Brought to you by Contact Lens Spectrum, GSLS is the leading national contact lens conference in North America with delegates attending from over 35 countries. The 3 day conference focuses on the successful management of ocular conditions using today's specialty contact lenses through continuing education and workshops.

GSLS Announces Addition to Education Committee Leadership

PentaVision LLC, parent company of the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS), announced the appointment of Karen DeLoss, OD, to the position of GSLS vice chair. In this position, Dr. DeLoss will work closely with GSLS Program Chair Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, to initiate and contribute to planning discussions and strategies and to shape the draft program for successful participation by attendees and industry. Dr. DeLoss has been a member of the GSLS education committee since 2018.

“Dr. DeLoss has been an outstanding member of the GSLS program committee and has helped broaden and grow the meeting over the past few years. She has brought a unique perspective to the meeting, with a particular focus on the irregular cornea and ocular surface disease,” said Dr. Nichols. “We look forward to her taking on the vice chair role and to working with her in growing the meeting to even greater horizons in the years to come.”

Read more about Dr. DeLoss and the GSLS program here



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  • UMSL Optometry Represented at Annual Global Specialty Lens Symposium - The Annual Global Specialty Lens Symposium held last week (January 22-25) in Las Vegas, Nevada included a case report poster presentation. Click here to read more! 



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