Empirical Fittings Of Specialty Contact Lenses, with Edgar Dávila

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Since the first scleral lenses were created, trial sets have been used to make fittings. Perhaps one of the first was created by Muller when he fitted himself a lens to correct his myopia of 14 dioptres and then created different moulds with different curvatures to fit different patients. These rustic trial sets have their origin in the 19th century and even today in the 21st century, trial sets or diagnostic kits are the standard for fittings specialized and even regular contact lenses.
Empirical fittings were very rare, with some exceptions and generally had a connotation of being of poor quality among eye care professionals.
In the past five years, technology around the medical field has advanced a lot. In our case, corneal and scleral surveyors, optical coherence tomography and other devices are more than capable of measuring eye tissues accurately and effectively. These advances have enabled highly effective empirical fittings. The purpose of this talk is to review the technology that makes empirical fittings of specialized contact lenses possible.

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