Optometric Society of the City of New York (OSCONY) Monthly Meetings

SUNY College of Optometry hosts a monthly evening series in conjunction with the local Optometric Society of the City of New York. This Tuesday evening event offers two hours of COPE & CE Broker approved continuing education credits. All OSCONY meetings are held at SUNY College of Optometry 33 West 42nd Street New York, New York 10036. Please note that Pre-registration is not required.

Current Meeting Details: 

Date: October 21, 2014  Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Speaker(s): David Libassi, O.D

Title: Fitting and Management of the Post-Surgical Cornea with Scleral Lens Designs

Course Description: 

The purpose of this lecture is to help eye care providers appreciate the optical and physiological  benefits of scleral lenses, to identify  appropriate potential  patient’s, and enter into the fitting process with sufficient  knowledge and accessible support to achieve success.

As part of the lecture we will discuss identifying appropriate patients for scleral lens fitting.  Patients with irregular corneal surfaces due to disease, surgery, trauma, or dryness may all benefit for scleral lens wear.   Understanding the unique construction of scleral lenses is necessary to  select the  appropriate diagnostic lenses to begin the fitting process.   Once the fitting process has begun, the fitters  able to accurately read  corneal, limbal, and scleral fluorescein patterns critical for successful fitting. 

Finally, maintaining successful scleral lens wear requires careful monitoring of the patient’s corneal and scleral tissue , looking for signs and listening for symptoms of physiological dysfunction.  Solving lens wear problems requires a basic understanding of the limits of scleral lens construction and where to turn for help when the going gets rough.

Upcoming Tuesday Meeting Dates in 2014:

November 11th
December 9th