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Global Specialty Lens Symposium

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Jan. 24 to Jan. 27, 2019Tropicana, Las Vegas

The Global Specialty Lens Symposium brings together 700 contact lens prescribing professionals who will benefit from 50 CE credit opportunities and 60 exhibitors with the latest contact lens designs and materials, manufacturing equipment, diagnostic instruments and dry eye treatments.

“GSLS is the premier contact lens event, attracting speakers, attendees and exhibitors from around the world who share their extensive knowledge and experience,” says OM Publisher Roger Zimmer.

To help you plan, OM has compiled a listing of exhibitors and symposium information on the following pages. Exhibit hall hours are on Jan. 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Jan. 25 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Jan. 26 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

BEYOND THE COURSE TITLES

To help shape your agenda at the Global Specialty Lens Symposium, which has more than 100 presentations to choose from, here are a few tips:

Start with the topic area or areas for which you are passionate, advises Edward S. Bennett O.D., M.S., F.A.A.O., planning committee member. For example, pre-conference day, Jan. 24, offers five tracks: GP Lens Institute, myopia, practice management, keratoconus and scleral lenses.

“The beauty of this is you have the opportunity to customize your interest,” Dr. Bennett says. “You can go track-to-track to customize your education to your interest level.”

From there, he recommends:

  • Add areas of clinical practice where you’d like to bring back information to your practice or institution.
  • Attend each general session, which will discuss the most important and timely topics.
  • Consider paper sessions.
  • For education on how to fit or troubleshoot a specific scleral lens, consider the industry-sponsored sessions.

Education Committee Chairman, Jason Nichols, O.D., M.S., M.P.H., kicked off the planning process by asking for submissions of topic ideas. A number of courses were accepted through this process. The committee, which includes Karen DeLoss, O.D., Patrick J. Caroline and Eef van der Worp, BOptom, Ph.D., also looks at national and international meetings and publications, and takes into account their own experiences, to shape an agenda.

Find Dr. Bennett presenting during sessions, including GP Multifocal Fitting and Problem Solving, on Thursday, including GP Multifocal Fitting and Problem Solving.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

GSLS offers 47 courses for 50 CE credits. Each attendee can participate in a maximum of 20 credits. Titles, times, content and more can all be found at bit.ly/GSLSagenda .

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JAN. 24
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Preconference tracks
12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Refreshment break and sponsored talks
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. General session
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. CE breakout session
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Manufacturer breakout session
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reception
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Breakfast and sponsored talks
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. General session
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CE breakout session
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Manufacturer breakout session
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. General session
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Manufacturer breakout session
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Reception
SATURDAY, JAN. 26
7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Breakfast and sponsored talks
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. General session
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. General session or CE breakout
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. General session
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Manufacturer breakout session
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. General session
SUNDAY, JAN. 27
8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. General session

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Global Specialty Lens Symposium can be found on Twitter, @GSLSConference , and on Facebook, @GlobalSpecialtyLensSymposium. The hashtag for the conference is #GSLS19. In fact, post a photo using the hashtag and you could be entered to win a $50 Amex gift card. (You must also be following the conference on Twitter and like the page on Facebook.) Additionally, Contact Lens Spectrum, the event’s presenting magazine and also published by PentaVision, will be hosting Facebook Live! with sponsors, exhibitors, organizers and attendees throughout the event. It can be found on Facebook @ContactLensSpectrum and live-tweeting the event @CLS_magazine.

Of course, we at OM want to be in on the fun. Tag us in your photos to decrease our #FOMO (fear of missing out).

FACTS

13
Years of Global Specialty Lens Symposium

5
Venues in that history

750
Attendees expected from about 30 countries (an estimate)

5
Committee persons who plan the meeting

EXHIBIT FLOOR DIRECTORY

LISTINGS SUBMITTED BY EXHIBITORS. ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE COMPANIES.

Acculens

At AccuLens, it is our commitment to design and manufacture the best in contact lens designs. It is our primary focus to be a practice partner in custom scleral lens designing.
BOOTH #321 • acculens.com

Advanced Vision Technologies

AVT is a customized specialty contact lens laboratory that manufactures sclerals, GP and soft contact lenses for normal to extremely irregular, post-surgical and diseased corneas. Come learn about our Naturalens and Prime family of products. Prosthetic lenses are also available.
BOOTH #112 • www.AVTLENS.com

ADVENTURE IN COLORS

Exclusive manufacturer of the ZELTZER X-CHROM soft lens for color deficiency. Specialized with hand-painted custom lenses for aniridia, albino, coloboma and more. We offer custom colored lenses for cone dystrophy, headache, photophobia and more. Other company enhancement colors can be duplicated.
BOOTH #224 • www.adventureincolors.com

Art Optical Contact Lens, Inc.

Art Optical is an experienced custom lab, delivering exceptional service and quality custom contact lenses. From pediatrics to presbyopes, we have a lens for virtually every patient! Key products include Renovation multifocal, Intelliwave Pro and AMPLEYE!
BOOTH #219 • www.artoptical.com

Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb has core businesses in OTC products, dietary supplements, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments.
BOOTH #203 • www.bausch.com

Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision Products

Bausch + Lomb Specialty Vision Products is dedicated to providing customized contact lenses to address challenging visual problems, including keratoconus, post-refractive surgery, presbyopia and ocular surface disease. Visit our booth to learn about our new Zen Multifocal scleral lens.
BOOTH #203 • www.aldenoptical.com

Blanchard Contact Lenses

Learn about the many unique design options available with Onefit MED — an advanced scleral lens that puts you in control to custom design lenses for both highly irregular, medically indicated corneas and normal corneas, when a larger diameter is needed.
BOOTH #121 • www.blanchardlab.com

BostonSight

BostonSight SCLERAL is an evidence-based scleral lens design built on six years of patient data on more than 7,000 eyes. Our scleral lens fitting system helps you achieve a smart, predictable and efficient fit with optimal vision.
BOOTH #316 • www.bostonsightscleral.org/

Bruder Healthcare Company

Bruder offers products for the treatment of dry eye, blepharitis, contact lens discomfort and other eye irritations. Products are designed to provide patient satisfaction, exceptional performance, safety and durability. Visit booth 118 to see Bruder Moist Heat Mask and Eyeleve Contact Lens Compress.
BOOTH #118 • www.bruder.com

Contamac

Contamac is a manufacturer of contact and IOL materials. We take pride in ensuring that every material is manufactured to the highest standard of quality. Our contact lens materials include traditional hydrogels, our Optimum line of GP materials and Definitive silicone hydrogel materials.
BOOTH #209 • www.contamac.com

Contour Fine Tooling

Contour Fine Tooling’s seven global manufacturing sites offer new single crystal diamond tools and regional tool repair services for the ophthalmic manufacturing industry. 1.0 µm radius size and edge waviness of <50 nm are possible on insert or solid shank tooling.
BOOTH #424 • contour-diamonds.com/

DAC International, Inc.

DAC International is a supplier of contact lens, scleral lens and IOL production equipment, software and support. Our ALM and 100A Series lathes offer advanced technology. Optional automation, toric and specialty lens design capability, on-lathe fenestration and laser engraving are also available.
BOOTH #227 • dac-intl.com

DGH Technology, Inc.

DGH Technology produces ultrasonic ophthalmic equipment. Our instruments — pachymeters, A-Scans, B-Scans and UBM — have met standards for reliability and ease of use for more than 30 years. DGH products are proudly made in the USA.
BOOTH #411 • www.dghtechnology.com

Doctor Multimedia

Offering dynamic medical marketing solutions, Doctor Multimedia spends each day helping doctors build and grow their practices. We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Your website doesn’t stop working, and neither do we.
BOOTH #327 • doctormultimedia.com/

Eaglet Eye

Eaglet Eye produces the Eye Surface Profiler (ESP). This corneoscleral topographer utilizes profilometry to obtain a hi-resolution image of the eye 20 mm in diameter. The ESP can increase your speed and precision when fitting specialty lenses. The ESP has more than 30 lens designs embedded in the software. Visit us at GSLS.
BOOTH #108 • eaglet-eye.com/

Essilor Custom Contact Lens Specialists

Essilor Custom Contact Lens Specialists is an expert team passionate about GP lenses and the art of fitting them. Our products and services help you successfully fit patients with the specialty lenses they need to see the world clearly.
BOOTH #322 • www.essilorcontacts.com

Euclid Systems Corporation

Join us in shaping the future with Euclid Emerald, orthokeratology brand for childhood myopia management. Together, we can have a greater impact on your patients, your practice and the global myopia epidemic.
BOOTH #309 • http://euclidsys.com

EyePrint Prosthetics

EyePrint Prosthetics uses ocular impressions and elevation-specific technology to vault irregularities on the ocular surface. The resulting EyePrintPRO scleral device is custom-fit to each patient’s eye, offering an alternative for patients previously written off due to corneal and scleral irregularities.
BOOTH #110 • www.eyeprintpro.com

EyeSpace

EyeSpace is a contact lens design platform that integrates with your corneal topographer. We provide a complete turn key solution to Ortho K contact lens fitting and provide a comprehensive knowledge base, patient resource suite and brochures.
BOOTH #413 • www.EyeSpacelenses.com

GP Lens Institute / CLMA

Supported by the membership of the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association, the GP Lens Institute offers school workshop programs, monthly webinars, educational and practice-building materials and a bimonthly newsletter, all with a focus on GP and custom soft contact lenses.
BOOTH #215 • www.gpli.info

K&Y Diamond

Since 1976, K&Y Diamond has been making high-quality diamond tools available anywhere. We are committed to the contact lens / IOL market and utilize the most sophisticated manufacturing techniques to meet the demands of our customers.
BOOTH #423 www.kydiamond.ca/

iMatrix

Since 2002 iMatrix has specialized in customized, professional websites and online marketing solutions for eye care professionals — with small to medium-size businesses — who want to gain a larger local market share. We provide the solution for all your online marketing needs to help attract new business and engage patients.
BOOTH #329 • https://imatrix.com/

Luneau Technology USA

The new Visionix VX130 is an instrument with Scheimpflug corneal tomography, Shack Hartman wavefront aberrometry and Placido Ring corneal topography in a single instrument. This gives you the most complete and accurate assessment of the anterior segment for efficient patient management.
BOOTH #112 • www.luneautechusa.com

Medcorp International

Prosthetic and hand-painted soft contact lenses for disfigured eyes.
BOOTH #120 • Medcorpint.com

Medmont International Pty Ltd

Medmont is a designer and manufacturer of ophthalmic instruments for the global market. Medmont products are used by eye care professionals and researchers worldwide. Medmont is proud to have had, and continues to have, its equipment used in numerous unsponsored peer review studies around the globe.
BOOTH #414 • www.medmont.com

Menicon America

Menicon America’s product portfolio supports your soft lens patients with Miru 1day flat pack daily disposable lenses and Miru 1Month. Our innovative GP materials support your specialty lens practice with Menicon Z and our comprehensive lens care line featuring Unique pH, PROGENT and LacriPure.
BOOTH #405 • www.meniconamerica.com/pro/

Metro Optics

Metro Optics offers an extensive portfolio of custom soft, corneal GP and scleral contact lens products to help satisfy even the most challenging lens fit. Come talk with our consultants and learn what lens designs are most appropriate for your contact lens patients.
BOOTH #216 • www.metro-optics.com

Natural Ophthalmics, Inc.

Natural Ophthalmics Inc. develops and distributes homeopathic eye drops and/or oral pellets for the treatment of dry eye, allergy, cataract, glaucoma and corneal healing. Products are preservative free and do not sting. An intro pack will be mailed upon request. (877)220-9710.
BOOTH #126 • www.NaturalEyeDrops.com

neurolens

neurolenses are prescription lenses that add a contoured prism to bring the eyes into alignment. Contoured prism has been shown in studies to relieve the headaches, neck/shoulder pain and eyestrain that many patients experience when using digital devices, reading or doing detail work.
BOOTH #127 • www.neurolenses.com/eye-care/

OCULUS, Inc.

Since 1895, OCULUS has offered a wide range of products including the Pentacam, VF perimeters, corneal topographers, autorefractors, keratometers, etc. They are 100% made in Germany and fully supported in the U.S.
BOOTH #212 • www.oculususa.com

OCuSOFT

Routine eyelid hygiene enhances comfort for contact lens wearers. To achieve optimum results, clean all oil, debris and other contaminants associated with eyelid irritations using OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Eyelid Cleanser and then spray OCuSOFT HypoChlor for fast action against microorganisms.
BOOTH #420 • www.ocusoft.com/

Optimec Limited

The Optimec is830 and is830 Auto Z (in process measurement) are being used around the world by research groups and lens manufacturers. They provide comprehensive geometric and profile measurements of all lens types, data that has not previously been available.
BOOTH #323 • www.optimec.com

Paragon Vision Sciences

Paragon Vision Sciences is a producer of orthokeratology and oxygen permeable lens material. Paragon is part of the CooperVision Specialty Eyecare Division, which is dedicated to delivering solutions to meet ocular challenges, specifically progressive myopia and corneal-related disorders.
BOOTH #109/104 • www.paragonvision.com/ecp/

Rotlex

Rotlex produces advanced metrology instruments and solutions, specializing in the ophthalmic industry. Products include: Contest 2, a system for high-resolution measurement and mapping all types of contact lenses and Brass 2000, a surface inspection providing quality control, valuable and precise information.
BOOTH #421 • www.rotlex.com

Scleral Lens Education Society

Come learn about our non-profit educational organization! We are dedicated to providing education about scleral lenses to doctors and patients around the world. Visit the booth to learn about becoming a member or a fellow.
BOOTH #325 • www.sclerallens.org

SpecialEyes, LLC

SpecialEyes custom contact lenses aid independent eye care providers in their mission to help patients overcome unique optical issues with unique optical solutions. Our custom soft toric, multifocal and multifocal toric designs meet the needs of each patient, enhancing your reputation as an expert.
BOOTH #220 • specialeyesqc.com

SynergEyes

SynergEyes provides a complete continuum of specialty contact lenses to leading independent ECPs. Brands include Duette hybrid lenses for astigmatism and presbyopia, UltraHealth hybrid, SynergEyes VS scleral lenses for irregular corneas and SimplifEyes 1Day daily disposable soft lenses.
BOOTH #314 • www.synergeyes.com

Tangible Science

Stop by and learn more about Tangible Hydra-PEG, our novel surface coating specifically designed to enhance comfort and the overall wearing experience for custom lens patients. You can also get a preview of our upcoming companion solutions Tangible Clean (MP cleaner) and Tangible Boost (conditioning solution).
BOOTH #324 • www.tangiblescience.com

The American Academy of Orthokeratology and Myopia Control

The AAOMC is a non-profit organization of practitioners and academics devoted to the science and education of orthokeratology and myopia control. Our annual meeting, Vision By Design, is devoted entirely to corneal reshaping and myopia control and will be held May 15 to May 19.
BOOTH #419 • https://www.orthokacademy.com/

TruForm Optics

At TruForm, specialty lenses are our focus. We specialize in advancing the science and technology of scleral designs for dry eye and ocular surface disease management, myopia management with orthokeratology, bifocal and multifocal lenses for presbyopia and traditional GP designs.
BOOTH #409 • www.tfoptics.com

V-Optics

V-Optics provides solutions to perform automatic quality control of contact and implantable lenses, based on contactless optical metrology technologies. We offer a smart way to a more objective quality assessment, more traceability and an optimized process overall.
BOOTH #422 • www.v-optics.fr

Valley Contax

We manufacture custom GP lenses with excellent customer support. We invite you to stop by our booth to meet the staff and learn what Valley Contax has in store for 2019!
BOOTH #223 • www.valleycontax.com

Visionary

Visionary is your specialty lens lab for your future. Rapid personal service, transparent pricing policies and easy-to-fit lens designs are all part of the support on which we pride ourselves.
BOOTH #427 • www.visionarylens.com

Visionary Optics

Visionary Optics (Europa, Elara & Jupiter) is an innovative, technology-driven company in the scleral lens industry. With the sMap3D scleral topography system, we also collect advanced scleral shape data.
BOOTH #313 • www.visionary-optics.com

Visioneering Technologies, Inc.

Visioneering Technologies Inc., located in Atlanta, is an innovative company developing vision products, including NaturalVue Multifocal with Neurofocus Optics technology.
BOOTH #114 • www.vtivision.com

Wave Contact Lens System

Wave lenses allow for a greater range of patient selection. Using topographer data, Wave software creates a lens nearly matching the cornea in single vision, front surface multifocal, toric/bi-toric or orthokeratology. Curves are multi-aspheric for optimum fit and effect.
BOOTH #317 • www.wavecontactlenses.com

Weave

Weave is a communications tool that brings business owners together with their clients. Yes, Weave gives you advanced texting, automated reminders, email marketing tools, reviews and more — but we also give you a relationship-building solution for your office.
BOOTH #429 • www.getweave.com

X-Cel Specialty Contacts

As an employee-owned and operated specialty contact lens lab, each employee at X-Cel has a vested interest in the success of you and your patients. Come see how we can help you succeed through quality products, quick delivery, paperless credits and hands-on training and education for you and your staff.
BOOTH #113 • www.xcelspecialtycontacts.com

The registration desk is located by the Club Tower elevators. It is open Jan. 23, 6 to 9 p.m., and during conference hours.