenses may seem unachievable. Dr. Tucker has not only the experience, but the patience required to get most patients that are motivated to wear contact lenses in them and in them SUCCESSFULLY!
Because scleral lenses are an excellent option for a wide variety of patients including those with dry eye syndrome, 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. So, if you have been told that you cannot wear contact lenses and would like a second opinion, please contact our office for a no obligation consultation at 713-664-8087.