Examination Flow for Scleral Lens Fitting
Pp. 284-302 (19)
Brooke Messer and Stephanie Woo
Most practitioners will agree in that fitting scleral lenses is a very rewarding
and fulfilling experience. As the awareness of scleral lenses becomes widespread, the
number of patients seeking scleral lenses continues to grow. Due to the rise in demand,
proper preparation by the practitioner and the clinic can optimize the patient
experience. Patients who wear scleral lenses often have complex and unique ocular
conditions. It is important to educate patients on their condition and the scleral lens
fitting process to avoid frustration when multiple follow up visits are necessary.
Examination flow of scleral lenses is an evolving process, and current standards will
continue to change as technology, lens designs and research develop.
Adaptor, authorization, care, case history, contact lens, deep,
dispense, examination, evaluation, medically necessary, OCT, patient, phone,
practitioner, refraction, shape, slit lamp, testing, topography, visual acuity.
Cornea and Contact Lens Institute of Minnesota, Edina, MN 55436, USA.