March 2017

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Scleral Lens Education Society

Board Members:

Mindy Toabe OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]
Vice President
Stephanie Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]
Pam Satjawatcharaphong OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]
Karen Lee OD, FAAO, FSLS
[email protected]
Fellowship Chair
Justine Siergey, OD, FSLS 
Public Education Chair
Maria Walker OD, FAAO, FSLS
[email protected]
International Relations Chair
Langis Michaud OD,MSc, FAAO (Dipl), FSLS [email protected]
Immediate Past President
Melissa Barnett OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

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Join Us for Upcoming Workshops! 

The SLS is offering the following workshops at various optometry meetings in the upcoming months: 
Click on the links below to learn more and register:

Vision Expo East
Scleral Lens Fitting Workshop- It's as Easy as 1,2,3
March 31, 2017

Vision By Design
Wet Lab- Fitting Scleral Lenses
April 6, 2017

Mountain West Council of Optometrists
Specialty Contact Lens Workshop for Beginners and Advanced Techniques  
April 28, 2017

  2017 Webinar Series

April 25, 2017 at 8:30 PM EDT.
Modern Scleral Lenses - Indications, Care, Handling and Problem Solving for Ocular Surface Disease (Melissa Barnett and Pam Satjawatcharaphong)
Registration Link
June 28, 2017 at 8:30 PM EDT.
Fitting and Troubleshooting Scleral Lenses Part 1 (Michael Lipson and Langis Michaud)
Registration Link
August 23, 2017 at 8:30 PM EDT.
Fitting and Troubleshooting Scleral Lenses Part 2 (Stephanie Woo and Langis Michaud)
Registration Link
October 25, 2017 at 8:30 PM EDT
Scleral Lens Publication Update (Mindy Toabe and Muriel Schornack)
Registration Link

American Academy of Optometry Travel Grant

Academy 2017 Chicago travel grant 
coming soon!

Keep an eye out for the application on the AAO website at

Highlights from  Global Specialty Lens Symposium 2017 in Las Vegas

Members of the SLS had a blast at GSLS offering CE and workshops, catching up with colleagues, and exploring Las Vegas.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner- congratulations to the following docs!
SLS travel grant winner  Anthony Swanholm, OD 
Cornea and Contact  Lens  Resident from the  Michigan College of Optometry 

Out of 101 poster submissions at GSLS, two fellows of the Scleral Lens Education Society received the poster award!

Congrats to Melanie Frogozo, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Poster Title: Treatment of Horizontal Diplopia with Prism Correction in a Scleral Gas Permeable Prosthetic Device

Congrats to  Patricia Flores-Rodríguez , DOO, FSLS, MSc, PhD; Hugo Legaria
Poster Title: Benefits of a Cornea Scleral vs a Scleral Design in a Case of Conjunctival Prolapse

And bravo to  Thomas Arnold, OD, FSLS who was a recipient of t he Photo Contest Award, titled ' Acute Corneal Hydrops'.

Looking forward to next year! 

Announcing the Newest Scleral Lens Society Fellows!

Please welcome our newest Fellows! These practitioners have demonstrated superior scleral lens expertise and knowledge.

Brayden Lundquist OD, FSLS

Abby Gillogly Harsch OD, FSLS

Clarke Newman OD, FAAO (Dipl.), FSLS

Andrew Biondo OD, FSLS

Susan Resnick OD, FAAO (Dipl.), FSLS

Jason Oilar OD, MBA, FSLS

Robert Ensley OD, FAAO, FSLS

Julie Dekinder OD, FAAO, FSLS

Millette Romualdez OD FPCO, FAAO, FIACLE, FSLS

Marsha Malooley OD, FAAO, FSLS

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

Meet a Scleral Lens Visionary

(last call!)

If you could ask a scleral lenses pioneer or visionary any question, what would it be? We will be hosting an upcoming webinar answering these important questions. Please email questions to  [email protected].

Have an Interesting Case Report?

If you have a scleral lens case report that you would be willing to share, please send it to  scleral lens society

These case reports will be in an upcoming publication, and may be featured in our quarterly newsletter.

Resources for Scleral Lenses has great information for practitioners and patients alike! Printable information, videos, and brochures are available. We have recently updated application and removal videos on our website: Click here to view the videos

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. 
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.