This 2017 editorial supplement covers building a scleral lens practice, using multifocal scleral lenses, overcoming obstacles, care & complications of scleral lenses, and the future of these specialty contact lenses.
This special editorial supplement serves as an introduction to scleral lens design and fitting methods, designed to broaden practitioner knowledge of this important and effective modality.
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.
By Patrick J. Caroline & Mark P. AndréTips for Getting Started with Sclerals
By Melissa Barnett, ODScleral Lenses for Post-Refractive Surgery
By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, ODDoes Scleral Lens Wear Influence IOP
By Patrick J. Caroline & Mark P. AndréScleral Lenses for Everyone
By Melissa Barnett, ODElevated Conjunctival Lesions and Scleral Lenses
By Patrick J. Caroline & Mark P. AndréModern Scleral Lenses
By Melissa Barnett, ODSclerals and CXL: A Perfect Match
By Jaclyn Leonhardt, OD, & Edwards S. Bennett, OD, MSEdPutting Scleral Lenses Into Perspective
By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, ODContact Lenses 2016
By Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhDIs Ortho-K Possible with Corneo-Scleral Lenses
By Daddi Fadel, DOptom, & Cary M. Herzberg, ODScleral Lenses and Residual Astigmatism
By John Mark Jackson, OD, MSManaging Presbyopia with Multifocal Scleral Lenses
By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, ODScleral Lenses: We Don't Know What We Don't Know
By S. Barry Eiden, ODHow to Incorporate Scleral Lenses into Your Practice
By Edward S. Bennett, OD, MSEdGP Annual Report 2016
By Edward S. Bennett, OD, MSEdFive Tips for Achieving Scleral Lens Success
By Chad M. Rosen, OD, & Josh T. Lotoczky, ODScleral Shape 360º Around
By Patrick J. Caroline & Mark P. AndréUtilization of Scleral Lenses for Ocular Surface Disease
By Melissa Barnett, ODScleral Lenses for Exposure Keratopathy
By Gregory W. DeNaeyer, ODSclerals Benefit OSD Patients
By Patrick J. Caroline & Mark P. AndréThe Importance of Scleral Shape
By Sheila D. Morrison, OD, MS
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.