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SCOPE logo: Scleral Lenses in Current Ophthalmic Practice Evaluation

SCOPE (Scleral Lenses in Current Ophthalmic Practice: an Evaluation) is a multi-center, collaborative research group  studying ocular disorders.  The group, established in 2014, comprises national experts in ocular surface disease.  The goal of our collaboration is to spearhead clinical research in scleral lenses, and to engage clinicians and scientists on a global scale.

IRB approval has been obtained at University of Illinois in collaboration with members of SCOPE Study Group.  Donations will be used to fund a cross institutional study on ocular disorders including corneal and dry eye disease.

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SCOPE Partner Organizations

Illinois College of OptometryKorb and Associates
Mayo ClinicOSU Optometry

Executive Summary

The SCOPE (Scleral Lenses in Current Ophthalmic Practice: an Evaluation) study group was established in 2014 under the auspices of the American Academy of Optometry Fellows Doing Research Special Interest Group.   The group comprises national experts in ocular surface disease the clinical fitting of scleral lenses who also have academic research interests.  Because scleral lenses have only recently become part of mainstream clinical practice, there are significant gaps in our understanding of practice patterns, fitting philosophies and the biological effects of these devices.  The goal of our collaboration is to spearhead clinical research in scleral lenses, and to engage clinicians and basic scientists on a global scale.  Included in our mission the dissemination our findings to clinician, industry and patient stakeholders.

The Executive Committee members are: Joseph Barr, Jennifer Fogt, Jennifer Harthan, Amy Nau, Cherie B. Nau, Muriel Schornack and Ellen Shorter.

List of related of publications

Harthan J, Nau CB, Barr J, Nau A, Shorter E, Chimato NT, Hodge DO, Schornack MM.  Scleral Lens Prescription and Management Practices: The SCOPE Study. Eye and Contact Lens. 2017 Apr. 6.

Nau, C; Barr, J; Nau, A; Shorter, E; Harthan, J; Chimato, D; Hodge, D; Schornack, M. Demographic Characteristics and Prescribing Patters of Scleral Lens Fitters: The SCOPE Study. Eye and Contact Lens. 2017 Jun. 14.

Shorter, E; Harthan, J; Nau, C; Barr, J; Nau, A; Chimato, D and Schornack, M. Scleral Lenses in the Management of Corneal Irregularity and Ocular Surface Disease. Eye and Contact Lens. 2017 Sep. 29.

Schornack, Muriel; Nau, Cherie; Harthan, Jennifer; Nau, Amy; Fogt, Jennifer; Barr, Joseph and Shorter, Ellen. Scleral lenses in current ophthalmic practices: patient demographics, indications and lens designs. American Academy of Optometry, Chicago, October 2017.

Fogt, Jennifer; Shorter, Ellen; Nau, Cherie; Nau, Amy; Schornack, Muriel; Barr, Joseph and Harthan, Jennifer. Scleral lenses in current ophthalmic practices: fitting strategies among scleral lens practitioners. American Academy of Optometry, Chicago, October 2017.

Shorter, Ellen; Nau, Cherie; Harthan, Jennifer; Nau, Amy; Fogt, Jennifer; Barr, Joseph and Schornack, Muriel. Patient-reported experience with keratoconus. American Academy of Optometry, Chicago, October 2017.

Schornack, Muriel ; Nau, Cherie; Swingle Fogt, Jennifer; Nau, Amy; Harthan, Jennifer; and Shorter, Ellen. Patient Experience with Scleral Lenses: Wearing Schedule and Care Regimen.  Global Specialty Lens Symposium, January 2018.

Swingle Fogt, Jennifer; Shorter, Ellen; Schornack, Nau, Cherie; Nau, Amy; Schornack, Muriel and Harthan, Jennifer. Scleral lens fitting strategies of practitioners with various levels of experience.  Global Specialty Lens Symposium, January 2018.

Nau, Cherie; Harthan, Jennifer; Nau, Amy; Fogt, Jennifer; Schornack, Muriel; Shorter, Ellen. Scleral Lens Experience in Patients with Keratoconus (SCOPE Study). Global Specialty Lens Symposium, January 2018.