Clinical Indications for Advanced Scleral Lenses

Authors

  • Stephanie Ramdass, OD, MS, MBA, FAAO, FSLS Therapeutic Contact Lens Clinic, Kensington Vision and Research Centre, Toronto, ON

Abstract

The origins of scleral lenses date back to the early 20th century when ground glass was used to manufacture scleral shells to improve vision, and to protect and support the ocular surface. More than 120 years later, current scleral lenses are used for the same general purposes of sight restoration and ocular surface rehabilitation. Today’s scleral lenses are made of highly breathable polymers allowing them to be worn successfully for multiple hours in a day. Furthermore, our access to sophisticated technology allows for the production of highly customized and reproducible lenses.

Author Biography

Stephanie Ramdass, OD, MS, MBA, FAAO, FSLS, Therapeutic Contact Lens Clinic, Kensington Vision and Research Centre, Toronto, ON

Dr. Stephanie Ramdass is a PROSE provider at Kensington Vision and Research Center’s Therapeutic Contact Lens Clinic and is in private practice in Mississauga. She is Adjunct Faculty at the Michigan College of Optometry. She graduated from the IAUPR School of Optometry and completed a Cornea and Contact Lens residency at the Michigan College of Optometry (MCO). While at MCO, she also completed a clinical research fellowship at its Vision Research Institute and obtained her MBA degree with a focus on project management. She is a member of the Ontario Association of Optometrists, fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a member of the Scleral Lens Education Society. She is a committee member and contributing author for the International Myopia Institute, and a Canadian MIP Research Principal Investigator.

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2023-10-23

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Ramdass S. Clinical Indications for Advanced Scleral Lenses. Can Eye Care Today [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 23 [cited 2024 Mar. 3];2(3):27–31. Available from: https://canadianeyecaretoday.com/article/view/2-3-ramdass

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