Advisory Board

Roxanne Achong-Coan, OD, FAAO, FIOAMC, FSLS

Dr. Roxanne Achong-CoanDr. Roxanne Achong-Coan is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry and completed a residency in cornea and contact lenses at the Pacific University College of Optometry. She is in private practice at Coan Eye Care in Ocoee, Fla. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, fellow of the International Academy of Optometry and Myopia Control, and a fellow of the Scleral Lens Society. She was honored as the “Contact Lens Innovator of the Year” by Vision Monday magazine and was awarded “Best Practices” by Coopervision. She is also on the advisory board for Modern Optometry.

Thomas P. Arnold, OD, FSLS

Dr. Tom ArnoldDr. Tom Arnold is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado. He opened his Today’s Vision practice in Sugar Land, Texas in 1992. His primary professional interests are diseases of the eye, specialty contact lenses and the management of refractive laser eye surgery. He is a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society and was co-organizer of the inaugural International Congress of Scleral Contacts in Miami Beach, July 2016. The ICSC was the first meeting in the world dedicated solely to scleral contact lenses. Dr. Arnold, along with Melissa Barnett, host the monthly podcast, “GlobalEyes” where they speak with practitioners around the world. He now serves as Regional Vice-president, Corporate Development for AEG Vision.

Richard W. Baker, OD, FAAO

Dr. Richard Baker has been practicing optometry for more than 37 years and is assistant clinical professor at Berkeley’s School of Optometry. He is a member of the American Academy of Optometry, the American Optometric Association, and the California Optometric Association. Dr. Baker is involved in clinical research and is a consultant to the contact lens industry. He also co-manages refractive and cataract surgery and is the chief optometrist at Lamorinda Optometry. He is a past recipient of the GP Lens Institute’s “GP Practitioner of the Year” award.

Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA

Melissa Barnett, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLADr. Melissa Barnett is a principal optometrist at the University of California, Davis Eye Center in Sacramento and Davis, California. She is an internationally recognized specialist in dry eye disease and specialty contact lenses. Dr. Barnett lectures and publishes extensively on topics including dry eye, anterior segment disease, contact lenses and creating a healthy balance between work and home life for women in optometry. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a diplomate of the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry, and a fellow of the British Contact Lens Association. She serves on the boards of the American Optometric Association Cornea and Contact Lens Council, Gas Permeable Lens Institute, and International Society of Contact Lens Specialists and is past president of the Scleral Lens Education Society. Along with Dr. Lynette Johns, Dr. Barnett authored and edited the book Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application, and she was awarded the inaugural Theia Award for Excellence for Mentoring by Women in Optometry. She was named one of the Most Influential Women in Optical by Vision Monday in 2019. Dr. Barnett and Dr. Tom Arnold are co-hosts of the popular podcast GlobalEyes.

Edward L. Boshnick, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Edward BoshnickDr. Ed Boshnick is owner of Global Vision Rehabilitation Center, a specialty contact lens practice in Miami, Fla. He is a graduate of the Southern College of Optometry and served for two years as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corp. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society. He serves as an adjunct professor at New England College of Optometry and Pennsylvania College of Optometry. His areas of interest include the restoration of vision and comfort lost as a result of refractive eye surgery, keratoconus, corneal transplant surgery, pellucid marginal degeneration, extreme dry eye, corneal dystrophies, corneal trauma, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Raymond J. Brill, OD, MBA, FAAO, FOAA

Dr. Raymond Brill graduated cum laude from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1978 with BSVS and OD degrees and received a scholarship from the IOA and a U.S. Army Health Professions scholarship. He served as the division optometrist at Fort Riley, Kan., for four years, leaving the service with the rank of captain. Dr. Brill is owner of Brill Eye Center in Mission, Kan. He earned an executive MBA degree from the Bloch School of Management in Kansas City, with emphasis in innovation and entrepreneurship. He has earned professional fellowship designations from the American Academy of Optometry and the Orthokeratology Academy of America, and he became a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in 2011.

Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO

Dr. Mile BrujicMile Brujic, OD, FAAO is a 2002 graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He is a partner of Premier Vision Group, a successful four location optometric practice in Northwest Ohio. He practices full scope optometry with an emphasis on ocular disease management of the anterior segment and specialty contact lenses. He is active at all levels of organized optometry. Dr. Brujic is on the editorial board for a number of optometric publications. He has published over 400 articles and has given over 1800 lectures, both nationally and internationally on contemporary topics in eye care.

Stephen P. Byrnes, OD, FAAO

Dr. Stephen Byrnes maintains a primary eye care private practice with specialization in contact lenses in Londonderry, N.H. He routinely participates in clinical studies of GP contact lens materials, GP and soft contact lens designs, GP and soft contact lens solutions, and artificial tears. Dr. Byrnes is an academic education consultant to the schools and colleges of optometry for Bausch + Lomb. He is a consultant for Menicon North America, Viscon Contact Lens, and Blanchard Contact Lens. He lectures internationally on GP contact lens design, fitting, and problem-solving.

Patrick J. Caroline, FCLSA, FAAO

Mr. Caroline serves as associate professor at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. He is a fellow member and diplomate of the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry. For the past 15 years Patrick has been a contributing editor for Contact Lens Spectrum and is on the editorial board of Contact Lens and Anterior Eye and Eye and Contact Lens journals. He has published more than 300 papers on a wide range of contact lens topics and has lectured extensively throughout the world.

Karen G. Carrasquillo, OD, PhD, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS

Dr. Karen CarrasquilloDr. Karen G. Carrasquillo is Vice President of Clinical and Professional Affairs at BostonSight. In addition, she is an adjunct clinical professor at the New England College of Optometry, an adjunct clinical professor at the school of optometry, MCPHS University, Advisory Board member for the Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI), Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), Fellow of the Educational Society of Scleral Lenses (FSLS), Fellow of the British Contact Lens Association (FBCLA), and Global Ambassador of the BCLA. She is the founder and Program Chair of FitAcademy, an educational retreat for Cornea and Contact Lens Residents, and is also a planning committee member for the International Congress of Scleral Contacts (ICSC) Meeting and Global Ophthalmic Women (GLOW) meeting. She is an international key opinion leader and speaker, also the author of numerous publications on the therapeutic use of scleral lenses and prosthetic replacement of the eye surface system (PROSE) and is also the author of several patents. Prior to completing her doctorate degree in Optometry and her residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses, she completed a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico and a postdoctoral fellowship in ophthalmological research from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA.

Carmen F. Castellano, OD, FAAO

Dr. Carmen CastellanoCarmen F. Castellano, O.D. is in private practice at Koetting Eye Center, an optometric group practice specializing in contact lenses. He is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry and currently serves as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, the Pacific University College of Optometry, the New England College of Optometry and, previously, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Castellano is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies and Past-President of the Heart of America Eye Care Congress. In addition, he is Past Chair of the American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section. Also, he is a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academies of Practice in Optometry and served as the Benedict Professor of Practice Management at the University of Houston College of Optometry. He has been a contributing editor for Optometry Today, consulting editor for Optometric Economics, consultant for Practice Strategies of the Journal of the American Optometric Association and has been active on a number of other consulting boards and panels. Dr. Castellano has participated in numerous FDA clinical studies for various contact lens materials, solutions and pharmaceuticals and has lectured and published on many topics related to contact lenses and practice management. In 2019, Dr. Castellano received the Luminary Award from the American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Section.

Clark Y. Chang, OD, MSA, MSc, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Chang is director of cornea specialty lenses at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia. He is also adjunct faculty at Pennsylvania College of Optometry – Salus University. After finishing his residency, he completed an additional clinical fellowship training in cornea and contact lenses. Dr. Chang has also been a subinvestigator in numerous cross-linking clinical trials and has published extensively on keratoconus treatments with both surgical innovations and advancing contact lens technologies. He is also an executive board member of the International Keratoconus Academy of Eye Care Professionals and the Optometric Cornea Cataract and Refractive Society.

Gloria B. Chiu, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Gloria ChiuDr. Chiu is an Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the USC Roski Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She received her Doctor of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry and completed a residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at the Southern California College of Optometry, where she still serves as an adjunct faculty member. Her clinical interests include contact lens fittings and treatment for patients with ocular surface disease and irregular corneas. Her research interests include microbial contamination in contact lens-related solutions and effects of scleral lens wear on the ocular surface and optic nerve. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society, and a member of the California Optometric Association. She was named one of America’s Best Eye Doctors in 2021 by Newsweek.

Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Brian ChouDr. Brian Chou directs a referral-based keratoconus and scleral lens clinic at ReVision Optometry in San Diego, Calif. He earned his optometry degree at UC Berkeley in 1999 and subsequently completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the corneal-external disease division at Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Chou serves on editorial review boards for Review of Optometry and Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses. He is a consultant and investigator for start-up ventures developing a contact lens-enabling augmented reality system and a contact lens for underwater vision.

Robert L. Davis, OD, FAAO

Dr. Robert Davis is co-founder of EyeVis Eye and Vision Research Institute. He is a diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry and an inductee in the National Academy of Practice in Optometry. He has published and lectured extensively on topics related to contact lenses, eye care and the management of eye disorders. He is an adjunct faculty member for six colleges of optometry and has developed many contact lens designs, holding various contact lens patents. He is a past recipient of the GP Lens Institute “GP Practitioner of the Year” award.

Daniel Deligio, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Daniel DeligioDr. Daniel Deligio earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Midwestern University – Arizona College of Optometry and earned the valedictory award upon graduation. He completed his residency training in cornea and contact lenses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. Dr. Deligio is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Scleral Lens Society, and Board Certified by the American Board of Optometry. He also is an Advisory Board member for the GPLI, columnist for Contact Lens Spectrum and Vice Chancellor for BSK. Dr. Deligio is the Assistant Director of Rotations and Associate Professor at Midwestern University – Chicago College of Optometry where he teaches the Anterior Segment Ocular Disease and Soft Contact Lens Courses as well as supervises fourth year optometry students during clinical care. He specializes in medically necessary contact lenses, ocular prosthetics, orthokeratology, and other corneal diseases.

Karen S. DeLoss, OD, FSLS

Karen DeLoss, ODDr. Karen DeLoss is a graduate of Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Houston College of Optometry and a clinical fellowship at Boston Foundation for Sight, Needham, Mass. She is currently assistant professor at the University of Michigan Department of Ophthalmology, Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor, Mich. Her main interests are specialty contact lens fits, including for keratoconus and severe ocular surface disease.

Gregory W. DeNaeyer, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Greg DeNaeyerDr. Greg DeNaeyer is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He completed a hospital-based residency at the Columbus VA Medical Center. He practices at Arena Eye Surgeons with an emphasis on specialty contact lenses. Dr. DeNaeyer was a co-founder and past president of the Scleral Lens Education Society and is contributing editor for Contact Lens Spectrum and a past recipient of the GP Lens Institute “GP Practitioner of the Year” award. He has lectured internationally on specialty contact lenses. Currently, his primary research is focused on scleral lens design.

Timothy B. Edrington, OD, MS, FAAO

Dr. Timothy Edrington is a professor at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. He received his doctor of optometry degree from Indiana University and earned a master of science degree in higher education from California State University, Fullerton. Upon graduation from optometry college, he also served as an officer in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a diplomate and current chair of the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies. Dr. Edrington also served on the executive committee of the National Eye Institute-funded, multi-center Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study.

S. Barry Eiden, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Barry EidenDr. Barry Eiden is president and medical director of North Suburban Vision Consultants, Ltd., a private group practice specializing in primary eye care, complex contact lens management, treatment of eye diseases, and refractive surgery. He is C.E.O. and co-founder of the International Keratoconus Academy of Eye Care Professionals and is also co-founder and president of EyeVis Eye and Vision Research Institute, which is dedicated to clinical research and development of technologies in the eye care field. Dr. Eiden is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an adjunct faculty member of four colleges of optometry. He is also past chair of the American Optometric Association’s Contact Lens and Cornea Section.

Robert Ensley, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Robert EnsleyDr. Robert Ensley is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry, where he went on to complete a residency in cornea and contact lenses. He is currently in a group private practice in Louisville, Kentucky, where he fits a wide variety of specialty contact lenses. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society and an active member of the American Optometric Association’s Contact Lens and Cornea Section. He has also contributed multiple columns for Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses.

Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, DPNAP, Dipl. FACMO

Dr. Art Epstein graduated from State University of New York College of Optometry and recently co-founded Phoenix Eye Care, PLLC and The Dry Eye Center of Arizona, PLLC. He serves as clinical adjunct associate professor at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Optometry and has presented in excess of 1,000 invited lectures throughout the world. He has published hundreds of articles, scientific papers, and book chapters. Dr. Epstein is also a contributing editor for Review of Optometry and executive editor of Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. He founded and serves as chief medical editor of Optometric Physician, the first e-journal in optometry.

Daddi Fadel, DOptom, FSLS, FBCLA, FAAO, FIACLE

Dr. Daddi FadelDr. Daddi Fadel is a contact lens designer, a pioneer of modern lens designs, and a specialist in contact lenses for irregular cornea, scleral lenses, myopia control, and orthokeratology. She studied optometry at Istituto Superiore di Scienze Optometriche in Rome and currently runs an optometric practice specializing in contact lenses in Italy. She is internationally recognized as a key opinion leader, who has several peer-reviewed publications in the area of specialty contact lenses and is a speaker in national and international symposia. She is co-author of the “Clinical Guide for Scleral Lens Success” and author of the book “Scleral Lens Complications: Their Recognition, Etiology, and Management.” She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Contact Lens Research & Science (JCLRS), a certified and approved advanced speaker to conduct NCLE approved courses, the first Certified EyePrint Practitioner outside the USA and Canada, the Founder and head of the European School of Scleral Lenses (EUROSCOLE), Founder and Past President of Accademia Italiana Lenti Sclerali (AILeS), co-founder and President of Euro & Austral-Asia Scleral Lens Academy (EASLA), and involved in several organizations internationally.

Jennifer Swingle Fogt, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Jenny FogtDr. Jenny Fogt is an Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, where she is the director of the Innovation in Vision and Eye care Research Group (iVERG) and she serves patients and students in her role as an attending optometrist in the College’s Contact Lens Services. Dr. Fogt previously practiced at Pediatric Ophthalmology Associates, located within Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she founded and directed Pediatric Contact Lens Services, caring for infants and children who required contact lens wear. She is an Executive Committee member of the Scleral Lenses in Current Ophthalmic Practice Evaluation (SCOPE) group, member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Optometric Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and a Fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society.

Wendy Ford, COMT, FCLSA, NCLEM

Wendy Ford, COMT, FCLSAWendy Ford is a graduate of the Old Dominion University/Eastern Virginia Medical School Ophthalmic Technology Program in Norfolk, VA. She currently is practice administrator for Eye Consultants of Northern Virginia, PC where she manages and oversees a specialty anterior segment Ophthalmology practice outside of Washington, DC. She is also a contact lens practitioner specializing in specialty and irregular cornea contact lens fittings. She is a past president of the Contact Lens Society of America, past editor-in-chief of CLSA EyeWitness, and has contributed to multiple publications. She is a volunteer instructor for iJCAHPO (International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology) and the Georgetown University Ophthalmic Medical Personnel Program in Washington, DC.

Melanie Frogozo, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Melanie FrogozoDr. Melanie Frogozo completed a residency in cornea and contact lenses at the University of Houston College of Optometry. After residency, she took a faculty position at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, where she continued to develop her specialty. She is the owner of Alamo Eye Care and the director of the Contact Lens Institute of San Antonio located in San Antonio, Texas. She is also a Diplomate of the Cornea, Contact Lens, and Refractive Technologies Section of the of the American Academy of Optometry, a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society, a council member of the Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association, and a member of the Texas Optometric Association. Dr. Frogozo enjoys lecturing and is a regular columnist for Contact Lens Spectrum.

Daniel G. Fuller, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Daniel Fuller, OD, FAAO, FSLSDr. Daniel Fuller received his BS degree from Purdue University and Doctor of Optometry degree from The Ohio State University, College of Optometry. He began his career in a hospital-based setting in the U.S. Navy, serving for eight years. He spent 17 years in private practice as owner of a multi-site, solo practice emphasizing medical eye and specialty contact lens services. His career in academia began in 1987. He is a professor, the chief of the Cornea Contact Lens Service, and founding supervisor of the Cornea Contact Lens Refractive Surgery residency at The Eye Center, Southern College of Optometry. He lectures nationally, has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers and posters, and performs original clinical research. He is a diplomate in Cornea Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies in the American Academy of Optometry, as well as a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society. He has held multiple chairs of leadership serving local, state and national organizations.

John D. Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS

Dr. John Gelles is the director of the specialty contact lens division at the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute – Hersh Vision Group and the CLEI Center for Keratoconus in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is also the chief emerging technology officer at EyeCareLive. He is an adjunct clinical instructor for the State University of New York College of Optometry and New England College of Optometry. Dr. Gelles serves on the executive board of the International Keratoconus Academy of Eye Care Professionals. He is a fellow in the International Academy of Orthokeratology, the Contact Lens Society of America, and the Scleral Lens Education Society; as well as a consultant and clinical investigator.

Alan N. Glazier, OD, FAAO

Dr. Alan GlazierDr. Alan Glazier is the founder and visionary behind ODs on Facebook, the eye care industry’s largest and most highly engaged eye care organization. He is the founder of Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care in Rockville, Md. He is a partner and business development executive in Keplr Vision. In 2015 Dr. Glazier was selected as one of the 50 most influential optometrists ever by his peers. In 2017 he was honored as Maryland Optometrist of the Year. In 2019 he was awarded a presidential medal from the New England College of Optometry and also is a member of the board of trustees of the college. He is inventor on seven issued patents in computer science and ophthalmology, as well as author of two books and numerous journal articles. He lectures on clinical, practice marketing, and myopia control topics.

Robert M. Grohe, OD, FAAO

An Illinois College of Optometry graduate, Dr. Robert Grohe divides his professional patient care between practices in Northwestern University Medical School Ophthalmology Department and the Wheaton Eye Clinic in Hinsdale, Ill. He is a faculty member of the Department of Ophthalmology for Northwestern University Medical School and co-author of numerous publications, including the text Rigid Gas-Permeable Contact Lenses. Dr. Grohe is also a past recipient of the GP Lens Institute “GP Practitioner of the Year” award.

Susan J. Gromacki, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS

Susan Gromacki, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLSDr. Susan Gromacki graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry and completed a residency in hospital-based optometry with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She has served as a contributing editor of Contact Lens Spectrum, Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses, and Contact Lenses Today. She is a diplomate in the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies of the American Academy of Optometry. Formerly a faculty member of the New England College of Optometry and the University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology, she is currently the director of the Contact Lens Service at First Sight Vision Care in Fulton, Md., and specializes in difficult-to-fit contact lenses, refractive surgery, low vision, and anterior segment disease.

Anita Gulmiri, OD, FAAO

Dr. Anita GulmiriDr. Anita Gulmiri earned her doctor of optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry and went on to pursue a residency in cornea/contact lens following graduation. She is an assistant professor at New England College of Optometry and serves as the residency supervisor for NECO’s Cornea and Contact Lens residency program. She is also an instructor of ophthalmology and director of contact lens services at Boston University Eye Associates, Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gulmiri specializes in fitting and managing medically necessary and specialty contact lens designs for those patients suffering from irregular corneal and ocular surface disease.

Jennifer Harthan, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Jennifer HarthanJennifer S. Harthan, OD is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO). After completing a Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at ICO, she became a full-time faculty member. Dr. Harthan is a Professor at ICO and Chief of the Cornea Center for Clinical Excellence at the Illinois Eye Institute. Dr. Harthan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Scleral Lens Education Society and serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the International Keratoconus Academy. Dr. Harthan is a founding member of the SCOPE (Scleral Lenses in Current Ophthalmic Practice Evaluation) research team. She has numerous publications on the topics of complex contact lens fits and anterior segment disease. Dr. Harthan is actively involved in ocular surface disease and contact lens research and lectures on these topics at national meetings.

Cary M. Herzberg, OD, FIAO

Dr. Cary Herzberg has been in practice for more than 40 years in the Aurora, Ill., area and is an active participant in the eye care community, providing lectures, articles, and technical consultation to the contact lens industry, notably in the area of overnight orthokeratology. He has also been an FDA investigator on overnight orthokeratology lenses. Dr. Herzberg specializes in and has lectured on the subjects of pediatric optometry, computer vision, behavioral vision, orthokeratology, and corneal scleral lens design. He is a founder as well as president of both the Orthokeratology Academy of America and the International Academy of Orthokeratology and a former board member and president of the National Eye Research Foundation.

Jason G. Jedlicka, OD, FAAO, FCLSA, FSLS

Dr. Jason JedlickaDr. Jason Jedlicka is a Clinical Professor at Indiana University School of Optometry and the Director of the Cornea and Contact Lens Service. He is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Optometry’s Cornea, Contact Lens, and Refractive Technologies Section, a past President of the Scleral Lens Education Society, and a Fellow and board member of the Contact Lens Society of America. He has contributed to multiple textbooks as an author on the topic of GP lenses. He was awarded the GPLI Practitioner of the Year award for 2021. He is the developer of the Zenlens family of scleral lenses.

Lynette K. Johns, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS

Dr. Lynette JohnsDr. Lynette Johns is a research associate at Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. She is an investigator at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Associates where she also fits scleral lenses. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, Scleral Lens Education Society, and the British Contact Lens Association. Dr. Johns received the Founders Award from the AAO section of Cornea and Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies in 2017, the EFCLIN award in 2018, and the Scleral Lens Society Fellow of the Year award in 2020. Dr. Johns has published and speaks internationally on scleral and specialty contact lenses and severe ocular surface disease. She is an author and co-editor of Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application.

David Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA

Dr. Dave KadingDr. Dave Kading has been recognized as one of the top 50 optometry influencers of all time, one of the top 250 innovators, and listed as one of the top 10 best practices in eye care. His three practices in Seattle focus on dry eye, specialty lenses, and myopia management. He co-owns Optometric Insights, which is changing the way students and doctors perceive practice. He performs research as part of the post-graduate residency program that he hosts in Seattle. He lectures internationally and has written thousands of papers and articles. Dr. Kading’s teaching style brings about innovation and simplified perspectives to longstanding conditions. His podcasts – The OI Show and The Myopia Podcasts – are released weekly and downloaded by practitioners worldwide. Dr. Kading sits on several boards of both medical and charity organizations. Most of all, Dr. Kading loves spending time with his three daughters and optometrist wife, Kristi Kading, OD, FAAO, FCOVD.

Matthew J. Kauffman, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Matthew KauffmanDr. Matt Kauffman received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. He attended the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO), where he earned his Doctor of Optometry. Afterwards, Dr. Kauffman completed a Residency in Cornea and Contact Lenses at the University of Missouri St. Louis College of Optometry. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Kauffman returned to Houston, Texas and worked in a private practice fitting specialty contact lenses. Dr. Kauffman later joined UHCO as a full-time clinical professor and is the clinic director for the Cornea and Contact Lens Service and the Myopia Management Service. He enjoys teaching in both of these clinics in addition to performing wavefront guided scleral lens research in the Visual Optics Institute. Dr. Kauffman also lectures and publishes on the topics of specialty contact lenses, myopia management, and corneal disease. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Society, and a member of the American Optometric Association and Texas Optometric Association.

Beth Kinoshita, OD, FAAO

Dr. Beth KinoshitaDr. Beth Kinoshita is a professor and serves as the Associate Dean of Academic Programs at Pacific University College of Optometry. She is a graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum and of the Contact Lens Residency Program at Pacific University College of Optometry. Dr. Kinoshita is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and a Diplomate in the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section of the AAO.

Elise Kramer, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS

Dr. Elise KramerDr. Elise Kramer is a residency-trained optometrist in Miami FL who specializes in ocular surface disease and specialty contact lens design and fitting. Her Doctorate degree was awarded in Optometry from the Université de Montréal in 2012. In the summer of her second year, she participated in a humanitarian mission in Laayoune, Morocco where she helped hundreds of impoverished people by giving them free eye examinations and glasses corresponding as closely as possible to their prescription. During her fourth year, she completed her internship in ocular disease at the Eye Centers of South Florida and went on to complete her residency at the Miami VA Medical Center. Her time there included training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s top eye hospital. After her residency, Dr. Kramer became a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) and now serves as the treasurer for the SLS. Dr. Kramer is a member of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) and of the the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA). She is also the Delegate of International Relations for the Italian Association of Scleral Lenses (AILeS). Dr. Kramer has published several important articles and reviews and is participates in clinical research trials. She enjoys lecturing all around the world in several different languages about ocular surface disease and specialty lenses.

Jamie N. Kuhn, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Jamie KuhnDr. Jamie Kuhn graduated from Southern California College of Optometry, completed her residency in cornea and contact lenses at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, and currently practices at Vista Eye Care in Green Valley, AZ. She primarily fits specialty contact lenses and ocular prosthetic devices for the practice. Previously at the Arizona College of Optometry at Midwestern University, Dr. Kuhn served as faculty in contact lenses and ocular prosthetics. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society and consults with industry to promote education of contact lens fitting and management for optical professionals.

Matthew Lampa, OD, FAAO

Dr. Matthew LampaDr. Matthew Lampa received his optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Ore. After graduation he completed a residency in cornea and contact lenses at Pacific University College of Optometry, where he is a professor involved in specialty contact lens fitting, contact lens instruction, and clinical research. He is also an associate in a private practice in Silverton, Ore.

Karen Lee, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Lee earned her undergraduate degree in physiological sciences with a minor in east Asian languages and linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed her doctorate in optometry at the Indiana University School of Optometry in 2013. Now at University of California San Francisco Medical Center, Dr. Lee completed a cornea and contact lens residency at the Southern California College of Optometry and a BostonSight PROSE clinical fellowship at Boston Foundation for Sight. Dr. Lee is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society, and also serves as education chair for SLS. She lectures regularly at the AAO annual meeting and was a recipient of the 2013 Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care from the American Optometric Foundation.

Michael J. Lipson, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Michael LipsonDr. Michael Lipson is recently retired from his position as an optometrist/associate professor at University of Michigan, department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. His clinical practice involves specialty contact lenses: OrthoK, keratoconus, post-corneal transplant, post-refractive surgery and severe dry eye patients. He has published peer-reviewed clinical research studies on OrthoK, vision-related quality of life, myopia management and new lens designs. He lectures nationally and internationally on those same topics. Dr. Lipson developed a validated questionnaire to assess vision-related quality of life for all types of vision correction, including OrthoK. He has authored chapters in textbooks on OrthoK, scleral lenses and general contact lens topics. Dr. Lipson is the author of the book “Contemporary OrthoKeratology”. He also is a reviewer for a number of highly-respected peer-reviewed journals in the ophthalmic community. He is a consultant to the specialty contact lens industry emphasizing OrthoK education. He is on the GPLI Advisory Board, served as Vice-President of the Scleral Lens Education Society and served on the Scleral Lens Education Society Board for many years.

Derek J. Louie, MSc, OD, FAAO

Dr. Derek LouieDr. Derek Louie is an associate professor of ophthalmology at the Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore. His practice is focused on providing contact lens services for patients with challenging corneal topography, such as post-corneal transplant or keratoconus. Dr. Louie is the Director of the Medical Contact lens Fellowship program, Chief of Optometric Services and Chief of the Medical Contact Lens Service at the Casey Eye Institute. He earned his master of science degree in vision science from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, and his doctor of optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, Calif. He completed a residency in cornea and contact lenses at Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry, Tahlequah, Okla.

Kenneth E, Maller, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FIAO, FAAOMC, Dipl.

Dr. Ken MallerDr. Ken Maller earned his doctorate in Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. He is currently in private solo practice in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has also participated as a clinical investigator for multiple studies regarding contact lenses and contact lens solutions. He has had many articles published, authored the first Wave Contact Lens Designers Certification Program, and has lectured extensively. In addition to lecturing, Dr. Maller also provides clinical consultation services through one-on-one private instruction and case-by-case help. Through telemedicine, he fits patients for doctors remotely to enhance the contact lens practice of the physician and provide contact lens services to their patients that would otherwise not be possible. Dr. Maller also mentors fourth year optometry externs from ten optometry schools. Dr. Maller is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Contact Lens and Cornea Section, The Contact Lens Society, and charter member of both the Orthok.NETwork and the Orthokertology Academy of America. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, a Fellow in the International Academy of Orthokeratology, a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control, a Fellow in the Scleral Lens Education Society, a Diplomate in the American Board of Optometry and, Diplomate in the Cornea Contact Lens and Refractive Technology section of the American Academy of Optometry.

Marsha M. Malooley, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Marsha MalooleyDr. Marsha Malooley is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry and has completed a residency in corneal disease and contact lenses at the Illinois College of Optometry. She specializes in contact lens management of the irregular cornea and has written several publications on this topic. She practices in an ophthalmology-optometry group and also serves as an adjunct assistant professor at the Illinois College of Optometry in the Department of Community-Based Education.

Robert J. Maynard, OD

Dr. Bob MaynardDr. Bob Maynard practiced in Arizona for 51 years after graduation from the Los Angeles (now Southern California) College of Optometry and is now retired. He is a founding member of the Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association and the Central Arizona Optometric Association. In addition, Dr. Maynard is a clinical investigator for contact lenses and solutions with companies such as Polymer Technology/Bausch + Lomb Boston material, Barnes-Hind, and Vistakon. He is a past president of the Arizona State Board of Optometry and a past president and current member of the Arizona Optometric Association. He is also an adjunct professor at UMSL, SCCO, and Midwestern. He is one of the founders of OMNI of Arizona and is proud to be the recipient of many referrals from ophthalmologists, a proud member of his association, and proud teacher to many students.

Brittney Mazza, OD

Dr. Brittney Mazza earned her doctor of optometry degree at The New England College of Optometry. She is a recipient of the Vistakon Award of Excellence in Contact Lenses, awarded to one graduating student from each optometry school who demonstrates excellence in contact lens patient care. After completing a residency program specializing in cornea and contact lenses at The New England College of Optometry in 2011, she began her career working part-time in a private practice in Boston for 1 year and at NECO for 5 years (additionally continuing her contact lens lab instructor position through Fall 2020). Brittney joined the Optometry and Contact Lens Service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear part-time as a staff optometrist in 2012 and currently practices there. Brittney specializes in fitting and managing patients wearing routine contact lenses and several specialty design lenses for corneal disease/ectasia, post-surgery, aphakia, trauma, and pediatrics. In addition to providing direct patient care, she is a clinical preceptor to the optometry residents and enjoys participating in the GPLI advisory board.

Brooke Messer, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Brooke MesserDr. Brooke Messer received a doctor of optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry and completed a one-year residency specializing in corneal care and specialty contact lenses. She is an associate in a prominent contact lens practice in Minnesota, where she specializes in fitting specialty contact lenses for keratoconus and other corneal diseases, as well as post-surgical corneas, multifocal contact lenses, and orthokeratology contact lenses for myopia control. Dr. Messer has published numerous articles pertaining to specialty contact lens fitting — notably scleral lenses — and is a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society.

Langis Michaud, OD, MS, FAAO, FBCLA, FSLS

Dr. Langis Michaud graduated from École d’optométrie de l’Université de Montréal in 1986 where he also obtained his Masters Degree in physiological optics (1998). He also received a diploma in Public Administration from École Nationale d’Administration Publique (ENAP) in 2006. He is a professor and practices at Université de Montréal. He’s been chief of the contact lens department since 2001 and Dean since June 2020. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (Diplomate), the British Contact Lens Association, the Scleral Lens Education Society and of the European Academy of Optometry. Dr Michaud’s main research interests are myopia control, scleral contact lenses, keratoneuralgia and anterior segment irregularities like keratoconus. He is also interested in ocular manifestations of Fabry disease. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and publications or professional reviews. He is an author of many book chapters and has edited in France and USA. Because of his expertise, he is a regular speaker at major optometric and ophthalmology meetings around the world.

Heidi Miller, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Heidi Miller, OD, FAAO, FSLSDr. Heidi Miller received her doctor of optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry, where she went on to complete a residency in cornea and contact lenses. She is a principal optometrist at the UC Davis Eye Center in Sacramento, Calif., specializing in anterior segment disease and fitting a wide variety of specialty contact lenses. She has contributed multiple articles for Contact Lens Spectrum and the “GP Experts” column for Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses. Dr. Miller is a fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society. She is past president of the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society and was recently named “Young Optometrist of the Year” for California.

Bruce W. Morgan, OD, FAAO

Dr. Bruce Morgan is a professor at the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University and is serving as the director of residencies. Recently he completed a term as interim dean of the college. Dr. Morgan graduated from Northeastern State University College of Optometry in 1987 and completed the residency in cornea and contact lenses at the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 1989. Dr. Morgan’s clinical and research interests include gas permeable contact lenses, keratoconus, and corneal reshaping. He specializes in the design and fitting of orthokeratology lenses for the purpose of non-surgical reduction of myopia and has published research in this area. Dr. Morgan has lectured both nationally and internationally in the area of contact lenses and anterior segment disease and is president of the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators.

Clarke D. Newman, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Clarke NewmanDr. Clarke Newman is a 1986 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry, and since then he has been in private practice in Dallas, Texas. His practice specializes in the visual rehabilitation of patients who have had corneal diseases, failed refractive surgeries, or corneal trauma. Dr. Newman is a past president of the Texas Optometric Association and a volunteer advocate for the American Optometric Association. He is a long-time member of the AOA’s Cornea and Contact Lens Section. Dr. Newman is a diplomate in the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies of the AAO, and he is a distinguished practitioner in the National Academies of Practice. He writes and lectures frequently on a wide range of anterior segment and contact lens topics.

Craig W. Norman, FCLSA

A graduate of the University of Minnesota’s physician assistant of ophthalmology program, Mr. Craig Norman is the director of research at the Michigan College of Optometry, Ferris State University. He is a consulting editor to Contact Lens Spectrum, an editorial board member for the journal Refractive Eyecare, and an editorial advisory board member of AllAboutVision.com. He is also an Education Committee member and program chair of the Global Specialty Lens Symposium. He has published more than 115 articles, posters, videos, and book chapters on GP and soft lens design, presbyopic contact lenses, specialty contact lens uses, and eye care practice management.

Roxanna T. Potter, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Roxanna PotterDr. Roxanna Potter owns a private practice in Sylvania, Ohio. She is a graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University, where she completed a residency in cornea and contact lenses. She enjoys fitting, writing about, and lecturing on specialty contact lenses and has published numerous articles in Contact Lens Spectrum and provided webinars on this topic.

Thomas G. Quinn, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Thomas QuinnDr. Quinn and his wife, Dr. Susan Quinn, established a group practice in Athens, Ohio in 1983. He has served as chair of the American Optometric Association’s Contact Lens and Cornea Section Council; he is a diplomate of the Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technologies Section of the American Academy of Optometry; a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society; an advisor to the Gas Permeable Lens Institute (GPLI) and past recipient of its GP Lens Practitioner of the Year Award; is past chair of the EastWest Eye Conference; and serves on the Educational Advisory Board for Vision Expo. He was the 2019 Recipient of the American Academy of Optometry’s Vincent Ellerbrock Clinician Educator Award.

Renée E. Reeder, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Renée Reeder is a diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry. She is also a fellow of the British Contact Lens Association, the Scleral Lens Education Society and the International Association of Contact Lens Educators. Dr. Reeder is a tenured associate professor at the Illinois College of Optometry, where she was chief of the contact lens service for 14 years. She is currently coursemaster for the specialty contact lens, microbiology and anterior segment disease courses and coordinator for the ocular disease curriculum.

Susan A. Resnick, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Susan Resnick, OD, FAAODr. Susan Resnick is the principal partner in a New York City-based private practice devoted to the specialties of contact lenses, refractive surgery, and ocular surface disease. In addition to her emphasis on clinical care and problem solving, she is a frequent speaker, author, and consultant to the contact lens industry. Dr. Resnick is a diplomate of the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies of the American Academy of Optometry and a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry.

Buddy Russell, FCLSA, COMT, FSLS, NCLEM, LDO

Buddy RussellAfter a long and distinguished career at Emory University, Buddy left academia to accept a position at Thomas Eye Group in Atlanta. In addition to patient care, Buddy is involved in teaching, product development and validation. He has been certified by JCAHPO since 1986 and is a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist. Buddy is also a Fellow member of the Scleral Lens Society and Contact Lens Society of America. He lectures at national and international meetings on contact lens related topics. Buddy has written articles for various publications, two chapters for CLSA’s advanced training manual and is a peer reviewer for Eye and Contact Lens and on the editorial board of the Contact Lens Science and Research publication. He is a contributing editor for CLSA’s Eyewitness journal. Buddy served as the National Contact Lens coordinator for the NIH sponsored Infant Aphakia Treatment Study. His most recent accomplishments include being awarded the Joseph Soper Award for excellence in education, the Oakley Waite achievement award and co-authoring a chapter in Taylor and Hoyt’s Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus textbook.

Pam Satjawatcharaphong, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Pam SatjawatcharaphongDr. Pam Satjawatcharaphong graduated from the University of California Berkeley School of Optometry and completed a cornea and contact lens residency at Southern California College of Optometry. After residency she returned to Berkeley Optometry to join the clinical faculty. She teaches 3rd year interns in CL clinic, 4th year interns in Advanced Cornea & CL clinic, and is chief mentor to the Cornea & CL resident. Additionally, she is the instructor of record for the 2nd year CL course and laboratory. She is a fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry and the Scleral Lens Education Society (SLS) and currently serves on the advisory board of the SLS.

Jack L. Schaeffer, OD, FAAO

Dr. Jack L. SchaefferDr. Jack L. Schaeffer is a native of Charleston S.C. He practiced in Birmingham, AL where he was also president of an 18-location group practice and a refractive laser center. The practices were sold to MyEyeDr in 2017 and Goldman Saks in 2019. Dr. Schaeffer lectures internationally, serves on many industry boards and advisory panels including Allergan, Alcon, Abbvie, Bausch and Lomb, Johnson and Johnson, Novartis, Orasis, and Shire. He is involved with many clinical studies on contact lenses, pharmaceuticals, and equipment. He recently authored a mini-series on the history of contact lenses and the contact lens specialty practice. He was an executive associate editor of the International Contact Lens Leadership Summit organized by Eye and Contact Lens Journal and the developer and editor of the series Optometry Scene. Dr. Schaeffer also served as chairman of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Society. He served as president of the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry during its establishment and as a board member and fundraising chairman for Optometry Cares, The AOA foundation, and the GP Lens Institute. Dr Schaeffer is on the College of Charleston school of business board of governors, and with Tommy Baker, established the Schaeffer Baker Diversity Scholarship.

Cristina M. Schnider, OD, MBA, FAAO

Dr. Cristina SchniderDr. Cristina Schnider is a lifelong educator and researcher in the field of cornea and contact lenses. Her professional career has taken her from education to research to industry, and from Oregon to New York, Australia, California, Florida, Japan, and back to Washington state in the Pacific Northwest. She currently serves as adjunct clinical faculty at Pacific University College of Optometry and consultant to industry. She is past chair of the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies, a council member and archivist of the International Society for Contact Lens Research, and a member of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the British Contact Lens Association.

Muriel M. Schornack, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Muriel SchornackDr. Muriel Schornack received her OD from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1998, and completed a residency in primary eye care at the Illinois Eye Institute in 1999. Upon completion of her residency, she joined the staff of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where she is currently a consultant in the department of ophthalmology and an Associate Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She is a founding member of the Scleral Lens Education Society and the SCOPE (Scleral Lenses in Current Ophthalmic Practice Evaluation) research team, and remains active in scleral lens-related research activities.

Moshe Schwartz, OD, FAAO

Dr. Moshe SchwartzDr. Moshe Schwartz earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida and has been in private practice with a strong focus on anterior segment, specialty contact lenses and sports vision since 1997. He is a Diplomate in Cornea, Contact Lenses, and Refractive Technology in the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Schwartz spent a year at John’s Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Wilmer Eye Institute as a Pediatric Optometrist and actively participated in the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study. He is involved in clinical research and is a consultant to the contact lens industry. He is also a faculty member of the Chicago College of Optometry as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in Midwestern University College of Optometry.

David B. Seibel, OD, FAAO

Dr. David SeibelDr. David Seibel is the owner of Vision Care Consultants, a specialty contact lens and anterior segment practice in St. Louis, Mo. He graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis School of Optometry, from which he received the 1996 University of Missouri Distinguished Alumni Award.He was awarded the1996 National Young Optometrist of the Year by the American Optometric Association. Dr. Seibel is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry as well as a diplomate of the Academy’s Cornea, Contact Lens & Refractive Technologies Section. He is a distinguished fellow in the National Academies of Practice in Optometry. He has served as chair of the AOA’s Contact Lens & Cornea Section and is recipient of both the Dr. Rodger Kame Award in 2011 and the Legends award from the CLCS.

Joseph P. Shovlin, OD, FAAO

Dr. Joe ShovlinDr. Joe Shovlin is a senior optometrist at Northeastern Eye Institute in Scranton, Pa. He is an alumnus of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, where he serves as adjunct faculty. He is a diplomate and past chair of the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies of the American Academy of Optometry and past chair of the Contact Lens and Cornea Section of the American Optometric Association. He is a past president of the American Academy of Optometry and serves as secretary-treasurer. He is clinical editor of Review of Optometry and Review of Cornea & Contact Lenses. Among his many honors is the AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Achievement Award.

Brian Silverman, OD

Dr. Brian Silverman practices in two prominent multi-specialty practices in Seattle. He graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry in 2009 and the following year completed a residency in hospital-based optometry with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Tacoma, Wash. His area of expertise is in fitting and management of keratoconus, post-surgical corneas, irregular corneas, and dry eyes. He is the local chief of optometry and contact lens specialist at Group Health Cooperative. Dr. Silverman also practices with a nationally recognized corneal specialist at Ophthalmic Consultants Northwest.

Christine W. Sindt, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Christine Sindt is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She completed a disease-based residency at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. Dr. Sindt joined the faculty of the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in 1995, where she is an associate professor of clinical ophthalmology and director of the Contact Lens Service. She was the 2010-2011 chair of the AOA Cornea and Contact Lens Council, is past president of Women of Vision, and is immediate past president of the Scleral Lens Education Society. Dr. Sindt is chief clinical editor for Review of Optometry and an associate editor for Review of Cornea and Contact Lens. She is a past recipient of the GP Lens Institute “GP Practitioner of the Year” award.

Jeffrey Sonsino, OD, FAAO

Dr. Jeffrey SonsinoDr. Jeffrey Sonsino is currently practicing at The Contact Lens Center at Optique in Nashville, Tenn. He graduated from the New England College of Optometry and completed a residency in cornea and contact lenses at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago. He then joined the faculty at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, where he was an assistant professor, was the division chief of optometry, founded the Center for Sight Enhancement, was director of the Scleral Lens Clinic, authored nine patents on vision-related medical devices, authored multiple papers, and lectured internationally on contact lens technology. He is a diplomate in the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry, Chair of the Innovation Council at AAO, and Chief Medical Officer of myEyeris.

Loretta B. Szczotka-Flynn, OD, PhD, FAAO

Dr. Loretta Szczotka-Flynn is a professor at Case Western Reserve University in the departments of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences as well as Epidemiology & Biostatistics. She is director of the Contact Lens Service at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her doctor of optometry degree and master’s in physiological optics from The Ohio State University in 1992 and her PhD in epidemiology from Case Western Reserve University in 2009. She is a diplomate in the Section on Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies of the American Academy of Optometry, and she is vice-chair of the Section. Dr. Szczotka-Flynn serves on the editorial boards for Optometry and Vision Science and Eye & Contact Lens, and she is a contributing editor for Contact Lens Spectrum and Contact Lenses Today. She has received numerous major research grants and has authored or co-authored more than 55 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 10 book chapters, and 90 scientific meeting abstracts, and she has given more than 160 presentations worldwide.

Mindy Toabe, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Mindy Toabe is a hospital-based optometrist in a multidisciplinary setting in primary care, pediatrics and medical contact lenses practicing at MetroHealth Medical Center within the Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a senior clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine; while also working with ophthalmology residents at the Cleveland Clinic, Cole Eye Institute. Additionally, she is adjunct faculty at the Ohio State University College of Optometry. She is currently the secretary of the Scleral Lens Education Society. Her main areas of clinical and research interest are primary care, ocular disease, dry eye management, medical contact lenses, and dry eye and contact lenses.

Long D. Tran, OD, FAAO

Dr. Long Tran is a graduate of the State University of New York, State College of Optometry. He completed his residency in cornea and contact lenses at the Southern California College of Optometry, where he became an assistant professor, with clinical and lecturing responsibilities in specialty contact lenses, corneal diseases, and refractive surgeries. He is an invited lecturer, nationally and internationally, and has authored numerous articles on the subject of contact lens and corneal disease. Dr. Tran is also a subject matter expert for the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. Currently he is the director of Specialty Contact Lens Service at St. Johns Eye Associates in St. Augustine, Florida.

Eef van der Worp, BOptom, OD, PhD, FAAO, FIACLE, FBCLA, FSLS

Dr. Eef van der Worp is an educator and researcher. He received his optometry degree from the Hogeschool van Utrecht in the Netherlands and has served as a head of the contact lens department at the school for more than eight years. He received his PhD from the University of Maastricht in 2008. He is a fellow of the AAO, IACLE, BCLA, and SLS. He is affiliated with the University of Maastricht as an associate researcher, is a visiting scientist at Manchester University in the United Kingdom, and serves as adjunct professor at the University of Montreal College of Optometry, as well as adjunct assistant professor at Pacific University College of Optometry. He is lecturing extensively worldwide and is a guest lecturer at a number of universities in the United States and Europe.

Maria K. Walker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Maria K. WalkerDr. Maria K. Walker is a clinician scientist with a clinical and research focus on keratoconus and scleral lenses. She graduated with an OD and MS degree from The New England College of Optometry in 2013 and went on to complete a one-year Cornea & Contact Lens Residency at Pacific University in Portland, OR. She joined the faculty of UHCO in 2014 and in 2021 completed her PhD with a dissertation entitled: “The Impact of a Scleral Lens on the Eye.” Throughout her education and early career, Maria has won several awards including the Sheldon Wechsler contact lens residency award, the Founders’ Grant from the International Society of Contact Lens Specialists, and she is a two-time recipient of the Ezell Fellowship offered through the American Optometric Foundation (AOF). She is also the 2021 recipient of the Clinical Research Award given by the AOF. She is an active Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry, a Fellow and the 2021 President of the Scleral Lens Education Society, as well as an advisory board member of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute. Dr. Walker is currently a tenure-tracked assistant professor at UHCO, where her lab focuses on tear film and inflammatory research on keratoconus.

Ashley Wallace-Tucker, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Ashley TuckerDr. Ashley Tucker graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry and also completed her Cornea and Contact Lens residency at UHCO. Dr. Tucker is a partner at Bellaire Family Eye Care and The Contact Lens Institute of Houston, a private practice in the Houston, TX area. She is also a Visiting Assistant Professor at UHCO. Through her affiliation with the University of Houston, she regularly provides continuing education on the topics of anterior segment disease, specialty contact lenses, myopia management and ophthalmic optics. Dr. Tucker is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for the Specialty Division of Bausch Lomb, a consultant for CooperVision, a consultant for SynergEyes and a lecturer for the STAPLE (Soft Toric and Presbyopic Lens Experience) program. She is also currently serving as the Public Education chair elect for the Scleral Lens Education Society.

Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD, FAAO

Dr. Jeffrey J. WallineJeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD is the Associate Dean for Research at The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry, and he received his Master’s and PhD degrees from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. Dr. Walline has led several pediatric contact lens studies, and he is the Study Chair of the Bifocal Lenses in Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) Study, a National Eye Institute-sponsored randomized clinical trial to investigate the myopia control effects of soft multifocal contact lenses.

Bruce Williams, OD, FIAO

Dr. Bruce Williams practices in Seattle with an emphasis on complex contact lens fitting, including orthokeratology. He is involved in clinical trials for several lens manufacturers and has published, lectured, and conducted workshops across the United States as well as worldwide. Currently he is working with extreme molding and multi-geometry lenses for the correction of higher degrees of myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia, and presbyopia. Dr. Williams is a member of the British Contact Lens Association and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry. Dr. Williams is a fellow and member of the board of directors of both the Orthokeratology Academy of America and the International Academy of Orthokeratology.

Stephanie L. Woo, OD, FAAO, FSLS

Dr. Stephanie WooDr. Stephanie Woo graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry and completed a cornea and contact lens residency at the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry. She owns the Contact Lens Institute of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also the founder of Woo University – a non-profit organization committed to providing high quality education to eye care professionals.