Scleral Lens Education Society


June 2018

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Scleral Lens Education Society

Board Members:

Stephanie Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS 
Vice President
Pam Satjawatcharaphong OD, FAAO, FSLS 
Karen Lee OD, FAAO, FSLS
Maria Walker OD, FAAO, FSLS
Fellowship Chair
Rob Ensley, OD, FAAO, FSLS 
Public Education Chair
Daniel Fuller, OD, FAAO, FSLS
International Relations Chair
Langis Michaud OD,MSc, FAAO (Dipl), FSLS
Immediate Past President
Mindy Toabe OD, FAAO, FSLS 

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The Scleral Lens Education Society on an International Level
The Scleral Lens Education Society had a powerful  presence at the inaugu ral CLASS ( Contact Lenses of the Americas Specialists Symposium) meeting, held from May 11-12th in Bogota, Columbia.  More than 1,000 attendees from over 20 countries relished at the opportunity to learn from world experts about scleral lenses, including SLS fellows Edgar Davila, Greg  DeNaeyer, Melissa Barnett, Patricia Flores, Tom Arnold, and Maria Walker.  Stay tuned for the increasing international presence of the SLS!

The SLS is continuing to increase international presence, as was evident in early June at the Accademia Italiana Lenti Sclerali (AILeS) meeting in Rome, Italy.  The 2-day event was planned by one of our own, Dr. Daddi Fadel, an active Fellow of the SLS and Italian scleral lens fitter; the focus was on sharing research among scleral experts around the world.  Several SLS Fellows spoke at this widely international meeting: Dr. Don Ezekiel of Australia, Dr. Langis Michaud of Canada, and several US-based speakers including Drs. Greg DeNaeyer, Karen Lee, Jan Bergmanson, Tom Arnold, and Maria Walker.  

Stay tuned for the next scleral lens research conference we will be attending in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on July 27th.
Looking for Scleral Lens Lectures?

International Congress of Scleral Contacts
July 27 in Fort Lauderdale, FL

View the agenda  here!

Upcoming Webinars
B asic to Advanced Troubleshooting

Presented by Dr. Pam Satjawatcharaphong, OD, FAAO, FSLS and Dr. Dan Fuller, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Thursday, June 14th 7:30-8:30 PM CST
Register  here

Unexpected Complications

Presented by Dr. Karen Lee, OD, FAAO, FSLS and Dr. Maria Walker, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS

Tuesday, August 21st 7:30-8:30 PM CST
Register  here

You can also view previous webinars on the 
' Scleral Lens Education Society' YouTube channel
Looking for a Scleral Lens Workshop?

SLS & Acculens

Workshop Co-Hosted By: UC Health Eye Center and Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute

UC Health Eye Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
1675 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO 80045

When: June 23, 2018 from 8:30AM to 2:30PM

A 2 hour course by the SLS, made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from AccuLens will provide a comprehensive discussion of fitting and evaluation of scleral contact lenses.  After starting with a basic description of the various lenses/designs and overall fitting philosophy the course progresses through every step of the fitting process, advanced problem-solving and fitting scleral contact lenses for challenging corneal conditions.  Immediately following the CE lecture, attendees have the option of registering for a non-CE, product-specific, hands-on scleral lens workshop hosted by AccuLens.

Register  here!
New Articles on Scleral Lenses by Fellows of the Scleral Lens Education Society

Compliance Using Scleral Lenses - Daddi Fadel, Mindy Toabe

  Scleral Lens Hygiene and Care  - Daddi Fadel, Mindy Toabe

Extra Caution in Scleral Lens Fittings - Pam Satjawatcharaphong
Announcing the Newest Scleral Lens Society Fellows!

Please welcome our newest Fellows! These practitioners have demonstrated superior scleral lens expertise and knowledge.
Stacy Zubkousky, OD, FSLS
Jessica Jose, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Brianna Ryff, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Zachary Holland, OD, FSLS
Joshua Davidson, OD, FSLS

Interested in becoming a Fellow?  Click here to apply for fellowship.
Call for Scleral Lens Papers!

The Contact Lens and Anterior Eye ( CLAE) and the Journal of Contact Lens Research and Science ( JCLRS) are looking to publish your research and scholarship c ontributions!

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Resources for Scleral Lenses  has great information for practitioners and patients alike! Printable information, videos, and brochures are available. New patient information handouts are available on our website: 
Also visit the GPLI and I-site websites for valuable scleral lens information.
Membership & Fellowship

Membership allows contact lens fitters access to the practitioner's section of the website that contains scleral lens fitting resources.
One of the most frequent questions we get from members is: "How do I get my name listed in the Fitters section of the website?" To be listed as a Fitter on the website, you must become a Fellow of the SLS.
Optometrists, ophthalmologists, and Fellows of the Contact Lens Society of America (FCLSA) who have proven themselves in the field of scleral lens fitting can apply for status as a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society.       
Click here to find out more about becoming a SLS fellow. 
Have an Interesting Case Report?

If you are a current fellow and have a scleral lens case report that you would be willing to share, please send it to The case does not have to be a formal report, but is intended for sharing clinical pearls.  

These case reports may be featured on our website, social media, and in future newsletters. 

About the SLS

The Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) is a non-profit organization 501(c)3 commited to teaching contact lens practitioners the science and art of fitting all designs of scleral contact lenses for the purpose of managing corneal irregularity and ocular surface disease. SLS supports public education that highlights the benefits and availability of scleral contact lenses.