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Extending the focus: The role for extended depth of focus designs in contact lenses

February 12, 2021 at 06:00:00 PM · London
About This Webinar

A number of contact lens designs based on Extended Depth Of Focus have been launched into the market. These lenses offer potential solutions to patients seeking myopia control and correction of presbyopia. This webinar will explain the basic principles behind EDOF and explore how the approach works for the correction of presbyopia and the management of myopia. The session will provide a practice-based perspective discussing how EDOF lenses may be employed including the training and fitting patients.

Session one 18:00 - 18:30 Nick Atkins, Director of Marketing and Professional Services, Positive Impact

Session two 18:30 - 19:00 Session sponsored by SynergEyes
Dr Louise Sclafani, SynergEyes

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Director of Marketing and Professional Services, Positive Impact (PI)
Nick Atkins is a business owner and contact lens optician with over 40 year’s experience in the optical business (he’s keen to point out that he started very young!). He has worked on both sides of the optical fence, initially in practice and later moving to the industry side with Bausch & Lomb where he spent 10 years in professional services and marketing roles.

Since B&L Nick provided consultancy services to both sides of the business as well as establishing a number of businesses including Proven Track Record – the force behind the business symposium Independents Day. In 2008 he co-founded Positive Impact (PI) and is currently the company’s Director of Marketing and Professional Services. PI is an optical sales and marketing business that distributes a range of products including contact lenses and dry eye diagnostics and treatments.

Nick has lectured extensively on clinical and business related subjects throughout the Europe, the UK and Ireland. He has co-authored and written numerous clinical papers and articles and coordinated studies including the landmark EASE (Enhancing the Approach to Selecting Eyewear) study, examining the effect of using contact lenses to help with choosing glasses.

A former ABDO board director, Nick is also a Past President and an inaugural Fellow of the BCLA.
Webinar hosting presenter
Vice President of Professional Affairs, SynergEyes
Louise A. Sclafani, OD, FAAO, FSLS ’89 ICO, served as Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Optometric Services at University of Chicago from 1993-2017. Her main interests include contact lenses, corneal disease, and surgery co-management. She applies her experience of challenging hospital based care as Vice President of Professional Affairs for SynergEyes and continues to see patients at SoLo Eyecare a private practice in Chicago and trains young doctors at the Illinois College of Optometry. She was awarded the status of Diplomate by the American Academy of Optometry CCLRT and selected by Review of Optometry as one of the Top 10 Females at the Forefront of Optometry
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