A UAB optometrist has been recognized by the Scleral Lens Education Society.

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Andrew D. Pucker, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, FSLSAndrew D. Pucker, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, FSLS, assistant professor in the University of Alabama School of Optometry, has been named a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society. SLES supports basic scleral lens education for the public, and provides the latest in scleral lens education to practitioners through workshops, lectures and webinars.

According to the educational arm of the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association, scleral lenses are large contact lenses that cover the entire surface of the cornea and rest on the sclera, or the white of the eye. These lenses can be used to address or correct various eye conditions, such as

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