Scleral lenses are being prescribed for the management of corneal irregularity, uncomplicated refractive error and ocular surface disease. There are many potential therapeutic uses of scleral lenses in addition to providing similar benefits as corneal gas permeable lenses. Scleral contact lenses are a valuable therapeutic tool for patients with ocular surface disease as they protect the ocular surface, providing continuous corneal hydration while providing optimal visual correction, and are often used in conjunction with other therapies.
Harthan, J. S., & Shorter, E. (2018). Therapeutic uses of scleral contact lenses for ocular surface disease: Patient selection and special considerations. Clinical Optometry, 10, 65-74. doi:10.2147/OPTO.S144357