June 2015

In This Issue

Scleral Lens Education Society



Muriel Schornack OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

Vice President
Melissa Barnett OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

Michael Lipson OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

Mindy Toabe OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

Fellowship Chair
Pam Satjawatcharaphong OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

Public Education Chair
Stephanie Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

International Relations Chair
Langis Michaud OD,MSc, FAAO (Dipl), FSLS [email protected]

Immediate Past President
Jason Jedlicka OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]










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SCOPE Survey Update
Many thanks to all who took the time to complete the SCOPE (Scleral Lenses in Current Ophthalmic Practices:  An Evaluation) survey.  A total of 910 individuals from over 40 countries submitted information through the survey.  79.5% of participants (n=723) reported having fit more than 5 lenses during their careers, and were asked to provide additional information on their scleral lens prescription and management practices. Survey participants reported management and outcomes of over 84,000 scleral lens fits. 

Scleral Contact Lens Effects on Central and Peripheral Corneal Thickness  
Dr. William L. Miller, Kelsea Vance, Leah Johnson and Jan P. Bergmanson

This study assessed corneal thickness prior to scleral contact lens wear and after two weeks of scleral contact lens wear using tomographic methodology to determine the presence or absence of corneal swelling. Click here for the full poster.

Missed Our Last Webinars?

"Scleral Lens Fitting Basics"
Presented by Dr. Michael J. Lipson 

Click here   for the full video.

"Scleral Lens Indications"
Presented by Drs. Melissa Barenett and Muriel Schornack 

Click here  for the full video.

Upcoming Webinars

Mark your calenders for the last two webinars of the year hosted by the Scleral Lens Society.

"Billing, Coding and the Economics of Scleral Lenses"
Presented by Dr. Stephanie Woo

On Wednesday, September 2nd at 9pm EST.
Click here  to register. 

"Marketing and Growing Your Scleral Lens Practice"  
Presented by Dr. Jason Jedlicka

On Wednesday, November 4th at 9pm EST.
Click here to register. 

Decreased Clearance  between 

Scleral Contact Lens and Cornea after Two Hours of Lens Wear


Dr. Cherie Nau and Dr. Muriel Schornack

Scleral lenses are unique in their ability to maintain  a post-lens fluid reservoir. However, the depth of  that reservoir may change with wear. A significant  reduction in lens clearance after evaluation may  compromise the cornea.

In this study, the change in spacing
between the lens and cornea during the first two
hours of wear is examined. Click here for the full poster.


Ask A Scleral Lens Visionary

If you could ask one of the pioneers for scleral lenses any question, what would it be? We will be hosting an upcoming webinar answering these important questions. Please email questions to  [email protected].

SLES Travel Grant!

The Scleral Lens Education Society is offering a $750 travel grant to current fourth year optometry students and optometry residents! If you are presenting a scleral lens related poster or paper at American Academy of Optometry or Global Specialty Lens Symposium, please  click here to apply!

Announcing the newest Scleral Lens Society Fellows!

Please welcome our newest Fellows! These practitioners have demonstrated superior scleral lens expertise and knowledge.


Edward Boshnick, OD
Cherie Nau, OD
Jennifer Harthan, OD
Nathan Schramm, OD
Jared Jaynes, OD

We would love to see hundreds of new Fellows, so please submit your case reports to     

Dr. Satjawatcharaphong!




Other Great Resources for Scleral Lenses has great information for practitioners and patients alike! Printable information, videos, and brochures are available. Also visit the GPLI and I-site websites for valuable scleral lens information.

GPLI has some great archived webinars (free!) about scleral lenses that you might find useful.  Click here

Membership & Fellowship
How do I get my name listed in the Fitters section of the website?

Membership allows contact lens fitters access to the practitioner's section of the website that contains scleral lens fitting resources.


One of the more common questions we get from members, via the website "Contact Us" or the SLS email ([email protected]) is "How do I get my name listed in the Fitters section of the website?"


Optometrists, ophthalmologists, and Fellows of the Contact Lens Society of America (FCLSA) who have proven themselves in the field of scleral lens fitting can apply for status as a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society.       


Fellows have submitted a total of three case reports, publications, or presentations and had the submissions approved by the Fellowship Committee. The current Fellowship Chair is Pam Satjawatcharaphong. Detailed instructions are found in the "Practitioners" section of the SLS website.





About Us

The Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) is a non-profit 
organization 501(c)3 committed to teaching contact lens practitioners the science and art of fitting all designs of scleral contact lenses for the purpose of managing corneal irregularity and ocular surface disease. SLS supports public education that highlights the benefits and availability of scleral contact lenses.