Talk to patients about the lenses

In my office, I explain to patients that a scleral lens is like a bowl, that we fill up with saline and apply to the eye so there is a layer of fluid between the lens and the eye. The fluid cushions the eye making it comfortable and the larger size allows it to tuck underneath the lids. The firm quality of the lens creates a smooth regular surface and provides excellent vision.

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Justine Siergey
Justine L. Siergey, OD, FSLS is a private practice optometrist and specialty contact lens fitter in Orlando, Florida. She lectures extensively on scleral contact lenses and other specialty fittings and is a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society.

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