Speaking Engagements

The doctors of the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute, Dr. Peter HershDr. Steven GreensteinDr. John Gelles and Dr. David Chu, are renowned experts in their respective fields. They are frequently invited to symposia around the world to present their research and share their expertise.


Intrepid Eye Society Presents – Webinar

December 2020

Dr. Gelles presented “Innovations and Optimization of Scleral Lenses”. He and his co-presenter Dr. Melissa Barnett reviewed the most recent and upcoming innovations in scleral lens care covering everything from new scanning devices, wavefront-guided optics, and future augmented reality scleral lenses. Dr. Gelles presented his early data from CLEI on wavefront-guided scleral lenses, impression-based scleral lenses, and scan-based scleral lenses.


Indiana University – Webinar

December 2020

Dr. David S. Chu and Dr. John D. Gelles were invited to present to the optometry students at Indiana University. They presented “Connecting the Dots: Uveitis, Immunology and OSD”. Dr. Chu gave an extensive overview of uveitis and immunologic conditions as well as reviewed infusion treatments for uveitis. Dr. Gelles followed up with immunologic conditions affecting the ocular surface and their topical management.


Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists – Virtual Meeting

November 2020

Dr. John Gelles was invited to speak at the NSAO meeting this past week. He presented 2 courses “Contemporary Keratoconus Management” and “Perioperative Management of Cataract Surgery” with co-presenter Dr. Daniel Epshtein, which stressed the importance of reviewing ocular surface disease and dry eye disease prior to surgery to optimize outcomes.


World Keratoconus Day Symposium – Webinar

November 2020

World Keratoconus Day is very important to us here at the Cornea and Laser Eye Institute’s CLEI Center for Keratoconus. This year, Dr. Peter Hersh, Dr. Steven Greenstein, and Dr. John Gelles presented “Modern Management of Keratoconus”. This 2-hour course covered demographics, pathophysiology, associated disease, genetics, diagnostics, cross-linking, surgical procedures, and contact lenses for keratoconus.


Refractive Surgery Alliance – Webinar

November 2020

As part of the RSA’s monthly educational series, Dr. Steven Greenstein presented “Corneal Refractive Surgery” with co-panelist Dr. Rex Hamilton. Dr. Greenstein reviewed PRK and LASIK surgery, highlighting nuances in procedure choice and selection of candidates. Dr. John Gelles served as moderator for this lecture.


American Academy of Optometry – Virtual Meeting

October 2020

This years Academy meeting was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. John Gelles was honored to be invited to present 2 courses, “Rapid Fire: Diagnostic and Management Strategies for Neurotrophic Keratitis” with co-presenters Dr. Melissa Barnett, Dr. Jennifer Harthan, and Dr. Chandra Mickles, as well as “Solving the Puzzle of Genetics for the Early Treatment of Keratoconus” with co-presenter Dr. Loretta Szczotka-Flynn.


EyeCare Partners Symposium – Virtual Meeting

October 2020

Dr. John Gelles was invited to teach a course for the EyeCare Partners Symposium. Dr. Gelles lectured on “Corneal Collagen Crosslinking: A Clinically Relevant Guide to CXL” aided at teaching his colleagues about crosslinking management for patients with keratoconus and corneal ectasia. 


BostonSight Cornea Contact Lens Resident FitAcademy – Virtual Meeting

September 2020

As this year’s Cornea and Contact Lens residents continue to settle into their respective residency programs, BostonSight hosted their annual FitAcademy meeting. This intensive educational program was held virtually this year. Dr. John Gelles, a BostonSight PROSE provider, was invited to present a course titled “Scleral Lens Management of Ectasia and Irregular Astigmatism”. He and his co-instructor, Dr. Stephanie Ramdass, discussed scleral lens applications for keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, post corneal surgery ectasia, and terrien’s marginal degeneration.


Refractive Surgery Alliance – Webinar

September 2020

As part of the RSA’s monthly educational series, Dr. Steven Greenstein and Dr. John Gelles presented “Refractive Surgery Diagnostics” with co-instructor Dr. Aaron Waite. Dr. Greenstein and Dr. Gelles discussed the various technologies and their importance in determining candidacy for various forms of refractive surgery.


Richens Eye Symposium – Webinar

September 2020

Dr. John Gelles was invited to teach a course for the Richens Eye Symposium. Dr. Gelles lectured on “Corneal Collagen Crosslinking: A Clinically Relevant Guide to CXL”. This course aided in teaching his colleagues about crosslinking management for patients with keratoconus and corneal ectasia.  


GPLI Cornea and Contact Lens Residents Symposium – Virtual Meeting

August 2020

As this year’s GPLI Cornea and Contact Lens Residents Symposium, Dr. John Gelles was invited to teach this years residents. He was part of the “Irregular Cornea Workshop” with co-instructors Dr. Rob Ensley, Dr. Chad Rosen, Dr. Nick Gidosh and Dr. Jason Jedlicka and the “Scleral and Hybrid Workshop” with co-instructors Dr. Rob Ensley, Dr. Chad Rosen, Dr. Stephanie Woo, and Dr. Jason Jedlicka.


Intrepid Eye Society Presents – Webinar

July 2020

At this month’s Intrepid Eye Society peer education webinar, Dr. John Gelles presented “Management Strategies for Severe OSD: From Amnion to Scleral Lenses” with co-presenters Dr. Scott Hauswirth, Dr. Bita Asghari, and Dr. Jacob Lang. This course taught colleague about complex ocular surface disease and treatment options ranging from topical medications, PROSE treatment, therapeutic contact lens wear, immunologic therapy, biologic therapy, and surgical intervention.


Contact Lens Society of South Africa – Webinar

July 2020

Dr. John Gelles was honored to be invited to present to the CLSSA. Dr. Gelles presented on “Current and Future Contact Lens Innovation: From surface based lens design and HOA correcting optics, to displays, photonics and drugs” with co-presenter Dr. Christine Sindt.


Intrepid Eye Society Presents – Webinar

June 2020

At this month’s Intrepid Eye Society peer education webinar, Dr. John Gelles presented “Smartphone and Tablet Based Slit Lamp Photography: Techniques and Considerations for Anterior Segment Imaging”. This course taught advanced techniques for capturing subtle corneal pathology and included live virtual demonstration.


World Ophthalmology Congress – Virtual Meeting

June 2020

It was an honor for Dr. John Gelles to be invited to lecture at the prestigious World Ophthalmology Congress. Dr. Gelles was part of an expert panel titled “Therapeutic Contact Lenses – Where Are We in 2020?” co-panelist Dr. Sorcha Ni Dhubhghaill, Dr. Oliver Woo OD, Dr. Christina Grupcheva, and Dr. Christine Sindt. He presented a course titled “Current and Future Contact Lens Innovation: From surface based lens design and HOA correcting optics, to displays, photonics and drugs”.


Intrepid Eye Society Presents – Webinar

May 2020

At this month’s Intrepid Eye Society peer education webinar, Dr. John Gelles presented “Ocular Surface Disease and Objective Image Analytics: From TFOS DEWS II to The ASCRS Algorithm, Why it Matters for OD’s, MD’s and Collaborative Care” with co-instructor Dr. Christopher Starr. This lecture taught a practical, in depth review of the majority OSD literature and related this to the importance of objective analytics for precise, accurate, and reproducible grading of OSD severity.


Scleral Lens Education Society – Webinar

April 2020

Dr. John Gelles was invited by the Scleral Lens Education Society to teach on a very timely topic, “Telemedicine and Scleral Lenses: A Panel Discussion” with co-panelists Dr. Marcus Noyes and Dr. Clarke Newman. Telemedicine has become extremely important due to the spread of coronavirus. Patients are currently in need of care and during this pandemic it is important doctor’s know how to use telemedicine to care for their scleral lens wearing patients.


Cornea and Laser Eye Institute and CLEI Center for Keratoconus Symposium – Webinar

February 2020

Dr. Peter Hersh, Dr. Steven Greenstein and Dr. John Gelles presented a national webinar on “Topography-guided PRK for Keratoconus”. Dr. Greenstein reviewed the data from CLEI about the TGPRK procedure, Dr. Gelles reviewed data on TGPRK effects contact lens design and data from a series of contact lens fits on post TGPRK patients, and Dr. Hersh reviewed the technology behind the procedure and individual cases.


New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians – Randolph, NJ

February 2020

Dr. Steven Greenstein and Dr. John Gelles were invited to present at the NJSOP’s meeting. Together they presented “Innovations in Keratoconus Management” where Dr. Greenstein reviewed some of the newest surgical procedures, topography guided PRK and corneal tissue inlays, and Dr. Gelles discussed the newest contact lenses, scan based scleral lenses and wavefront guided scleral lenses. 


CEWire – Virtual Meeting

January 2020

Dr. John Gelles was invited back this year to speak at one of the largest virtual meetings, CEWire. This year Dr. Peter Hersh and Dr. Steven Greenstein joined Dr. Gelles to present “Contemporary Keratoconus Management”. Dr. Gelles reviewed methods for early detection of keratoconus and metrics for monitoring the disease, Dr. Greenstein reviewed methods of corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus and clinical data from CLEI, and Dr. Hersh reviewed surgical methods for vision improvement and Dr. Gelles wrapped up reviewing contact lens options for keratoconus. Dr. Gelles also presented “Future Keratoconus Management: A Glimpse Of What’s To Come”, which reviewed the literature to find and discuss the most exciting research on upcoming devices, surgical and nonsurgical treatments, and finally “Custom Soft Lenses for Keratoconus and Beyond” which reviewed options and methods of soft lenses fitting for keratoconus and other ectatic corneal disease.


Global Specialty Lens Symposium – Las Vegas, NV

January 2020

It was a honor for Dr. John Gelles to be invited back to lecture at the 2020 Global Specialty Lens Symposium. Dr. Gelles presented 3 course, “Keratoconus: What You Need to Know: Diagnostics, Cross-Linking, and Scleral Lenses”, “Contact Lenses for Visual Rehabilitation in Keratoconus”, and “Foundations of a Specialty Contact Lens Practice”.


Scleral Lens Education Society – Webinar

January 2020

This month Dr. John Gelles was honored to present “Corneal Collagen Crosslinking for Keratoconus” as part of the Scleral Lens Education Society’s webinar. This course reviewed corneal pathophysiology, international foundational data about the procedure, and data from the US clinical trial where CLEI was the primary clinical trial site and Dr. Hersh served as principal investigator and medical monitor.


New York Academy of Optometry Meeting – New York, NY

December 2019

Dr. Steven Greenstein and Dr. John Gelles were invited to present at the NYAO meeting. Together they presented “Keratoconus Update: Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment” where Dr. Greenstein reviewed topography guided PRK and corneal tissue inlays and Dr. Gelles discussed scan based scleral lenses and wavefront guided scleral lenses. 


Cornea and Laser Eye Institute and CLEI Center for Keratoconus Symposium – Webinar

October 2019

Dr. Peter Hersh, Dr. Steven Greenstein and Dr. John Gelles presented a national webinar on “Modern Management of Keratoconus”. Dr. Gelles review methods for early detection of keratoconus and metrics for monitoring the disease, Dr. Greenstein reviewed methods of corneal collagen cross-linking for keratoconus and clinical data from CLEI, and Dr. Hersh reviewed surgical methods for vision improvement and Dr. Gelles wrapped up reviewing contact lens options for keratoconus.


3rd World Congress of Optometry – Orlando, FL

October 2019

Following the American Academy of Optometry’s Annual Meeting, Dr. Gelles was invited to speak at the World Congress of Optometry. This international meeting happens every 4 years and brings together doctors and researchers from around the globe. Dr. Gelles presented a lecture entitled “FDA Approved Corneal Collagen Crosslinking: A Clinically Relevant Guide to CXL”. This lecture reviewed in depth the biomechanics of keratoconus, biochemistry of crosslinking, and the body of research which affects the clinical follow up of patients undergoing CXL treatment.


American Academy of Optometry Meeting – Orlando, FL

October 2019

Dr. John Gelles was delighted to serve as a panelist, along with Dr. Renee Reeder and Dr. Randall Sakamoto with Dr. Joe Barr as moderator, during the keratoconus roundtable.  This roundtable was sponsored by The National Keratoconus Foundation.  AAO is a great meeting to discuss KC contact lens options as a group.  The experts (Dr. Gelles) chosen offered opinions, practice tips and insights from their experience managing patients with keratoconus. Additionally Dr. Gelles presented two lectures, one titled “Rapid Fire: The Next Generation in Scleral Lens Fitting” with co-presenter Dr. Brooke Messer, Dr. Sheila Morrison and Dr. Maria Walker and the other “Contact Lenses for Visual Rehabilitation in Keratoconus”. 


East West Eye Conference  – Cleveland, OH

October 2019

Dr. Gelles was honored to be invited to speak at the East West Eye Conference. He presented on “Contact Lenses for Visual Rehabilitation in Keratoconus” reviewing outcomes of contact lens wearers from CLEI. He was also part of a session called “Discussion on Keratoconus: Modern Management” where he lectured with colleagues Dr. Loretta Szczotka-Flynn, who taught on the genetics of keratoconus, and Dr. William Dupps, who taught on the biomechanics of keratoconus. Dr. Gelles taught on modern diagnostics and early detection of keratoconus.


Contact Lens Society of America Meeting – Orlando, FL

September 2019

At this year’s Contact Lens Society of America meeting, Dr. Gelles was invited to present two lectures and participate in several panels. He presented “The Latest and Greatest Clinical Tools to Maximize Scleral Lens Fitting” reviewing new and upcoming technology and “Custom Soft Lens Technology Indications and Contraindications”. Dr. Gelles was a panelist in both, the Contact Lens Grand Rounds: Myopia Control session with co-panelists Dr. Jason Jedlicka and Dr. David Kading, and the Contact Lens Grand Rounds: Scleral Lenses session with co-panelists Dr. Jason Jedlicka and Dr. Stephen Byrnes.


Advanced Refractive Congress – Miami, FL

July 2019

It was a honor for Dr. John Gelles to be invited back to lecture at this years Advanced Refractive Congress. Dr. Gelles presented “Contact Lens Trends in Keratoconus After CXL, Intacs, and TGPRK”. This presentation reviewed data from CLEI showing a spectrum of contact lenses used in post CXL and TGPRK eyes and finding that mainly soft and scleral designs are used in Intacs.


International Congress of Scleral Contacts – Miami, FL

July 2019

Dr. John Gelles was honored to be invited to lecture at this year’s ICSC. He served as a panelist for the “The Atypical Scleral Lens Patient” session with Dr. Ryan McKinnis and Dr. Priscilla Sotomayor. This session focused on patients that are outside of the norm for scleral lenses, such as patients that have experienced traumas, infections, or surgeries resulting in an irregular corneal shape.


Solinsky Eye Care Symposium – Hartford, CT

April 2019

Dr. John Gelles was honored to be invited to lecture at the Solinsky Eye Care Symposium. He presented “FDA Approved Corneal Collagen Crosslinking for Keratoconus”. Additionally, he lectured with Dr. Michael Cooper to present “Cornea on (Rapid) Fire”, a case based lecture reviewing a spectrum of corneal disease states and management. Finally Dr. Gelles and Dr. Cooper were joined by Dr. Susan Janik to present a “Dry Eye Workshop” reviewing everything from diagnostics to procedures for dry eye disease.


Connecticut Opticians Association Meeting – Middletown, CT

March 2019

It was a true honor for Dr. John Gelles to be invited back to speak with the COA as the primary instructor for the COA contact lens education tract. He presented 8 hours of lectures including “Keratoconus Management Grand Rounds: How would you treat this patient?”, “Contemporary Keratoconus Management Diagnose Early, Stop Progression, Rehabilitate Vision”, “Tricks and Tips for Successful Therapeutic Scleral Lens Wear in Ocular Surface Disease”, “Scleral Lens Troubleshooting”, “Custom Soft Lenses for Keratoconus and Beyond” and “Non-Surgical Visual Rehabilitation for Keratoconus Patients”.


Gas Permeable Lens Institute – Webinar

February 2019

It was an honor for Dr. John Gelles to be invited to speak as part of the GPLI education series. The lecture was titled “Technology Applications in Specialty Contact Lens Practice”. In the course Dr. Gelles highlighted new devices to aid in specialty contact lens designs and future developments to aid in monitoring corneal disease.


Connecticut Opticians Association Meeting – Middletown, CT

November 2018

Dr. John Gelles was invited to speak with the COA as the primary instructor for their contact lens tract. He presented 8 hours of lectures including “Keratoconus Management Grand Rounds: How would you treat this patient?”, “Contemporary Keratoconus Management Diagnose Early, Stop Progression, Rehabilitate Vision”, “Tricks and Tips for Successful Therapeutic Scleral Lens Wear in Ocular Surface Disease”, “Scleral Lens Troubleshooting”, “Custom Soft Lenses for Keratoconus and Beyond” and “Non-Surgical Visual Rehabilitation for Keratoconus Patients”.


Westchester, Rockland, Putnam Optometric Society Meeting – Westchester, NY

October 2018

This month Dr. John Gelles presented “Contemporary Keratoconus Management Diagnose Early, Stop Progression, Rehabilitate Vision” to Westchester, Rockland, Putnam Optometric Society. This course taught colleagues about comprehensive management of keratoconus.


Vision Expo West – Las Vegas, NV

September 2018

Dr. John Gelles was invited to present at Vision Expo West. He presented “Custom Soft Lenses for Keratoconus and Beyond” and “Keratoconus Management Grand Rounds: How would you treat this patient ?”. As well as an encore lecture and workshop from Vision Expo East, “Scleral Lens Troubleshooting” with co-presenter Dr. Woo and “Scleral Lens Workshop” with co-instructors Dr. Barnett, Dr. Chang and Dr. Newman.


Optometric Society of the City of New York Meeting – New York, NY

August 2018

This month Dr. John Gelles presented “Contemporary Keratoconus Management Diagnose Early, Stop Progression, Rehabilitate Vision” to the Optometric Society of the City of New York. This course taught doctors about comprehensive management of keratoconus.


International Congress of Scleral Contacts – Miami, FL

July 2018

Dr. John Gelles was honored to be invited to lecture at this year’s ICSC. He served as a moderator for the “Scleral Lenses Necessities” session and also gave a lecture by the same name. In the lecture he discussed everything from educational resources to equipment necessary to deliver scleral lens care.


Advanced Refractive Congress – Miami, FL

July 2018

Dr. John Gelles was honored to be invited to speak at this year’s Advanced Refractive Congress. This year he presented on “Objective Image Analytics: Automated Grading”. This lecture focused on the use of software to grade severity of various disease states and produce consistency, accuracy and repeatability to eliminate variability and bias in clinical practice, clinical trials and research.


Gas Permeable Lens Institute – Webinar

June 2018

Dr. John D. Gelles was invited to speak as part of the Gas Permeable Lens Institute’s education series. Dr. Gelles presented “Contact Lens Fitting in Keratoconus Post Surgery”. This lecture discussed data from CLEI reviewing success rate with various types of specialty lens in patients after undergoing crosslinking, Intacs, and topography guided PRK.


Annual Intrepid Eye Society Meeting – Denver, CO

June 2018

This year’s Intrepid Eye Society Meeting was held in Denver, Colorado. At the meeting, Dr. Gelles presented “Scleral Lenses for Ocular Surface Disease” with co-presenter Dr. Melissa Barnett.


Vision by Design – Orlando, FL

April 2018

Dr. Gelles was invited to speak at this year’s Vision by Design meeting to present “Contemporary Keratoconus Management: Diagnose Early, Stop Progression, Rehabilitate Vision” during the corneal disease symposium. He and his co-presenter, Dr. Andrew Morgenstern ran an educational workshop as well, teaching other doctors the nuances of keratoconus diagnosis and monitoring.


Vision Expo East – New York, NY

March 2018

This year at Vision Expo East, Dr. Gelles was invited to present “Scleral Lens Troubleshooting”. He and his co-presenter, Dr. Stephanie Woo reviewed the nuances to successful scleral lens design. He also taught a hands on workshop, “Scleral Lens Workshop” teaching other doctors how to fit scleral lens, with co-instructors Dr. Melissa Barnett, Dr. Clark Chang, and Dr. Clarke Newman.


Global Contact Lens Forum – New York, NY

March 2018

Prior to Vision Expo East, Dr. Gelles was invited to be a panelist and present at the Global Contact Lens Forum. The panel session was moderated by Dr. Louise Sclafani and Dr. Barry Eiden. Dr. Gelles presented “Scleral Lenses: Visual Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Use”.


Sonoma Eye Symposium – Sonoma, CA

February 2018

Dr. David S. Chu is the education chair and meeting founder of Sonoma Eye, a meeting dedicated to ocular inflammatory and immunologic disease. At the meeting Dr. Chu presented on “New Biologic Treatments for Uveitis” and Dr. Gelles presented on “Scleral Lenses for Ocular Surface Disease”.


Global Specialty Lens Symposium – Las Vegas, NV

January 2018

Dr. Gelles was recently invited to present at this year’s Global Specialty Lens Symposium. He presented case based lecture title “Keratoconus Management Grand Rounds: How would you treat this patient?”. The presentation reviewed modern diagnostics and treatment approaches to keratoconus.


Scleral Lens Education Society – Webinar

December 2017

Dr. Gelles lectured as part of the Scleral Lens Education Society’s education series. He presented “Tricks and Tips for Successful Therapeutic Scleral Lens Wear in Ocular Surface Disease” with co-presenter Dr. Melissa Barnett. The lecture discuss strategies employed by him and Dr. Barnett to facilitate success in therapeutic scleral lens wear.


Cornea, Contact Lens & Contemporary Vision Care Symposium – Houston, TX

December 2017

Dr. Gelles was invited to present at this year’s Cornea, Contact Lens & Contemporary Vision Care Symposium. He presented “Keratoconus: Early Detection and Contemporary Monitoring” where he discussed established guidelines for early diagnosis and monitoring and proposed new diagnostic methods. 


International Forum for Scleral Lens Research – Houston, TX

December 2017

Dr. Gelles was invited to present at this years IFSLR, he presented “IOP and Scleral Lens: Factors, Limitations, and Novel Approaches” exploring concepts in scleral lens wear and it’s impact on biomechanics and intraocular pressure and proposed various techniques and methods of evaluating pressure changes during lens wear.


America Academy of Optometry Meeting – Chicago, IL

October 2017

Dr. Gelles was invited to present at this year’s American Academy of Optometry Meeting. He presents two lectures, “Scleral Lens Virtual Workshop: You Choose the Parameters” with co-presenter Dr. Jedlicka and “Optimizing Ocular Health in Scleral Lens Fitting: Adopt the Minimalist Approach” with co-presenters Dr. Jason Jedlicka, Dr. Langis Michaud, and Dr. Daniel Brazeau. 


Contact Lens Society of America Meeting – Orlando, FL

September 2017

Dr. Gelles was invited to present at this year’s Contact Lens Society of America meeting. He presented on “Tricks and Tips for Successful Therapeutic Scleral Lens Wear in Ocular Surface Disease” and “Non-Surgical Visual Rehabilitation for Keratoconus Patients”. During this meeting, he was honored with the Keith Harrison Award.


American Academy of Ophthalmology – Webinar

August 2017

Dr. Peter S. Hersh, along with Dr. William B. Trattler, presented a live webinar for the American Academy of Ophthalmology on Corneal Collagen Crosslinking. The goals were to gain an understanding of the background and development of CXL as well as determining whether CXL is the most appropriate treatment for the patient.


Advanced Refractive Congress – Miami, FL

July 2017

Dr. John D. Gelles was invited to lecture at this years Advanced Refractive Congress. His lecture “Intacs in the Age of Crosslinking: A Clinical Review” reviewed the use of Intacs combined with CXL, and results from the prospective clinical trial at CLEI where patients were randomized to either sequential or concurrent CXL and Intacs. He also reviewed CLEI data on complications and removals of Intacs, discuss these rare events.


International Congress of Scleral Contacts – Miami, FL

July 2017

Dr. Gelles was invited to lecture at The International Congress of Scleral Contacts meeting this past July. During his talk, “Therapeutic Scleral Lenses: Stain WITH and WITHOUT Pain”, he discussed therapeutic scleral lens wear for patients with complex ocular surface disease.


The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute – CLEI Center for Keratoconus Symposium – Teaneck, NJ

May 2017

Dr. Peter Hersh and Dr. John Gelles hosted colleagues at an educational event on keratoconus. Together they discussed Corneal Collagen Crosslinking and surgical and non-surgical strategies for comprehensive keratoconus management over this 3 hour event.


New York Academy of Optometry Meeting – New York, NY

March 2017

Dr. John D. Gelles and Dr. Peter S. Hersh were invited to speak at the NYAO meeting. Dr. Gelles presented on “Non-Surgical Visual Rehabilitation for Keratoconus” discussing various specialty contact lens options for keratoconus and “Diagnostics and Early Detection of Keratoconus” reviewing established metrics and upcoming technologies. Dr. Hersh presented on “FDA Approved Corneal Collagen Cross-linking for Progressive Keratoconus & Corneal Ectasia” discussing the procedure and results of the FDA clinical trial for CXL where he served as principal investigator and medical monitor.

Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit – New York, NY

March 2017

It was an honor for Dr. John Gelles to be invited to present at this year’s Vision Monday Global Leadership Summit. This year’s summit was titled “A-Eye – Artificial Intelligence: Supercharging Knowledge and Decision Making”. Dr. Gelles presented as part of a panel on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Telemedicine. He presented on “Telemedicine Solutions for Eye Care” with co-panels, Dr. Pearse A. Keane, Dr. Paul Karpecki, and Dr. Kovin Naidoo.


Gas Permeable Lens Institute – Webinar

January 2017

Dr. John Gelles was invited to speak as part of the GPLI education series. The lecture was titled “Scleral Lens Fitting to Optimize Corneal Physiology” with co-presenter Dr. Michaud. They discussed challenges related to scleral lens wear and methods to improve physiology in compromised corneas.


International Forum for Scleral Lens Research – Houston, TX

December 2016

Dr. John Gelles was invited to be a panelist at the first International Forum for Scleral Lens Research meeting. He discussed the role of oxygen permeability of the scleral contact lens system.


American Academy of Ophthalmology, Annual Meeting – Chicago, IL

October 2016

Dr. Peter Hersh was invited to participate as a speaker at the Avedro North Lecture Series at AAO. He discussed the U.S. FDA Approved Cross-Linking Keratoconus and Corneal Ectasia Data. Dr. Hersh was a medical monitor of the clinical trials which led to recent FDA approval.


International Congress of Scleral Contacts 2016 – Miami, FL

July 2016

Dr. John Gelles was invited to lecture at The International Congress of Scleral Contacts meeting this past July. During his talk, “EyePrintPRO for Bilateral Proud Grafts”, he discussed scleral lens complications, scleral lenses and corneal transplants, as well as EyePrintPRO for bilateral proud grafts when all other options failed. Dr. Gelles is among a group of less than 25 trained providers worldwide who fits patients with the EyePrintPRO device. We are excited to be able to offer this technology to our patients!


First Annual Intrepid Eye Society Meeting – Boston, MA

June 2016

Dr. John Gelles, a founding member of the Intrepid Eye Society, presented, “Combined Procedures Keratoconus” and “Telemedicine of Eyecare” to a group of optometrists. These lectures covered current and future procedures for keratoconus, current and future research at The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute, as well as the role of telemedicine in eyecare.

The Intrepid Eye Society is a diverse group of emerging thought leaders in optometry. Their initiatives include the advancement of optometry through innovative thought sharing on topics related to future medical therapeutics, diagnostics, practice development, research and development, and collaborative care and ophthalmology.


New York Academy of Optometry Meeting – New York, NY

June 2016

Dr. John Gelles was invited to discuss Corneal Collagen Crosslinking and Scleral Lenses at the NYAO meeting. The lectures were titled, “FDA Approved Corneal Collagen Cross-linking for Progressive Keratoconus” and “Fitting Philosophies for Oxygen Delivery and Successful Scleral Lens Wear in Diseased Corneas”.

Dr. Gelles is the Director of the Specialty Contact Lens Division here at The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute – CLEI Center for Keratoconus.


The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute – CLEI Center for Keratoconus Symposium – Teaneck, NJ

May 2016

Dr. Peter Hersh and Dr. John Gelles invited local optometrists to an educational event on Corneal Collagen Crosslinking. Corneal Collagen Crosslinking was recently FDA approved and granted to Avedro, Inc. for Photrexa Viscous, Photrexa, and the KXL System. Dr. Hersh was medical monitor of the clinical trial which led to this approval. Dr. Hersh discussed FDA approval for patients with progressive keratoconus while Dr. Gelles discussed how to successfully co-manage patients who are having crosslinking performed.

If you are a physician interested in future continuing educational events at The Cornea and Laser Eye Institute, please contact Stacey Lazar at slazar@vision-institute.com.

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