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Scleral Lens Care & Handling

Scleral Lens Care & Handling

Scleral Lens Care & Handling

Lindsay A. Sicks OD, FAAO
Lindsay A. Sicks OD, FAAO
on behalf of Illinois College of Optometry

$30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00

$30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00

$ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00
$ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00
Normal Price: $30.00 $30.00

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Launch date: 02 Mar 2016

Expiry Date: 02 Mar 2019

Last updated: 17 Sep 2017

Reference: 162122

Exam is embedded in the course
No Exam Available

Latest User Comments

Miss Erika Poikey (10 May 2017)
A great review
Dr Sean Sarazen (26 Apr 2017)
Helpful review of caring for sclerals.
Ms Sheila Chan (22 Apr 2017)
Great Video and content.

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Course Availability

This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

This course reviews nomenclature and indications for scleral lenses. Application and removal methods are discussed in detail. Best practices for cleaning/handling, and a review of common lens solutions is included.

Objectives

Explain the nomenclature used to describe scleral lenses.
The Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) recommends internationally recognized nomenclature for describing scleral lenses according to size and fit characteristics.
Discuss the indications for scleral lens fitting.
Scleral lenses can be fit on both the regular and irregular cornea.
Review appropriate application and removal techniques for scleral lenses.
Review of methods for application and removal, including listing of necessary tools for success.
Discuss the appropriate solutions and fill media for use with scleral lenses.
Discuss appropriate lens care with patients and review solution choices to ensure optimal fit outcomes.
Remedy common problems with scleral lens handling such as bubbles and non-wetting.
Strategies for common problems with solutions, care, and handling will be discussed.
Lindsay A. Sicks OD, FAAO

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Lindsay A. Sicks OD, FAAO
on behalf of Illinois College of Optometry

Dr. Sicks graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2006 with a BA in Biology. She received her OD from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2010. She went on to complete a post-graduate clinical residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry in 2011. While in residence, she was certified in and performed therapeutic anterior segment laser procedures. Currently, Dr. Sicks is an attending optometrist for third and fourth year interns in the Contact Lens and Primary Care services. She is also involved in the didactic training of students in contact lenses and anterior segment laser therapy. She has presented continuing education lectures and poster presentations at local and national meetings and enjoys lecturing to students, paraoptometrics, and practitioners on contact lens topics. Dr. Sicks serves on the Communications Committee for the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators and is also involved in social media for the AOA’s Cornea and Contact Lens Section, among other professional activities. She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) and the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (FIACLE).

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE)
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

Faculty and Disclosures

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User Reviews (5)

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Miss Erika Poikey (10 May 2017)
A great review
Dr Sean Sarazen (26 Apr 2017)
Helpful review of caring for sclerals.
Ms Sheila Chan (22 Apr 2017)
Great Video and content.
Miss Ann Bartek (15 Apr 2017)
Helpful review for uses, application, removal and care of scleral lenses.
Ms Lauren Grainger (13 Apr 2017)
I enjoyed the presentation. It was a nice review of caring for sclerals.

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