Advances in medical technology continue to change peoples lives for the better. It is often important to look back into the past and the old way of doing things to remind ourselves just how far we have come. This is especially true for scleral contact lenses.
Scleral lenses used to be custom made from eye molds. An impression of the eye was taken using Moldite – or dental molding compound. The process was somewhat unpleasant for the patient, messy, and tedious. The practice was largely abandoned with the advent of smaller pre-manufactured corneal lenses.
The LASERFIT process has re-invented the eye mold concept for the 21st century, but using a totally non-invasive, digital process. The old impression-molding process is now being supplanted by laser scanning techniques even in dentistry.
Have a look at the below pdf document that includes various interesting images related to how scleral lenses used to be manufactured vs the results we can achieve today with out Laserfit scleral lens vision system.