2021 Scleral Lens Education Initiative

Welcome to The Scleral Lens Education Initiative!  Here you will find resources for everything from the history and basics of getting started with scleral lenses to all the information and resources you need when working with them. This page will be updated as additional resources become available, so check back often.  

The Scleral Lens Education Initiative will kick off in September 2021 with several new resources.

 

JUST RELEASED!

The Scleral Lens Education Initiative – a downloadable e-Resource providing a comprehensive scleral lens resource featuring published research, evidence-based clinical recommendations, and expert-backed insights. The information contained is clinically relevant and applicable to practitioners with all levels of experience. 

Curated by Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA, and John D. Gelles,OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS, FBCLA, they have brought together many of the world’s foremost experts to author the various sections of this supplement. Within the supplement, you will find topics on the background and history of scleral lenses, indications for scleral lenses, the importance of collaborative care, how to get started with scleral lenses, modern scleral lens designs, patient management, business management, alternatives to scleral lenses, and resources for continuing education, laboratory partners, diagnostic equipment, and more. 

DOWNLOAD THE eRESOURCE HERE

Prefer to read the Digital Issue? Click here!

 

 

Who, Why and How Scleral Lens Fitting 

Many of us have heard about scleral lenses. What are scleral lenses, and why are they becoming so popular? Who can benefit from a scleral lens and how do you fit them? This two-hour course will answer all those questions and more, as Dr.s Barnett and Gelles delve into the art and science of scleral lenses.

On-Demand Recording coming soon!

Speakers:

Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA  Dr. Melissa Barnett is principal optometrist at the University of California, Davis Eye Center and is Chair of the American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section. She is co-author of Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application and the Clinical Guide for Scleral Lens Success. Dr. Barnett most recently chaired the BCLA CLEAR report on scleral lenses.
John D. Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS, FBCLA., Director, Specialty Contact Lens Division: Cornea and Laser Eye Institute – CLEI Center for Keratoconus and Clinical Assistant Professor: Department of Ophthalmology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

 

View the video on the eResource here: View the speaker invitation to the webinar for more information:

 

 

 

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