Scleral Lens Education Society
Melissa Barnett OD, FAAO, FSLS DrBarnett@ucdavis.edu
Michael Lipson OD, FAAO, FSLS MJLipson@umich.edu
Mindy Toabe OD, FAAO, FSLS MDToabe@hotmail.com
Stephanie Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS DrWoo2020@gmail.com
Pam Satjawatcharaphong OD, FAAO, FSLS PSatjawat@berkeley.edu
Public Education Chair
Karen Lee OD, FAAO, FSLS
International Relations Chair
Langis Michaud OD,MSc, FAAO (Dipl), FSLS Langis.Michaud@umontreal.ca
Immediate Past President
Muriel Schornack OD, FAAO, FSLS Schornack.Muriel@mayo.edu
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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
Marriott Fremont Silicon Valley
46100 Landing Parkway
Watch Archived Webinars from 2016
"Scleral Lens Fitting Basics"
Presented by Dr. Michael J. Lipson
"An Ounce of Prevention, A Pound of Cure: Avoiding and Managing Complications of Scleral Lens Wear"
Presented by Dr. Muriel Schornack
"Billing and Coding Scleral Lens Fittings with Sample Cases"
Presented by Drs. Mindy Toabe and Stephanie Woo
"Marketing and Growing Your Scleral Lens Practice"
Presented by Dr. Jason Jedlicka
"Advanced Scleral Lenses"
Presented by Drs. Melissa Barnett, Michael Lipson, and Pam Satjawatcharaphong
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
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
American Academy of Optometry
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!
SLS travel grant winner Paul Nefedov of
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?
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 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.