Scleral Lens Resources

A special editorial supplement to the October issue of Contact Lens Spectrum, this supplement serves as an introduction to scleral lens design and fitting methods, designed to broaden practitioner knowledge of this important and effective modality.

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In 2015, the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) recognized four scleral lens visionaries: Dr. Rients Visser, Dr. Don Ezekiel, Dr. Perry Rosenthal, and Ken Pullum. Although scleral lenses were first introduced in the late 1800s, these four individuals were the first to recognize the potential benefits of GP scleral lenses. The Scleral Lens Education Society is delighted to see well-deserved recognition of these individuals by GSLS. We recognized that the work of these visionaries forms the very foundation of current scleral lens practice, and decided to embark upon a project that would allow individuals who have been instrumental in the development of modern scleral lenses to share their thoughts on scleral lenses with those of us who have begun to fit scleral lenses more recently. This interview series is the result of our desire to document and share their collective wisdom.

ARTICLES Surface Coating for Scleral Lenses

By Patrick J. Caroline & Mark P. André

Tips for Getting Started with Sclerals

By Melissa Barnett, OD

Scleral Lenses for Post-Refractive Surgery

By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, OD

Does Scleral Lens Wear Influence IOP

By Patrick J. Caroline & Mark P. André

Scleral Lenses for Everyone

By Melissa Barnett, OD

Elevated Conjunctival Lesions and Scleral Lenses

By Patrick J. Caroline & Mark P. André

Modern Scleral Lenses

By Melissa Barnett, OD

Sclerals and CXL: A Perfect Match

By Jaclyn Leonhardt, OD, & Edwards S. Bennett, OD, MSEd

Putting Scleral Lenses Into Perspective

By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, OD

Contact Lenses 2016

By Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD

Is Ortho-K Possible with Corneo-Scleral Lenses

By Daddi Fadel, DOptom, & Cary M. Herzberg, OD

Scleral Lenses and Residual Astigmatism

By John Mark Jackson, OD, MS

Managing Presbyopia with Multifocal Scleral Lenses

By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, OD

Scleral Lenses: We Don't Know What We Don't Know

By S. Barry Eiden, OD

How to Incorporate Scleral Lenses into Your Practice

By Edward S. Bennett, OD, MSEd

GP Annual Report 2016

By Edward S. Bennett, OD, MSEd

Five Tips for Achieving Scleral Lens Success

By Chad M. Rosen, OD, & Josh T. Lotoczky, OD

Scleral Shape 360º Around

By Patrick J. Caroline & Mark P. André

Utilization of Scleral Lenses for Ocular Surface Disease

By Melissa Barnett, OD

Scleral Lenses for Exposure Keratopathy

By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, OD

Sclerals Benefit OSD Patients

By Patrick J. Caroline & Mark P. André

The Importance of Scleral Shape

By Sheila D. Morrison, OD, MS

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Scleral Lens Education Society

The Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) teaches contact lens practitioners the science and art of prescribing scleral contact lenses. SLS supports public education that highlights the benefits and availability of scleral contact lenses.

Scleral Lens Troubleshooting FAQs

This PDF from the GP Lens Institute provides valuable, practical information on scleral lens fitting and problem-solving.

Healthy Scleral Lens Habits

This guide offers an overview of hand washing, an overview of the care specific to scleral contact lenses, cleaning and replacement of lens cases, no topping off solutions, and more.

A Guide to Scleral Lens Fitting (2nd Ed.) - Eef van der Worp

This guide is based on an extended literature search on the subject of scleral lens fitting as well as clinical input from experienced scleral lens fitters from around the world. It provides an overview of the latest knowledge and understanding of this vision correction method.

Scleral Lens Fit Scales

The Scleral Lens Fit Scales demonstrate how to correctly estimate the clearance (amount of tears underneath portions of a lens, measured in microns) by comparing the tear layer thickness to the center thickness of the lens. Optic sections demonstrate the tear thickness underneath the lens both centrally and at the limbal area. Also shown are various edge clearances.