March 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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We are now Accredited COPE Administrators!  

The SLS has recently been approved to provide COPE lectures! View the press release. Over the next few months, we will be providing three-hour lectures in five US cities, with CE credit available. 

Click on the dates below to register:

April 17th in Uniondale, NY
April 24th in Kansas City, KS
May 1st in Rockville, MD
May 8th in San Francisco, CA
 May 15th in Houston, TX
Don't Miss Our Next Webinar!

"Fitting Normal Corneas: The Optimal Use of Mini-Scleral Lenses" 
Presented by Dr. Langis Michaud
April 27, 2016 at 8:30PM EST 
 Watch Archived Webinars 
"Scleral Lens Fitting Basics"
Presented by Dr. Michael J. Lipson 
Click here   for the full video.
"Scleral Lens Indications"
Presented by Drs. Melissa Barnett 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
"Marketing and Growing Your Scleral Lens Practice"
Presented by Dr. Jason Jedlicka
Click here  for the full video

Scleral Lens Research Spotlight 

"Corneal cell morphology in keratoconus patients wearing different types of contact lenses for 6 months - a confocal microscopy observation."   
Abstract presented at ARVO 2015
Ghosh, S, Abdul Mutalib H, Kaur S, Ghoshal R. 

Click here  to view the full abstract

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

SLS Travel Grant

The Scleral Lens Education Society offers 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 learn more about the grant and to apply!

Recent winners:
2015 AAO grant: Jamie Kuzniar, Ferris State 
2016 GSLS grant: Dr. Stefanie Chan, UC Berkeley

Announcing the newest Scleral Lens Society Fellows!

Please welcome our newest Fellows! These practitioners have demonstrated superior scleral lens expertise and knowledge.
Cory Collier, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Jackson Lau, OD, FSLS
Kurt Bennett, OD, FSLS
Jamie Kuhn, OD, FAAO, 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.       
The process of applying for fellowship in the SLS has changed, and is now based on a 60-point merit system.If you b egan applying prior to the change, you may still apply using the old process. Email Pam Satjawatcharaphong at to find out if this 
to you, or 
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.