Ann Optom Contact Lens.  2023 Sep;22(3):77-82. 10.52725/aocl.2023.22.3.77.

Guide for Successful Scleral Lens Fitting

  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea


To date, scleral contact lenses have been known only as large-sized contact lenses with an uncomfortable fit, intended exclusively for patients with severe ocular surface diseases. However, with the recent introduction of scleral contact lenses ranging from 14 to 16 mm, designed considering the corneal and eyelid shapes of Asians, it has become possible to prescribe scleral contact lenses for a broader range of corneal disease patients. Patients with severe ocular surface diseases, keratoconus, and irregular astigmatism post-corneal transplantation have shown visual improvement after wearing scleral contact lenses. In this review article, we aim to discuss scleral contact lenses, including their indications and fitting methods.


Corneal diseases; Fitting; Scleral lens
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