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Specialist contact lenses and sclerals meeting Hertford UK, March 2016

Thursday 17th
Friday 18th Saturday
19th March 2016

Taking on the challenge of keratoconus management with contact lenses

The expanding role for sclerals

Presented by Hertford Optometry and Contact Lens Practice

  • RGP corneal lens fitting principles
  • Imaging the ectactic cornea
  • RGP corneal lenses for keratoconus and post transplant
  • Hydrogel and hybrid lenses for keratoconus
  • Contact lenses beyond the limbus: current trends
  • Interaction with ophthalmology: the surgical options for keratoconus
  • Scleral lenses for keratoconus and post transplant
  • Indications and fitting principles for scleral lenses
  • Practical and demonstration session
  • Scleral lens impression techniques

Thursday 17th March

Session 1: Introduction to RGP corneal lens fitting
9.00 – 9.45 am REGISTRATION
Essential RGP corneal lens fitting principles
9.45 – 10.30 am RGP corneal lens fitting Ken Pullum
10.30 – 11.15 am Understanding the peripheral design Ken
11.15 – 11.45 am TEA / COFFEE / Registration for afternoon session
Session 2: Keratoconus management
11.45 – 12.30 pm Imaging unraveled Vijay Anand
12.30 – 1.45 pm LUNCH
2.15 – 3.00 pm Corneal RGP lens end points and reaching them using the axial profile Claus Van Weezel
3.00 – 3.30 pm TEA / COFFEE
3.30 – 4.00 pm Contact lenses post transplant Vijay
4.00 – 4.30 pm Beyond the limbus: too large for a corneal, but not quite a scleral Ken
4.30 – 5.15 pm Discussion / Demonstration / Practical session Ken, Vijay, Claus

Friday 18th March

Session 3: Keratoconus management
9.00 – 9.45 am REGISTRATION
9.45 – 10.15 am Hydrogel lenses for keratoconus: Where do they fit in? Josie Barlow
10.15 – 10.45 am Hybrid RGP / hydrogel Matt Carter
10.45 – 11.15 pm The Moorfields cross linking experience:- interim outcomes Marcello Leucci
11.15 – 11.45 am TEA / COFFEE
11.45 – 12.15 am Contact lens wear in keratoconus: Keeping complications in perspective Discussion panel
Ken, Josie, Matt
Marcello, Claus
12.15 – 12.45 pm Surgical options for keratoconus and the interaction with contact lens management TBA
12.45 – 2.00 pm LUNCH
Session 4: Focusing in on sclerals Session 1
2.00 – 2.30 pm Visual indications for scleral lenses in keratoconus and transplant Ken
2.30 – 2.45 pm Keratoconus / Contact lenses / Hydrops / Transplants: Keeping on top of it all Gareth Ashman
2.45 – 3.15 pm Scleral lens fitting essentials:-
Preformed non fenestrated methods
3.15 – 3.45 pm TEA / COFFEE
3.45 – 5.30 pm Practical session:
Scleral Lenses: putting in and removal
Elementary assessment Summary and discussion
Ken, Marcello, Matt, Claus, Josie, Gareth

Evening Meal and Music

Friday 18th October 2016 7.30 pm

Olivers Room, The Salisbury Arms Hotel

You are invited to an evening of entertainment.

Four excellent singers and musicians, Steven, Gareth, Ronda and Katy are joining us for the evening on Friday performing a variety of music; Rat Pack tribute, acoustic guitar, keyboard and vocals. Not to be missed.

Sponsored by Bausch and Lomb, Jack Allen Contact Lenses, UltraVision and BIB Ophthalmic Instruments

Saturday 19th March

Session 5: Focusing in on sclerals
9.00 – 10.00 am Scleral lens fitting principles:-
How does the diameter affect the scleral lens fitting dynamic? Ken
16.50mm mini sclerals. Lots of them, what’s the difference? Jen McMahon
10.00 – 10.45 am When the initial fitting process is complete …what next?:
Managing the problems and complications Jen
Minimising mishaps and mistakes Ken
10.45 – 11.30 am TEA/ COFFEE
Non-co-axial scleral lens fitting Jen
Eye impressions Ken
Scleral lens therapeutic applications and their use in the management of ocular surface disorders TBA
11.30 – 12.00 am The delegates slot …. Presentation of rapid fire case studies
Session 6: Focusing in on sclerals
11.30 – 2.00 pm
Scleral lenses in action Guests
Assessment of the fit of lenses Ken / Jen / Claus / Shima Shah
Instructing the techniques of putting in and removing scleral lenses Lesley Parsell Tracy Partridge
2.00 – 3.00 pm LUNCH
3.00 – 4.00 pm Demonstration and practical continued Ken / Jen / Claus / Shima
Sclerals from eye impressions Ken
4.00pm – close Final discussion and summary Ken / Jen / Shima Claus


Ken Pullum FCOptom DipCLP

Principal Optometrist, Scleral Lens Service Moorfields Eye Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and Queen’s Hospital, Romford, Essex

Principal, Hertford Optometry and Contact Lens Practice, Hertford Formerly founding partner and director, Innovative Sclerals Ltd, Hertford

Vijay Anand PhD BSc MCOptom DipTp(IP)

Principal Optometrist, Contact Lens Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Claus Van Weezel

Ledende Optiker
Clinical Director, Kennedy Institute, Copenhagen

Josie Barlow SMC (Tech) FBDO CL

Clinical and Operations Manager, UltraVision, Leighton Buzzard, UK

Marcello Leucci BSc MCOptom

Specialist Optometrist, Contact Lens Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Matt Carter

Specialist Optometrist, Contact Lens Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Jen McMahon BSc MCOptom

Specialist Optometrist Oxford Eye Hospital
Formerly Clinical Consultant Innovative Sclerals Ltd, Hertford and Head of Optometry, Great Western Hospital, Swindon

Shima Shah BSc MCOptom DipTp(IP)

Specialist Optometrist Moorfields Eye Hospital
Hertford Optomerty and Contact Lens Practice

Lesley Parsell, Tracy Partridge

Contact lens clinical assistants, Meetings co-ordinators, Hertford Optometry and Contact Lens Practice

Gareth Ashman

Journalist, Director MCN, professional motor cyclist, scleral lens wearer for 15 years

Scleral lens wearers, our guests for the second day


Peter Field, Steve Graham, Andy Elder-Smith,  Bausch and Lomb Ltd

Kingston on Thames, UK

Bill Wilson, Jack Allen, Jack Allen Contact Lenses,

Enfield London

Josie Barlow,  UltraVision Ltd

Leighton Buzzard, UK

Tim Baker,  BIB Ophthalmic Instruments

Stevenage, Herts

Registration and contact details

Registration fee:

Single day rate £170.00 + VAT £204.00
Pre-reg optometrists and optometry students £70.00 + VAT £84.00
Two days days (October 17th and 18th)£310.00 + VAT£372.00
Two days days (October 18th and 19th)£310.00 + VAT£372.00
Pre-reg optometrists and optometry students£125.00 + VAT£150.00
Three days£450.00 + VAT£540.00
Pre-reg optometrists and optometry students£170.00 + VAT£204.00

Please confirm your intention to attend initially just with an e mail to the address below.

For further information contact:
Ken Pullum, 73 Railway Street,
Hertford Optometry & Contact Lens Practice
Hertford, Herts, SG14 1RP, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1992 551762

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