Frequently Asked Questions 

General Questions -

Q: Who can attend the Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS)?

A: The GSLS is open to all eyecare professionals seeking continuing education in everything 'lens'—ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians and lens fitters—and their support staff.

Q: When is GSLS happening?
A: GSLS begins Wednesday, January 18, 2023 and runs through Saturday, January 21, 2023. 

Q: What time zone is GSLS happening in?
A: GSLS is being held in the Pacific Time Zone (US)

Q: Can I register the day of the conference?
A: Yes, registration will be open when the conference starts, but we strongly recommend you register in advance to avoid the lines at the registration desk. Click here to register. 

Q. How much does GSLS cost to register? 
A.  You can find the regsitration fees and deadlines here. Register by October 31st for early bird rates! 

CE Questions - 

Q: Are all courses approved for CE credit?
A: All courses are pending COPE approval. We will continue to update the course descriptions with an approval indication and ID numbers throughout this process.  

Q. Can I attend just the specific sessions I'm interested in? 
A. Yes, of course! Once you're registered you can attend any or all of the sessions of your choosing. 

Q. Are the presentation slides available to download? 
A. If the speaker provided us with a copy of their slides, they will be on the course handout page when available. 

Q. How do I access my CE Certificate? 
A. CE Certificates will be emailed to attendees approximately two weeks after GSLS. Please check your spam/junk folder for this email. If you do not see your CE certificate, please contact Laura Shepherd at

Social Media Questions - 

Q. What are your social media handles? 

A. You can follow us on Facebook at @GlobalSpecialtyLensSymposium and on Twitter at @GSLSConference 

Q. What is the best hashtag to use for GSLS on social media? 
A. Please use #GSLS2023 for all your social media tagging needs. 

GSLS App Questions - 
Q. Where can I find the app? 

A. The GSLS App is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store 

Q. What's my login information? 
A. To login to the app, you will need your email address you registered with, along with the password gsls2023. 

Sponsorship Opportunities - 
Q. Can I sponsor GSLS? 
A. Sure, we would love to chat with you! Email Mike O'Rourke at for more information. 

Do you have a question that is not listed above?
Please email Laura Shepherd at to have it answered. 

Now Available -
GSLS 2023 App

Get the powerful, easy-to-use mobile app that will make sure you get the most out of this event.  

Make sure you download our GSLS app! Attendees can use this app onsite to create a personal agenda, map out visits to their favorite exhibitors, provide feedback, interact with speakers and sessions, and more! You can download the app on the Google Play Store or App Store by searching "PentaVision Conferences.”