Scleral Lens Education Society


March 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
Justine Siergey, OD, FSLS 
Public Education Chair
Daniel Fuller, OD, FAAO, FSLS
International Relations Chair
Langis Michaud OD,MSc, FAAO (Dipl), FSLS [email protected]
Immediate Past President
Mindy Toabe OD, FAAO, FSLS 

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Newsletter Title
Issue No.
 In Memoriam

Perry Rosenthal, MD
Dr. Perry Rosenthal passed away on March 3, 2018. He received his MD from McGill University and completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. While a resident, he founded the hospital's contact lens clinic. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rosenthal was the co-founder of Polymer Technology Inc. (later acquired by Bausch & Lomb), which developed Boston Lens products including gas permeable lens materials. In 1986, he developed a gas-permeable scleral contact lens known as the Boston Scleral Lens. This device restored vision to thousands of patients worldwide who had been disabled by corneal diseases. In 1992, he created the Boston Foundation for Sight,  a non-profit that offered the Boston Scleral Lens to those who could benefit, regardless of their ability to pay. In 2013, he founded the non-profit Boston EyePain Foundation. He was the recipient of 12 Lifetime Awards and Honors including "Best Doctors in America" from 2005-2012.  In 2015, the Global Specialty Lens Symposium recognized Dr. Rosenthal as a scleral lens visionary.

The Scleral Lens Education Society is proud to recognize the work of Dr. Rosenthal and decided to embark upon a project that would allow individuals who have been instrumental in the development of modern scleral lenses to share their thoughts on scleral lenses with those of us who have begun to fit scleral lenses more recently.   This interview is the result of our desire to document and share his wisdom.

Upcoming Webinars
Psychology of Scleral Lenses & Billing and Coding

Presented by Dr. Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS and Dr. Stephanie Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Wednesday, April 18th 7:30-8:30 PM CST
Register  here

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

You can also view previous webinars on the 
' Scleral Lens Education Society' YouTube channel
Get the Scleral Lens Book!

Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application by Melissa Barnett and Lynette K. Johns is now available  here!

Looking for Scleral Lens Lectures?

Vision By Design
April 11-15 in Orlando, FL
V iew the agenda  here!

Contact Lenses of the Americas Specialists Symposium
May 11-12 in Bogota, Columbia

Contamac is offering 40% off registration for SLS members!
View the agenda  here!

Accademia Italiana Lenti Sclerali
June 10-11 in Rome, Italy

View the agenda here !

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

View the agenda  here!

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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Announcing the Newest Scleral Lens Society Fellows!

Please welcome our newest Fellows! These practitioners have demonstrated superior scleral lens expertise and knowledge.
James William OD, FSLS
Jason Marsack PhD, FSLS
Calista Ming OD, FSLS
Obinwanne Chukwuemeka Jr. OD, FLVPEI, FSLS
Thuy-Lan Nguyen OD, FAAO, FSLS
Heidi Miller OD, FAAO, FSLS
Barry Eiden OD, FAAO, FSLS

Interested in becoming a Fellow?  Click here to apply for fellowship.

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  [email protected]. 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.