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A new, updated version of the Guide to Scleral Lens Fitting has been launched recently. As the editor of the guide, I had the pleasure of working with an international team of over twenty experts in the field – from all over the world.

Personally it feels like the guide only now is finalized, after so many years since its first edition. What started as a ‘simple’ revision of this first edition ended up as a complete makeover of the entire guide. Most probably – almost literally – not a single sentence came out untouched. Although some questions surely remain in the scleral lens arena – the overall consensus and agreement on things is much better than it was back in 2010 at the time the first edition took shape. It tries to be a state-of-the-art resource – well balanced between the benefits that we know sclerals can have, and the risks and pitfalls that it involves.

As an illustration of the growing-up process: in terms of volume of publications on the topics, the reference list expanded from 2.5 to 5 pages in total. It seems that the amount of relevant publications since 2010 exceeds that of the number of publications before that time – a wealth of information – all of which of course were incorporated in the new guide. Based on the available literature and the priceless clinical input from the international board, a new guide is created that seems to be a comprehensive and complete overview of everything we know about the topic today in a useful format.

NOTE: A corrected version has been posted as of January 5, 2016.

Access the first edition of this guide here.

This publication is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

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Eef van der Worp, BOptom, PhD FAAO FIACLE FBCLA FSLS – Washington DC (USA)/Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

Eef van der Worp is an educator and researcher in the contact lens field. Eef received his optometry degree from the Hogeschool van Utrecht in the Netherlands (NL) and his PhD from the University of Maastricht (NL). He is affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry (USA) and the University of Maastricht and is a visiting lecturer to many optometry schools. He resides both in Amsterdam (NL) and in Washington DC (USA).

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