Thursday, May 16th - Scleral Lens Education Society Workshop

Scleral Workshop

Thursday, May 16th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

(4 Hours of Continuing Education)

*You must be registered for Thursday to attend this workshop.

* This workshop is beginner friendly. Starting from the basics and going onto the more complex things like scleral topography etc. The doctors will have hands on guidance so should feel comfortable throughout the session.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Scleral Lens Fitting 101
Speakers:
Karen Lee, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Roxana Hemmati, OD, FAAO, FSLS & Kelsea Skidmore, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Course Description
This one hour presentation is intended to provide attendees with education, information, and techniques necessary to fit scleral lenses of all types and designs. For novice scleral lens fitters, this course will prepare them to initiate fitting their patients with scleral lenses.
Course Learning Objectives
The objective of this course is to provide practitioners with detailed description of every step involved in fitting and caring for patients wearing scleral lenses including: patient selection, pre-fitting diagnostic evaluation of the patient, specialized testing, initial diagnostic lens selection and evaluation, lens ordering, follow-up care, modification of the fit, problem-solving, specific care and handling of lenses and in-office management tips.

9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. - Advanced Scleral Lens Fitting
Speakers:
Karen Lee, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Matt Kauffman, OD, FAAO, FSLS, & Elise Kramer, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Course Description
This one hour presentation is intended to provide attendees with education, information,and techniques necessary to fit scleral lenses of all types and designs. This course will present special techniques/modifications that may be helpful in solving complex fitting challenges that scleral lens wearers may present. Doctors with and without scleral experience should gain a better understanding of advanced scleral lens fitting techniques.
Course Learning Objectives
The objective of this course is to provide practitioners with detailed description of every step involved in fitting and caring for the advanced scleral lens patient including: patient selection, pre-fitting diagnostic evaluation of the patient, specialized testing, initial diagnostic lens selection and evaluation, lens ordering, follow-up care, modification of the fit, problem-solving, specific care and handling of lenses and in-office management tips.

9:55 - 10:10 a.m. - BREAK

10:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Scleral Lens Workshop
Speakers:
Karen Lee, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Matt Kaffman, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Elise Kramer, OD, FAAO, FSLS, Roxana Hemmati, OD, FAAO, FSLS & Kelsea Skidmore, OD, FAAO, FSLS
Course Description:
This two hour presentation is an interactive, workshop format where basic principles of large diameter, rigid, scleral contact lenses are discussed. A didactic portion is followed by hands-on practice with insertion, removal, and fitting of scleral lenses. Instructors who are members of the Scleral Lens Education Society will provide hands on fitting experience using scleral lenses from several different lens companies.
Course Learning Objectives:
To provide participants with knowledge and training of scleral contact lens fitting and management of a wide range of medical conditions. Fitting guidelines and problem solving tips can be applied to the practice of participants. Even practitioners who have never fit a scleral lens should feel comfortable starting a scleral lens practice after the workshop.