The Latitude® Scleral exactly conforms to the scleral shape at the landing zone and is designed to have uniform central, mid-peripheral and limbal clearances regardless of the degree of corneal irregularity.
With a foundation of over 7,000 scleral topography examinations, Visionary Optics’ research indicates that most patients’ corneal and scleral shapes do not conform to scleral lens designs based upon peripheral curve systems; such lenses constitute virtually every other design in the marketplace.
Data required to fit the Latitude® lens is based upon an sMap3D™ corneal-scleral topography examination.
Did you know that 25% of your normal cornea patients require highly customized scleral lenses?
At least 65% of your irregular cornea patients require highly customized scleral lenses.
Visionary Optics has analyzed and designed lenses for over 8,000 eyes (and counting) using scleral shape data.
A Latitude® Lens
This eye failed to achieve vision better than 20/200 for over 10 years with other scleral lens designs/options.
Latitude®’s uniquely contoured design allows for an exact fit to the ocular, corneal, and scleral surfaces (shapes).
First and foremost, we have to be provided with a good sMap3D exam. Because the Latitude® design relies solely on sMap3D data to contour the eye, we need as much data and coverage as possible. Second, we need to ensure that the patient was not wearing a lens directly before the exam. Please ask your patients to be out of their corneal or scleral lenses at least 2-3 days minimally, optimally 1 week. If both of those occur, we have a very high rate of 1st fit success!
Technically, every patient could benefit from a Latitude® lens. It offers a completely contoured, unique fit for each patient, improving comfort, vision and ocular health.
The Latitude® lens is a premium freeform customized lens design which may be reserved for more complicated fits involving a larger degree of irregularity, scleral toricity, asymmetric keratoconus/ectasias, pingueculas and patients who have had multiple failed fits, to name a few.
Our research is revealing a link between corneal and scleral astigmatism that leads to excessive limbal clearance. These patients are excellent candidates for the Latitude® lens to offer more consistent and appropriate clearance over the limbus.
Some of our doctors are fitting most of their patients with Latitude® lenses. Others prefer to directly indicate to Visionary Optics’ sMap3D Consultants which patients they want to fit with the Latitude®. Many decide based on our consultant’s recommendations.
Visionary Optics consultants analyze each patient’s unique sMap3D data set and eye shape to determine if Latitude® or Europa design is indicated. Next, our consultants communicate the design shape recommendation to the doctor and/or staff. We will only process Latitude® design after direct approval from the doctor and/or staff. If a doctor elects to use the Europa lens design, we will manufacture the Europa lens, with the understanding that the pre-designed curve system cannot fully address the asymmetry that is inherent in scleral lens fits using a Europa or any other scleral lens design available at this time.
We offer our same risk-free warranty that includes a 100% cancellation policy within 90 days. Our goal is to provide you with a successful fit every time. If this is not possible, a full refund is provided. We do limit the fit to 2 remakes (3 lenses in total). This provides more than sufficient opportunity to address adjustments that might be required or requested.