Karina Conlin, OD, and Amy Walker, OD, recently hosted Christine Sindt, OD, FAAO, to become certified to fit the new EyePrintPRO molded, scleral contact lens. Dr. Sindt is the Director of Contact Lens Services at University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology in Iowa City. She is also the principal owner and developer of EyePrint Prospthetics along with Keith Parker, President of Advanced Vision Technologies, a state-of-the-art specialty contact lens manufacturing laboratory.
EyePrintPRO is made by obtaining an impression of the cornea using a material similar for dental impressions. It only takes two minutes of set-up on the eye, and the procedure is pain-free. The impression is then sent to the laboratory where a custom scleral contact lens is manufactured. This specialty contact lens will be used for patients with cornea disease for which traditional scleral contacts have failed. The EyePrintPRO is indicated for patients with, but not limited to, keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, cornea transplants, post-refractive surgery, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, Graft versus Host Disease and cornea scarring.