September 2015

In This Issue

Scleral Lens Education Society



Muriel Schornack OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

Vice President
Melissa Barnett OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

Michael Lipson OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

Mindy Toabe OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

Fellowship Chair
Pam Satjawatcharaphong OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

Public Education Chair
Stephanie Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]

International Relations Chair
Langis Michaud OD,MSc, FAAO (Dipl), FSLS [email protected]

Immediate Past President
Jason Jedlicka OD, FAAO, FSLS [email protected]










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Cleveland here we come!
Scleral Gas Permeable Contact Lens Fitting Workshop  
Friday October 2nd from 8 am - 10 am
Room to be determined

Led by Dr. Mindy Toabe, this workshop reviews the fundamentals of scleral rigid gas permeable contact lenses including designs, fitting and trouble shooting.

Click here  to register!

Join us in New Orleans!
Basics of Scleral Lens Fitting 
It's as Easy as 1-2-3! 
Friday October 9th from 10 am - 12 pm
Room 215-216 at the convention center

Members of the Scleral Lens Education  Society will provide hands on fitting experience  using scleral lenses from several different companies.

Click here  to register!

See you in Las Vegas!

How Do I Use Scleral Lenses In My Practice?
Pre-Conference Track
Thursday January 21st from 8:30 am - 12:20 pm 
Room to be determined

-Introduction to Scleral Lenses
-Fitting Full Scleral Lenses
-Fitting Mini-scleral Lenses
-Grand Rounds Case Presentations
-Billing and Coding Overview 

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Missed Our Last Webinars?

"Scleral Lens Fitting Basics"
Presented by Dr. Michael J. Lipson 

Click here   for the full video.

"Scleral Lens Indications"
Presented by Drs. Melissa Barenett and Muriel Schornack 

Click here  for the full video.

"Billing, Coding and the Economics of Scleral Lenses"
Presented by Dr. Stephanie Woo

Click here  for the full video

Upcoming Webinars

Mark your calenders for the last webinar of the year hosted by the Scleral Lens Society.

"Marketing and Growing Your Scleral Lens Practice"  
Presented by Dr. Jason Jedlicka

On Wednesday, November 4th at 9pm EST.
Click here to register. 

In Conclusion ...

"Following short-term miniscleral contact lens wear, significant total tissue thinning was observed across the four quadrants of the anterior segment, with the greatest compression observed in the superior quadrant. This compression appears to occur primarily in the conjunctival/episcleral tissue."

-D. Alonso-Caneiro, et al., 
Morphological changes in the conjunctiva, episcleral and sclera following short-term miniscleral contact lens wear in rigid lens neophytes, Contact Lens & Anterior Eye (2015)

Ask A Scleral Lens Visionary

If you could ask one of the pioneers for scleral lenses any question, what would it be? We will be hosting an upcoming webinar answering these important questions. Please email questions to  [email protected].

SLS Travel Grant

The Scleral Lens Education Society is offering a $750 travel grant to current fourth year optometry students and optometry residents! If you are presenting a scleral lens related poster or paper at American Academy of Optometry or Global Specialty Lens Symposium, please  click here to apply!

Congratulations to the winner of the 2015 American Academy of Optometry Scleral Lens Travel Grant:

Jamie Kuzniar of Ferris State University

Announcing the newest Scleral Lens Society Fellows!

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

Ivan Bank
Tiffany Gates
Steven Sorkin
Zachary Olsen
Maria Walker
We would love to see hundreds of new Fellows, so please submit your case reports to     
Dr. Satjawatcharaphong!

Do you 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 you will receive more information upon submission. 

Other Great Resources for Scleral Lenses has great information for practitioners and patients alike! Printable information, videos, and brochures are available. Also visit the GPLI and I-site websites for valuable scleral lens information.

GPLI has some great archived webinars (free!) about scleral lenses that you might find useful.  Click here

Membership & Fellowship
How do I get my name listed in the Fitters section of the website?

Membership allows contact lens fitters access to the practitioner's section of the website that contains scleral lens fitting resources.


One of the more common questions we get from members, via the website "Contact Us" or the SLS email ([email protected]) is "How do I get my name listed in the Fitters section of the website?"


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.       


Fellows have submitted a total of three case reports, publications, or presentations and had the submissions approved by the Fellowship Committee. The current Fellowship Chair is Pam Satjawatcharaphong. Detailed instructions are found in the "Practitioners" section of the SLS website.





About Us

The Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) is a non-profit 
organization 501(c)3 committed 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.