December 2016

In This Issue

Scleral Lens Education Society

Board Members:

Melissa Barnett OD, FAAO, FSLS
Vice President
Michael Lipson OD, FAAO, FSLS
Mindy Toabe OD, FAAO, FSLS
Stephanie Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Fellowship Chair
Pam Satjawatcharaphong OD, FAAO, FSLS
Public Education Chair
Karen Lee OD, FAAO, FSLS
International Relations Chair
Langis Michaud OD,MSc, FAAO (Dipl), FSLS
Immediate Past President
Muriel Schornack OD, FAAO, FSLS

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Happy Holidays
  Looking forward to see what 2017 has in store!

Join us for Upcoming Workshops and CE! 

The SLS is offering the following CE and workshops in the upcoming months: 
Click on the dates below to learn more and register:

Global Specialty Lens Symposium
2, 2017
Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley
46100 Landing Parkway
Fremont, CA

 Watch Archived Webinars from 2016
"Scleral Lens Fitting Basics"
Presented by Dr. Michael J. Lipson 
Click here   for the full video
"An Ounce of Prevention, A Pound of Cure: Avoiding and Managing Complications of Scleral Lens Wear"
Presented by Dr. Muriel Schornack 
Click here  for the full video
"Billing and Coding Scleral Lens Fittings with Sample Cases"
Presented by Drs. Mindy Toabe and Stephanie Woo
Click here  for the full video
"Marketing and Growing Your Scleral Lens Practice"
Presented by Dr. Jason Jedlicka
Click here  for the full video

"Advanced Scleral Lenses
Presented by Drs. Melissa Barnett, Michael Lipson, and Pam Satjawatcharaphong
Click here   for the full video

Scleral Lens Fellow Spotlight 

We are proud to spotlight SLS Fellow, Founding Member, and Past President Dr. Jason Jedlicka this quarter . Dr. Jedlicka is Associate Clinical Faculty and Director of the Cornea and Contact Lens Service at Indiana University School of Optometry. He is a Diplomate in the Cornea, Contact Lens, and Refractive Technologies Section of the American Academy of Optometry as well as Fellow and Board Member of the Contact Lens Society of America.
We recently had a chance to ask Dr. Jedlicka a couple questions about his scleral experience:

Q. Who do you consider the most rewarding scleral lens patient to fit?

A. I take the most enjoyment in fitting post surgical (RK, LASIK, PK, etc...) eyes  in scleral lenses.  Many of these individuals have had negative experiences  years ago with contact lenses that led them to seek surgery.  Unlike other  irregular corneas, they are typically not in any lenses and are struggling.  When they get the profound vision improvement with a lens that is  immediately comfortable, they are very grateful and also tend to be the  easiest to manage long term.

Q. What do you consider the most under-explored research topic involving scleral  lenses?

A. I would like to see more studying of the impact of scleral lens wear on the  limbus, specifically what changes occur (if any) with scleral lens wear and  whether we should be vaulting it more, less, or not at all.  We fit scleral  lenses making assumptions about the limbus with seemingly no evidence for  why we do what we do.

Meet A Scleral Lens Visionary

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

American Academy of Optometry
Anaheim 2016

Members of the Scleral Lens Education Society had a great time presenting lectures and organizing contact lens workshops at Academy this year. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Congrats to  SLS travel grant winner Paul Nefedov of 
Pacific University
Announcing the newest Scleral Lens Society Fellows!

Please welcome our newest Fellows! These practitioners have demonstrated superior scleral lens expertise and knowledge.
Caitlin Morrison, OD, FSLS
Stefanie Chan, OD, FAAO, FSLS
James Li, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS
Neeta Chhabra, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS
Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Roxana Hemmati, OD, FSLS
Priscilla Sotomayor, OD, FSLS
Michael Rebarchik, OD, FSLS
Brad Altman, OD, FSLS
Kenneth Maller, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FIAO, Dipl.
Sheila Morrison, OD, MS, FSLS

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