New academy to promote scleral lenses

A new organisation to promote the development and knowledge of scleral lenses, the Euro and Austral-Asian Scleral Lens Academy (EASLA), has been created...

Book review: Contact Lenses sixth edition

I approached the sixth edition of Contact Lenses by Anthony Phillips and Lynne Speedwell with enthusiasm as some years ago I was a student when the fifth...

Royal recognition for McGhee, Mosen

Queen’s Birthday Honours have been awarded to two prominent figures in the field of eye care. Auckland-based Professor Charles McGhee has been made an...

Clinical pearls from GSLS 2019

Now in its eleventh year, the Global Speciality Lens Symposium (GSLS), held annually in Las Vegas, is a unique conference focused on enabling eye care...

The lie that is soft contact lens ‘fitting’

For anyone who has followed these specialty contact lens articles over time you will have noticed a conspicuous lack of mention of the dominant segment...

Non-ortho-k CL options for myopia control

Last year, I gave an account of my personal sob-story of rampant myopia and discussed how modern day orthokeratology (ortho-k) contact lenses can be modified...

A view from the other side

Specialty CL Forum At the end of last year, I was fortunate enough to receive the Cornea and Contact Lens Society (CCLS) Scholarship and so embarked on...

Bandage Contact Lenses

As contact lens fitters, too often we find ourselves fixated over obtaining the very best visual results for our patients. These days we can specify a...

RGPs and corneal graft patients

Adjoining the consulting room of my specialty practice, Bay Eye Care, is an office shared by a clinical psychologist and a private psychiatrist. Fortunately,...

Ortho-k: tackling the epidemic

At the tender age of nine I developed a blinding eye disease. This bombshell was dropped on my world at my first eye examination in 1996. My optometrist...

Jurassic Park, CLs and a cataract

As the guest writer for this issue’s speciality contact lens forum, I thought I would tackle a problem I have encountered a few times and feel may become...

How not to revolutionise contact lenses design

In the annals of history there exists a number of important discoveries that were conceived over a few beers. Arthur Holmes and his colleagues developed...

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