I am now fitting the Latitude scleral lens, which is a free-form completely customized scleral contact lens designed from sMap3D corneo-scleral topography measurements. The Latitude lens is uniquely designed to fit each individual eye providing improved comfort and satisfaction, even for the most extreme fits.
During November I had the opportunity to speak to eye care practitioners in Buenos Aires Argentina about fitting scleral contact lenses.
During September I had the chance to speak with some of the best scleral lens fitters in the world for the European Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmologist held in Mandelieu la Napoule France.
I had the opportunity to lecture at the Italian Scleral Lens society. Many of the foremost scleral lens experts in the world attended.
Check out my latest article in Contact Lens Spectrum:
Dry Eye Grand Rounds- Using Scleral Lenses to manage Dry Eye
The Scleral Shape Study Group- An international panel of experts on scleral shape, which includes: Greg DeNaeyer, Don Sanders, Eef van der Worp, Jason Jedlicka, Langis Michaud, and Sheila Morrison- recently published a paper on the analysis of scleral shape. The findings of the study suggest that a majority of patients may benefit from scleral lenses that are beyond spherical or toric back surface designs.
I had the chance to lecture on new research that we are investigating regarding scleral shape in Scotland and England this last month. It was insightful to discuss scleral lenses with my international colleagues.
I am now using the sMap3D corneo-scleral topographer to measure, analyze, and fit custom scleral lenses. Using this technology is a giant leap forward for fitting scleral contact lenses. Ultimately this tailored approach to fitting scleral lenses improves fit, comfort, and overall patient satisfaction. Check out this case report from my friends Pat and Mark-