Contributions to Professional Development

Our researchers are available to speak on a variety of special topics. Most recently, our lectures have included the following subjects:

Biocompatibility and deposition

  • Lens solutions and the tear film/ocular surface
  • Corneal sensitivity and sensation
  • Impact of tear film components on in vitro lipid uptake to contact lens materials
  • Lipid deposition on silicone hydrogel lenses

Comfort and dryness symptoms

  • Comfortable contact lenses – a realistic dream?
  • Dry eye disease vs. contact lens dry eye
  • Nutrition and dry eye

Emerging trends and technologies

  • Myopia: A world-wide epidemic
  • Myopia control in a pediatric population
  • New animal research in myopia

Lens and solution updates

  • Disinfecting solutions
  • Future of contact lenses and care products
  • Specialty contact lenses
  • Novel contact lens materials for drug delivery
  • In vitro dehydration rates of lens materials
  • Soft contact lens wettability and comfort

Needs of specific populations

  • Contact lenses for the emerging presbyope
  • Keratoconus fitting
  • Kids and contact lenses
  • Multifocal contact lens wear
  • Presbyopic contact lens fitting
  • Impact of compliance: safety and lens performance

Physiological effects of contact lens wear

  • Conjunctival response to soft contact lens wear
  • Corneal staining and contact lens wear
  • Critical oxygen transmissibility
  • Infiltrates and contact lens wear
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction
  • Physiological benefits of silicone hydrogel lenses
  • Red eyes and contact lenses

Technology and techniques

  • Corneal imaging techniques
  • Extraction of mucin from hydrogel contact lenses
  • Ocular surface sampling techniques
  • Ocular tear film assessment