While scleral contact lenses are not a new idea, they are currently reviving contact lens practice as there is a lot of energy in this field and new applications are emerging frequently.
Nevertheless, there remain some clinical anatomical and physiological challenges to scleral contact lens success, and that is the focus of this feature issue of Optometry and Vision Science: ‘to shine a light on the open questions, bring new evidence to the field, and stimulate others to help take up the challenge of advancing scleral contact lenses,’ says the Editor.
This issue addresses some important themes related to scleral lens wear such as the effects on intraocular pressure, oxygenation and corneal health, safety and efficacy, vision quality, and patient satisfaction.
Here are some excerpts from the issue.
The IACLE Education Team