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Getting started in scleral lenses

Many practitioners that I speak with are aware of the many benefits of scleral lenses but do not know where to start.  

On more than one occasion I have related an anecdote of my own reluctance in fitting these wonderful devices.  I did so only after the repeated urging of a corneal specialist with whom I enjoyed a close professional relationship.

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Thomas Arnold
Associate Editor, Specialty Contact Lenses for Dr. Tom Arnold is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. During this training, he participated in vision outreach programs in Mexico, Guatemala, and with the Bureau of the Indian Health Service. His externship was completed at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dr. Arnold spent two years as a research assistant for the Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He opened his Today's Vision practice in Sugar Land in 1992. Currently, Dr. Arnold is the VP of the Board of Today's Vision Licensing Corporation. His primary professional interests are diseases of the eye, specialty contact lenses and the management of refractive laser eye surgery. Dr. Arnold is passionate about scleral contact lenses and their ability to help patients struggling with compromised vision related to the cornea. He is also a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society.