Prosthetic Scleral Lens
This is a photo of a prosthetic scleral lens over an opaque cornea. The lens is painted by hand to match the natural coloring of the patient’s “good” eye. The paint is applied to the posterior portion of the lens and then a special lacquer if applied to seal the paint. The lacquer is used only where the design is made (not in the periphery) so as not to interfere with the oxygen permeability of the lens. The scleral lens is made from a highly oxygen permeable material that is FDA approved. We use an artist to apply this paint by hand in order to create a very natural look so that both eyes appear the same.