The second of the series of workshops on best contact lens practice titled ‘Specialty Contact lens fitting’ held on 1 sep 2013 at the Sri.V.D.Swami Auditorium, drew over 50 odd enthusiastic participants that included senior Optometrists who graduated from the 2nd batch of Elite School of Optometry and private practitioners from all over India.
Welcoming the participants to the session, Dr.Rajeswari, In- charge, Contact Lens Clinic, detailed them on the objective of the session, which is to impart skillful practice of contact lens fitting in corneas that were variant due to pre/ post surgical procedures, irregular corneas, corneas that underwent degeneration or diseased !
A lecture on improving the quality of vision by eliminating distortion, ghost imaging by use of Soft Toric lenses for irregular corneas, presented by Ms.Sakunthala, Optometrist was well received. An account of the usage of conventional rigid gas permeable, its constraints were elaborated by Ms.Madhumathi, Senior Optometrist.
Ms.Amudha Oli, Senior Optometrist, highlighted the advantages of special design rigid gas permeable lenses over other types drew much attention. She explained that it was adherence of skillful contact lens practice that gave utmost comfort to the user held the key to success
Sri.Yeshwant Saoji, Optometrist, Saoji Vision care, Nagpur captivated the audience with his enthralling lecture on the viability of endearing practice of Specialty Contact lens in private set up.
Ms.Rajni, and Mr.Abdul Majid, senior optometrists elaborated on piggyback lens systems and Hybrid / specialized soft lenses for keratoconus. Dr.Rajeswari gave a detailed lecture on fitting and design PROSE lenses.
Case studies, real life examples demonstrating latest available lenses including the Piggy back, Rose K, Boston Scleral lenses and the video session on Fluoroscein pattern evaluation gave distinctive, hands on experience to the participants, who unanimously agreed, that such a workshop was unique of its kind.
The day concluded with distribution of certificates to the participants who expressed their utmost satisfaction on the session through their feedback